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Old 07-14-2017, 09:33 AM   #1
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Does anyone have good experience with campgrounds in Louisiana? My in-laws live towards the NE of the state. In 2015, we camped and drove over there. South Toledo Bend was the only campground that we stayed at in Louisiana. I prefer something like a COE or State Park, but they seem to be lacking. I did see some Recreation Areas, but have concern about the lack of a reservation system. Thanks.
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Old 07-14-2017, 11:44 AM   #2
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When you say NE Louisiana, do you mean St. Tammany parish?

If so, many moons ago (mid-80s) one used to be able to camp at Fontainebleau State Park. It was a very nice place then. Haven't lived in that area since the late 90s, so I don't know what else might be around.
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Old 07-14-2017, 12:29 PM   #3
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I'm looking for more a mid-point. Something close to the Louisiana-Texas border.
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Old 07-14-2017, 04:12 PM   #4
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How close to Tx-La border? We stayed at this Red River Authority campground near Colfax LA. this Spring. Nothing special but nice and quiet.

http://www.redriverwaterway.com/rec-reserve.asp

http://www.rvparkreviews.com/regions/louisiana/colfax

If you want closer to Texas let us know......
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Old 07-14-2017, 06:25 PM   #5
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Several State parks in that area. Google LA state parks. If your just looking for a place to stay Diamond Jacks Casino in Shreveport has a RV park.


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Old 07-15-2017, 04:58 AM   #6
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I'm mainly looking for a place to check out for a couple of days. I typically avoid RV parks. Last trip was Lake Livingston State Park, South Toledo Bend State Park, and then over to the in-laws (near Jonesville). My typical route is 190 to 63 to 28. Sometimes we take I10 to 165.
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Old 07-16-2017, 05:17 AM   #7
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On 190 near Jasper TX is Martin Dies State Park and Sandy Creek COE on Steinhagen Lake (Dam B). Further East near the intersection of 190 and 165 at Kinder LA. is the Coushatta Casino RV Park. It's the typical RV park, but a somewhat nicer one. A little north of that at Woodworth LA is Indian Creek Recreation Area. I've never stayed there but have driven through a couple times. That would be my first choice in the general area of Alexandria, LA.
If you want further north and east you may check out Poverty Point State Park near Delhi, LA., just off I-20.
I'm somewhat familiar with east Texas and Louisiana but not 63 or 28. Unless you are referring to the 63 at Livingston LA. If so, there is Lakeside RV park, a nice RV "Park" just south of Livingston on 63. It's one of our preferred stops headed east.
A little beyond your destination in Vidalia is Riverview RV Park. Nice to watch the traffic on the Mississippi.
Closest place I know to Jonesville would be the RV park at Paragon Casino at Marksville. It's a nice one but I avoid it because the roads around are so bad.
I've run those roads around Catahoula country and there isn't much to choose from.
edit add: Chicot State Park and Crooked Creek Recreation Area are in the area. I haven't been in either though.
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Thanks for the info.

I was looking at some of the recreation areas in LA, but they seem to be first come first serve. Martin Dies and Sandy Creek look like good options in TX.
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Old 07-17-2017, 10:36 AM   #9
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Martin Dies is pretty good. It's been awhile but it seems one loop in the south unit is a little tight. edit...The parallel "pull throughs" is what looked too crowded to me. I never stayed in the north unit or the COE park.
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Old 07-17-2017, 10:41 AM   #10
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Add: I haven't been on 190 there in a while. The old bridge across the lake was scary. It had been hit by high loads many times. I heard there was a project to replace it. If it's still there you will clear it if you are under 13' 6".
I had ancestors all around Jonesvile, Jena, etc.
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