Mandy J.
Fort Bragg, NC
Joined April 2019
The Best There Is

Without a doubt this is our favorite stop. White sand beaches and blue waves just a (not super short) walk from our spot! (We were in 45). Clean and nice bathrooms, friendly people and private spots (large hedges separate you from neighbors). We will be back!

Interesting Escape

If you want to get away from it all, this is the place! A few notes:

  • Cash ONLY.
  • There are free range chickens everywhere. While we and the toddler thought this was cool, our dog was losing it a little.
  • The water is Tannic (dyed dark from foliage). It felt amazing because there are cool springs feeding it from below, but completely discolored our bathing suits, so be aware.
Beautiful Views: Louisiana at it’s best!

This is such a lovely park! Just north of Lake Pontchartrain on the river, it’s quaint and clean. We only stayed one evening, but our sunset walk was worth it! Be mindful to choose a spot with lots of shade- we didn’t and regretted it.

Great swimming area!

Cons: located near a very tiny town, so bring everything you need with you because a quick trip to the store will take you at least 30 min. Also, the biting flies + mosquitos were ROUGH in the morning. You’ll need your bug spray. Not all of the sites are level, so consider that if you’re in an RV.

Pros: really lovely lake with a great area for swimming. We had kind neighbors and felt very safe. The visitor center (where you need to check in) was really friendly and helpful! (Note: the nice swimming area and the campground are quite a ways away).

Great stay!

I loved the pull through sites, widely spaced apart, and while we didn’t do any fishing it looks like a fantastic place. The lake was pretty muddy and warm, so not great for swimming, but the people were very friendly and the bathrooms were clean and large. The site is actually really far back into the park, and there is no cel service. We would absolutely stay here again.