Fairview Riverside State Park

     


Madisonville, Louisiana
Phone: (985) 845-3318

Sites: 82
Recent Rate: $28 5/2015


Latitude: 30.4073628413488
Longitude: -90.1407569646835

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Verizon, Sprint Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • yes-river Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview

44 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

R&S

Review Count: 100
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: - $28.00
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Although we have the Federal Senior pass, no discount was available because we were not from Louisiana, Maryland or Delaware. The one night fee was $22 with an additional administrative fee of $6 for a total of $28. The water and 30 amp service worked well. The bathhouse in the upper level had individual toilet/shower combo rooms, including one for handicap. We love those rooms. The lower level by the river had a brand new bathhouse with multiple units in one large room, as is common in campgrounds. You can see the river from the lower campground, but none of the sites are waterfront. There is a nice boardwalk with some seating by the river. Some of the roads were very tight to maneuver. We liked it here and would return. We camped at Fairview Riverside State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Check with the office for where the best view is for the sunset. This time of year you need to watch at the lake, not at the river.

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Crazyjewelrymakers

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

Date of Stay: - $28.00
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I was very dismayed on arrival to learn of an additional $6 fee for my stay, the lady signing us in insisted that it was on the web site but all I can find on there is that my rv site was supposed to be $22 a night.

The park has two very lovely boardwalks by the swamp and river but watch for snakes! Saw a huge cottonmouth by the dock.

Wifi doesn't work very well, won't load netflix at all and is slow to load facebook.

I had electrical problems with my site and couldn't use my ac without tripping breakers, otherwise the park was well kept. Showers are clean and the laundry was free!

Lots of birds for birdwatching! We camped at Fairview Riverside State Park in a Motorhome.

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RPWAINC

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $26.00
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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. We camped at Fairview Riverside State Park in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Very easy access to the causeway into New Orleans. Farmers market nearby. Lots of good restaurants in area.

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Fixn2gocamp

Review Count: 100
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: - $11.00
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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. We camped at Fairview Riverside State Park in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Be sure to tour Otis House and view old sawmill equipment. Neighborhood Market in Mandeville is best for grocery shopping.

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User3322

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

Date of Stay: - $20.00
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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. We camped at Fairview Riverside State Park in a Motorhome.

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The Happy Traveler

Review Count: 84
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: - $28.00
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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. We camped at Fairview Riverside State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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bluize

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $23.00
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Nice park, clean restrooms and showers. I do not recommend this park if you have a 39-foot RV. It was very hard to park due to all the trees. There are a few spots that would work but not many. Would not stay there again only because of getting our rig parked. We camped at Fairview Riverside State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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R&S

Review Count: 100
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: - $46.00
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The rate reflects that Reserve America required a 2 night minimum, although we only wanted one night. It looked on Reserve America as though they would honor Golden Age Pass if your state does, but they only honor it for Louisiana, Maryland and Delaware. We could not cancel the second night. Sites are close. The tables are on a concrete pad and your neighbor's table is right next to your paved site. It is odd. Bathrooms are individual with showers, and very clean. It is a pretty park. We would stay again. We camped at Fairview Riverside State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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housecar

Review Count: 45
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $32.00
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Well maintained park with nice spacious sites. We took a premium site, because it was the only one that had a beautiful view of the bayou. We walked around and all the regular sites were just fine, no water views. Nice boardwalk and trails though the woods. WiFi actually worked as advertised. We camped at Fairview Riverside State Park in a Motorhome.

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German_Rental_RV

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
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Lovely location. Well maintained with clean restrooms. Easy access from I-12. New Orleans is easy accessible via the Lake Ponchartrain causeway. ($6 toll for an RV.) We parked our 31 ft RV on the parking lot near Algiers ferry. We paid 5 $ for the day and felt safe. To get to the French Quarter we used the free ferry over the Mississippi. We camped at Fairview Riverside State Park in a Motorhome.

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bamawig

Review Count: 23
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: - $22.00
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Great park. Large sites with nice fire rings and grills. Bath house looks new and was clean. Interior roads are narrow and tight in some places. Most of the park is very muddy after rains and is messy. Rating would be a "9' if sites had sewer hookups. We camped at Fairview Riverside State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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ChickenFriedChicken

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: - $18.00
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Sleepy little park. Great playground for kids. Dock near the river good for casting but not much fish-catching going on from here. 10 minute nature walk. Very neat old museum on site for grown-ups to tour. Friendly old dog walkers all about. Not much to do, especially for kids. I was told that during March-April (I think) the camp site fills up with locals who want to spend several days fishing in the river. This is a great park if you have a boat and are into river fishing. We camped at Fairview Riverside State Park in a Motorhome.

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Mistygris1218

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

Date of Stay: - $20.00
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Beautiful sites. New showers, laundry building. Trees, grass, spacious. Close to stores of all kinds. Close to LA lake Ponta chain causeway. Stayed 4 days instead of the planned 2 as it is lovely and mostly empty. We camped at Fairview Riverside State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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KenatRSF

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

Date of Stay: - $23.00
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Out of dozens of outstanding campgrounds visited all over country, this is the finest yet. Large park with grass and trees, all manicured, and paved, level roads and sites with generous separation. We are in 24 foot motorhome. Chose site nearest river with excellent view. Restrooms are super clean with individual dressing stalls with shower. Good laundry. Area is an upscale bedroom community for New Orleans--everything you need is available nearby. We camped at Fairview Riverside State Park in a Motorhome.

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trilliumhills

Review Count: 26
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: - $18.00
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I really liked this small park. It was immaculately kept. The sites all had nice picnic table and fire ring. Although the sites were fairly close it just did not see cramped. There are lots of open space around and each site is blacktopped. There are two sets of bathrooms. One is very new and beautiful for a campground. The other one is older but still very clean ( and they are in the process of replacing it with a new bathroom. There is a very nice walk along the river and a marsh walk. There are also large open picnic areas. The sites are a bit tight to get in because of the pine trees. When my husband first saw our site he thought he would never get in but he got in with only a little bit of maneuvering...he is pretty good at this. Other sites were not as tight but this is something to consider. I am sure we will be back to this campground because it is very nice and close to areas we want to go. Next time I will work to make sure we get campsites in the back loop because they are right next to river and quieter and easier to get into. We camped at Fairview Riverside State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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