2 Parks near Convent, Louisiana
Aug 2015 - $40.00
If you believe the hype of their website, you'll be truly disappointed. We were. This campground is on a plantation, but don't expect a whole lot. There are some glorious plantations in the area, but his isn't one of them. Yes, our site was a concrete pad, but when we arrived, it was covered with mud and debris from the previous occupant, who had left 4 days earlier. We were told that someone was supposed to have cleaned it up. My wife spent 45 minutes sweeping the pad, before the rains came and turned our concrete pad into a pad of mud. Once we set up and put our awning out, our 'patios' was two feet from our neighbors sewer hole, and it was not a pleasant area to enjoy coffee or a drink. No picnic tables were available. (There wouldn't have been any room, anyway.) When we asked the manager about restaurants or destinations, she was totally clueless and told us she'd only been there for a couple of months. Apparently, most of the campers work in the area and those that we met were very nice. It was very quiet in the CG since these guys go to work very early and come home late, very tired. I would not return to the "Resort", ever again. Very, very disappointed. If you feel you need to stay here, I'd recommend the gravel/grass section, but not the concrete pads. The grassy area seems to give rigs a bit more room. - Gus the Fireant
Jun 2015 - $30.00
We have been here for 2 weeks and have found it very comfortable. The owner has been very accommodating. Our cable didn't work at first & it was fixed right away by a very nice worker. Have dealt with 2 very nice ladies that work here also. We were fortunate to get a spot right off the River Road especially since the park stays full. Cable reception is excellent & wifi is fast & always accessible. We have used the laundry facility which is clean & cheap! Excellent sheriffs office here & their presence through the park daily makes me feel safe. There has been an extreme amount of rain since we have been here & when the owner escorted a new camper in next door to us he noticed a mud area, he brought a scoop of rocks for us within the hour himself! St James Parish is a lovely place and at this campground the birds are always singing! We will definitely come back if we can get a reservation! - Maureen LeBoeuf
May 2015 - $30.00
Our big rig was very comfortable on site 80. Level concrete, fast Wi-Fi as well as 50 amp and all services functioned very well. A guided tour was free offered with our week long stay and the guide was none other than the owner. The entire staff was surprising informative as well as friendly and attentive. The delightful tour of the mansion also included a separate museum on the property, an historic grave yard and the famous architecture of the 200 year old Saint Michaels and its beautiful grotto. We hiked with our grandchildren along the banks of the Mississippi River and afterwards we enjoyed a soak in their Large Hot Springs Hot Tub in their art filled pool area adorned with murals depicting local scenery. There was a fully stocked library, a movie room, fabulous porch swings, a restaurant, cottages and recreation house with a usable guest kitchen.
I read reviews of Poche and can say with fact, our 40' coach felt well accommodated and our group encountered pleasantly to our delight only genuine southern hospitality from all in the campground. We enjoyed all the attractions, places to eat and especially music and seafood night at Hymel's just a mile from our campsite. Best Plantation was Houma House Plantation and Gardens approx 6 miles from our rig. This is my first review and what motivated me to do the review was to let all know the jewel in Louisiana between historic New Orleans and tye Capitol Baton Rouge. We took excursions to both cities that were easily accessible via day tripping in our tow car.
We will be BACK!!! - WheelsbRollin1
Jun 2014 - $32.00
Owner has two parks on Rt. 44 along the river, Pouche and Sugar Hill. Pouche was full so I was directed to Sugar Hill. These two parks are about the only option if you want to tour the Plantations in the area. This park was a former FEMA park and is quite large. Wide open area with many folks living in their rigs full time. Many sites are grass and might be hard to back into due to narrow culverts over drainage ditches running full length of both roads. I ended up in a concrete pull through that I had to back into due to narrow drives. Utilities were fine and park was fairly neat. This is not a resort type park that you would want to stay in for a long period of time but worked fine for the plantation tours. Highway 44 parallels the river and is narrow and curvy. Good access to the one river bridge and Interstate 10. - Lynn Wagoner
Dec 2012 - $40.00
Sugar Hill RV Park, is a sister park to Poche Plantation & RV Park. It is located outside of Gonzales, which is basically in between the State's capital: Baton Rouge and the beautiful city of New Orleans. It is a neat, clean and very friendly park right along the Mississippi River. It is a definite stay if visiting in the area!! - Alice Henderson