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Convent, Louisiana

Poche Plantation

Convent, Louisiana


6554 State Highway 44 (River Road)
Convent, Louisiana 70723
Phone: (225) 715-9510

Sites: 85
Recent Rate: $41 5/2017

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Latitude: 30.012625258927
Longitude: -90.827804803848
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping no
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $1.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 1.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip yes
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT,Verizon,Sprint,T-Mobile
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone yes
  • Central Modem Central Modem yes
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • yes-river Waterfront Waterfront yes-river
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Business Center Business Center yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen yes
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities yes
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room yes
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing yes
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa yes
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball yes
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games yes
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment yes
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards yes
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River yes
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

73 Reviews

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Review Count: 38
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed here for 2 nights while in area for a wedding. The park is mostly full time residents but there are a few spots for nightly rental away from the monthly rentals. The park manager was wonderful to work with. Our site was a level concrete pad. We were not able to receive more than 3 channels on the TV antenna. They did have very fast internet. We did not use the pool, laundry, etc. but they appeared to be in good shape. The grounds were inviting and park was quiet. We camped at Poche Plantation in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
35
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

We were only planning on staying a couple nights but ended up staying for a week!! So much to see in that area. The site manager, was a sweetheart and very helpful and accommodating. She made our stay the best Louisiana experience we could have ask for. We were there around Mardi Gras and loved all the traditional food. Manager directed us to the best crawfish, king cake and oysters. Would definitely stay there again. We camped at Poche Plantation in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Next to mansion
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

We were centrally located to visit several plantations. We were an hour from New Orleans and Baton Rouge.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2017 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice folks. Our spot was next to the plantation house and not in the actual rv park. Suited our needs perfectly. There were mostly workers staying there in the park. They advertise cable TV but in actuality it was an HD antenna you hook up to. We didn't receive many channels. It was a great location to visit many of the plantation houses on The River Road. We camped at Poche Plantation in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Walk to the top of the levee and watch the ships being loaded. The area had small markets and local restaurants.

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2017 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

We chose this park due to it's location, in the heart of the plantations and along the Mississippi. The weather was chilly, the bathrooms not heated. Sites were excellent with trash cans at each site. We camped at Poche Plantation in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
30
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

We visited plantations and walked through the interesting cemetery nearby.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

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!!! We camped at Poche Plantation in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
beside mansion
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight, Spacious
Tips for other Campers:

Within 20 minutes, you can be at a plantation. Do not expect mega stores. These are quiet towns with family owned groceries, hardware stores, and auto repair shops. Do expect friendly people and lots of history.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Poche Plantation in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Lot 36
Site Surface
Concrete

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

The free tour of the plantation home awesome & fun which was given by the owner himself!. We enjoyed late evening strolls through the park, fun splashing at the pool, nights at the hot tub with a glass or two of wine,& not to forget the quiet relaxing nights of peaceful rest.

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Review Count: 44
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 20

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Poche Plantation in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
78
Site Surface
Concrete

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

We were greeted by owner upon arrival. He was very helpful with info about local history as well as places to visit and restaurants in the area. We were on a full concrete drive thru site our site was spacious and clean. We were able to cook for our family in the recreation house while at Poche. We also spent some time in the pool and hot tub while we were there which was clean and very welcoming. I would recommend a stay at Poche if you are in the area. We camped at Poche Plantation in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
36
Site Surface
Concrete

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

We received a free tour of Poche Plantation. The tour was both funny and intriguing. We were taught about the history of the Poche Plantation as well as the family who now owns the Plantation.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

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! We camped at Poche Plantation in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
2
Site Surface
Gravel, Pavers

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Tour of the plantation house & museum. The River Road in Convent is a magical place that abounds with history. Jefferson College, where the rich planters sent their sons to school is a short distance away & it is beautiful! The St. Michael's Church, where the bells ring out twice a day is awesome & next door! The local restaurants, Hymels, Nobiles, Houmas House Plantation, the Cabin, and Jimmy's are fantastic! The U. S. Post office is walking distance, right next to the plantation house.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

RV spots are spaced a good distance apart, good parking, quiet. Only downfall is how far it is to town & the horrible road you have to drive to get there. We camped at Poche Plantation in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

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!!! We camped at Poche Plantation in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
80
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Ask for the owner to give your tour, he was hilarious...

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Poche Plantation in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Dirt

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 91
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 22

Date of Stay: January, 2015 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Post office next door accepts general delivery and was a pleasure to use.

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: December, 2014 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

Good folks and clean historic tours. We loved Poche and owner Resturant was good food. The park had a pool, a hot tub, a library, and a guest kitchen. Constructed on the grounds of a 1870 historic plantation with a 200 year old church and a US Post Office within walking distance from my site. The Mississippi River, about 100 feet from the park provided hiking and bike riding with very scenic views of the river. Everything was clean and the staff knowledgable and helpful. We camped at Poche Plantation in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
72
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious, Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Vacherie, Gonzales, Saint James, Convent, and LaPlace are all nearby in New Orleans Plantation Country . Take the Tour it was humorous and interesting and so close to touring plantations like Oak Alley and a dozen others. Good Restaurant on site and many nearby we enjoyed.

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Review Count: 152
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 36

Date of Stay: November, 2014 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
35
Site Surface
Concrete

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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