12 RV Parks near Gardner, Louisiana
Oct 2016 - $10.00
We know to arrive & setup on a Monday or Tuesday in order to grab the best campsite or 1 of the best sites.
Normal camp site prices are $15 single & $20 double.
We are retired & use America the Beautiful Pass.
Campground will fill up on Friday.
Loop B has a nice rubberized playground for children.
Site 29 is a double site at the end of the B loop, extremely large & private surrounded by trees & an easy walk to the lake for fishing from a small pier or bank if you bring tall rubber boots.
On site 29 you will need to level your trailer tires 1 1/2" on the drivers side & to disconnect as the front will be 2 inches lower than the rear.
We lost service for 2 hours after a small storm due to a branch falling on power lines. Cleco did a very good job finding the problem & correcting it in a short time.
Electric box was good & well maintained.
Water pressure requires a reducer which is a common problem during an offseason week before a weekend.
Best bet is to bring a portable wheeled sewer container to take to the dump station as needed. Dump station is 1/2 mile distant.
This is a National Forest area so there is no accumulating & burning deadfalls from the forest. Bring your own bonfire wood.
Love the many walking & bicycle trails.
Do not expect any campsite to be perfectly level, there are no concrete pads but the camping area is solid, not even a motorhome will sink when it rains.
Safety is not a problem, we have camped at Kincaid over 20 times & have left for hours at a time to fish, boat across the lake to Tunks Cypress Inn restaurant or go into town. Never had any problems with thefts.
There is a live-in manager in both section A & section B & both are very nice but put up with zero problems such as loud all night parties, speeding, golf carts which are not street legal.
Small Garbage bins in front of every campsite & are picked up every day. - JSRFrench
Jun 2016 - $16.00
Campground run by the State of Louisiana Rapides Parrish Police Jury.
Stayed in the older section in the double space at the far end #12.
Excellent walking trails, fair small fishing pier down a hill.
Electric & water only but dumping station is on the way out or use a portable for extended stays.
Each section has a live-in Manager that cleans showers & rest rooms.
There is a boat launch 1/4 mile away, a lake beach swimming area & this is a forested type campground not a resort.
Because it is within a National Forest - you must bring in any bonfire wood & it is illegal to gather wood to burn in the provided fire ring.
No Wi-Fi available or cable TV - older State Campground. - JSRFrench
Oct 2014 - $5.00
Valentine Lake campground, another outstanding NFS park! Had a site backed right up to the lake; shady, peaceful. - mockturtle
Aug 2016 - $30.00
I am traveling ICU nurse and live out of my RV most of the year. Hidden Treasure is one of the best resorts I've stayed. I was there for six months and any need I had, the owners were always accommodating and very pleasant to deal with. The park is not only quiet, it beautiful and clean. You won't be disappointed! - Greg Williams
Jan 2015 - $25.00
This place truly is a hidden treasure! The campground is located on Lake Cotile and is very beautiful and peaceful. It's not too far off I-49. The owners' son did an outstanding job (after dark) of directing us onto the concrete pad, where we had full hookups and reliable 50 amp service. We had a slide issue and the owner came over and spent a couple hours helping us diagnose. Anything this campground lacks in amenities, is more than offset by the friendly, caring owners. - dad2aprincess
Feb 2013 - $25.00
This campground has potential. It is a bit older and a lot of the sites can be a little tight to get into. They have recently installed sewer connections at some of the sites in one area and are working on renovating a lot of the campground. The pads are a little narrow and a lot of them are built up so there is a bit of a drop off when you step off the last step of your RV. If staying here you might would want to pass through the campground to find a spot that doesn't have that drop off. There are a lot that are fine. There are some spectacular views of the lake from many of the sites. Spanish moss hanging from the trees gives an added atmosphere to the campgrounds. The showers and rest rooms we entered were in need of some work but we very rarely use those facilities so was not an issue for us. The only con for us was the lack of security and the ability for anyone to enter this park at all hours and is why I give it such a low rating. I hope our unfortunate experience with this aspect was unique and not the norm for this quaint campground but it will cause us to look elsewhere when camping in this area. - Open Ranger
Jul 2010 - $16.00
Nothing to do here but swim in the lake. Very dirty. I did not enjoy my stay here at all. - dollfacedbaby1
Jan 2009 - $18.00
Nice quiet park. Set in the hills above a nice lake. Most sites are shaded. Pretty good size lake for bass fishing. We would stay here again in a heartbeat. Bring your supplies, though, nearest store is about 20 minutes away. - hstutes
Aug 2006 - $20.00
THIS CAMPGROUND IS CLOSED. THE OWNER SOLD THE PROPERTY FOR A NEW WATERFRONT NEIGHBORHOOD. - walker1969
Feb 2004 - $25.00
This place is truly a dump. I am glad to hear that it is no longer a KOA. It was thrown out of the system because it is so bad. - campingrichard
May 2017 - $24.00
Very clean and neat, no frills campground. If you need to stay in the Alexandria, LA area, this is, by far, the best campground in the area. Relatively new and owners very interested in making improvements. All sites are pull thru with complete hookups and 50 amp service. All sites have concrete pads (which is really important for a wet location like Louisiana) and plenty of room for tow vehicle. Also a concrete patio on each site (although many of these are in an unusual location for motorhome as of this writing- owners beginning to rectify by expanding patios). All sites have a good size grassy area. Park laid out well and getting in and out is easy. No cable but our regular antenna picked up just fine. Internet worked great and was fast. The campground is not staffed full-time as its entry is controlled electronically. They have the best online reservations system we have encountered. You pick out your actual site, pay, and then you get instructions and gate code via email. All fairly immediately. Their contact phone number is provided if you run into any problems. - Tbillingsley
Mar 2017 - $40.00
A little pricey and no discounts available but it was slim-pickins in the area. Very nice park! Spotlessly clean and had a great 24-hour laundry room. You have to have reservations to get inside but we were able to get a hold of someone (after a couple calls) and she took our info down and opened the gate remotely. - Adventure in Moving
Dec 2016 - $44.00
Perfect for an overnight. Price is a little high, but there are not many parks in the area. Level concrete pads that are long enough to use without unhooking car. Reserve online and receipt has your gate access code. There was some road noise and next time we would try for a spot further away. Only light was from the pedestal at each site so it was dark. - SoonerMom
Oct 2014 - $15.00
Very nice campgrounds located around the Kincaid Lake forest area. Advisable to scout the area & secure a prime location early. 1st come 1st serve.
Very nice boat launch with a beach, picnic, barbecue area with a limited number of shaded canopy areas. The bathrooms at the boat dock are large & the lake beach areas are large.
Be advised numerous campsites are difficult to back a large rig, very limited number of pull thru sites, many require leveling the trailer & no sewer hookups.
Bathroom shower facilities within the campground are older, no security as this is a public facility. - JSRFrench
Sep 2014 - $15.00
This is a beautiful park that is very well maintained. The campsites have very long pads and are quite spacious. At the rear of each site, they had poured small gravel which made a really nice area to sit behind your camper. There was a grill, patio table, and fire ring at each site. The water had two faucets, one for your hose and another in case you needed it for something else so you don't have to unhook your hose. There was an excellent playground for children, very well maintained with what I think was a floor of ground rubber which made a very soft floor in case of falls. The bathrooms and showers were very clean, air conditioned, completely updated. Beautiful lake and paved roads throughout. Prices are $15 and $20 and they honor the America the Beautiful Discount card. - Travellite14
Aug 2015 - $28.00
Paid for full amenities. The park location was great, fields of rolled hay, only 5 miles to our destination CenLa Rv center for warranty work. The restroom was closed for vandalism so we don't even know if they had a shower. The wifi (free) didn't work they said probably bad weather in vicinity but it only rained. The location was beautiful but cost should have reflected the lack of amenities. The host were young and only 3 years of ownership but very friendly. - Janiceanddennis
Apr 2013 - $21.00
This is a great park. It is very quiet and peaceful. The sites are long enough for big rigs and plenty of space between each site. Individual restroom/showers are adequate and clean. I would give this park a 10 if it had more amenities but for what it has it is a 10. Since opening in September of 2012 the owners are working hard to improve and maintain the park. The office is in a mobile home adjacent to the park. We camped here for a week. We would definitely come back again. - Young at Heart
Mar 2013 - $25.00
A great RV park in the middle of a wonderful area. This park is brand new (maybe a year old). Owners are very nice young couple. The park is next to a huge green field with lots of birds. Very nice and peaceful setting. Pads are level crushed gravel. Restrooms are very clean. We were here 1 week, and will most definitely stay here again. - Deck & Margot
Aug 2013 - $25.00
This is a new RV park. It is very clean and neat. There are restrooms and showers, but nothing else. The hook-ups were good and the sites were very wide and easy to access. Very quiet. Would stay here again if in the area. - RV Lover
Jun 2012 - $28.00
3 parking spots behind the Best Western. Okay for overnight stay. Water and 30 Amp (no 50). Walk to restaurants . You can use the pool and other facilities. Complimentary breakfast. All utilities will be at the rear. If parking lot is empty, no problem backing in. They do not accept reservations, so call ahead. - texpilot
Aug 2016 - $16.00
This is a Federally managed facility, so the America the Beautiful Pass gets you 50% off the daily rate. It took the really nice guy on duty forever to get us checked in, but no big deal. They weren't crowded at all, maybe 10% full, probably because of the heat. The grounds were lush and very well maintained.
This site is at a dam on the Red River, so there is a boat launch and a pier for fishing. LOTS of room for the kids and dogs to run, to throw the frisbee, etc. The restrooms and showers were in good shape and clean. There are some tent sites but I recall seeing mostly back-ins. The included WiFi worked well.
Our site was shady with a nice picnic table, grill, fire ring, and a lantern pole (bring your own lantern). If the weather hadn't been so hot, we could have stayed a few days here. The only drawback is that the Red River runs between Colfax and I-49, so it's a little out of the way, but well worth the drive. - SLOman
Jul 2016 - $20.00
I consider this a hidden gem. Located about 11 miles off the freeway, on the bank of the Red River, near one of its dams and locks. Very clean, and the manager stayed over to check us in. - DIckfromSD
May 2015 - $18.00
This is a Corps of Engineers park right on the Red River about 40 minutes south of Natchitoches, LA. It is pristinely manicured with huge sites. The restrooms and showers are spotless. Satellite reception is easy as there aren't many large trees blocking the southern sky. We used our Golden Age Pass so we paid $17.50 per night. - golfkitty
Dec 2016 - $22.00
Beautiful site, not far off I-49. $22 for a standard site, others may be more expensive. Most sites have concrete pads but some do not. Most sites fairly level. Flooding could be an issue in some sites. Decent WiFi. Laundry available: wash for $1.75, dryer $1.75 for 30 mins. - MSSW
Sep 2016 - $28.00
This is a great family park. The campsites are close together. There is a swimming beach and water activities. Quiet, but it is close to Alexandria for shopping. I would stay again, but in a different site. - kaydbug
Jul 2016 - $28.00
First time for us. Nice place, peaceful and tons of shade. We fought no bugs at the time of our 6 day stay. They where pouring new concrete in lots of spots which was good to see. We saw lots of deer, and checked out the beaches. Wish this place was closer to home. Hope to return next year's vacation. The folks at the front gate where very friendly, and campers we met as well. Love the place. One more thing, if you get a chance: tour the near by old saw mill. We did, and it was pretty cool. - lovegun