Very nice location if wanting to be in the Abbeville area. Shucks restaurant just down the road but you are in a rural treed environment down a side road from business 14 and feels isolated from town as you would want. Grass and gravel sites, fairly level most of them but may require a bit of levelling. Some were quite close together but not like in the sardine packed commercial RV parks. We had TV and Wifi (slow at times). Would return if in the area. Good for overnight or longer term stays, hosts friendly and helpful. No bathrooms or showers available. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a nice place in the middle of Cajun country. The road is gravel with gravel sites and the sites are level. They have 30 and 50 amp hook ups with the 50's running a few bucks more. Water and sewer. The host were friendly and helpful. They have free Wi-Fi and the Verizon work well too. They have a nice natural trail through the woods that's about a mile long just look out for the armadillos. Those little guys are all over the place. It's pretty quiet but there a vague industrial hum in the background noise, probably from a sugar mill. Nice spot we spent 8 days there and had a few just hang out days and enjoyed it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very quiet park with 1/3 of the spots occupied by permanent residents but don't let this stop you from staying. Most people stay to themselves, but not unfriendly. Rate based on monthly stay. You must be self-contained; no bathhouse. You may need something to help level you a little, but not much of an issue. Heavily wooded. Could not get satellite signal but we don't care for TV much so not a bother. Good Verizon coverage. Free WI-FI. Park is owned by City of Abbeville. Approach one mile long roadway to site so easy to exercise without being in traffic. Come prepared to eat, drink & dance in these parts! Abbeville has some terrific restaurants - DuPuy's, Cajun Claws and Shuck's in that order. We will definitely return to SW Louisiana and this park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Really liked the remote setting, down a long road and surrounded by trees. Sites are close together, and it appears that many sites are used by semi-full timers. Many rigs were here with nobody home. No restrooms or shower facilities. Had great decorations for Easter, and we walked our dog down the long road coming into the park. Big negatives here were the bugs. We got bitten and they have a caterpillar that stings you if he touches your skin. Lots of restaurants close by: so if you love Cajun food, this may be a possible site. Must pay with cash or check. Park is owned by the City and run by resident manager. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park is a good place to spend a night or two if you have a self-contained unit. It’s very quiet. The park is reached by a very rough, half-mile entrance road. The interior roads and pads are crushed limestone. The wireless did not work while we were here. Television reception is limited to a few stations. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I camped here for an extended period of time due to work. The campground is very peaceful with no road noise whatsoever (the sites are about a mile from the main road). Some sites need additional gravel to keep them from getting messy in a rainy period but that is a problem we have all faced at campgrounds. Also the wireless internet is very spotty. Some days it is great, some days it is non-existent. I have Verizon card for my computer and received great signal here. You will most likely be greeted by the local wildlife at night. Armadillos are plentiful and one night I had a possum try his best to get into the underside of my trailer. This is a great campground for those seeking quiet and shade. Its not for those who want to be loud and crazy - you won't fit in! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
If you camp for peace and quiet, to enjoy nature and relax: this is the campground for you. No golf carts, no loud music, no traffic, no pool, no playground and best of all; not a thing you have to do except walk the park or the nature trail and relax. People were friendly but not invasive. The park is about a mile off the road, so no traffic noise, plenty of great restaurants and shopping just a mile away if you need them. Plenty of things for the tourist to see and do. Sites are level, lots of trees made it a little dicey with our big rig and slides but it fit fine. This was a wonderful experience and we will be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice campground. Host campers were very nice and accommodating. Campground was quiet, and the site was limestone and level. Good, clean hook-ups. I would definitely camp here again if in the area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
A couple of wonderful hosts here, and we had a lovely stay at this park. Small, quiet and right in the heart of Cajun country. Easy access. The seafood restaurant close enough to walk to is Shucks and the oysters and crab cakes are the best we've had in years. The meat market, Richards, you can walk to from Shucks. Try their boudin and boudin balls. Marvelous. Tour the nearby Tabasco factory and gardens. Shop in Layfatte and enjoy the friendly culture. Will return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beautiful tree shaded RV park. Quiet (except the very loud cicadas),clean, fairly level gravel lots. WiFi is spotty, and signal is not very strong--at least not from site #19. No bath house/restrooms or store/office, but there is a small "clubhouse" cabin. Park is off the main road, so no traffic. Picnic tables provided for sites are hit or miss. Very nice restaurants close by. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a fun place, or maybe just because we were here during Mardi Gras. Sites are level, shaded. I would love to stay here again but am sure Hurricane Katrina wiped it out. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great quiet, shady park! You get the true flavor of rural Louisiana here, yet you're only 5 minutes from some of the best restaurants in the state. It's hard to believe that you're so close to civilization. Nature trail and a clubhouse available. We camped here in a camper.
We pulled in this afternoon to find the office locked with no notes on how to contact the owner nor what to do if they weren't there. We couldn't tell where they put RVs as it looked to be pretty full already with most of the park single wide long term owners. Someone drove by and said they'd go get the owner and 15 minutes later they came back and said the owner had been notified they had a customer and would be over shortly. We hung around for another 20 minutes, walked through the park and decided to leave. I give them a zero for not being foresighted enough to have provided contact information or at the very least, instructions on where to park if no one was around. We were tired, hungry and wanted to get settled in for the night, not waiting around for hours. We won't be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We used Passport America discount. Older park, needed grass cut, small sites, friendly people, new bathrooms, showers and laundry. Nice pub within walking distance.(Culpeppers). Would really question ability to handle large rigs. OK for short stays. PA site says fire rings, none seen. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a great little park off the beaten path and set in the corner of a pasture. A unique little rustic park with level sites and the perfect location for sightseeing in Cajun country. Ask them about their alternating crops of rice and crawdads and get a tour of the farm. This place is charming and unique. We will stay here again. Rate reflects a Passport America discount. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The owner seemed very nice. We arrived after dark and were not sure which of the two available sites to take as there is no office at the park. We pulled into the field by the park and our tow vehicle sunk into the soft ground. We called the owner and he met us onsite. We should have called him first to get the run down of the best way to get into the sites. After backing into the road and then backing into the park we got into the site. The hook ups all worked very well and the park is very quiet. The park is definitely out of town and there are no bathroom facilities but it was comfortable. We stayed on the Passport America rate. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is our second stay here for a total of six weeks. 4 spaces, No facilities, shaded by huge, old live oaks on a working rice & Crawfish farm 7 miles SW of Abbeville. very quiet country setting. Good 50 amp / water. On the roof satellite dish worked if I parked forward on the graveled pad. Verizon lap-top card & cell phone worked. Lot's to see & do in the area. Check out Suire's grocery & restaurant, it's famous in this area for it's food & rightly so. Abbeville had all major stores & lot's of great restaurant's. You won't regret staying here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Come here instead of staying in Abbeville, and you'll be glad you did. This is a teeny place to park your rig, in a large, peaceful setting far off the main highway. The owner is a wonderfully friendly guy who will tell you all you want to know about this historic Cajun region, and might even show you his crawfish farming operation if you're lucky. It's basic accommodations but quite a deal, and the scenery can't be beat. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Delightful little 4 space RV park about 8 miles outside of Abbeville. This is a no frills park located out in the country, far away from road noise. Our rate is the Passport America rate; the normal rate is $20. This park is most appropriate for those coming up Hwy 82 toward Abbeville. While it's a bit out of town, the peace and quiet and neat grounds are worth the extra travel time. The owner has lived in the area for over 40 years and his family raises both rice and crayfish. He doesn't get much traffic due to the location, but since he's Passport America, I wanted to post a review to let other PPA members know that this is a nice, friendly place. Be aware that there is no restroom or other facilities of any kind, but at $10, who can complain? And the drive along Hwy 82 from Abbeville to the Texas line is fabulous. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a pretty common RV park as RV parks go. The parking surface is large gravel and the space is tight when the park is full. If you need showers or restrooms, don't come here. The hookups are adequate albeit antiquated. The rating I give the park is not for the physical park but for Betty Bernard herself who makes the park a ten rating park. If you want to immerse yourself in the Cajun culture, Betty will make it happen. If you want to make many close friends, Betty provides the opportunity for that to happen with her 4:30PM happy hour which often continues into the evening with food and music. Betty's is an absolute happening. This is not a place for unfriendly people to come; you may wish to go to another RV park. I am a Cajun myself and I appreciate what Betty does to shine her wonderful light on our Cajun culture. We definitely would come back here when in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
You don’t go to Betty’s RV Park because of the campground. Betty has a great reputation for being a good host. She coordinates happy hour every day, and pot lucks and jam sessions at least once a week. If enough people want to go to a particular place, Betty will make the arrangements for the group. We enjoyed our visit at her campground. Now about her campground. Don’t expect very much. Betty converted her lot into a campground. Her house is in the center and all of the sites are located around the outer perimeter of her lot. All of the sites are back-in and are very tight. The make shift sewer is above ground and is located at the back of the site. We needed 25 feet of sewer hose to reach it. Since the sewer pipe is above ground you will need to raise your hose higher for gravity to drain the fluids. The water and electrical box is also at the back of the site. The electrical voltage was about 120 without any appliances being used. When the heaters were turned on the voltage dropped to 110. We were concerned about this. Most of the sites have 30 amp electrical services. Only a few had 50 amps. There are no bathrooms or showers. All of the sites and road was on packed gravel; some sites had more then others. Probably could get muddy if it rained hard. It was very quiet at night. The park had Wi-Fi but we did not use it. Verizon air card and cell phone worked well here. Betty’s campground is in a good location to visit the many sites in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed three nights including holiday weekend. Very quiet when road maintenance depot next door not operating. Park will be closed from 1st June - Sept 2013. Staff was very helpful and gave good tips on where to visit. We joined happy hour one night with staff and the only other (2) guests. Wi-Fi enough for us to Skype Australia. No showers, toilets or laundry. Would stay again on weekend. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We are concluding a week's visit to Betty's. We have enjoyed Betty's hospitality several times before and we are sure to return again. Visiting Betty's is like visiting a favorite relative who is intent on making sure you enjoy yourselves. And there is much to enjoy in Louisiana Cajun Country: music, food, festivals, etc. We have been RVing most/full time since 1999. We have camped all over the US and Canada. Betty's is number one in our book and there is no close second. Happy hour starts at 4:30 on Betty's porch; don't be late! Let the good times roll! We camped here in a Motorhome.
We arrived at Betty's RV Park expecting an ordinary park with the basics and very soon we experienced this wonderful home away from home delight with the most wonderful hostess who makes all her guests feel very special. From the nightly gatherings to the field trips, Betty's is an experience that no one should miss. We were there for four nights, made many new friends and have already made reservations for the end of the year. This is a park that is not to be missed! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was our second Thanksgiving at Betty's and it was even better than the first. As has been noted in other reviews, you stay at Betty's for the ambiance she brings to the place, not for its physical ambiance. Our community Thanksgiving was a joyous event with scrumptious food, good drink and live music. You don't have to worry about being an "outsider", the crowd isn't snobbish; we had plenty of new folks this year including one couple from as far away as New Zealand. The place hasn't changed much in a year; there's a new deck so there's more outdoor seating and the Wi-Fi is stronger and faster than it had been. Don't come here if you're expecting paved sites, cable TV, and lots of open space. Do come if you're the kind of person who enjoys meeting new people at the 4:30 "happy hour" and enjoys Cajun food and music. The price cited was based on a weekly rate. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Betty's park is a gem. Come for the atmosphere and the things to do in southern Louisiana. Betty (and any who stay here) will help you find something to do. The sites are a bit tight to get in to, but not a big problem for our big fifth wheel. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
One comes here for Betty, the other RV'ers, and the surrounding area, not the park specifically. Betty is lovely, friendly, and welcoming, as are most of the RV'ers in the park, regardless of whether they're short-timers or long-timers. Many repeat customers. A community feel throughout the park. FHU sites with free, working Wi-FI. Verizon 3G works well here. Nightly happy hours at 4:30 and frequent potluck dinners. We will definitely be back! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Betty's RV Park is a little off the beaten path but is a destination worth the drive. If you used to love visiting New Orleans for the food, music and Cajun/Creole culture but now NOLA is too nasty and scary - then Betty's is the place for you! It has 50-amp full hookups, access for big rigs and free Wi-Fi. Happy hour starts at 4:30 in Betty's pleasant shaded and decorated garden where you get the info on where to eat or hear music. We eat out 3 meals a day with restaurants equal to and cheaper than New Orleans. There is plenty to see between meals too, like the Tabasco plant & gardens, swamp tours & gators, and spotting James Lee Burke sights in New Iberia if you are a fan of his novels. We will definitely be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
You will think you are nuts when you pull in and remember this park is highly rated. Well, the park is a gravel lot around Betty's home. Good power, water and sewer but the high rating is for Betty and the friendship she kindles among her campers. We arrived on the day before trash pick up so at the daily "Happy Hour" (BYOB) it was decided to order Crawfish for the park or "Mud Bugs" from a local takeout. What fun and the residue was picked up in the morning by the Parish Police! No smell to contend with. You won't regret the experience at Betty's RV. We found it on RV Park Review, and are glad we did. We camped here in a Motorhome.
When we last visited in 2009 this is what we said - "Friendliest campground in Louisiana, or maybe the whole US. Betty treats you like family. Daily group happy hours and frequent pot luck meals are a treat. Small and cozy, sites are tight, but the hospitality out weighs any shortcomings. Can't wait to return. As you can see, we have been in a lot of campgrounds, and this place is definitely one of a kind. We always look forward to returning. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I'm unsure who the people are who give this "campground" a favorable review. It can hardly be called a campground. It's more of a cult type situation; where outsiders are not welcome. In order to get into our spot, trucks had to be moved and you had to be an excellent driver. Betty's home is In the middle of this small lot and the 5th wheels, travel trailers, and motorhomes are parked around it. We certainly will never stay here again. There is a state park up the road that is very nice. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We arrived in the park to visit friends we had not seen in about 3 yrs. The RV park is quaint with only 17 spaces. It is basic with no frills. The drawing card is the owner, Betty. She is fantastic and puts on great happy hours starting at 4:30 everyday. This is a terrific way to meet the other guests at the park. I would stay here again for sure. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
What a combination--Betty and Abbeyville are FANTASTIC. Great hospitality and lots to see and do. Food, music and Cajun culture galore. Our 2nd visit and looking forward to many more. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Betty is a great host and she takes good care of her RV people. We feel like we have come back home each time we visit. Sites are close here and that makes up part of the fun. Everyone is very close and this carries on into your stay here. Everyone in the park shows up at "Betty's Louisiana Room" for Happy Hour to talk about anything under the sun and what we did that day plus all the other days in our life. Park is all gravel with 30 or 50 amps, water, and sewer. No bathhouses here. Wi-Fi is free and fast, no problems with anything. Some TV stations over the air but no cable TV service. Your sat. dish will work on all sites. A little road noise in day time but at night this drops off and was not a problem. You have a lot of places to visit around Abbeville and Betty can point them out. Cajun food is great at well. Local jam sessions take place close by so ask Betty how to find them. An Indian Casino near by if you wish to use it. You will find RV people come here over and over so come on down and get caught in Betty's web. One more item to see is the Lake Peigneur disaster site 12 miles east of Abbeville at Rip Van Winkle Gardens near New Iberia. We camped here in a Motorhome.
When we went on the road five years ago Betty's was the only RV Park on our must visit list. We have now been there five times and love the place. Betty is a wonderful hostess who has done such a great job of promoting the Cajun culture she was recently honored as a Living Legend by the Arcadian Museum. If you are looking for a pool, game room or other big park amenities this park is not for you. If you are looking for a place to meet people and make friends and learn about the Cajun culture all while being treated like family by the owner than make sure you stop at Betty's. The price is the monthly rate. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great park wonderful owner make's you feel like part of the family always has plenty of thing's to do and places to go fourth year staying here only place we would consider in south Louisiana. Have had many cherished times here and made many lasting friendships. As Betty would say "Laissez Les Bon Temp Rouler" (Let the good times roll). We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Rate is daily rate for FHU 50 amp back-in site with Escapees discount. Everything is gravel, the sites are fairly tight, but then there is Betty and the nightly get together, and suddenly the physical limitations of the park don't really matter. If you look for all the amenities in a park, or are not a socializes it probably isn't for you, but if you want the unique experience of Betty's Louisiana hospitality, you'll enjoy it. We would definitely stay here again if in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was our second stay at Betty's and it was different because it was totally booked. Rigs get parked pretty close to one another, but Betty supervises each "parking" personally and there everyone was able to park where she directed. We were there for Thanksgiving and it was a totally fun experience with a potluck dinner participated in by most of the CG's residents. As has been stated in other reviews, Betty's is a place to meet nice people and enjoy each other's company. Happy hour begins each day at 4:30 and ends whenever people get tired of talking. There aren't many physical amenities at Betty's, but you don't go there expecting to find them. It's a great place to stay to experience Cajun Louisiana. We camped here in a Motorhome.
If you are here for social hour, this is the place to be. Betty is great and is a great source of information. The campground is another matter. I rate campgrounds according to quiet and ambience. That's where they lost me. You are on a 55 mph road, cars and trucks going by all night. Gravel driveway and not much room in between. Since I'm not a big drinker or socializer this park was not for me. We camped here in a Motorhome.
If you want to have a really fun RV experience, Betty's is the place to be There are adequate sites for 40-45 foot RVs with full hookups and the friendliest atmosphere anywhere Everyone becomes "family" at Betty's. Betty is a "jewel" and will go out of her way to ensure that the good times roll. There are many seasonal activities. Make reservations early. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This was our first time in Cajun country and several people had told us "you have to stay at Betty's" so we did and we're glad we did. Betty is a wonderful person who makes her campers feel as if they are her personal guests. For folks like us who were new to the area, she is a valuable resource of information about what to see, where to eat, etc. Happy Hour was a great opportunity to meet other couples and exchange info about the area. You will enjoy your stay here as long as you understand going in that the ambiance here is Betty. The price shown reflects a weekly rate. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have RV'd the most of the U.S. traveling coast to coast 3 times. During our travels we ran into several people who advised us if we were ever in Abbeville, La be sure to stop at Betty's RV park. Well here we are and were they ever right. Betty is wonderful, her porch is something to behold, happy hour that is. If you are in the area and are lucky enough to be able to get a reservation you will not be disappointed. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We almost did not go to this Park, but Oh how glad we did. I guess we had the most fun that we have had since we bought our RV. Our site was fine, utilities were great and Betty just makes it a perfect l0. If you need showers, laundry and swimming pool, don't go, but if you want to have a great time, try this park. I do not remember the nightly rate, so I just put down 25. I am just too lazy to get up and find the bill, but it was the same as everyone else. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very little in the way of facilities (no pool, hot tub, washrooms, etc) but amazing hospitality and superb camaraderie with other guests - most of whom are repeat visitors. Happy hour every day at 4.30, and Betty is keen to make sure you enjoy seeing the area (lots to see) and also arranges trips for her guests to places she knows they will enjoy. Most other campground owners could learn a lot from Betty - it's not necessarily about plush campgrounds with every amenity known to man - it's about enjoying your time there. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed for a week and met some great people. It seems that great people seem to show up here because everyone here was sent by a friend who told them to come here. You need to be self contained as Betty's does not have showers or bathrooms to use. Happy hour at 4:30 seems to bring everyone out and the shelter is always full of RVers telling their stories. We love it here and have been full timing for ten years now. We know what a great RV park is and this is it! We camped here in a Motorhome.
The park is probably should be rated a 2 or 3 but Betty is a 10 so I guess it averages out to a 6. The park is a bunch of gravel sites that are packed very close together. They are level and have full hookups but there is nothing else. Betty is wonderful, the Happy Hour is a great place to meet people and she is a wealth of info. There is a lot to do in the area and Betty knows about everything. Unique experience, I'm not sure I would want to do it twice but once was a lot of fun. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very quiet RV park. Has FHU's and all gravel sites. There's no traffic at all. It really is just a big parking lot: no bathrooms, laundryroom, picnic tables, or pool. There is some shade. We had no neighbors, but if we did the sites are narrow. The reason we stopped is for the "famous" happy hours that Betty's has. They are fun and she is a wonderful host. She will help you find things to do and give advice on restaurants, shopping, etc. A nice stop for a day or two. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The other reviews are right on - you are packed in Betty's yard like sardines! I would describe the sites as "contemporary rustic". They are partially gravel with some grass. We were able to put our slides out, but not our awning. There is no campground bathhouse. That's OK with us since we use our RV anyway. Betty met us on arrival and assisted with getting us backed into our site. She truly works at making everyone feel welcome and part of her "family". There is a happy hour each day at 4:30 and most all campers attend. This is a good way to get to know the others in the park. She not only recommends places to go, but attends with her campers! Often campers form a "group" to go to different events or restaurants. The invitation is always open to everyone. We did enjoy our 6 days here and the uniqueness of this campground. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Betty's is a must stop kind of place. The campground itself is a little tired but Betty and her hospitality makes up for any roughness of the park. She arranges dinners out at local spots for her campers and has a sheet that informs one of all the places to visit and see in the area. She hostesses Happy Hour in her office area pretty much everyday and tries to make sure all the campers are able to socialize if they chose to. Definitely a place to return to, or go to for the first time. There is plenty to keep one busy in the area. Avery Island and the Tabasco plant are one of the stops. Great stop! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Friendliest campground in Louisiana, or maybe the whole US. Betty treats you like family. Daily group happy hours and frequent pot luck meals are a treat. Small and cozy, sites are tight, but the hospitality out weighs any shortcomings. Can't wait to return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
How one rates the "experience" of staying someplace versus the "facilities" can vary greatly. This is what Betty's got going for her and why some reviewers have a problem with the place. If you're able to mingle and get into the social and cultural aspects of Betty's, learning and enjoying the talents of other campers, the artists, the musicians, the amateur comedians, the story-tellers, and those here just to learn about and experience Cajun Country, you'll have a great experience. But if you want concrete pads, a pablum experience, and don't want to meet other people do yourself and the other campers at Betty's a favor and stay away. Our price was for dry camping as we didn't plan far enough ahead. Still had a great time. We'll definitely be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Betty’s RV Park, without a doubt, deserves a rating of 10. When we evaluate a park each star has a value point that equates to what our personal experience was and how well it met our needs. We have a 40ft Motorhome and had no problem parking. This was our 3rd stay at Betty’s, and if we were not from the west we’d stay here more often. We have stayed at many RV Parks, campgrounds and resorts across this great country, each has had its own pluses and minuses. But when it comes to staying at a park for an unforgettable Experience (yes, that’s with a capital E)—Betty’s rates all pluses for us. It is easy to see why she is usually full. She offers not only a place to stay at a very reasonable price, but a place to feel at home, a place to meet others, a place to have fun, a place to enjoy everything Cajun and more importantly a place that is definitely of her heart. No, this is not a place to find spacious sites, concrete pads, pools, picnic tables, grills or even rest rooms—those things can usually be found in a more generic type park-and we can assure you Betty’s RV is anything but generic or ordinary. We know how to find a park with those commonplace amenities, but we have never found a park that provides us with an unique Experience as memorable as Betty’s. We have enjoyed each and every stay. Yep, we’ve been caught in “Betty’s Web” and thank her for memories that will last us a life time. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Perhaps some of us should check out the business website before hastily giving bad reviews of all these campgrounds. I checked out Betty’s and I could see plain as day from the photos that: ( 1.) RVs were close together (2.) That it wasn’t going to be a campground miles away from civilization (this may be why it’s called a park and not a campground). What I did see was folks having fun and enjoying the company of good friends (old and new), which is what I personally look for on a vacation. If you’re looking for the old school campgrounds that consist of you and nature and whatever else happens in the dark, hidden wilderness, then I can guarantee your dissatisfaction with Bettys. But if you want to learn about the Cajun heritage, meet a lot of really fun folks from all over the country, experience the local festivals and food, and be catered to by a host that will make sure you don’t miss anything important, then Betty’s is the place to be. I return to Betty’s every year because I know I will experience lots of good times with a lot of great folks in a safe and worry free environment. You guys take the stick out your bums, open your hearts to new people and cultures, and le sais le bon temps roule. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 10 / 10 ]
If you want an unique experience, go to Betty's. Betty hold court every night for appetizers (bring enough to share) and drinks (bring your own). This is perhaps the most unusual CG we have ever experienced. You park in Betty's backyard. Sites are small. The local area is worth exploring. But the true treat is when everyone sits around Betty’s table. It is an experience that you have to have to understand. As a side note, we parked our 35' FW without problem so those who claim that the sites are too small need to go back to parking school. We also have 4 slides and got them all out without problem. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Simply put, we were greeted as first time customers, graciously. We left three days later as friends. It was like staying at family. I can't say enough about her hospitably. This park is truly a gem. Looking forward to spending more with you soon. You are #1! Will be back. Frequently. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 9 / 10 ]
The Maitre D Betsy is a magnificent host. We booked in for 1 night and stayed 5 nights. Its rare to see the owner of a RV Park take a real friendly interest in CUSTOMERS. Its so good we sent other RVers there who had similar experiences. Thanks Betty. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
If you are looking for big sites, concrete pads, pool or lake or a "real resort"..don't go to Betty's. If you are looking for a marvelous lady to entertain you, meet new folks over happy hour, see a part of Louisiana most people don't even think about and just relax and have fun, make plans to go to Betty's. Don't take highway 169 all the way down, go a little farther on 90 and come in from the east. Hwy 169 is terrible and lots of lights and traffic. Betty is one of a kind, as is her campground. Good strong elect, city water, FREE WiFi and cable. She accepts Escapees and Passport America. This is our first visit, but we will be back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
What can I say. Yes I usually like to have my own picnic table, concrete slab etc etc - but there is no other RV park that we've been to that comes close to Betty's for friendliness and hospitality. This little park is a wonderful diversion. The owner is tons of fun and we thoroughly enjoyed her happy hour every afternoon. She organized so many different dinners, BBQ's, parties, karaoke's etc. She took us to many of the local restaurants for outstanding seafood dinners. Abbeville and surrounding areas have so much to see and do. Put Betty's on your travel list, you won't be sorry. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were excited to visit this park from the reviews on this site. My opinion is that this place is highly overrated. Extremely small. Rigs are jammed together with absolutely no space between you and you neighbor. The spot we were supposed to occupy was so close to the road one would almost need to check for oncoming traffic before exiting your rig. This place is a dump!!! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I came for a month. Stayed 2 months. Food and fellowship unsurpassed. Ms. Betty treats you better than your own kin. A one of a kind experience. Don't come if you are socially challenged or on a diet. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 10 / 10 ]
Louisiana has a lot to offer to RV'ers but Abbeville has the most and it's BETTY'S RV PARK in Abbeville that makes your visit to Louisiana one that will never be forgotten. Betty's RV Park is small but very BIG on hospitality. This park is not for snobs or socially challenged that want picnic tables, grills, etc which are NOT NEEDED because Betty's patio is always welcome to whatever or whenever. We have been there four times in 5 years and will be going back in 2007 for her special Mardi Gras celebration. You never feel like a stranger at Betty's RV Park as there are always tours, fun filled happy hours and entertainment planned by Betty. Potlucks, bands, karaoke, friendship, snacks and great conversation adorn her patio every afternoon. Our first trip there in 2002 was booked for 4 days and we stayed 14. Betty makes state and national campgrounds boring. This park is a park to meet neat people, explore the Cajun country and experience hospitality that has never been experience by us in our travels to other RV Parks. I strongly disagree with the person who gave Betty's RV Park a 1 as there is plenty of room between spaces and it certainly is not a "dump". Betty is constantly making certain the park is nice and neat for her occupants. Give it a try and you will never be satisfied in a large campground with so called Hosts... Betty is the Hostess that lives in your heart forever. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 7 / 10 ]
I was not impressed. To many spaces for a small piece of property. We were there at a slow time, so the social hour was not well attended. Betty's soap operas were on, so she was busy and could not attend. The trip down RT.167 to the park was the worst road I have ever been on and I will not do it again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Betty is a one of a kind. Betty has made our stay a great one. Everyone in park meets at
4:00 pm to talk, have a drink, and enjoy each other stories of RV life. Betty has went out of her way to help each person in park. Park is small and that is the best part. Everyone had a great time. Thanks Betty for the great time in your WEB. We will return as soon as we can. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 10 / 10 ]
We spent New Year's Eve at Betty's. She had a party for the campers and some locals.
Great food, great hospitality, family atmosphere. We were going to slip out at 8:00am Jan. 1, but Betty and every camper there came by to send us off. What a great experience!!! We'll be back! We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 10 / 10 ]
We have been to many campgrounds, but never have we come across an RV Park anywhere in the United States like Betty's. This is absolutely a one-of-a-kind campground! You are treated as a personal guest of Betty's, and everyone feels like they
are family. Definitely a must stop! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 10 / 10 ]
We felt Ms.Betty went out of her way to make her RVers feel welcome in her "down home"
park. The park is conveniently located near several attractions, although one can experience the serenity there as well. Meeting the many different people at the funfilled happy hour, was the perfect ending to a busy day for us. Always there to offer suggestions of what to do and see, Ms. Betty is the ideal hostess. This is a fun, but at the same time, peaceful place to be. Two thumbs up to you Ms. Betty for your accomplishments! We will be back! We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 4 / 10 ]
We stayed at Betty's because of the comments at this site. We were somewhat disappointed.
We arrived mid evening, happy hour was in progress and some were VERY happy. There was lots of traffic noise. There were no picnic tables, BBQ
pits. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 9 / 10 ]
Most friendly & acommodating host to be found anywhere. Outstanding tour & events information available with daily happy hours and pot luck dinners throughout the week. Fun experience. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 10 / 10 ]
We backed into our level, graveled site located on the south side of Betty's yard and a half-hour later, caravanned with Betty and four other couples to a lively, local cajun music jam. This was our introduction to our warm hostess, Betty Barnard, and our campground "family" for the next five days. Most every afternoon we all gathered for snacks and conversation and to exchange information on any topic under the sun! Abbeville is in the heart of friendly Cajun country: incredible food and friendly locals make the whole experience at Betty's one to truly enjoy. The park is small, hospitality is big (we all gathered to celebrate her birthday), and there are good areas around the corner for walking and running for both campers and dogs! Don't miss this one if you have a few days to kick back and enjoy the Cajun lifestyle. Abbeville is a good homebase, too, for Lafayette and New Iberia attractions. Be prepared to stay longer than you'd first planned, it's HARD to leave! Betty even provided advice on preparing gumbo after we sent an SOS from Texas! We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 10 / 10 ]
If you visit Louisiana you must visit Betty's RV Park in Abbeville. We have been rving for over 40 years and have never been exposed to this type of hospitality. A small park with lots to do in the area. Our thanks Betty for a GREAT TIME!Colombe & Ernie We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 9 / 10 ]
Betty's RV Park is a one of a kind experience. From the moment you arrive you get the
feeling you are in for a treat. Betty greets you with her special Southern Hospitality and she goes out of her way to make sure your stay in Abbeville is fun as well as informative. Every afternoon there is a wonderful get together on her patio. Folks can have a cocktail and get to know each other. Everyone is eager to discuss what
they did that day and what is on hand for the next. Betty is always on hand to give her expert advice on restaurants and day trips. If you are really lucky, Betty will make some of her famous Gumbo. We feel so fortunate that we found Betty's R.V. Park and look forward to returning there as often as we can.
We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
In our humble opinion we thought it was a HORRIBLE! You are literally IN the swamps - not BY them - IN them with mosquitoes - dirt roads - dust probably snakes and alligators - we didn't go out to see. Out rv'ing friends (6 couples in all) were staying at another park nearby and 11 of us went to see if this is somewhere we can visit in the future... EVERYONE said NO WAY !!!!! Way out of the way - filthy - did I say hot, mosquitoes, horrible ?!?!? I would say half the sites were out of commission due to having electrical work done on them, so they were off limits, but most seemed to have concrete pads only - everything else was dirt and presume mud when it rains or floods. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is one of the newest state parks in Louisiana and it is not even on many maps. At this time, the campground is closed until July 1 to work on electric problems at some of the sites. If you have a reservation they are still honoring them but your sites might be changed and you cannot have any extensions. We had a one night reservation and we were glad that we did. Beautiful park with Palmetto’s all over. Campsites are private, big, picnic tables on a cement slab, campfire pit and all sites have water and electric. The bath house was clean, clean and clean. Laundry at this time was free. One can bike ride, bird watch, rent boats, hike, fish, visit the interpretive center, rent cottages, and view wildlife. It is really pretty. You can rent a canoe and paddle between ponds on a canoe trail. It cost us $22 for the night. It is just outside Abbeville where there is shopping, restaurants like Shucks (best for seafood) and gas stations. On the drive down to the campground you can see rice paddies. We would definitely return! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This place is about 6 miles outside Abbeville. It currently had gravel roads and sites. The road is suppose to be paved this month. They have a pretty fast Wi-Fi but Verizon Mi-Fi works well, too. The showers are an A+. They have screened in porches on the rest room and there are two free washer and driers located there too. They automatically tack on a $6 booking fee to each block of time stay. They have a few trails around the park, a nice canoe route through a couple of lakes and canals that eventually lead to the Vermillion River. This is a nice quiet park that I'd stay at again in a heart beat. It should be noted that about 10-15% of their sites were not available due to apparent electrical issues. Our power was good but they had some strange breaker arrangements. They had 120 amp, 50 amp, 30 amp and 20 amp breaker set up. You had to have the 120 on for any of the others to work. But a check of the hook up revealed no problems. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Wow! What a find. Opened in 2010, this CG is well laid out with ample room between sites. Nice trails and a great central location for visiting Cajun, LA. Free laundry!! Excellent Wi-Fi signal but state has put limits on streaming, downloads, and content. Very impressed with this park. Great place to bike--no hills! Would stay here again in a flash. Would rate it 12 if I could. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park is in a beautiful setting and the facilities are new. Unfortunately, the roads are not paved but instead they are covered with a crushed limestone which creates a considerable amount of dust. Within a couple of hours, your vehicle takes on a new color! The sites are well spaced and some are very private. There are still sites not usable due to past flooding which damaged the electrical boxes. We stayed for 3 days, never saw a park ranger, other campers were very noisy on 2 nights, well past midnight. Apparently, they do not have quiet time at this park or any monitoring of campers. Even during the day, music was playing much too loud. We would not stay here unfortunately, because the settings is so pretty. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
In contrast with the previous review, we did not find any of the issues that the reviewer did. The gravel road was not dusty, the gravel sites were capacious and well spaced, and the place was quiet and peaceful. The ranger came around often starting about 6:00 am. Our being there mid-week in early February, along with about 10 other campers, influenced our experience. Louisiana state parks charge a $6 reservation fee, even for people showing up with no reservations. The rate shown reflects the $16 daily winter rate plus half the $6 (we stayed 2 nights) fee. Louisiana offers reduced rates for residents of some states if the camper has a federal pass. The park is fairly new and the buildings are very well done. Since the park is in a swamp, the mosquitoes are a problem solved with some repellent. The campground wi-fi worked well, as did our Verizon air card plus the Tracfone. Plenty of off-the-air TV channels. There were plenty of places to eat in Abbeville, about 8 miles away. We'd stay again if in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed here for 5 nights for Thanksgiving in 2011 (and in 2010), for half price using the Golden Pass. Last year the park was filled, this year only 2/3 filled at Thanksgiving. The road is rock dust (very little gravel) so when it is not raining you have dust, and the dust is everywhere. The mosquitoes mentioned in other reviews are real. Any time it is warm and still, you will have dozens trying to land on you, and they are hungry. Be aware that sites 2 to 37 are seriously crowded. Most of the other sites have some space between and a few have a lot of space. The shower/restrooms are nice, though not well located for many campers. They have dribble showers with a minimum amount of water. Restrictors on the showers, and on demand, no control sink faucets prevent you from getting much hot water anywhere. Biggest problem is what I call PRESENCE. The management does not have a presence. In the mornings you will see the clean up crews around and maybe a ranger will drive through by noon, but after that there is nothing. No ranger, host, deputy sheriff, nothing. If you read the requirements for campers you will not see any restrictions on number of persons, vehicles, or boats at a camp site. A few camp sites will have 4 or 5 trucks with multiple tents, etc. There is no one around to enforce the quiet time rules, and one of the so-called hosts was as bad as some of the others. Last year we were lucky and we had good neighbors, but not this year. Only the cold nights quieted things down on some evenings. No rules on cleaning up your kennel mess when you leave, so you leave mounds around for the camper who follows you. I see the campground evolving more and more into a weekend party place for the locals. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Spent 2 nights here. Newly opened last Halloween (ranger told us) after repairs from Hurricane flooding and damage. Still some 10 or so electrical site outlets kaput. Sites gravel, level, nicely spaced, lots of shade trees, EW. Dump toward entrance. Ranger station, bath houses, nature center buildings are really really nice. Nearby pond for fishing and Vermillion river and boat put ins close by. When we were there the main campground dirt-gravel road was extremely dusty; you couldn't go slow enough to avoid a huge dust cloud. We are told clip paving was planned but over due. My only complaint. Other wise a very nice state park. May another hurricane not do it in. We did need our GPS to find our way to the park as it is out of the way. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Newly opened in Oct 2010, this secluded park is steeped in natural beauty. The name says it all: Palmetto - the plants are all around - near camp sites, etc. Spacious sites, many with shade. Ranger / naturalist led talks and walks. Adding to what others have said, boaters, fishermen, canoeists will love this camp. Verizon signal enough to make/receive calls. Only negatives: no sewer hookup - just a dump station, typical of state parks. And, probably too few washers/dryers - four of each - for a full camp; but, they are FREE. My count is 96 RV spots; a few cabins are available. Some temporarily unavailable due to apparent electrical hookup problems. Locals are to be credited with donating many dollars to enable opening of this camp because the state did not have sufficient funds to do so. Good discount for seniors. Bottom line; lovely park for those who like nature and the out-of-doors in a quiet setting. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very nice campground. Hiking trails are made with small pebbles throughout the park. Good places to fish with the kids. Access to the Vermilion River. Spots are very large and very private. Kids loved the splash pads. Roads are gravel, but if everyone obeys speed limit, dust is kept to a minimum. We plan on returning for a week during Thanksgiving Holidays. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The sites are spacious and some are secluded. Most are limestone with the exception of 4 handicap sites (those are concrete). All sites have a fire ring. There is a very nice splash pad for the kids and also a bathhouse to change clothes. Like others have posted, the roads inside of the park are gravel but didn't bother us. Comfort stations were very clean and include washers and dryers. The park is in a remote area, but only 10 minutes from the nearest Wal-Mart. Had OK to good AT&T cell service. We camped here last weekend and enjoyed ourselves. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a brand new state park in LA. They have generous RV spaces, the comfort stations were very clean. The road is gravel; however, the only dust kicked up were by those not obeying the speed limit. If you go the speed limit, there's not that much dust. The nature center is still being worked on, but the splash pad is very nice and even thought it was cool, was working. The trails are nice, one goes on a boardwalk thru a cypress swamp. If we had one complaint, it would be that it appears a little understaffed, only saw the ranger on patrol one time and several camps were very loud and could have used some calming down on Saturday night. We will absolutely go back and support this park. We camped here in a Motorhome.