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Date of Stay: January, 2015 - $11.00
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.
Be sure to tour Otis House and view old sawmill equipment. Neighborhood Market in Mandeville is best for grocery shopping.
Date of Stay: November, 2014 - $20.00
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.
Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $28.00
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.Undo
Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $23.00
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.Undo
Date of Stay: February, 2013 - $18.00
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.Undo
Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $32.00
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.Undo
Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $46.00
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.Undo
Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $25.00
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.Undo
Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $22.00
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.Undo
Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $20.00
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.Undo
Date of Stay: April, 2012 - $23.00
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.Undo
Date of Stay: March, 2012 - $18.00
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.Undo
Date of Stay: January, 2012 - $18.00
This is a beautiful, peaceful, clean level park. Perfect for bike riding. Very clean. Level sites. We stayed on a site close to boat ramp. Very quiet and relaxing. Showerhouse was by far BEST I've ever seen. Clean and very well kept. Other parks could learn from this one how to keep a showerhouse. WOW. How nice it was to feel so comfortable there. Heat was on so it was nice and toasty to shower there. Only con was the person at the gatehouse seemed in a really bad mood when we checked in. She made us wait while she had a conversation w/a camper who had walked up to the window. She was not pleasant at all. We refused to let her poor attitude ruin our trip. I can't wait to come back and camp here again. Hopefully someone else will be on duty at the gatehouse, or that person will be in a much better mood. Lots of neat looking places near by to shop and eat. We camped at Fairview Riverside State Park in a Travel Trailer.Undo
Date of Stay: November, 2011 - $18.00
During the week its quite but a lot of reservations for the weekend. Level sites and paved pads. Fire pits and picnic tables. Friendly and helpful staff. Close to boating activities and fishing. We camped at Fairview Riverside State Park in a Fifth Wheel.Undo
Date of Stay: October, 2010 - $18.00
Limited 50amp sites; no sewer, but nice state park campground. Pads are narrow. Upper sites are the best. People make weekend reservations way in advance. Campground is about 5 miles off I-12, but easy access for big rigs. Quiet and secure. We camped at Fairview Riverside State Park in a Motorhome.Undo
Be sure to tour Otis House and view old sawmill equipment. Neighborhood Market in Mandeville is best for grocery shopping.Richard & Samme Buck • January 2015
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