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Date of Stay: January, 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. We camped at Poche Plantation in a Travel Trailer.
Post office next door accepts general delivery and was a pleasure to use.
Date of Stay: November, 2014 - $36.00
Stayed three nights while visiting plantations in the area. Not big rig friendly. Managers office is at the back of the campground and very inconvenient. We camped at Poche Plantation in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $32.00
This is a very unique RV park. First, it is just across the levee from the Mississippi River and is built on the grounds of an old plantation. The house is now a bed and breakfast. Tours are held on the weekends and are free if you are staying at the park. Most roads are gravel and dusty while others have pot holes and mud when it rains. The sites range from very nice paved (pull thoughs and back ins) to gravel, muddy not well kept back ins. Some sites have no shade, while others are very shaded. We were in a not so good area, but the utilities worked well, there were lots of cable TV channels, and the WiFi was quite usable. The bathrooms were individual and nice and clean. The pool looked nice; the spa was not open. I did not see much to entertain kids, but I did see kids staying there. The owner is constantly working on improvements and is planning an on site restaurant. Apparently he can be hard to deal with, but he was quite nice to us. It can also be difficult to find someone in the office, and apparently reservations get mixed up frequently. Our reserved pull through site was changed to a back in, but at least we got one. I don’t think this place would be for everyone, but if you can roll with the owner’s quirky personality and management style and not expect too much in the way of amenities, you will probably have a good time. Finally, with all the diverse areas, it was hard to rate the entire park. It ranges from 9 to 5 depending on where you stay, so I averaged it at a 7. We would stay there again, but only if we could get one of the nicer spots. We camped at Poche Plantation in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: April, 2012 - $36.00
We had originally only planned to stay 2 nights but after checking out the site, the surrounding area and talking to the owner we decided to stay for 5 nights. We had a great site, clean restrooms and showers and met lots of other campers. There is a Catholic Church within walking distance and we attended Easter service there. It is a great place to stay and there are many plantations to visit in the area. New Orleans is about 1 hour away. We would definitely stay here again. A free tour of the plantation home was given by the owner and was very entertaining. We camped at Poche Plantation in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $36.00
We had a wonderful stay. The park was very well manicured. Great cable and WI-FI and free. Large concrete pads with lighted pedestal. Close to major Plantation Tours. 50 min's to NOLA, 50 min's to Baton Rouge. Owner gave a very entertaining tour of Judge Felix Poche Plantation. Staff was polite and helpful. We camped at Poche Plantation in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: December, 2012 - $29.00
It's hard to know where to begin with this park. The site was fine, level and all utilities OK. Wi-Fi was generally working. The pool was not in use and seemed to be under some kind of construction although the weather wasn't very accommodating anyway. Never saw a soul in the clubhouse and there were no activities or events of any kind. Laundry, showers and restrooms were somewhat tired but OK for the purpose. From what we could tell, the park is largely populated with working people. St James Parish sheriff patrols the park regularly. We almost never saw the owner/manager and were never able to arrange a tour of the plantation although we asked a couple of times. The office was never manned during our stay. The gift shop never opened the entire 8 days we were there (we cut our original 2 week planned stay short). We were there over Christmas so the park was a virtual ghost town for a few days. When leaving we had to chase down the owner to pay him. We have no idea what the rate shown was based on since it seems like the owner/manager makes them up on the fly. The best way we can describe the stay was that we felt more like tenants than guests and just had an odd feeling about the place. In fairness it may be because we were there over Christmas but we could find no evidence that there was anything happening there. We will not stay again. We camped at Poche Plantation in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: November, 2012 - $40.00
I found an RV Park in Convent, Louisiana Just south of Gonzales for camping. It is close to my Work in Geismer and a really nice campground with great reviews. The park surrounds a plantation. The spacious lots ranging from I believe &450-$575 a month, or $40 a night. There's a pet walk, recreation center, which is open to everyone. I can't wait to visit in warmer weather, because the pool and hot tub area is beautiful!! The owner greeted me as I pulled in, he was hard at work painting, but he insisted on walking me through: my first!! Not only does he almost single handedly run not one, but two RV parks (Sugar Hill, being the second), he also owns the local newspaper (The Poche Post) and it caters to visitors with maps, lists of attractions & coupons. Very helpful. I don't travel often, being an older, single female, but I've never felt safer or more welcomed at a Park or anywhere for that matter. I will most definitely visit Poche Plantation And RV Park again, and encourage anyone visiting the area to do so too!! We camped at Poche Plantation in a Travel Trailer.Undo
Date of Stay: October, 2012 - $23.00
We were traveling to Convent, LA for work due to working in the industrial construction field. Poche Plantation and its sister site, Sugar Hill, are the only available RV parks in the area. We contacted the owner two weeks before arriving on multiple occasions to find out pricing and availability. Each conversation seemed to be a new experience for the owner and at best information was vague. We were quoted a price as a monthly rate. Upon arrival we waited for 30 minutes for the owner to show up. His futile attempt at humor was not welcomed by me after driving all day to get there. We were told that he had just poured the cement for the spot for us at Sugar Hill and that we needed to come back in two days. Mind you, we had been talking to this guy for two weeks and communicated our arrival date. Then he said he had one spot open but that it was $50 more than the quoted price. When we challenged that he turned to my partner and said "Well, you look good." Are you SERIOUS?! What we later learned is that there is no set pricing and that rate increases upon arrival is a common occurrence. Must be nice being the only guy in the business in the area. There is no office staff so you will deal with the owner directly. I must add that he does provide information on the area and where to get what is in his newspaper "The Poche Post." The park itself is very nice. All paved sites, clean, for the most part, well maintained. There were issues with the lift station which were repaired; however the smell of sewage seemed to be a constant. I do not know if it is an issue with the park or due to the industry in the surrounding area. The park advertises a pool though it is apparent it hasn't been cleaned in a long time. The Jacuzzi is not in operation nor was it in operation during the two months we were there. The laundry facility has 4 washers and 4 dryers. With the amount of long term people that barely seems adequate. With the amount of industrial construction work going on in the area you cannot count on spot availability. The park seems to be consistently full. Be aware that there are people leaving at all hours of the day and night due to work schedules. You will also hear sounds from the Mississippi River boat traffic to include horns, cranes, etc. We camped at Poche Plantation in a Fifth Wheel.Undo
Date of Stay: December, 2011 - $34.00
This park has great 50 amp power, good cable TV, pretty surroundings and perhaps the most level site we've ever parked in. The owner has a very laid back management style that takes some getting used to, but Mark is extremely accommodating and his personality is part of the character of the place. We were here for the Christmas Eve bonfires along the river that were really a blast. There's lots to do in the area--plantation tours, interesting little restaurants, etc. and it's only about an hour from New Orleans. Mark's tour of the Poche house was interesting as well. If we're in the area again, we would definitely stay here. We camped at Poche Plantation in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $30.00
The weekly rate was $210. The owner was very gracious and helped us when we had to store our trailer and make a mad dash to Florida in the middle of our stay. The park is very quiet, great Wi-Fi and cable TV,beautiful grounds and very well kept. The showers and bathrooms were very clean and spacious. We were able to park in a concrete pull through with all hookups on a lighted pedestal. The owner gave a very entertaining tour of the old plantation house. My only problem was in finding the office. It could be better marked and directions to it. We camped at Poche Plantation in a Travel Trailer.Undo
Date of Stay: April, 2012 - $35.00
The park itself was ok. Yards around the pool area and behind the plantation house, lovely. Nice treed sites and quiet park. However I think the rates are made up when you arrive. We were asked for cash $37 for each site we were then asked if we had $70 cash for 2 sites we could have them as the regular rate was $40. I noticed in the last review they paid $32 (March'12) and the Good Sam Site quotes $33. Our mistake by giving cash without a receipt and not going to the office. I think it should be reported to Good Sam. Would NOT recommend this place to anyone as it seems the rates are made up as he goes along? You can take the risks, but don't be as stupid as we were. We camped at Poche Plantation in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: March, 2012 - $32.00
Located on Poche Plantation grounds. Concrete pads in rear section have nice lighted power posts and street lights at night. Don't expect a manned office as there isn't one. Gravel roads throughout the campground make dust a problem. Rear section has a concrete sidewalk that's good for walking small dogs. No real dog rules here; permanent tenants don't always pick-up after their dogs. Also many let dogs run loose. We camped at Poche Plantation in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: March, 2012 - $30.00
This park almost defies description. It looks like 2 different parks (maybe even 3!). I called for a reservation but when I arrived there was no one in the office which is buried in the back of part of the park. When we found it there was a note on the desk with a number to call. When I called the owner right out of central casting- told me he had the flu and to take any site I wanted but not 98. There were 2 sites available and 98 was one of them. I took it!It was a beautiful site on the end of the row. The day before we left owner came to our site and asked us if we were leaving! I told him I had made the reservation and paid for a week. It seems that a camper had arrived and apparently had been given a reservation for my site also. All through the time we were there we saw several campers come in all looking for their "reserved site" with none available. Over the course of the week we spent there this occurred 2 or 3 times every day. Owner conducted a tour of the Poche mansion which was entertaining although not enlightening. It is obvious that they are working on the park but it is not nearly ready for "resort" status. The pool was nice but hadn't been cleaned for quite awhile and therefore unusable. The laundry had 4 machines - 2 each washer & dryer. I really wanted to give the park a good review but the reservation situation or lack thereof makes it impossible. We camped at Poche Plantation in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: January, 2012 - $36.00
We stayed here three nights while visiting friends in the area. Check-in is difficult because it is hard to navigate through the park while trying to locate the office. Lots of longer term trailers in the park. Looks like 10 or so spots reserved for short-term campers. No one is in the office. You have to call the owner: he tells you how much it costs and you leave the money in a certain location. Never saw anyone associated with the park. Sites were nice with level concrete pads. All hookups are contained in one convenient location. Cable TV is super. Free Wi-Fi is good. Never had any problems with either. Spaces are somewhat close together. Nice area with local law enforcement patrols. We saw them at least 2-3 times daily driving through the park. The three restrooms are nice but the shower curtains were very dirty with mold/mildew growing. However, on the last night here, someone did replace all of them. Overall, probably the best park in the area. We camped at Poche Plantation in a Fifth Wheel.Undo
Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $30.00
We took the "free tour" that was offered of the Poche Mansion, offered if we stayed at least two nights, so we agreed. We were only passing through and originally just planned on staying one night. Surprised, we were met by a colorful middle-aged man who rode up on the plantation's tractor. We were not alone; another 12 campers also were treated as the actual owner of this "nationally registered" historic mansion took the time and began to educate us all on how the location of Poche Plantation RV Resort really was a terrific home base to take in the sights, delight our taste buds, offering access easily via day tripping by our tow cars to the best culturally rich Louisiana we came to see and experience. Within a few minutes, we all knew this tour was gonna be like no other. This man, who was born and raised in this area and also spent seven years as a full timer, had a good perspective of many questions, attractions guest might seek, food that would delight our taste buds, and festivals with music distinctively Cajun Louisiana. And his knowledge of all these areas he shared, along with the unique history Poche is known for. As we walked, he talked, and we visited the historic church and the over 200 year old Sugar Cane Grotto and graveyard The grounds as we walked were all manicured to perfection, and the views of the Mississippi River sunsets were so memorable. The hiking and bike trails would not have even been known nor would our two night visit offered time to experience if we wouldn't have done what Mark said most do and that is extend our stay. Totally we stayed 16 nights and 14 adventure filled days. Two days we lounged by the heated pool in 75 degree days and spent a half dozen cool nights in their gigantic hot tub. The kids loved the movie room, the game room, and hiking along the great Mississippi river hunting frogs or catching some catfish. Similarly, I thought, Huck Finn must have enjoyed, just like our kids did, this laid back style only in Louisiana, along this great river while living on one of great river road historic plantations. If you travel anywhere close to Louisiana and don't make Poche Plantation your destination there can only be two logical reasons. One, you just didn't know such a place existed or you don't wanna enjoy what Louisiana is all about. If you're reading this you know can't use the first excuse. We will return and just wanna say thanks to the staff and owner; the pleasure was all ours and you truly made our whole family feel as we are now part of the Poche Plantation family. Again, thanks. We camped at Poche Plantation in a Tent.Undo
Post office next door accepts general delivery and was a pleasure to use.jnateg • January 2015
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