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Old 07-05-2017, 07:18 AM   #1
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Can someone recommend a nice place to stay between Baton Rouge and New Orleans LA?

We have a 13ft so we can fit pretty much any spot
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If you decide to stay in NOLA, I highly recommend Pontchartrain Landing on France Dr. It is north of the chaos and crime of the city, just off of the lake. You are surrounded by boats and docks. Just don't let your GPS bring you in on France from the south. That way is lousy. Come in on Press which is a parallel street. It is an primarily an RV park so there are some pricey rigs in there, but small campers are welcome too. There is a full restaurant and bar there that are also nice. Showers and restrooms are available and more like your house than a campground. Passport America members pay $39 a night.

If you prefer to stay north of the lake, there are two Passport America campgrounds east of Hammond, just north of I-12. Hidden Oaks is $25 for PA members, and Yogi Bear Jellystone is $22.50-$35 for PA members.

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You might try some of the state parks in the area:

Parks and Preservation Area | Louisiana State Parks

On the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain there are Fairview-Riverside and Fontainebleau State Parks. More centrally located between NO and Baton Rouge is Tickfaw State Park.

I have no personal experience with any of these, but you can get information at the site above. Online reviews are good.
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Thanks for the suggestions.
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We stayed at Bayou Segnette State Park for four nights in February. From there we drove to the French Quarter and other local attractions. Enjoyed it very much.
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You read my mind.

I was just going to ask the same question about N.O., we are planning a southern swing after Scamp Camp in FL.
So also thanks for the thoughts. Are things busy camping in February, will we need reservations at private or State Parks?
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After NOLA, we stopped in Natchez, MS then drove the Natchez Trace Parkway back north (50 mph speed limit) for 400 miles. Really enjoyed all of this.
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I was just going to ask the same question about N.O., we are planning a southern swing after Scamp Camp in FL.
So also thanks for the thoughts. Are things busy camping in February, will we need reservations at private or State Parks?
Driving East and West in January and March we found all the state parks we used would fill up in the afternoon. An awful lot of folks wandering back and forth on I-10 in the winter. Some were full on weekends even early in the afternoon. Didn't check any commercial parks.

The need for reservations would depend on your camping style. A quick look at the mentioned Bayou Segnette SP for 4 nights starting Feb 9 shows only 32 of 123 are still available.
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We were able to go into Bayou Segnette SP on Monday, Feb 6 and stay through Saturday, Feb 10 without a reservation. However, we checked for several days in advance online before doing this. I would NOT recommend trying to check in on a Friday or Saturday in Jan-Mar without a reservation. Also this won't work for Mardi Gras and other major events.
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