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About Louisiana Camping

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.

Let us know how your experience in Louisiana was by leaving a review of your campground on The Dyrt.

Recent Reviews In Louisiana

754 Reviews of 363 Louisiana Campgrounds

James S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2021

Good enough!

Lady on the phone is super helpful and friendly. Sites are anywhere between $34 and.$30 depending on your discount of AAA, Military, etc. Few runsdown campers from what appears to be long term residents. However, the park felt safe and everyone was nice and friendly. Also, the laundry room is legit…

Site23
Month of VisitNovember
G
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2021

Great for Tent Camping

I stayed here a few months ago and it was really nice. Everything was accessible and the trail was easy to see and well maintained. I recommend 100%.

Month of VisitMay
s
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2021

Eh, probably better in summer

Only 1 loop open now (October). Not very attractive sites. Trees are nice but pads are narrow and a bit chewed up. Full hook-up though.

SiteA-10
Month of VisitNovember
Cat R.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2021

BEAUTIFUL SUNSETS

We stayed at site #3, which was pretty much full sun. But, it was on the water with access to the water. Full hookups, concrete pads. Very clean, but dated restrooms. Laundry room was available. Boat launch, fishing, beautiful playground, gorgeous flower beds. No grocery on grounds. The…

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Site#3
Month of VisitNovember
Michael F.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2021

Have to return to this one

Great sunsets over the lake well kept and beautiful mature trees. Awesome park.

Sitesite 1 a pull through site
Month of VisitNovember
Tyler H.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2021

Bring strong bug spray

Went to go to one of the paddle in sites or backpack sites however was warned the mosquitoes were horrible. Decided to get a day pass and rent a canoe and then hike the trails. Canoe trip was nice, however was unable to go far on walk due to the thick blanket of mosquitoes. I’m sure its nice once…

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Sitenone
Month of VisitNovember
JThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2021

Busy campground, but lots to do

Visited by day use and still working thru hurricane cleanup

  • nice playground
  • spashpad area. closed on mondays
Siteday use
Month of VisitNovember
Aleia B.
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2021

Beautiful

Beautiful large park, nice all the way around!

Site42
Month of VisitNovember
BThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2021

Very quiet, lots to do depending on time of year

Stayed in a cabin and it was great! Very clean and useable. Didn’t realize they lowered the lake. My fault for not investigating more. Facilities are nice and has about 10 miles of trails to walk/bike.

Sitecabin 11
Month of VisitNovember
Aleia B.
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2021

Great park, needs some improvements,

The older lady at the front desk knows nothing about this park, I asked her how number six spit was she said I don’t camp here I could t tell you!

Site#6
Month of VisitNovember
B
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2021

Free Camping and Shooting Range!

Arrived late at night to a near empty but well maintained camping area. Vault toilets and no hookups but otherwise a nice place to spend the night. The shooting range appears to open right at 8am so be prepared to be woken up in most American way possible lol. Bring bug spray!

Month of VisitNovember
L
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2021

Well-maintained

This was a last-minute overnight trip to test out a new sunshade for my minivan. The place is huge - about 300 spaces - and all campers are welcome. I was in my minivan, but there were a few tents, lots of RVs and they even have a few cabins. All sites have water and electric, but they all seem to…

Site17
Month of VisitNovember
Dustin G.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2021

Big park and great pool

We were stopping for the night on our road trip with our 2 kids. Pool was really big multiple bars, TV, food. Place is amazing and has other amenities around it. Took the boys to go cart track.

Site147
Month of VisitNovember
Katina T.
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2021

Peaceful Family Spot

Clean, well kept park. Has a nice splash pad and beach for kids. Also a couple parks and many hammocks. Has wifi, just not a good signal. Only down side, no sewage hookup, only a dump station. Not a big deal for a weekend visit, but may be an inconvenience if it were a longer stay.

Site45
Month of VisitNovember

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