Places to Camp near Abita Springs, LA

Abita Springs is the perfect place for adventurous campers and RVers. Aside from great camping spots, you'll find hiking and many more outdoor experiences. Thinking of traveling with kids? You're in luck—Abita Springs is surrounded by family-friendly activities. At The Dyrt, campers like you share their favorite spots, plus tips and photos. No matter where you're headed in Abita Springs, you'll find the best spot for you and your camping crew.

Best Camping Sites Near Abita Springs, LA (86)

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

    75 Reviews
    341 Photos
    251 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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    • Reservable
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    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
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    198 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.

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    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $18 - $33 / night

    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
    195 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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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $25 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Sun Outdoors New Orleans North Shore
    Camper-submitted photo from Sun Outdoors New Orleans North Shore
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    Camper-submitted photo from Sun Outdoors New Orleans North Shore
    Camper-submitted photo from Sun Outdoors New Orleans North Shore
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    Sun Outdoors New Orleans North Shore

    19 Reviews
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    103 Saves
    Ponchatoula, Louisiana

    Reunion Lake RV Resort is the most conveniently-located RV resort from Texas to Florida. We're positioned on the I-10/I-12 corridor at Exit 47 Robert, Louisiana, which is perfect for locals and interstate travelers alike. Our campground is open 365 days a year, and we also have a perfect Good Sam 10-10-10 rating.

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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $45 - $130 / night

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    Buccaneer State Park Campground

    47 Reviews
    129 Photos
    247 Saves
    Bay St. Louis, Mississippi

    Welcome to Buccaneer State Park Campground, nestled near the charming town of Waveland, MS. This place is a gem for anyone looking to enjoy a mix of beachside relaxation and outdoor adventure. The campground is open year-round, so you can plan your visit whenever it suits you best.

    One of the standout features here is the proximity to the beach. Just a short walk from your campsite, you can enjoy the Gulf's sandy shores and stunning sunsets. The campground itself is surrounded by beautiful trees, providing plenty of shade and a bit of privacy, especially in the Treasure Cove loop. If you're into nature trails, you'll find some great paths to explore, including bike-friendly routes that take you through scenic swamps.

    For those traveling with kids, the campground offers a lot of fun activities. There's a large playground and even a water park with pools and slides, though these are seasonal. The game room and small store on-site add to the convenience, making it easy to grab any essentials you might have forgotten.

    Amenities are pretty solid here. You'll find clean bathrooms with hot showers, electric and sewer hookups, and even a laundromat, though it can be hit or miss with machines in service. Pets are welcome, but make sure to keep them on a leash.

    Visitors have mentioned that the campground is big-rig friendly and has level pads, making it a good spot for RVs. The park staff are known to be helpful and friendly, adding to the overall positive experience.

    So, whether you're here for a weekend getaway or an extended stay, Buccaneer State Park Campground offers a great mix of natural beauty, family-friendly activities, and essential amenities. Enjoy your stay!

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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
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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).

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    • RVs
    Camper-submitted photo from Pearl River WMA - Crawford Landing
    Camper-submitted photo from Pearl River WMA - Crawford Landing
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    Pearl River WMA - Crawford Landing

    12 Reviews
    10 Photos
    197 Saves
    Slidell, Louisiana

    Pearl River WMA has flat terrain with poor drainage and is subject to annual flooding. The forest cover varies from an all-age hardwood stand in the northern 45 percent to cypress-tupelo in the middle 35 percent and intermediate marsh in the southern 20 percent. The mixed hardwoods are made up of water, nuttall, cow, obtusa, overcup, and live oak; bitter pecan; hickory; beech; magnolia; sweetgum; and elm. The overstory varies from moderately open to closed.

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    • Tents

    $7 / night

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    Land-O-Pines Family Campground

    5 Reviews
    1 Photo
    42 Saves
    Covington, Louisiana
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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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    Camper-submitted photo from Abita Springs RV Resort

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    Abita Springs RV Resort

    4 Reviews
    2 Photos
    17 Saves
    Abita Springs, Louisiana

    The thick pine forests, pure air, mineral water's, and many services at Abita Springs RV Resort ensure visitors an enjoyable vacation. The resort is located in St. Tammany Parish, where the hubbub of interstate highways and city life have been transformed into scenic country roads and a relaxed atmosphere.

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    Camper-submitted photo from Adventures RV Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Adventures RV Resort
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    Adventures RV Resort

    8 Reviews
    18 Photos
    32 Saves
    Hammond, Louisiana

    Whether you enjoy the freedom of camping in an RV or the comfort of staying in a rental cabin, you’ll find a wide variety of accommodations to choose from at Adventures RV Resort. You’ll find 450+ Wooded Campsites, 75 Cabin Rentals, swimming pools, fishing ponds, mini golf, canoe, kayak, and paddle boat rentals, RV storage, playground, wet “spray” ground, basketball court, baseball field, laundry facilities, camp store, and propane filling.

    We look forward to meeting you and welcoming your family into our camp-resort. See you soon!

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    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $40 - $75 / night

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Frequently Asked Questions

Which is the most popular campground near Abita Springs, LA?

According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near Abita Springs, LA is Fontainebleau State Park Campground with a 4.6-star rating from 75 reviews.

What parks are near Abita Springs, LA?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 3 parks near Abita Springs, LA that allow camping, notably De Soto National Forest and Homochitto National Forest.