Cat R.

Baton Rouge, LA

Joined January 2019

Pretty and Family Friendly

Our RV site was directly on the lake, which is a large open lake. Very few large mature trees for shade. There is a large covered playground for the kids. Gameroom, and several large pavilions to gather under. A very clean well equipped pool on site, though was unable to use it at this time due to Covid 19. Showers and restrooms are immaculate. Sites are concrete and level. Ours was 116. Full hookups. (43 dollars) The sites were a little close together for my comfort. Great for our quick one night off the interstate visit.

Rustic, quiet, secluded

If you like alligators, snakes, and other swamp critters, you will love it here. Secluded, with just 10 sites. Electric and water. Definitely bring leveling blocks, the sites are dirt and undeveloped. There's a boat dock as well. Be sure to have mosquitoe spray or they will tear you up! No store, no showers or toilets. There is a dump station. The small clear area is surrounded by swamp and woods. Our site was #6. Just ok. 15 dollars a night. The drive in was very bumpy and full of holes, so be careful.

PRETTY, BUT NOISY

Don't get me wrong, I am not antisocial, but when I go camping I really want the natural quiet of nature. It was pretty busy, with many people gathered and partying. Kids driving crazy on golf carts. Otherwise, the property is pretty. The sites are easily accessible (our camper is approximately 30 ft). The showers were not available d/t covid 19, but were there. Our site 12 was level and had full hookups. Pet friendly. Large trees. Store on site and snack shop near the beach. Very kid friendly.

Peace and Tranquility

Seriously one of the more relaxing parks we've been to in a while. Plenty of space between sites, lots of trees and water views! We were in site 4, which was quite level and easy to back in to. Also had full hookups!!! No loud golf carts this week either! Our site was around 35 dollars a night with taxes. Family and pet friendly.

Beautiful and Clean

This has got to be the cleanest park that I had visited. The grounds were perfectly maintained as was the beach area. There's a large playground which was beautiful and safety minded. The camping area has beautiful flat RV sites, able to handle up to class A. Electric and water mostly, a few full hookups available, but they book quickly. Plenty of raccoons and deer to watch also! Tents are welcome. Disclaimer, I was unable to camp on this visit due to Covid 19, but I was able to look around, hike, fish, and check out the gorgeous grounds!

Would have given a 5 but...

Perfect for families! Many trails for hiking and places to bike. Also fishing galore! The site we had was #12 , beautiful the first day, then the rain came! Our picnic table was under water! Amenities include a playground, basketball court, bath house (which wasn't open due to the Covid virus), water and electricity. 2 dump stations.

BEAUTIFUL, AND FULL

This campground has just reopened Tuesday, after being closed due to "the virus ". Typically there's no problem getting a campsite during the week, but let me tell you, it's full here now! We are in site number 52. Water and electricity only. Bathrooms and showers are open , but not too clean. Our site is good sized and quite level. A concrete table is on site, as is a decent sized fireplace. Pet and kid friendly. There are boat launches and kayak loading areas at most sites. There is a small beach area for campers and a larger beach area open to the public. Hiking trails are a car ride from this site.

Quiet and Friendly

This is a new RV campground on Holly Beach. Level campsites, on thick concrete. Sites one through eight have beautiful metal roof pergolas, with lighting and a large square picnic table with 4 benches. Also has a good sized grill and electric hookups. We were in site 8 at the end with beautiful views of the Gulf of Mexico and marshland! Our site was large enough to have a full size F250 and our 32 foot camper! If we had a boat or golf cart, there was room for that as well. Full hookups with new connections. They only make reservations 2 weeks ahead and sites are first come first serve. Check in is at noon, but if there's a site available before then, you are welcome to it. The owner was helpful and super sweet! The gulf Beach is easily accessible by a 5 minute or less walk, or by golf cart or vehicle. We will definitely return! Open year round.

DON'T FEED THE GATORS

Literally, don't feed the gators. There were signs everywhere. Apparently many people don't heed the signs. When my hubby rustled a bag, several alligators swam right up to our site! Our campsite #101 was right on one of the many lakes in the park. Not much room, but nice enough for looking at the alligators and fishing. No sewer hookup, but electric and water. Dump station was a short drive away. We were in the lower area campsites, which were prone to flash flooding. We actually left a day early due to prediction of rain. The bath house was a short walk away and very clean. Camp hosts actually drove around and checked on guests. There are wonderful hiking, biking, and horse trails. Canoeing and kayaking was a short drive away. Did I mention that there are free mini libraries??

RANGER REVIEW:BANNER AND OAK T-SHIRT AT PARAGON CASINO RESORT RV PARK

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Great for hiking, biking, and kayaking

If you like Louisiana Wildlife this is the place for you! I saw a couple of lounging alligators, egrets, snapping turtles, deer, and a chipmunk!!! I was kind of scared when I saw a sign on the trails warning of the gators! As far as RV camping, it wasn't a really nice area. The site we were in was 56, I don't reccomend it. Pretty unlevel and very close to other campers. When it rained, the water pooled on the backside and where the picnic table was. There was a shower house. It was old, but really clean.

Nice Park, not so Nice Campground

We stayed in site #6, which had full afternoon sun. The temperature was 96 degrees out, so was extremely hot! The driveway was gravel, so it was very dusty. It seemed to be more of a "locals" hangout, than a public campground. The bathhouse was clean. This was full hookups. Back in site with gravel. It did have a fire ring. At the park itself it was really nice. The kids had a blast, a small amusement park with a maze and scanning for gemstones. There was also deep caverns to tour with a light show. All of this was on the grounds of the campground.

QUIET AND PEACEFUL

Driving up to this campground, I almost turned around. But, getting here, I am so glad we didn't! Our site, #34 on the Catoma side, was perfectly level, easy to back in, and a lot of personal space between campers. The view is amazing! The water is right behind us! We have full hookups here, which makes it so easy. There is a small playground area for the kids and a bath house within walking distance.

CLEAN AND BEAUTIFUL

This campground is literally amazing! There are bike trails, hiking trails, beautiful beaches, boating and kayaking. I wish that I had a week to spend here. This is also a historic area, so there is much to explore, without leaving the campground. There is a store with souvenirs and local goodies. The staff were very helpful and sweet. Our site #36 was perfectly level. The only thing it didn't have was sewer hookup, but the dump station was easy to get to. Definitely would go back! RANGER REVIEW OF BANNER AND OAK HAT** Being a Ranger with The Dyrt, I have the privilege to review awesome products! I received this really nice hat from Bannee and Oak. The material is a really nice blue, and soft like a well worn pair of jeans. I believe that this will become my new go to hat! Thank you, @thedyrt and Banner and Oak!!! https://bannerandoak.com

CONVENIENT, BUT...

This is the first KOA campground that I found to be seriously lacking. Campers were very close to each other. The playground, pool area was across the parking lot from the campsites, which I found was not safe for the kids. The site we had was 19, slightly unlevel. There was a picnic table, but no firepit. Apparently the campers before us had a fire on the ground, lol.

FAMILY FRIENDLY

This is a great place for families with children, young and old! Kid friendly biking around the park. Also saw many with electric scooters and golf carts. Large playground and pool, all very clean and well kept. From what I observed, the sites were all pretty level. Close to the Interstate so made it great for a one night stay.

DUCK, DUCK, GOOSE

This campground is literally filled with ducks and huge geese! The site we were at was 33, right next to where they feed the critters! It was full hookups, for a 30 amp. I only gave it a 3 star due to the fact that the pool was not fixed and the female bathrooms were out of order. Also 90% of the sites were permanent campers. They did have tent sites available, but only a port a John near by!

BEAUTIFUL

This is such a pretty campground, whether in an RV as we were, or tenting. Our site was Beach Rose 36, which was far enough away from the other RV's to make it private. The site was level and included all hookups, picnic table and firepit. There were amenities galore, clean bath houses, a general store, heated pool, a great play area for the kids, and so much more! The beach and historic area were only a 10 minute drive!! Would definitely go back! *** Product Review *** As a Ranger with The Dyrt, I get to test and review products that are of use for campers. The perfect t-shirt for this trip worn by my sweetie, is a Roanline original. Just the right thickness, with double sewn hem, to keep its shape after washing. The color, dark navy blue, makes it easy to match every type of pants you have! Definitely a 5 star product!

BEAUTIFUL LAKE

Very pretty camping area. We stayed here at site 14. Had a long pier over the water, and plenty of space between campers. Not level ground, but we managed with enough blocks to get it level. This was a back in site. Water and electric, no sewer, but had a dump station. Absolutely no cell service. Lake Claiborne was a gorgeous lake yo kayak on.

TRAFFIC WOES

When we first drove up I almost turned around. But, we had our reservation and there were none local available for full hookups. Driving in, the office was kind of run down. On the way to our site, we passed the "pool". Green, thick, and nasty - seriously! There are many trees, which is nice. BUT, the sites big enough for our camper were difficult to get into, and right next to seasonal campers. These people had so much stuff surrounding them, it was weird. (My opinion ) Painted rocks, knomes, plastic deer, pigs, knick knacks EVERYWHERE. The people were nice, but.. We were at site 212, and were here for 3 night. We had a family function, so leaving was not an option. The Northway was directly to the west , maybe 1000 ft through the woods, extremely loud traffic noise.