We have stayed here for 4 consecutive years for the Louisiana Marathon weekend in January and couldn’t ask for a better home base for one of our favorite race weekends.
They offer regular pull thru spots with both 30 and 50 amp full hook ups and deluxe with a fire ring and patio space. The campground and bath house are kept clean and there is even a dog park for your furry camping friends.
My kids LOVE Yogi Bear because of what it is. YOGI BEAR lol. The place is very run down and I don’t really see where the money is actually going. The sites are horrible, uneven and broken up cement. Doesn’t really pay to have the sites cemented where they are. In the back they aren’t and it really looks like you park where you want. Lots of people brag about their activities but all the times we’ve been here we’ve never known about any activities. The permanent sites here are just ratchet looking. They also have its own “neighborhood” of people living here. The golf coarse was filthy and full of mosquitoes. I’m from south Louisiana so I know about mosquitoes and this was a bit ridiculous in the middle of the day. The basketball court is all broken up and crappy looking. I just see way better Yogi Bear campgrounds out there and it’s such a shame because my kids love Yogi and this one is so close to home!!
Natalbany Campground is nice. They have a fishing pond and small pier. The sites are concrete and so are the roads. They have a swimming pool. They also have cabins you’re able to rent. They have a campground store and arcade room in the front near the pool. During holidays they have lots of activities. They’re also full hook ups.
I haven’t stayed in the campground in our own camper yet, but have previously stayed with family in theirs. The campground is nice. It’s not cemented or anything like that. I think you have the basics, water, electricity, and I believe sewer hookups. We’ve stayed in a cabin more recently. The cabin was really nice and taken care of. It was a short walk down a trail to the Boguechitto River. We enjoyed this campground and hopeful to revisit in our own RV.
Paradise Ranch is a great family campground! It is the home to free roaming red stag deer and potbelly pigs. You can feed them all right from your campsite. Campsites are very large and very level. They have some cemented against the “lagoon” which is a million gallon swimming pool equipped with a zip line, kids splash area, and hot tub! In the back of the campground it’s more woodsy and quiet! They have sites that surround a bass lake. You can go kayaking and fishing here. Bring your own kayaks or rent theirs. They also allow golf carts and side by sides. You can rent one of theirs if you don’t have your own. There are also sites and cabins across the road from the campground against the Boguechitto River. They do offer drop off and pick up services for tubing and kayaking. During the holidays they always have activities.
My ex-husband and I were tricked into a membership here, years ago. The thing that sold us was we were told that the coast to coast membership that went along with the plan we were considering would give us 50% off of airline flights. LIE! We were also told that Jellystone in Robert, LA would be a cheap place to stay when we would visit a theme park that was being built in the near future in Robert. ANOTHER LIE! The owners of the park are total jerks! Our daughter's finger got caught in the fan in the ice machine that was exposed, with the grill that was supposed to be covering it that was broken and hanging by a screw. We had to take her to the ER, where she almost lost her finger. It was negligence on their part by not fixing the grill properly and they wouldn't pay for the hospital bill. We sold our membership after that and took a big loss. These people don't care about their members. They're just in this to make as much money as possible by "raping" everyone with their high prices and lies. I only gave it 1 star because I had to in order to write the review. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone!
We really enjoyed our stay here last June. It was VERY hot so the access to the Boguechitto River was so great! The beach was clean and taken care of. The bath houses were also clean and well lit. The only downfall we came across was the playground area in the uplands was extremely too hot to even touch. They should think about adding some type of covering for that and a place for parents to sit to watch their kids. The splash park and waterslide is amazing! My kids, ages 7 and 12, always had something to do. It wasn’t a splash park for just the little ones to enjoy like most we go to.
We enjoy going out to Tickfaw SP every chance we get. It has some great shady sites; paved, back-in; majority have wooden decks that are campsite level.
We also see wild life when visiting, raccoons, rabbits, many varieties of birds, and yes, snakes (it's nature, people). The snakes we have seen have been garter snakes and king snakes (non-venomous).
Great splash-pad for the kiddos in summertime. Wonderful Nature Station and great fishing, either at the pond or at the river at the end of the park.
Pros: quiet, spacious, inexpensive sites and nice staff Cons: everything else Only one bathhouse to service 2plus camping loops, and that one bathhouse is filthy and non-functional (only one toilet working and the single shower didn’t drain) on the women’s side, an overflowing toilet on the men’s side, and NO hot water on either side. Sites were overgrown somewhat and hadn’t been cleared of debris (leaves, bug nests, etc.) River access is limited and difficult to access. Overall, I wouldn’t recommend this campground unless some upgrades and more maintenance take place.
Had a couple of snakes show up creeping under our camper. After that I just couldn't enjoy it, lol. Nice trails where we saw a couple of alligators . Pretty wild flowers. A small pond to kayak, where we were greeted by a watch out for gator sign! Back in RV spot, had water and electric hookup.
There is mini golf(18 holes), canoeing, kayaking, petal boat rental, "mining for gemstones", fishing, a giant slide, 3 pools and a hot tub. The store on site gives easy access to any items you may have forgotten. Live music happens on special weekends, as well as holiday related activities for kids. Yogi also raises the flag on Saturdays and all the kids can go on a "Hey ride" with Yogi after. There are places to play volleyball, basketball, and horseshoes. Also a play place for kids with sand pit.
Nice facilities the shower house / bathrooms are kept clean. Laundry is available at no charge, wifi is slow. This campground can hold any size RV or tent, some sites with full hook-ups. Close to the beach and a nice bike trail into town.
Tickfaw State Park is a Louisiana State Park located just outside of Springfield, LA. The park is not very large, but big enough not to constantly run into people. On this visit, we took our Christmas pictures along the “Cypress Gum Trial” - a boardwalk walk trail located across the street from the campsites and around the playground(s). There is a nice covered area with picnic tables. There are 2 camping loops - (1) for tents and (1) for RV’s. Our site, #37 on the tent loop, we had enough space as well as privacy. We went the weekend after Thanksgiving and the park was not overcrowded and the weather was perfect. I did find the boardwalk trail was VERY slippery covered in wet leaves.
Nice State Park on the Tchefuncte River in St.Tammany Parish. Bathhouses are clean and single use so you can take care of using the bathroom, showering, drying your hair…etc all in one private room. RV spots are concrete. Water and electric hookups, no sewer, but they do provide a dump station, has a nice play area for kids, and provides primitive camping spots as well. There is a fishing dock, and a wooden pier trail. We like staying here near our family.
Quiet, semi private sites. We are at site 39 which has 2 access areas for kayaks, canoes, etc. The ground is pretty sloped though. There is a private beach for campers. Also a public boat launch and beach. The water looks kinda nasty, so this girl won't get in it! Very nice kayaking. Playgrounds for kids, probably loud in the summer.
Popular! Weekends are very busy. Beautiful park, lots of outdoors things to do. Deer eand other wildlife everywhere.
We stayed here a little over two weeks in mid-February 2019. We really enjoyed this park. It does get very busy on the weekend, but the area we were in was still quiet and peaceful. We were in an area that is deemed long-term and some people around us were staying several months. There is only water and electricity hookups, but there are two dump stations throughout the park. We used our tote to dump grey water while there. We were on spot #138 and were close to the dump and the camp host. Very convenient for using the tote. This is a bit older park, but we liked it. There are a few walking trails and you can walk along the road as well. There is a long bike trail that takes you into town, but we didn’t do that. There is a cute little beach and pier at Lake Pontchartrain. Would have loved to have a beach day, but the weather did not cooperate. We walked around the park most days and enjoyed the birds and the wonderful trees with Spanish moss. As with most things in Louisiana, the park is low-lying so with rain there are puddles and mud. The campground did not get bad even though it rained several times while we were there. Internet access was good. Strong signal with AT&T and Verizon. The park is close to Mandeville and Covington if you need any essentials. Access to New Orleans is about an hour. We went twice while there. This was our second time staying here and we enjoyed it more this time because we had extra time to explore the park. We saw numerous deer and several wild boars which was fun. We were there during the off-season, so rates were $20/night on the weeknights and $28/night on weekends. We will definitely be back when in the area again.
This is a really nice state park and campground. It's located right on Lake Pontchartrain, which is really beautiful and nice for swimming, fishing, canoeing. They have some really nice tent sites, nice bathrooms, pavilions, picnic tables. There are also cabins that you can rent if you want. The beaches are cool, there are some nice hiking and biking trails.
Of course, being right near New Orleans, there is plenty to do. Taking a boat tour through some of the swamps is really cool. Plus, you get to find out a little about the history of the city. Taking a bike tour around the city is really cool as well. I learned so much about the history of New Orleans when I did it! Just a really awesome city full of culture and weirdly awesome stuff.
We use to make a trip to MS several times a year to camp here. We always enjoined our time. Now that there are new owners we hope to be back soon. Roads need some work but I’m sure that will come with all the other problems they are trying to repair. Love to stay here and FLOAT.