1 Park near Mandeville, Louisiana
Jan 2016 - $23.00
Third time I've stayed at this state park. Sites readily available on weekdays, but sold out most weekends year round. Level site, standup grill, picnic table. Good for hiking and biking. Damage from Hurricane Isaac still not repaired so some trails are closed. Interesting on site museum. - SunStar203
Jan 2016 - $20.00
After spending a few days here last winter, we stayed two weeks on this trip. Our site this time was in the "old" campground, where the sites are more spacious than in the "new" campground. All sites in the park are paved; others have reported some deterioration of the pavement. There is a mix of back-in and pull-through sites, although most of the pull-through sites have too tight a radius, making for constrained use. Also, there are some issues with the location of the electrical tower at those sites. There is a fair amount of standing water this time, including immediately off the paved part of some of the lots. Also, the grass on a few sites is completely torn up (feral pigs?) and essentially unusable. The "new" comfort stations are nicely laid out and the free showers were a pleasure to use. The fee shown is the daily rate, and does not include the $6 "transaction fee" the state charges users so they can then pay to camp, even walk-ups. At least the fee is only charged once per visit, not daily. We had to clean the cigarette butts out of the charcoal grill and felt that the park people should have done that. We couldn't get the free Wi-Fi to work at all but our Verizon card worked very well, as did over-the-air TV. The 8.75% sales tax on virtually everything, including groceries, in the county was a downer. Regardless, we like the area during Mardi Gras and would stay here again another time. - Jay Rutherford
Aug 2015 - $28.00
$28 a night plus the silly $6 reservation fee LA state parks charge.
Bring a lawn mower with you doesn't look like the grass has been cut in the camp ground for over a month!
Got a pull through site close to the comfort station. Site space was ample and was easy to get in and out. Looking at most pull through sites in the "new campground" the pedestal is on the wrong side, our electric reached no problem had to make a Walmart run for another 25' hose.
Sites 73, 74(pull through), 75 and 76 are the only ones with sewer connections.
Restrooms very clean camp host was doing a good job keeping them stocked. Showers looked nice and clean but we choose to use ours.
Trash cans through out the camp ground had flies all around them could stand to be cleaned and sprayed a little better.
Day use area fills up with locals enjoying the lake / beach but they do stay out of the camp ground.
Some of the camp sites are turning into gravel as the asphalt has aged and shifted they are just filling in with gravel. If maintenance is not performed the entire camp ground will be gravel in the next few years.
I would have given this park 5 stars had it not been for the flies and the grass.
I was able to connect to the WiFi and get an IP address but could not surf. Verizon signal is excellent here since you are basically in the city so we used our hot spot. - Nizzy