Bogue Chitto State Park, Franklinton, Louisiana

  • RATING – 4.6 of 5
  • WIFI – No
  • ATT – Yes, 1 bar, 2 bars with WeBoost but it is slow
  • VERIZON – Yes, 3 bars and 4-5 bars with WeBoost
  • SERVICES –  Depending on which campground you are in. Lowland RV Loops features water and 20/30/50 amp electric and dump station. Upland Loop features FHU’s with 20/30/50 amp electric, water and sewer.
  • COST –  $33/night plus tax, Fri-Sat + a $6 non-refundable fee will be assessed on each reservation transaction made online, via phone, or as a walk-in. $30/night plus tax, Sun-Thurs, Apr-Sept ,
    $25/night plus tax, Sun-Thurs, Oct-Mar America the Beautiful Senior and Access Passes
  • 81 Premium Campsites (prime locations and pull through, all with water and electrical hookup); sites 101-135 are located on water, while sites 1-46 have sewer hookups.
  • DISCOUNTS – Golden Age & Golden Access Passports) (Available through the National Park Service. Holders of the Passes, whose state of residence also honors the America the Beautiful pass, are entitled to a 50% reduction on camping fees at Louisiana State Parks. (Passport holders are allowed one site per passport).
  • REVIEW – This is a very nice park. All sites are gravel most in the upland loop are level. The upland loop also has sites that easily swallow 40′ RV’s. There is disc golf within the park, the Bogue Chitto River is a float destination with vendors available for procurement of put in/ take out. There is a meeting room, beach, cabins, equine camping, trails and day use areas. Shopping is six miles away with several grocery stores and various restaurants. The park has a seven mile nature trail and a 14 mile equestrian trail. Equestrian trails at State Parks sites are open to riders and their own horses. There is a $3/horse per day trail fee, in addition to the day-use entrance of $3 per person. Certification of a clean Coggins test is required for all horses brought on State Park property. It is recommended that you call ahead for the status of the trail.
  • The park also features a Water Playground – Louisiana State Parks’ water playgrounds operate Tuesdays through Sundays, April 1 through October 31, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m

Our site was number #4

Fairview Riverside State Park, Madisonville, Louisiana

  • RATING – 4.2/5
  • WIFI – Yes, in the front loop and it works very well
  • ATT – Yes, 1 bar, 2 bars with WeBoost but it is slow
  • VERIZON – Yes, 3 bars and 4-5 bars with WeBoost
  • OTA TV – Many New Orleans stations
  • SERVICES – Water, 20/30/50 AMP, dump on site in both loops
  • COST – Pricing varies with season (see website in the link above)  20/30/50 AMP
  • DISCOUNTS – Senior discount 10%, Military active duty 50% off, America the Beautiful Access Pass 50% off (If the state you live in honors the same pass – reciprocal agreements)
  • REVIEW – Gravel sites in the loop near the boat ramp and paved elsewhere, back in sites. Note* most of the back in’s make a 40′ RV hard to park, water and electric, waste dump on site in both loops but note that the front loop dump site has a very low hanging branch, if your RV is 10′ or over use the boat ramp loop dump site. The park is on the Tchefuncte (cha-funk-ta) River, great fishing, easy access to Lake Ponchartrain, beautiful setting with spanish moss dripping from old live oaks. Lots of mosquitos so a screen room is recommended. You do not want to be there if the wind is blowing hard from the south. The Tchefuncte River flows backwards and low areas flood.
  • Our site was #44  If you choose this one be aware that trees guard the entrance to 44 with one on each side of the site entrance and one in your turning radius when leaving across the street.

River Ridge KOA New Orleans West

  • RATING – 3.7 of 5
  • WIFI – Yes, but slow
  • ATT – Yes, 2 bars, Pre-WeBoost
  • VERIZON – Yes, 3 bars, Pre-WeBoost
  • OTA TV – Not used
  • SERVICES – FHU’S, 20/30/50 AMPS
  • COST – $70 nightly (during Jazz Fest) 20/30/50 AMP, FHU
  • DISCOUNT – KOA Kard and Good Sams
  • REVIEW – Concrete pads (back in only), Close to the city, Clean pool, clean showers, clean bathrooms, gated and safe. Uber to the city was $35 with five seated in an Uber XL, friendly staff. Closest park without actually being in the City.

KOC Kampground, New Iberia, Louisana 

  • RATING – 4.0/5
  • WIFI – Yes, not used
  • ATT – Yes, 2 bars, 3 bars with WeBoost but somewhat slow
  • VERIZON – Yes, 3 bars and 4-5 bars with WeBoost
  • OTA TV – Not Used
  • SERVICES –  20/30/50 amp, water, sewer and cable. Back in’s and Pull Through’s available. 
  •  COST – + TAX
  • DISCOUNTS – Military, Veteran, Good Sam’s 10%
  • REVIEW – This park is convenient to US90 in New Iberia. It is easy on and easy off the hiway and is near Avery Island which if the home of Louisiana Hot Sauce. Tours are available and only 7 miles from KOC.  The park itself has a lot of leased lot residents as well as weekenders and over nighter’s.  It’s proximity to the highway make it noisy at night and the general poor condition of US 90 makes the noise worse in spades.  The park is clean, mowed, and well cared for. The site we were given for our overnight stay required that I use 20′ of sewer hose and the sewer outlet was about 6″ above the ground making a good connection to it essential  The cable while nice was a bit snowy but it’s the first time we had local news for a while (Our antenna blew off the top of the coach last summer).  The check in process was efficient and check out was a very civilized 2 pm.

Our site was #59