2 Parks near Convent, Louisiana
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
Mar 2015 - $41.00
This park is not big rig friendly. We have a 45' motorhome. Owner parked us in front of a garage that had hookups. Electrical hookup for 50 amp didn't work so we had to hook to 30 Amp. Owner tried to blame our plug for the problem, it's worked everywhere before and since then with no problems. Price quoted at time of reservation was $35 per night, upon arrival price was 45 less Good Sam Discount. We won't come back here. - Ccoach53114
Jan 2015 - $16.00
The campground is on an actual plantation. There are really 2 distinct areas on the property. One has concrete pads and patios and the other is gravel with a concrete patios. There is also a different rate for each area. I stayed in a site on the gravel area (sites 1-28 and 39 - 52. During my time here there was a lot of rain. Drainage was poor with a lot of pooling of water (this is typical in the area but shouldn't be within a park). Most campers in this area are work campers that are here long term working construction at a refinery. Many of the trailers have seen better days. The owner allows these long-termers to personalize their sites. Some have done a nice job and some haven't. The roads are gravel and when they are dry it is very dusty when the speed limit is exceeded, especially by those living in the very back section. Positives - very nice location. roomy sites. Excellent wi-fi (I was in the back and far away from a repeater but maintained a good signal). The Poche Post! The Poche Post is prepared by the owner and provides information for locals and visitors. The clubhouse where there is a kitchen, lounge and the showers and restrooms. Negatives - the dust. Standing water after the rains (some sites are really flooded during a good soaking). Laundry room - machines are inexpensive ($1.50 to wash and $1.00 to dry) but they are heavily used and need replacing. Also, it is not centrally located near the clubhouse where one would expect to find it. LA Route 44 follows the river and there are quite a few turns that MUST be taken at the recommended speed. A good landmark is the set of blinking yellow lights for a pedestrian crossing. The entrance to the park is AT the blinking light when coming north and shortly after the one when coming south. Speed limit on the road is 55 so be aware of anyone behind you before you make your sharp turn into the plantation. The office is at the very back of the park and you get a good tour of the campgrounds on your drive. The office is rarely occupied so have your cell phone ready to call the manager. Best site is the one beside the garage of the plantation house. I don't think it is used by anyone staying longer then a few days. - jnateg
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