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Convent, Louisiana

Poche Plantation

Convent, Louisiana



Convent, Louisiana
Phone: (225) 715-9510

Sites: 85
Recent Rate: $40 8/2015

Latitude: 30.0126252589274
Longitude: -90.8278048038483

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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
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • 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 ?

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61 Reviews

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Gus the Fireant

Review Count: 44
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $40.00
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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.

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Maureen LeBoeuf

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

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $30.00
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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.

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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WheelsbRollin1

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

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $30.00
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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.

Tips for other Campers:

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

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Ccoach53114

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $41.00
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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.

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jnateg

Review Count: 43
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: January, 2015 - $16.00
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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.

Tips for other Campers:

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

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Dave51

Review Count: 97
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: November, 2014 - $36.00
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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.

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Texasrvers

Review Count: 73
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $32.00
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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.

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jackndoe

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: December, 2012 - $29.00
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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.

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Alice Henderson

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: November, 2012 - $40.00
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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.

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Fathead007

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2012 - $23.00
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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.

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RVersRUS

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

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $36.00
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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.

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Fergus

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

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $30.00
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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.

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MoJoRo

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2012 - $35.00
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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.

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Rontuski

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: April, 2012 - $36.00
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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.

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hankster36

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: March, 2012 - $30.00
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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.

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