Rate reflects discount for LA resident with Golden Age. Campground was clean and quiet. Spaces are level with ample pine and hardwood trees. Laundry and restrooms were clean, wi-fi was slow but worked well enough. Staff was sparse but friendly and there was ranger presence. There is a historical home on the property that you can tour ($4 under 62, free if older). The interpretive ranger was very knowledgeable about the home, and patiently answered our questions. There are many lovely old oaks tree, draped with Spanish Moss on the property, squirrels and birds are everywhere. There is a boardwalk nature trail as well as a boardwalk along the river. The park does appear to enforce both the leash rule and parking rules. One deterrent we noticed was a few people who were obviously not recreational campers, staying in tents and even their vehicles, but even then sites were kept clean and neat with no appearance of "homesteading". We would camp here again when in the area. - Richard & Samme Buck
Fairview-Riverside State Park is a couple of miles east of Madisonville on the Tchefuncte River and is a welcome change after making our way through the traffic and noise of the Lake Ponchartrain Causeway approach area.
It has 81 water/electric RV campsites in two areas and 20 tent campsites. A large area contains most of the sites while a much smaller area is right on the river and, in our opinion, very preferable.
Unfortunately, although Wi-Fi is provided the connection is easily overwhelmed and unusable.
An attraction of the park is the Otis House, which was built in 1880 and is now a museum. - User3322
This state park is located in a suburban environment. Traffic coming to the park was heavy and at times at a standstill on a Tuesday around 6 PM. Once in the park, we found an open lawn and tall pines environment with lots of available campsites. Relatively quiet. Gated with combo lock for night entry. Host was friendly, and all business. Water and electric worked fine. Trees close to the campsite made it challenging for backing up our RV. Pad was new asphalt paving. Out in the lawn, it was black soil covered by well-mowed grass, and very wet. We could not set up chairs because of the dampness of soil. Bathrooms were spotless, modern, and private. Cspire phone service was four bar 3G. About 40 DTV over the air stations. The "waterfront" campground is nearer to the Tchefuncte River, but they are not truly waterfront. They are located next to a boat ramp. River was in flood and influenced by tides, so the road to the back camping area was covered in about three inches of water. Several nice boardwalk trails available. Lots of insects, but it is June. Numerous upscale suburban restaurants nearby in Madisonville and Mandeville. Beware of online reservations, there is an added fee making it $8 more expensive to camp versus driving in, but you take a risk of not getting the site you want. We will return again to explore the area. - The Happy Traveler