Date of Stay: June, 2010
We have camped here sporadically for ten years and the biggest addition has been to the price. Originally the campground was considered a resort style campground, but has been declining over the years. Keep in mind the sites are all narrow, no pavement, no cable hookups, only one playground: the old ones if you can spot them have been for a long time in deterioration. There is also no barefoot beach as stated on the web site, the programs used to be an added value program for the campsite, they are now just part of the great fleecing campaign by the current owners so don't expect anything extra, everything has a price. Be also wary of the pools for water quality, especially the un-heated hot tub and kiddie pool: kids have become sick in the past. Basically if you can get past the price, you may possibly enjoy your stay if camping with little ones.
Date of Stay: May, 2009
Great state park with real shady and private sites. Sites generally have the back section real shaded, with maintained limestone trails leading to the bathhouses and most sites were level. Friendly staff and hosts did a good job of keeping thing clean. There is a nice pool with pool furniture and lifeguards. The only disapointing things were the time the pool closes 6:00 pm and the kids would have also liked a playground in at least one of the campground loops. There is also a limited water view of Toledo Bend Lake.
Date of Stay: May, 2008
Spacious sites for a private campground and near I-10 interstate between Lafayette, LA and Baton Rouge, LA. Staff is friendly and will generally guide you to your site. The owner is very particular about the lawns and littering. If someone is frying food or boiling crawfish he requests that you leave your pot at the end of your site near the road, and they will dump and rinse it in the back. This is done to avoid killing the grass. There is a pool, but can be only used for a fee along with a miniature golf course. The only negatives are 2-3 pull through sites, a lot of full time campers, and very very strict reservation policy...so beware.
Date of Stay: May, 2008
This is a great campground as jumping off point for Baton Rouge activities. Extremely close to a new Bass Pro Shop, but still fairly quiet considering the proximity of the interstate. The sites were somewhat tight in width, but typical for a KOA campground. Most of the sites are pull through in the front near the pool with some full time campers in the rear. The grounds and pool were extremely clean, and staff was friendly. The only negative is locals coming to swim at the campground which is allowed for a fee. The location is great except for eastbound traffic on I-12 in the afternoon. If someone is attempting to reach the campground in the I-12 eastbound lane after 3:00 pm during the week, anticipate extremely long delays due to commuters. We do not travel with any pets, but the campground has a fenced in pet playground. There is also a hot tub and kiddie pool.
Date of Stay: August, 2007
We camped here for years and have watched to park decline and rates for sites increase. Beware of the reservations. Good luck also getting through on the phone. I encourage all to get on the website and read the policies, but don't be misled by the pics and the campground map. This was once a great campground with multiple pools, including a great kiddie pool. The initial owner designed and built the park. His son now manages(pillages)it. Our first trip in 2000 was great with some of the cleanest bathrooms and facilities. The rates have since doubled to $50/night. The sites never did drain well, but they are all gravel with very little maintenance over the years. It still is a great place for the kids to enjoy, but its tough justification for the rates. I would recommend the campground for someone whose kids love pools and swimming, but beware of the hygiene issues with the water quality and don't look for friendly service.