This is a fantastic state park on the top of Mt. Magazine. Some really cool hiking trails. Fall is an amazing time of year to go while the leaves are changing colors. The overflowing camping area probably has the best tent spot to camp overlooking the valley. There are black bears in the area so use caution. Sites provided bear boxes to lock up food and scented items if tent camping. Go! It's a beautiful place to visit!
This area is superb for primitive camping along the mountain road side pulloffs. Or if you're up for more of a challenge like us, you can take on the 28-30 mile Eagle Rock Loop trail. Beautiful views. Lots of water crossings over the Little Missouri River. Area is prone to severe flash flooding so know the weather before heading out. Well worth the work. And you will work.
We parked at the visitor center and hiked the 5-6 miles to the state park. Beautiful moderate hike. If you go right after some heavy rain, all the falls along the trail will be flowing at full blast! The primitive campgrounds at the state park are nice and spread out. No potable water. Vault toilets. Great swimming and kayaking opportunities. Some boulder hopping possibilities.
This campground is beautiful. You almost feel as if you're in Arkansas with the clear water bayou running over sandstone creating a relaxing waterfall sound. No potable water, very primitive. Vault toilets. Campsites are spread out nicely. Some really great backpacking trails!
This park, known more for their mountain biking courses than camping, is literally hidden in a neighborhood. Nice park with some primitive camping feel.
Great park. Usually busy. Nice lake for swimming and fishing.
Decent campgrounds. Some hiking trails. Little beach area to swim and catch some rays
This is a hidden gem north of Bastrop, Louisiana. Have camped here on multiple occasions. Every time there have been very few campers so it's almost like having the entire campgrounds to yourself. Raccoons are very curious and obviously human fed because they will walk right up to you. Best feature in the park is the Chemin-A-Haut Creek were 1000 year old Cypress trees are scattered throughout. Rent a kayak or canoe to paddle to them.
This is a beautiful state park located on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain ( 30 min north of New Orleans). The grounds are immaculate with huge Spanish moss covered Live Oaks throughout the park. There are plenty of campsites that will fit any style of camper from primitive to luxurious. We prefer primitive camping ourselves and found some nice quiet spots tucked into the trees away from all the RVs. There's a beach, splash pad, fishing pier, bike trails, hiking trails, and several playgrounds (one located within the campsites), so there is something for everyone.