7 Parks near Convent, Louisiana
Aug 2015 - $35.00
Nothing good to say, really. Big rig access but no pull-throughs. What kind of sense does that make? Lot 48 was unlevel, smelled of animal feces. Only thing to see on cable was the ant race. The facilities were grungy & reeked of urine & molded scum! We will never attend that livestock adventure again! - Saucy family
Mar 2012 - $35.00
I always like to judge a park for myself, but will never again ignore the reviews of other campers on this site. I have learned my lesson. I would give this park a MINUS 5 if the rating was available. We travel 10 months out of the year, have stayed in many RV parks (good and bad) but I can honestly say that this is the first park on our list we will never return to. There are multiple reasons but the main ones are the rudeness of the hosts. They were very condescending and treated us like we were criminals. The long check in process that includes every license plate on your rig (which is not a problem), but then they want everyone's driver license that is staying in the RV and make copies of them. That is an IDENTITY THEFT ALERT. They can trace you through license plate numbers. Your drivers license is not needed and provides to much info (ie. DOB), nor do you need the copies of your personal info to be floating around. After you complete this long process that includes the hostess "reading the rules to you", you are escorted to your assigned site (no,you don't get to look first). Then they tell you where to park on the site, so the sewer is UNDERNEATH, and watch you crawl under to hook it up. I highly recommend that you choose a truck stop or a parking lot before staying here. The other reviewers pegged it. - kandid61
Nov 2010 - $25.00
I agree with the post: "Absolutely the worst place I have ever stayed. I can't believe that people you give money to can be so rude." However I was able to use a credit card. And the receipt they gave me did have their name and number on it. The hookups for power and water are located at the rear and the sewer was kind of under my RV on the door side. And yes "The place is well kept but the rudeness over rides that as well." The noise of the trains all day and night, water and power going on and off. The owner/manager lied to me as well, stupid stuff but a liar is a liar! - JayOTR
Oct 2015 - $40.00
We chose Poche due to closeness to River Road and the plantations.
Must say it is unique. Do not expect a KOA or a state park. You will find a swimming pool and a hot tub, large bathrooms, and a community room with a fully equipped kitchen.
I must say, Thank you for a beautiful spot to park the last four days. Your crew is outstanding, friendly, and helpful. Extremely quiet park for all the tenants you have. Wendy was great and very knowledgeable about the town.
It is hard to get in touch with the park. A brochure would be helpful, also.
Hope to visit again. Good luck on the upcoming art festival. And, looking forward to Uncle Larry's cafe. Great jambalaya!!! - jagarraway
Sep 2015 - $40.00
If you are looking for beautiful grounds, clean restrooms & shower house,great people, pleasant surroundings, nice level concrete pads,& piece Of mind look no more this is the place to visit. Just the smell of fresh green cut grass,the kind you love to watch your kids play on & run across.
We really enjoyed Our stay and cannot wait to try the awesome restaurant that we kept hearing about. Which will be open when we return for the Arts & Crafts Festival on October 24th & 25th 2015. - Saucy family
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
Oct 2011 - $25.00
I loved staying there! We stayed there about 6 months while my husband was working and it was awesome! The owner is very sweet and will help you with anything you need. There is a neat pond right behind the lot and there are 2 restaurant's that are very good. They have a free boat launch and extra space to park trailers and or boats. I loved staying there and it was very quiet. - rambler33
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
Apr 2014 - $13.00
We actually lived there for a while and the price of $375 a month was not bad. The park itself has very little to offer as it geared toward workers and students rather than vacationers. The park is very well maintained by the workers and the bathroom and shower is always clean. That was the good, now comes the bad. The park owner is never there and leaves all runnings and decisions to the manager who tends to abuse his powers as manager. There is a sense that priority is given to the habitat folks that come in from time to time over those who stay there on a more permanent basis. Park manager does very little in or around the park to deserve his paycheck. He also tends to give out false information about himself and the park. Most notably, cable is supposed to be included but in our time there there was no cable to be had at all. Overall, the park is nice, the tenants and workers are good, but the park manager just brings it down. Ultimately we chose to leave because we could not handle his antics any more. Would i recommend this park? At this point no or only if you stay a couple of days. - ramper
Jan 2013 - $8.00
This park is used mainly by students and workers. It is clean and maintained. Our rate was the Habitat for Humanity rate as we were here for a build in the area. Apparently the regular rate is 25 a night. We would not stay here at that rate as it is right beside the railway tracks and the trains are often and there is nothing special about this park. - Rib
Aug 2015 - $25.00
Worst place I have stayed at. Electricity turns off twice a day and water smells like it comes from the sewer system. Manager rude. Rather stay at a landfill then go back there again. - Smo
May 2015 - $25.00
It's several acres of gravel and full hookups, no more and no less, closer than other campgrounds to plantations such as Laura and Oak Alley. About 25% of of the 100+ sites are occupied by unoffensive long-term construction workers on gigantic nearby projects, such as the largest ammonia plant in North America. Most of the other spaces were vacant when we were there. A half-dozen sites are pull-throughs but you could back an 18-wheeler into most of the other ones. Showers and a laundry are at the center but that's it: no playgrounds, stocked ponds, 24-hour security, hot tubs, etc. Laura Plantation (13 miles away) had guides who gave the best balance of architecture and (somewhat gruesome) history, complete with the owners' suites and ads for fugitive slaves. Our guide provided an excellent explanation of how the slave system worked, complete with a person's status being determined by who's your mother (rather than your possibly philandering father). Didn't visit Oak Alley but it seemed to be a fabulous wedding site. - Mtmoi
Apr 2015 - $15.00
This park is right below the Sunshine Bridge. Easy in and out. I stayed here while working in the area. Many guests here are traveling workers at local plants.
Park is very basic but nice. Basically a large gravel parking lot with full hook ups. I stayed here 7 weeks. I will return for work and probably stay here again. Was the cleanest of any on this side of the bridge. - Camping Somewhere
Jun 2016 - $30.00
This is a cash only site. I called late to make sure of a vacancy and was greeted by help at manager's office upon my arrival. The sites were back-in and I received aid in doing so. The interesting thing was I had to park off the concrete pad onto the gravel, I suppose, because another trailer was a slide out that took too much room. There was a laundromat and dog walking area, complete with poop bags. A grocery store was nearby, actually closer than Google led me to believe. I would stay there again. - Mhlangford