Nice campground. Great place to launch you’re boat and enjoy fishing. There’s a man made beach that’s nice for the kids and a really nice playground. They do have lots of snakes in the rocks along the water that like to “sun” themselves. Also it’s full of gators. So watch your kiddos in the water and pets.
Its an aight spot to escape the city and not far from Lafayette. I like the grills and covered areas on the beach with the picnic tables. I don't like all the thick black oily mulch like substance in the water, its like quicksand and hard to swim in. This is not a tent camping area so I'm not sure why its listed as such, tents arent allowed here. The entrance fee is cheap.
Very reasonable rates, great fishing, Ken is very friendly and helpful. The only thing that it lacks is water hookups on each tent site. The new fishing pier is awesome! Just make sure you check the weather to see if there are any coastal flooding warnings. We weren't aware of this on our last trip and got flooded. We know, now, to make sure to check before going, and absolutely will be back on a regular basis. LOVE THIS PLACE!!!
Reasonable rates. Water front camping on the bay. Good fishing from the bank or boat. Has playground, boat landing, bathhouse and a new fishing pier. Has water, electric, sewer and WiFi. RV sites are a little narrow but can accommodate any length. Golf carts allowed with no extra charge.
First of all, if your rig is over 10’ tall, don’t come in through Butte LaRose, there’s a bridge you won’t get across! Come in through Henderson. That being said, I wasn’t impressed. We were under the mistaken impression that they honored the Nat’l park pass and gave you 1/2 off the price. We paid a total of $36 which included the $6 online reservation fee even though we did not reserve online. We’ve never been charged this fee in any other park as a “walk in”. The men’s bathroom and shower was closed but they had a portable one set up with one shower which was in the handicapped toilet stall and only one other toilet stall and one urinal. Needless to say, you hand to wait in line even though there were only about 10 other campers there. This is a poorly maintained campground with huge potholes in the road going in and standing water everywhere. If Louisiana is going to charge me a reservation fee for a walk-in, I’ll stay in another state. The sites on the water are $42 and there is no cell service anywhere in the park. Supposedly there is wi-fi in some areas but they couldn’t tell me where that was and I never found it.
If you know about the Bayou and the beauty it has to offer, this can be a great place from which to explore. The friends who came out here with me were disappointed by the murky, swampy, okay just-plain-brown waters. I, on the other hand, was totally enchanted by the trees and the swamp. If I could do it again, I'd take kayaks in order to access the kayak-only campsites. Other than that, most of their offerings are overly developed for my taste (read RV). There are kayak rentals nearby and during the summer there is a splash pad area for keeping cool. I was here a few years ago, I hear it is still recovering from the floods that hit shortly after our visit. Would be worth checking in to make sure all infrastructure is back up. the bugs are gnarly, no getting around it.
This campground is a Louisiana State Park located on Vermillion Bay In the Gulf of Mexico.
THERE ARE ONLY CABINS TO RENT, NO TENT OR RV CAMPING!
This park was very nice but small. There is a fishing pier / penninsula. There are 3 swimming beach areas (all connected but separate). Only beach 1 was usable today. There are bathrooms with outside showers to wash the salt water and sand off. The park Ranger was around and meeting people. The beach is man made and graded so it was clean. There are picnic tables, grills, covered areas, lots of trash cans throughout the park. There is a separate sailboat launch area and an overflow area for fishing.
The cabins are all grouped into one spot and have a private dock for fishing. They are located across from beach area 3 and the sailboat launch area.
We loved this park. Remember sunscreen, bug spray, camera, and…HAVE FUN, YOUR PLAYING IN THE GULF OF MEXICO.
Bayside is more known by locals. they have a small boat launch, dock, bait shop, and RV spots. not really a tent camping place. As it is not widely used for camping I give it 5 stars. It’s not anything special but gives you access by boat to the Diversion Canal and Amite River. They have a lot to offer in their little shop and the owners will include you like family. The boat launch is paid for use by honor system in a box. Nearby: grocery store, gas station, Freds bar, Popeyes, and other small places.
There is not a lot of variety here. The campground is between the road and the river (or river access). Each site has electric, water and picnic table. More RVs than tents. kitchy little bait shop on the property that is open to the public. There is a coded gate (swing bar) for entry and a few overflow sites outside of the gated area. Lots of day use at the launch site. Lots of shade at each site also. The campground is on the main road theough the little town with lots of traffic. Nearby: Baton Rouge, Bass Pro, Cabelas. There is a grocery store nearby as well as a bar on the river.
Campground is well-maintained. Nice little man-made beach and boat launch. Concession stand offering donuts, hot foods and frozen treats on site, as well as vending machines & several pits to do your own cooking. Beautiful cypress trees adorn the landscape. There is also a walking trail & volleyball net for the family, and 2 playgrounds for the children. Really nice, relaxing place for the whole family to enjoy, minus all the fancy frills.
Lamar Dixon outside Baton Rogue but not far from New Orleans either. This is a good in between spot to pitch your tent and visit all the very cool places roun'cher.
I always worry whenever we are anywhere with possible gators so we didn't go looking and were careful at night. Im sure the locals would get a laugh outta watching me walk my dogs in any of the over grown/swampy/near water areas.
Nice enough basic campground, well maintained and not horribly busy since school is back in. We visited the areas around the campground and spent very little time in the campground.
Great location. This is a great central location to the baton rouge and even new orleans area. Lamar Dixon is huge, and usually has some type of event happening. If you camp there during these events, it is very convenient. There is a public fishing pond with a very nice solar lighted, paved track around it. Scouts often tent camp in that area but it is big enough to accommodate everyone.
This is really a great park. Kids love the man made beach. Adults love the fishing and marina. There is a lunch/snack bar. Very friendly people. Great day use area. Picnic area in grass next to beach. Located on outskirts of city but still so close to everything … Although you don't really have reason to leave. Bring bug spray and sunscreen.
Nice primitive campsite on an island that you get to by boat (motor boat/canoe/kayak). Site is also known as Highland Waters campsite. Nice big flat area under trees including large live oaks to set up your tents or hammocks under. Has a fire ring, but no toilets, no water, no electrical. Does have a covered wooden table to serve as a rough kitchen kiosk. Wooden dock by waters edge also has a picnic table. Must call the state park to reserve this site.