Date of Stay: May, 2014
I'm a local; we live wiithin 5 miles of Indian Creek. We LOVE it here and I hate to give it good reviews for fear of attracting people to it. :) We have had so many good times here. We usually get a group of us and we all bring our boats, etc. My kids go to the nearby school and during the summer, all of their friends are here too. So it is very much a local hangout, but don't worry, we are friendly. We usually get here on Wednesday or Thursday to get a good spot. We are friendly, though, so feel free to introduce yourself. We usually run trout lines at dusk and almost always catch a few. I have so many beautiful photos that I get made into canvas prints and hang in my house. As I wax romantic about Indian Creek, you should know not all spots are level and the amenities probably leave some to be desired, but the overall feel of the place (woods and lake) is so incredibly peaceful and relaxing that it is really easy to overlook any dings. There is a playground for the kids and as others have mentioned, two small beaches for swimming (the water is usually very clear). Summer gets super-busy and I actually prefer camping here in cooler weather, as there are fewer people. The Kisatchie National Forest is across the highway (remnants of old Camp Claiborne nearby), the fish hatchery gives tours and be sure to check out the Southern Forest Heritage Museum-- just a cool mostly outdoor site. Most of the plant nurseries in Forest Hill sell to the public. There is a good Mexican restaurant in Forest Hill named Mi Tierra and the Catholic Church in Woodworth (Mary Mother of Jesus) does a dine in, take out dinner on the first Monday of the month for about $7.00 a plate. (Everything is delicious). Alexandria isn't fashionable and yes, the layout is a train wreck, the shopping is mostly poor, but Woodworth is a beautiful place that has a town population of about 1200. It is the speed trap capital of Louisiana, with 62% of its income coming from speeding tickets. So watch your speed! Woodworth is a real hidden gem in Louisiana.
Date of Stay: May, 2014
How you rate this park will depend on what you are using it for-- stop overnight, easy, hookups and on your way the next morning-- ten stars. Yes, it is a gravel parking lot, but the sites are mostly level. Yes, the spaces are right next to each other, but we didn't see any neighbors and it was very quiet. This is located in the safe part of town and is close to a shopping mall, restaurants, drugstores, etc. and it is close to I-40. I think in the summer it would get rather hot and if you want to hang out and relax at the park, then maybe a different place is for you. If you need a place to park your RV, have sewer hook ups and sleep-- this is a good place. You have to put this park in the context of what you need: we needed a stop over off the interstate for overnight where we could dump. This was perfect for what we needed. We would stay here again and I found the camp hosts to be helpful and friendly.
Date of Stay: April, 2014
Cajun Palms is what it is-- a party facility for mostly Louisiana residents. On the weekends and in the summer, it is going to be loud, active, golf cart parade and you will be shoulder to shoulder with 300 of your now closest friends in the pool. The place is extremely popular with locals and it is kind of like a booze cruise on land. There is an excellent restaurant next door (crawfish town) and they will either deliver to your RV or you can get pick up service in their golf cart (or you can walk or golf cart over and eat in). I recommend the crawfish half and half. We go to Cajun Palms several times a year.