We stayed here for our visit to Congaree (about 45 min away). The road getting in is a little rough and it’s surprisingly far into the park, and I would highly recommend getting there in daylight hours, but it was still pretty easy to find our spot and set up quickly. The sites are covered in moss-dripping trees and the park is really beautiful. The bathrooms were clean and well kept and our camp hosts David and Beth were so kind and helpful. Remember your firewood! It’s a bit hard to get a hold of the Rangers to purchase any. We loved our stay!
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!
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.
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.
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).
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.