14 Parks near Independence, Louisiana
Jun 2016 - $33.00
This is a very rustic campground with lots of trees. The entry is down a long narrow road and we clipped the fence on the tight turn into the campground. The interior roads are all dirt and sand, and were tight for our 40 ft. motorhome. Our site was a grassy, sandy pull-through. Most of the sites have trailers on them although there were very few people here on a Sunday. There is wireless, but I wasn't able to connect with an iPhone, iPad, Kindle or laptop, just a spinning icon. Because of the trees there was no satellite reception, and they don't have cable. We were able to get about 5 antenna channels. I would try to find another place before staying here again although it was convenient to I-55. - RVerMJ
Sep 2015 - $30.00
Had a slight problem when we arrived. There was a miscommunication amonst employees and they had given our site away to another guest. They did accomodate us but we were put way out in the back 40 so to speak. This stop was just for 2 nights so we could go into New Orleans for the day. Utilities were placed decently and the Owner did help out with a minor problem that we had with the motorhome and fixed the problem while we were in New Orleans. Due to the fact that they were accommodating, we would probably stop again, but this campground is really not for a "big" rig. Our 39' pulling a car had problems negotiating some roads getting to the campground as it is out of the way down back country roads. - hound4
Jul 2014 - $39.00
Myself and other family members have stayed away from this campground for 9 years , because of the previous hateful/rude/foul mouth owners. New people bought the campground a year ago and are great!! They seem pretty laid back as we are. There were no special activities going on due to them recouping from the 4th of July weekend activities. Very understandable, its a lot on them. we will catch them next time. we had site 171. pretty good site. Wi-Fi only worked good out side our camper. the creek was fun and we will go back again. the new owners were very easy to talk to, unlike the ones before. we are very pleased with our stay. we are planning another trip in the near future. - lovegun
Apr 2015 - $19.00
This is a horse ranch w/amenities. Pull thru level, hard packed site. FHU w/50A. Very peaceful, country setting. GPS took us right to it.
We stayed 2 nights and they honored both nights with PA discount.
We would stay again and ride the horses again. We were in a motor home. - D Curf
Mar 2015 - $44.00
Other than being a bit overpriced and not having the correct size sewer hookups on some sites, this place is very nice. Very gracious hostess that will lead you to your site. They have karaoke and horse back riding. We were in motorhome and had no problem getting in an out. Very peaceful and quiet at night. We really enjoyed our stay and will be back for sure. - BryanK.
Apr 2014 - $47.00
Upon arrival you will check in at the sparsely supplied camp store. The staff is very friendly and helpful in getting your RV to its spot. Most of the sites are grass or dirt, and unlevel. There are plenty of activities throughout the day, including horseback riding, swimming, fishing, and arts and crafts. The bath houses and pools are clean.
Dust is an issue here as there are no paved roads. The staff did water the road down one afternoon, which helped some.
It is somewhat expensive considering what other campgrounds offer for less money. However, my 4 year old granddaughter had a great time. - DSLACamper
Jul 2016 - $37.00
I noticed that they had a new sign, and that many of the monthly campers were cleaned up. The sites around the pool are now concrete. It is a work in progress because the park buildings, laundry room and bathrooms are still out of date. The improvements were not overwhelming, but a sign that this little park is heading in the right direction. I hope to see more progress on my next visit. - User2886
Apr 2014 - $30.00
This is not the worst in the world but it is trying. The roads not impassable but are rough and pot-holed. My electrical box was a thing to behold and fear. You are almost on the shoulder of the interstate and you think the 18 wheelers are coming through the window. Two good points, it has pull-through sites if you are done driving for the day and need a place to stop. Secondly, it’s close to Campingworld. - plove
Jan 2013 - $23.00
Great spot for us close to family in Hammond. Road going in is narrow as previously noted, but it is very lightly traveled. The entrance is tight but not a problem for careful drivers. The interior roads need a lot of work, many potholes filled with water on this visit. Place can get muddy when saturated by heavy rain as on our visit this time. Sewers are on septic system and our site had a problem, possibly caused by the recent frequent heavy rains. We had no problems on past visits. Our price is based on a weekly rate. We have used the park before but it is not really a "destination" park. - Grumpier99
Jan 2016 - $30.00
Planned to spend one night. Office was locked up with a contact number to call. No self registration or information on the sites. The nightly rate is just a guess. No one answered the phone or called back when I left a message. The restrooms were dark, lights were either burnt out or disconnected as the switches were on. The place was very run down and we just left. - normajean303
Dec 2015 - $40.00
Was OK to stay overnight, pricey if you don't have Good Sam. Check in was pleasant enough although they're doing some construction on the office. The pool was closed, so we didn't use that, but there was a nice dog run at the front we did use.
Site 1 - 23 are super close together - your electrical/water hookup are right next to the next site's picnic table. Site 46 - 57 are pond side and a bit nicer/roomier. It looked like there were quite a few long time residents but their sites were kept neat & tidy.
Site was perfectly level and the wifi worked well. It rained overnight and there was a lot of standing water when we left so that speaks to the level! The site itself was quiet but close to I-10 and Club Deluxe Rd is busy so a lot of traffic noise. - inetelle
Oct 2015 - $30.00
Nice site on front row, level. The park is being improved on a daily basis. Would recommend. - fairtaxmobile
Feb 2008 - $1.00
Advisory! The park website is closed. The KOA website no longer lists the Park. Telephone number gives a Fax signal. Conclusion is the park is no longer in existence - BbTrombone
Sep 2003 - $24.00
A very friendly staff that will work with you, very clean CG. Easy Access from/to I-55 or I-10. I stayed here 2 nights as a pre-stadging area for a Hurricane evacuation. They allowed me to stay an extra half day with out charging me, probably because they had sparse business and the oncoming hurricane. The interior roads and conrete pads are excellent. The lake is nice. Little shade but several new trees were planted. My site was along the road and quiet until a truck or car went by. Not much traffic but you will know it when one goes by. Across the street was an apartment house. - WPB
Jun 2016 - $28.00
One side of the park is for permanents and the other side is for RVers. The grass was mowed, but the roads are narrow, very bumpy, and very dusty. I was told the 50 amp sites were "over there" and to pick a site. I like being able to pick my site - I was the only one there! However, every site I looked at just had an open, 30 amp outlet tacked to a post. I called the office, thinking that I must have misunderstood, and asked that someone come out to point me to a 50 amp site, but no one came. Finally, I found what appeared to be the one and only 50 amp (uncovered) outlet tacked to a telephone pole with several other (uncovered) 30 amp outlets. Although I was the only person in the park, they appeared to be too busy watching TV to provide any help. I definitely would NOT stay here again. I am sorry I stopped in and interrupted their TV show. I am also sorry the minimum rating for me to give is one star. - Cookie49
Apr 2016 - $20.00
The park is clean and well maintained. The pads are grass with no tables nor fire pits, though there were a number of tables chained to a tree. The attendant was very accommodating. Located on a small lake off the Tangipaoa River. Many facilities, including fish, swimming pool and pavilion. We only used the facility for an over nite stay, but would certainly consider it for a few days if opportunity permitted. - Rol and Nancy
Oct 2014 - $20.00
Health Department must never visit as many Sewer connections had no cap on them. Fires are allowed, but no fire rings. People just built a fire where ever they wanted and then leave with hot embers in their fire. 50 amp sites are limited and Office Staff didn't know which were 50 and which weren't. Some sites can be used as pull-thurs, but clearance under the electric wires is limited. We would have pulled down the wires if we had tried. Okay for an over-night stop, but wouldn't stay any longer. - Michelle & Ann
Oct 2016 - $79.00
Stayed there on a weekend night when there was a LSU football game, so the rates were a bit higher, hence the value rating.
The campgrounds had been recently flooded during the heavy rains so there was a bit of residual damage.
Well stocked store, everything you might need for your camper.
Washrooms were a bit old but clean. - David34
Mar 2016 - $1.00
This is a park intended to engage young children but the park needs lots of attention to bring it to the level to provide attractions for children. Many of the attractions were closed and not functioning. The park itself needed lots of attention also. It appears as though it may be under a change of management. A full timer who lives here for extended periods of time indicated that the park has been in much better condition in the past. Our campsite was a long pull thru that accommodated my 40' Class A with my 18' trailer still attached. Sites are gravel with a little grass surround and a small concrete patio with table.
While we were there, the area experienced more rain than normal for this time of the year causing flooding of near by Hammond and causing the Tangipahoa River to exceed its bank by 15 feet. All of that extra water from the Tangipahoa River drained into the park causing some flooding in the park. Our campsite was just above water for several days until the water in the park drained back into the Tangipahoa River. We survived our first ever park flooding. It was not a park issue since Mother Nature created the flooding conditions with the continuous rain that had no where to go once all of the rivers flooded!! I have since camped at other Yogi Bear Jellystone parks and this one is in need of lots of TLC to bring it back up to the same level of other theme parks. Not likely that I would stay here again. I stayed primarily because it is a Coast to Coast affiliate park. The fees are already paid through my Coast to Coast membership, so the fee indicated in the nightly rate does not reflect public fees. - kihei7
Feb 2016 - $180.00
Well for one we rented a cabin that was too small (our fault) so we upgraded to a larger one they had. Was very pricey compared to other campgrounds. The cabins had tons of roaches. (I know, I know I'm camping! But I've rented Many of times from other campgrounds and this was a cleanliness issue.) Some activities but I definitely got better value and an overall better stay and experience at other campgrounds nearby. The outhouse or public bathhouses had cold water to shower with, and it was cold at the time! Ooowee! Just better FUN and most of all VALUE elsewhere!!! - Keri Dupont
Sep 2016 - $66.00
We stopped here for a weekday overnight. I enjoyed the check in spaces designed for long RVs where we unhitched the car. The wide, concrete sites with convenient hookups are what we expected from a first-class resort like this. Perimeter sites have some shade. Sites in the middle are open and sunny. Our pull-thru site was a bit unlevel, but most sites appeared to be more level than ours. In any case, we didn't require boards. The pool gates were all locked upon our mid-afternoon arrival, but several staff members were roaming around. When I asked, the gates were immediately opened, and we enjoyed the pool for several hours, as did two other couples. (I'm really looking forward to returning to enjoy the lazy river.) It is obvious they had well into five figures of treated lumber invested in the well-equipped playground. I hope they eventually replace the sand with the synthetic material you find in most modern playgrounds, though. That sand makes a mess tracking into your RV. It would be really nice if they had consistent pool hours on the weekdays for those of us traveling Monday-Friday. It does appear that the vast majority of their business is weekend-related camping, likely local; they seem to really gear themselves toward that. We took the opportunity to catch up on some laundry in their facility, which also features private bathrooms / showers. Unfortunately, we had to drive down the road to get change because the change machine was locked inside the game room. (Although we were within the posted game room hours, it was locked.) I liked the gated security at night, but am not a fan of the 'blow out your tire strip' upon exit. I always worry about what would happen should you approach one of these at a slight angle. In summary, my recommendations for this already great park are (1) have consistent hours for the amenities and follow them, regardless of how busy (or not) the park is, and (2) do something about the sand in the playground. We really enjoyed our overnight here and will definitely stop again. - dad2aprincess
Jul 2016 - $65.00
It has been quite a few years since posting a review, but this new park got me going again.
This is a well thought out park that is only 10 months old according to the General Manager.
Located just off of I-12, and east of I-55, it is convenient to both Baton Rouge and New Orleans. I'd estimate about 45-60 minutes to either, depending upon traffic.
Exit #47 from I-12, and proceed northbound about 1/2 mile and turn right into the park entry. The entry is gated and you must be admitted to pull into the numerous arrival lanes.
The desk staff are very friendly and helpful. When asking about a dinner recommendation, the staff member was kind enough to actually print the flyer for the restaurant.
Access to our Premium Pull-Thru site was easy with a 40' Class A towing an F-150. The sites and interior roads are all well paved with concrete. My only minor gripe about the facility is the protective bollards at the entry to each camping row. Any error in judgement will be rewarded with body damage. Fortunately, this isn't likely as the actual width of each road is generous and the turn radius is gradual. In short, a small gripe.
The site itself is a fully paved and generously wide concrete apron. I parked our Class A diesel pusher on the edge of the LH side of the pad and had in excess of 3 feet of room on the RH side. In addition to this, the picnic table area is concrete, and would easily accommodate 3 full sized picnic tables.
The site is very level, requiring very little effort to achieve a perfect result. Overall site length would easily fit a 45' MH with a full sized vehicle parked at a comfortable distance from the coach.
Power, water, and sewer connections are all well sited, and function well. Water pressure appears to be approximately 45 PSI.
Once you get beyond the impeccably executed camp ground, you will have a nice man made lake for water sports, and 2 separate pools.
Overall a great park.
We will return. - Matt D
Nov 2009 - $30.00
It is off the beaten path, and very quiet. They lost our reservation, but luckily there was not a crowd expected. Some of the long-term residents were odd individuals that made you feel creepy, but if we stayed on our side of the campgrounds they stayed on their side. It is not an RV park, meaning the sites are not clearly established, we were allowed to par nearly anywhere we wanted and at any angles that would allow our traveling party to create a space for us to gather. The few interactions with the staff were friendly. The town of Folsum and Covington nearby were friendly small towns to occupy your time in. We really enjoyed our trip to the area. - Cap
Jun 2009 - $25.00
Overall the campground was nice. Quite a ways off of the beaten path though. You have to go down 2 miles of gravel road to get there. There are some long term tenants which gives the park a less than pristine appearance but they are in an area to themselves. The sites are grass with no paving or stone, but the soil is very sandy so there is no problem with standing water. My brother and his wife and child were going with us to the Global Wildlife Center and were charged $18.00 to enter the campground. Their website states a $6.00 charge per person per day, but I didn't expect to be charged for coming to pick me up. Had a live band on Fri night, I caught the last of it but I thought it was pretty good - arfrancois
Apr 2009 - $38.00
It is a campground but the staff was really nice, the pool was clean, it was a genuinely fun time. The bath houses were not up to standard but it is a campground and is appreciated that it did have showers. More specifically, the showers were functional and clean when we got there but after a packed weekend they did not look safe to use. Probably more of the guests fault than staff. The river was cool. The facilities were fun. The band was good. Spent Easter weekend and had a good time. If you are bringing a $500K motorhome expecting a five star resort, you will be unhappy. If you are planning on going camping in a family enviroment with a nice staff and nice people, then you may want to give this place a try. Really good people in this area. Don't quote me on the price, I don't remember exactly how much. - fatback
Sep 2016 - $35.00
Sites are fairly spacious. Roads and sites are paved. All sites are back-in. Lots of grass in the park. Some in the center of the park (away from the lake) have trees. WiFi is sporatic. No cable, but a decent antenna signal. - ta96silver
Mar 2015 - $45.00
GPS and Google Maps take you to the wrong location. We were coming from the southwest and the GPS took us through Denham Springs and down Highway 16 for 20 miles - to the wrong location. We were here during a cold snap, so the campground was mostly empty. It was an OK campground - just not what I expected for the $$. Might have been better during the summer. - timetocamp
Aug 2011 - $40.00
Very happy to see the campground is reopened with NEW OWNER. We camped with a group of campers it was great to have the campground open. The new owners were very nice and would do anything to make your stay a good one. We had a problem with the electrical but they fixed it quickly, with the campground closed for so long you can expect some minor problems. Great to have new owners and to be opened again. - The Old Timer