Really like this campground next to the river and great access to restaurants, New Orleans, sightseeing, etc. Park is well managed and secure. Would have given it a 10 except the sites can get very water logged from rain and the parking paved pads are too narrow to set-up chairs or room for the steps. Decent spacing between sites. From interstate to park is on very busy multi-lanes, but not a major problem. Roads in the park a little tight, but not a problem. - RPWAINC
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. - Fixn2gocamp
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