Best Camping in Louisiana

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Louisiana is known as Cajun country, where the land there was formed from sediment washed down by the Mississippi River, forming huge deltas and massive areas of coastal marsh and bayous with alligators and tree frogs and trees lined with spanish moss. Ibis and egrets fly through longleaf pine forests and wet savannas are filled with orchids, pitcher plants and sundews. Camping in Louisiana is an experience like no other. Whether it’s by RV, tent or just under the starlit sky, camping in Louisiana is an adventure unlike anywhere else in the United States.

But it’s not all wetlands and marshes. Enjoy the best of coastal camping in Louisiana’s beachside community of Grand Isle. Located where Highway 1 meets the Gulf of Mexico, it’s the closest Louisiana beach from Baton Rouge and New Orleans, making these destinations a convenient day trip while you’re camping.

Grand Isle is, in fact, an island and a town, with small, locally-owned shops and a state park just made for camping. With 63 sites available, Grand Isle State Park is a great place to camp on the beach and cook the seafood you just caught during July’s Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo, an event that brings together the best saltwater fishermen in the world. Or, if you like bird watching, the Grand Isle Migratory Bird Festival offers plenty of opportunities to see a myriad of bird species return home from South America. Of course, there’s plenty of swimming, hiking, crabbing and boating in Grand Isle as well.

Another great place for camping in Louisiana is Tunica Hills, which belongs to the Bluff Hills portion of the Mississippi Valley Loess Plains and extends from the Natchez, Mississippi area to St. Francisville, Louisiana. Managed by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, the Tunica Hills Wildlife Area is northwest of St. Francisville and covers more than 5,900 acres of rolling hills and scenic beauty.

Remember when I talked about the wetland and marshes? Tunica Hills isn’t anything like that; in fact, it’s unlike any other area in Louisiana. In Tunica Hills, you’ll find springs and waterfalls, rugged terrain, cliffs 90 feet high, deep gorges and lush, diverse plant life and animals you won’t find anywhere else in the state.

And while Tunica Hills is known for hunting, a variety of other activities offer campers plenty to do such as horseback riding, hiking, ATV riding and sightseeing. And if you’re a birding enthusiast, then you’ve hit the jackpot because rare birds such as the Coopers hawk and worm-eating warbler live within the thick forests there. It’s no wonder John James Audubon was inspired to paint his famous bird series there in the early 1800s.

Louisiana is full of other places to go camping. Don’t worry, we’ve got more recommendations. And while you’re camping in Louisiana, you might as well cook like you’re in Louisiana.

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Best Camping Sites in Louisiana (387)

    Camper-submitted photo from Fontainebleau State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Fontainebleau State Park Campground
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    1.

    Fontainebleau State Park Campground

    75 Reviews
    341 Photos
    255 Saves
    Mandeville, Louisiana

    Whether you’re looking for a convenient base for exploring New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, or a waterfront retreat for relaxing in nature, Fontainebleau State Park offers both. Located along the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain, and named for the Fontainebleau Forest near Paris, France, the area was founded in the early 1800s as a sugar plantation. In fact, the remains of the plantation’s old sugar mill form part of the 2,800-acre state park’s visitor center and museum. The park’s diverse ecosystem—including bayous and mossy woods—serves as an expansive wildlife preserve, hosting more than 400 species of birds and animals—including alligators! The park also boasts one of the largest white sand beaches in the state, a perfect place for sunning, swimming and paddling.

    Fontainebleau State Park offers 116 improved campsites for RV campers, and more than 250 unimproved sites for tent campers. RV sites are equipped with water and electricity hookups, and can accommodate vehicles/trailers up to 70 feet; a few pull-through sites can accommodate rigs up to 120 feet. Tent sites are mostly primitive, with 33 designated sites and a large community area. There are also two group camps. All sites have access to water faucets, flush restrooms, and showers; a dump station is located in the upper camping area. For those traveling without their own accommodations, the park also offers cabins and group lodges. Reservations are recommended for RV sites; most tent sites are first-come-first-served. Dogs are permitted, but must remain leashed. Campsite rates range from $18–$33/night; cabins and lodges are $150–$210/night.

    Guests who are interested in relaxing and recreating in the park have access to a variety of onsite amenities, including picnic areas, a water playground, fishing piers, beaches and swimming areas, kayak and SUP rentals, and Wifi service. The park’s two nature trails, including a portion of the Tammany Trace Trail (an old railroad line converted into a multi-use path), are excellent for wildlife watching. Anglers can fish for various freshwater species of bass, bluegill, sunfish and catfish in the park’s ponds and creeks. Outside of the park, visitors can go antiquing in the local villages, enjoy fresh seafood from several nearby eateries, or head for the local brewery for a refreshing pint. New Orleans, and all its history, culture and flavor are just a short drive across the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Bogue Chitto State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Bogue Chitto State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Bogue Chitto State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Bogue Chitto State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Bogue Chitto State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Bogue Chitto State Park Campground

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    Bogue Chitto State Park Campground

    38 Reviews
    145 Photos
    198 Saves
    Franklinton, Louisiana

    At Bogue Chitto State Park, visitors will experience a diversity of natural habitats on one of the most dynamic and scenic river systems in Louisiana. The 1,786-acre site includes small streams, cypress-tupelo swamps, a hardwood forest, upland forests and a rolling landscape.

    5 Upland cabins overlooking a 90 foot Bluff, RV camping, Conference Center, Group Camp, Picnic Pavilions, Canoe Launch, Amphitheater, Water Playground, Over 6 Miles of Hiking Trails, Access to the Bogue Chitto River, Interpretive area, Fishing Lakes. Water Playground - Louisiana State Parks' water playgrounds operate Tuesdays through Sundays, April 1 through October 31, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; the facilities will be closed on Mondays for cleaning and maintenance. Please contact the park directly, to confirm that the playground is open or for additional information.

    Overnight visitors will find accommodations from tent camping (complete with glamping sites) to RV camping to cabins overlooking the bluffs. For larger groups and family reunions, the park offers a group camp and a conference room.

    Bring your mountain bike and explore the newly opened 14-miles of single track trails for bikers of all skill levels.

    Fricke's Cave, which – despite its name – resembles more of a gorge, possesses delicate sandstone spires created when water erodes the surface underneath pebbles. The pebbles remain perched atop the spires, while over time water splashes on the sandstone surface, forming the two-foot-tall fingers of sandstone that shoot up from the now-lowered surface. Boardwalks have been built so that visitors can admire the sandstone creations from afar, as the formations are too delicate to allow visitors to walk among them.

    Fourteen miles of equestrian trails wind through some of the most interesting topography of southern Louisiana, with the trailhead located near Fricke's Cave. A day trip to Bogue Chitto State Park will be a full one, with a river perfect for canoeing or kayaking, 11 lakes stocked with a variety of freshwater fish, a water playground, numerous picnic pavilions and an outdoor classroom.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $25 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Bayou Segnette State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Bayou Segnette State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Bayou Segnette State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Bayou Segnette State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Bayou Segnette State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Bayou Segnette State Park Campground

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    Bayou Segnette State Park Campground

    41 Reviews
    95 Photos
    214 Saves
    Westwego, Louisiana

    98 Premium Campsites (all prime location sites, with water and electrical hookup).

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs
    Camper-submitted photo from Poverty Point Reservoir State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Poverty Point Reservoir State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Poverty Point Reservoir State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Poverty Point Reservoir State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Poverty Point Reservoir State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Poverty Point Reservoir State Park Campground

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    Poverty Point Reservoir State Park Campground

    29 Reviews
    103 Photos
    92 Saves
    Delhi, Louisiana

    The 2,700-acre, man-made lake that is the centerpiece for Poverty Point Reservoir State Park offers visitors an outlet for a variety of water sports and a scenic backdrop for waterfowl migration each spring and fall.

    The fish and wildlife species inhabiting or migrating through the reservoir are numerous. Anglers can fish the lake year-round for largemouth bass, black crappie, bluegill and channel catfish. The region falls within the Mississippi Flyway for many winged species. Depending on the season, visitors will see cormorants, ducks, geese and pelicans.

    Overnight guests can choose from two-bedroom waterfront cabins, spacious lodges with loft bedrooms, or RV camping. A water playground in the campground area provides a place for our younger visitors to beat the heat.

    A nature trail winds along an off-shoot of Bayou Macon. Special attention should be given to any Louisiana black bear sightings on or near the reservoir. The eastern edge of the park, along Bayou Macon, contains attractive bear habitat and visitors are cautioned to keep all exterior cabin areas and day-use areas cleared of accessible food products and refuse. Bear-proof containers are provided for waste disposal throughout the park.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $20 - $33 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Fairview-Riverside State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Fairview-Riverside State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Fairview-Riverside State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Fairview-Riverside State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Fairview-Riverside State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Fairview-Riverside State Park

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    Fairview-Riverside State Park

    31 Reviews
    88 Photos
    200 Saves
    Madisonville, Louisiana

    Scattered throughout the park beneath a canopy of huge oak trees, you will find numerous picnic tables, as well as a group pavilion, a playground, and comfort stations. Spend a relaxing afternoon on the river or venture out into the water for lively outdoor recreation.

    If you prefer to stay on land, the park's nature trail will take you by the river where you can enjoy the view. Then, cap off the perfect day by staying overnight in the park's campground.

    The cool, crystal-clear waters of the Tchefuncte River yield bass, bluegill, white perch, and bream near the park area, and channel catfish, speckled trout and redfish where the river meets the lake. Freshwater fishing from the river bank or a boat offers unmatched delights for even the most casual fisherman. Crabbing in the lake and the river is also popular.

    Just two miles away by road and a few minutes by water is the Madisonville public boat launch. Many visitors use the launch for access to the calm waters of the Tchefuncte River or the exhilarating expanse of Lake Pontchartrain.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $18 - $33 / night

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    Landry Vineyards Grape Escape RV Sites

    28 Reviews
    81 Photos
    48 Saves
    West Monroe, Louisiana

    Whether you're just a hundred miles from home or traveling across the country, you won't find a more comfortable or convenient Vineyard stay than Landry Vineyards in West Monroe to call home for a night or two. Located within walking distance of vines and Landry Vineyards tasting room, this hidden gem is a haven of relaxation you're not likely to forget anytime soon. The RV sites sit on a 30-acre site with two cottages that overlook the vineyards.

    PLEASE view the photos in the photo section to familiarize yourself with the lay out. Sites 1-4 are in a different area than 5-8.

    DYRT BOOKING: If you are trying to book and the Dyrt will not let you, it is because THEY require a 24 hour advanced booking notice. If you are having issues booking, please feel free to call us during business hours 11-5:30, Monday - Saturday and we can block a site for you if is available. 318-557-9050 You DO NOT have to join the Dyrt to book a site.

    There is a walking trail in the woods or venture into the vineyards to view the grapevines and grapes. At certain times of the year, you can see some wildlife (deer, rabbits) and pick blackberries.

    Sites #2-4 are NOT pull through. These sites have water, electric 30 & 50 amp. and sewer. These sites were designed for Motor Homes but are always being rented by SMALL 5th wheels and SMALL campers. If you have a 5th wheel or camper you will have to back in and run your electric and water hose under your camper (backing in and running the water hose and electric under the camper has not been an issue for most campers). If you do pull in, you will not be able to unhook your camper and move your vehicle, you will have to back up when leaving.

    Sites #5-8 ARE PULL THROUGH with electric 30 & 50 amp. and water. NO sewer. Ideal for LARGE: 5th wheels, motor homes and campers.

    Some amenities you can enjoy at our locations include:

    • Clean and Level Sites

    - All sites have 30 & 50 amp.

    • Sites #2-4 are Full Hookups with 30 or 50-Amp service, Eash site has: Water, Electricity 30 & 50 amp and Sewage, they are Back-In and/or Pull-In. NOT PULL THROUGH.
    • Sites #5-8 ARE PULL THROUGH with water and electricity 30 & 50 amp., NO sewage.
    • Wine tastings. Click here for wine tasting information. Monday - Sat. 11-5:30
    • Outdoor music concerts on Saturdays in the Spring and Fall.
    • Tours on Saturdays (book in advance). Click here for tour information. Tours are only at 2:00 on Sat. only.
    • Pets are allowed at the RV sites.
    • Pets ARE allowed at the TASTING ROOM/UNDER THE PAVILION Monday - Friday on a leash. Please do not allow your pet to jump on the counter or tables. They must be on a leash. They can run in the open field with supervision of the owner. Please keep your pet away from other pets and guest that are visiting the tasting room and under the pavilion. If your pet poops in the field, please CLEAN IT UP.
    • Pets are NOT allowed at the TASTING ROOM/UNDER THE PAVILION ON EVENT DAYS (Saturdays). Please visit the website for the events scheduled, CONCERTS & LAGNIAPPE SATURDAY MUSIC. Or click here
    • Guest WiFi is available for the guests staying the RV hookup sites.

    Please note, that if you book through TheDyrt.com, Landry Vineyards CANNOT modify or cancel your reservation. You will have to send a request to TheDyrt.com

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Reservable
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $40 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Indian Creek Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Indian Creek Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Indian Creek Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Indian Creek Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Indian Creek Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Indian Creek Recreation Area

    7.

    Indian Creek Recreation Area

    24 Reviews
    79 Photos
    128 Saves
    Woodworth, Louisiana

    Within the Alexander State Forest lies the Indian Creek Recreation Area located between I-49 and US Hwy 165 in central Rapides Parish. This sprawling area encompasses 100 acres of developed recreation facilities, 250 acres of primitive camping area, and the 2,250 acre Indian Creek Lake. The recreation area contains over 100 campsites with water and electricity. Other amenities include 3 beach areas, 5 bathrooms across the main park, laundry facilities, playground equipment, handicap parking, boat launch, wi-fi (in RV area) and a covered pavilion for rental. There are trails available for scouting out the various plant and tree species and abundant wildlife. This area is also home to the red-cockaded woodpecker. Trees marked with white paint indicate the homes of the endangered woodpecker.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $16 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from South Campground — Chicot State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from South Campground — Chicot State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from South Campground — Chicot State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from South Campground — Chicot State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from South Campground — Chicot State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from South Campground — Chicot State Park

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    South Campground — Chicot State Park

    23 Reviews
    54 Photos
    7 Saves
    Ville Platte, Louisiana

    Welcome to South Campground at Chicot State Park! This spot is a gem for anyone looking to immerse themselves in nature. The campground is known for its spacious sites, some of which come with decks, making it a great place to set up camp whether you're in a tent or an RV. The park itself is massive, offering plenty of room to explore and unwind.

    One of the standout features here is the abundance of trails. Visitors often rave about the hiking and biking opportunities, with many trails winding through tall trees and offering serene views. If you're into bird watching, you're in for a treat—this place is a haven for bird enthusiasts. The park also boasts a splash pad, a boat launch, and a nature center, ensuring there's something for everyone.

    The amenities are top-notch, with drinking water, electric hookups, showers, and toilets available. While there are no sewer hookups or sanitary dumps, the park does provide water hookups and allows fires, so you can enjoy a cozy campfire under the stars. Speaking of stars, the night sky here is something to behold, perfect for stargazing.

    The South Campground is a bit off the beaten path, but visitors agree it's worth the journey. The peace and quiet, combined with the natural beauty of the Louisiana bayou, make it a fantastic getaway. Plus, the staff here are known for being friendly and helpful, ensuring you have a pleasant stay.

    Don't miss out on visiting the Louisiana State Arboretum located within the park. It's got a great visitor center with exhibits and some fantastic hiking trails. Whether you're here for a weekend or a longer stay, South Campground at Chicot State Park offers a wonderful escape into nature.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Showers
    • Drinking Water
    Camper-submitted photo from Lincoln Parish Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Lincoln Parish Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Lincoln Parish Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Lincoln Parish Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Lincoln Parish Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Lincoln Parish Park

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    Lincoln Parish Park

    21 Reviews
    55 Photos
    96 Saves
    Ruston, Louisiana

    Campgrounds feature RV spots with full hookups including water, sewage, and electricity at each site ($35 per night) and primitive camping spots with access to electricity and campfires permitted ($25 per night). The beach at Lincoln Parish Park opens every day from 10am-6pm, beginning Memorial Day through Labor Day.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Fausse Pointe State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Fausse Pointe State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Fausse Pointe State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Fausse Pointe State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Fausse Pointe State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Fausse Pointe State Park Campground

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    Lake Fausse Pointe State Park Campground

    22 Reviews
    92 Photos
    88 Saves
    New Iberia, Louisiana

    Welcome to Lake Fausse Pointe State Park Campground, nestled near Saint Martinville, Louisiana. This place is a gem for those looking to truly disconnect and soak up some nature. The campground is open year-round and offers a variety of accommodations, including tent sites, RV spots, cabins, and even some glamping options.

    One of the standout features here is the waterfront access. Many sites come with their own private docks, perfect for launching a kayak or just enjoying a peaceful morning coffee while watching the local wildlife. Speaking of wildlife, don't be surprised if you spot a gator or two—it's all part of the charm.

    The campground is pretty quiet, especially at night, thanks to the minimal street lighting. This makes it a great spot for stargazing or just enjoying the sounds of nature. The hiking trails are well-maintained and offer both short and long options, so you can choose your adventure. If you're into water activities, the canoe trails are a must-try, and you can rent kayaks or canoes right on-site.

    Amenities include drinking water, electric hookups, showers, and toilets. Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along. Just remember, there's no cell service here, so it's a perfect excuse to unplug and unwind.

    Visitors have mentioned that the campground is clean and relatively quiet, making it an ideal spot for a relaxing getaway. Whether you're here for the hiking, the water activities, or just to enjoy some peace and quiet, Lake Fausse Pointe State Park Campground has got you covered.

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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
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Frequently Asked Questions

What camping is available in Louisiana?

According to TheDyrt.com, Louisiana offers a wide range of camping options, with 387 campgrounds and RV parks in Louisiana and 15 free dispersed camping spots.

Which is the most popular campground in Louisiana?

According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground in Louisiana is Fontainebleau State Park Campground with a 5-star rating from 75 reviews.

Where can I find free dispersed camping in Louisiana?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 15 free dispersed camping spots in Louisiana.