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Old 01-24-2013, 07:20 AM   #29
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I didn't see Cajun Palms listed, but I've got friends who swear by it. You can google its website for specifics, but its in the heart of Cajun Country.
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Old 01-24-2013, 03:29 PM   #30
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I hope to eventually visit all of the Louisiana State Parks. I managed to visit three in 2012, so I'm off to a good start.

Your information about North Toledo Bend, South Toledo Bend, and Lake claiborne is most appreciated. I may hit one of the Toledo Bend parks for Mardi Gras, if they're not already booked up.
I did a little more research, and was amazed at the number of state parks within a two hour drive of my place. We've got to get out and get to more of them.
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:15 PM   #31
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We ended up booking a site at Sam Houston Jones SP in/near Lake Charles; will let you know how it goes! Any experience there welcomed if any.
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:39 AM   #32
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We live in LC and camped Sam Houston a number of times early on but it has been a number of years since we have stayed there. The park has a nice setting and is well kept. Following hurricane Rita the state spent money in restoring the bathrooms and in replacing some of the walkways which were destroyed during the storm. It gets very busy during the weekend. There are nice tables down along the water for grilling and that area sees heavy use by day visitors. If you are interested in some good seafood you need to visit SteamBoat Bills out on I-10 just east of the bridge. You will not be very far. I suggest you arrive no later than 5 because it get busy real fast after that. A nice meal will cost two around $40 but unless you are a real heavy eater your leftovers will cover you the next day. A great place to eat with a nice cajun attitude. And feel free to go in your jeans and t-shirt. Otherwise...you will look out of place. Enjoy SW Louisiana.
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:54 AM   #33
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FQRV charges $84 per night, with a discount for weekly and monthly stays. The price goes up during sports events, festivals, holidays, Mardi Gras. I wouldn't expect to be able to travel after a night on the town in NOLA. Their web page
makes it sound like you need a reservation. ( No shows pay full price )
It looks like a very fun $500 or more weekend if you add drinks and dining out.
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:05 AM   #34
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FQRV charges $84 per night, with a discount for weekly and monthly stays. The price goes up during sports events, festivals, holidays, Mardi Gras. I wouldn't expect to be able to travel after a night on the town in NOLA. Their web page
makes it sound like you need a reservation. ( No shows pay full price )
It looks like a very fun $500 or more weekend if you add drinks and dining out.
I would at least call ahead for availability.

Certainly, you would need reservations for a special event. We stayed there for JazzFest a couple of years ago, because they had a shuttle to/from the gate. One of the best times, ever!

A great lineup, looks like, for JazzFest 2013.

FQRV is still Passport America, half price off one night per stay, not good on weekends, special events, etc.


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Old 01-25-2013, 11:09 AM   #35
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I hope some of you Looozianna Airstreamers are going to get to Matt & Stephanie's rally at Lincoln Parish Park this spring.

One of those "great locations" referenced here, and some really nice people trying to get some rally activity going in their area.

See the "Two Weeks From Everywhere" rally.


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Old 01-25-2013, 11:20 AM   #36
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I don't see Grand Isle State Park mentioned here, but it is very nice with a beach to walk on.

We love the drive down there, being landlocked Midwesterners, with houses up on stilts and places for cheap, fresh shrimp every block or so.

They have a new bathhouse and free laundry.

The only drawback, if you have a pet, is they have gotten very persnickety about dogs on the beaches, last time we were there. Something about the city of Grand Isle ordinance not allowing dogs in swimming areas and all beaches are considered swimming areas even if no one is swimming.

I don't know if that has changed, but it seemed downright unfriendly to us. If you pick up after your pet, what the --ll difference does it make? The gulls and pelicans poop everywhere!

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Old 01-25-2013, 05:01 PM   #37
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I hope some of you Looozianna Airstreamers are going to get to Matt & Stephanie's rally at Lincoln Parish Park this spring.
Hey, we don't discriminate just to "Loozianna-ians", we accept everyone! We even had an Alabama Fan at the last rally

I promise I didn't bribe her for this shameless plug......although the next time they make it down here I'll definitely have to feed them or something.
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:23 PM   #38
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If you are interested in some good seafood you need to visit SteamBoat Bills out on I-10 just east of the bridge. You will not be very far. I suggest you arrive no later than 5 because it get busy real fast after that. A nice meal will cost two around $40 but unless you are a real heavy eater your leftovers will cover you the next day. A great place to eat with a nice cajun attitude. And feel free to go in your jeans and t-shirt. Otherwise...you will look out of place. Enjoy SW Louisiana.
Love seafood, and appreciate the suggestion - will do!
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I hope some of you Looozianna Airstreamers are going to get to Matt & Stephanie's rally at Lincoln Parish Park this spring.
When? I didn't attend the first annual Two Weeks from Everywhere rally due to already having reservations elsewhere that weekend, so I'm looking for a chance to get up to Ruston and see what I missed.
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When? I didn't attend the first annual Two Weeks from Everywhere rally due to already having reservations elsewhere that weekend, so I'm looking for a chance to get up to Ruston and see what I missed.
Yes! Annual! Lots of rallies to be had in the future.

We're planning a spring rally April 12-14 here in Ruston and a fall rally around the end of September.
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If you are going to be in the Abbeville area I would recommend Palmetto Island State Park. We stayed there 3 nites Feb. 2012. The park had just reopened after refurbishing, paved interior roads, paved RV pads, full hook-ups, etc. Good eates are just up the road at Abbeville or a few more miles in New Iberia. The park will give you a feel for south La outdoors along the Vermilion river.
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Grand Isle it is. We stayed there in November 2012 and loved it. I just returned from a trip to Alexandria where I stayed at Kincaid Lake NF campground and enjoyed the time there. Very rural if that is what you are looking for.
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