Visiting Florida's state parks and beyond in our Roadtrek. This is how we saw it all. Hopefully, the posts will give you some useful information. Questions and comments are welcome.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Two Overnight Stays

Two overnight stays for your information.

We spent a night at this small mom & pop RV park just off  I-49, about halfway between Shreveport & Alexandria, Louisiana.  Recommended by friends
 it turned out to be a nice, quiet place to stay.  The owner/operators are friendly folks.  This is a great overnight park or longer if you want to visit the area. One of the towns not to miss is about 22  miles south called Natchitoches (pronounced Nack-a-tish), the oldest permanent settlement in the region.  Country Livin' is a Passport America park.

There are 27 sites, mostly unshaded and pretty level. All sites have full hook-ups. Some have 30/20 amp, some have 50/30/20 amp.  We were in #8 which is a good site, but better would have been #11 as we later saw it had better afternoon shade.  Next time.


The sites are open and fairly close together, but we were there in a slack time so we had no neighbors. The loops are good for walking or biking.  There is a rather "rustic" bathhouse/laundry building. Old, small, but clean.

A catch and release pond on the property.
The area by the pond has a few picnic tables under the trees. Take your meal down there and have a picnic....

...or, just sit and enjoy the quiet and scenery.  Off to one corner is a short trail into the surrounding trees.  Don't know if it is official or not, but was an easy walk in the woods.  Also, there is an area for Blongo Ball and Horseshoes.

Alas, the only wildlife we saw.
Some reviews mention a saw mill across the road.  Not an issue. You can hear it, but it is not loud or bothersome.

What else across the road is a great little restaurant and fruit/veggie stand. Great fried catfish and fixin's, and crawfish in season. Prices are very reasonable.  Vegetables and fruit at the stand are very fresh. The owner/operators are friendly folks.

The second overnight stay.

Another overnighter on the Texas trip was the Baton Rouge KOA.  We are not big fans of KOAs, but it was Easter weekend and they were the only place in the area without a 2 or 3 night minimum. Big surprise!  The park is actually in Denham Springs and near shopping centers. The staff are great.
We apparently got the last site available, #7, a pull-through.  FHU, 50/30/20 amp. Spacing gave one some privacy. Not much shade in the front sites.  More in the back rows.

We were by the pool, rec area and bathhouse (updated and very clean).

The office has a good camp store/gift shop and the laundromat. In front was a miniature golf course, a dump station and LP sales.

Not needed by us, but a pretty good dog park. Great as there is not much grass at the sites.  They were pretty much gravel and concrete.

One of the 6 premium sites. Grass instead of gravel, delux lights, swing, furniture, fire pit, price. And, a view of the dumpster. The others didn't have that amenity.

The park is well laid out with minimal spacing and shade.
The further back in the property the more shade trees.

One loop contains the Activity Center, 2 cabins, 4 tents, and 2 lodges, along with another bathhouse and laundry. That's one of the lodges in the background. Bigger, two bedroom.


The folks next to us had this cute "free range" cat which stayed in our site or the owner's site unbridled.  Chased the squirrels out from under the vehicles.  Good cat.

We would stay at both these places again.


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