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Mandeville, Louisiana

Fontainebleau State Park

Mandeville, Louisiana



Mandeville, Louisiana
Phone: (985) 624-4443

Sites: 173
Recent Rate: $24 3/2016

Latitude: 30.3380096096659
Longitude: -90.0358879566193

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT, Verizon, Sprint Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT,Verizon,Sprint
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball yes
  • Sports Field Sports Field yes
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond yes
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

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shirleyj62

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $20.00
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This is our first visit to a Louisiana State Park. This is a beautiful state park. It has many large trees with hanging moss. The park is used frequently as a backdrop for picture taking.

There are two campgrounds at the park: old and new. The old campground (sites 99 - 143) and new campground (sites 1 - 98). The old one has tighter spacing between sites. There are two shower buildings in each campground. The old campground has one "old" shower bldg and one "new". The new campground tends to "sell out" faster than the old one. The new campground has 4 or 5 full hookup sites while the remainder of the sites, along with the old campground, have water and electricity. There are also a large number of "unimproved (tent)" sites.

This park must have a high water table (it is on Lake Pontchartrain) since there was some standing water throughout
the park.

There is a fantastic bike trail (Tammany Trace) that crosses the road into the park.

There is a beach on Lake Pontchartrain along with a "kiddy water
park".

Overall this was a very relaxing and enjoyable park. We camped at Fontainebleau State Park in a Motorhome.

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Co-Mike

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $24.00
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It is hard to rate this park since it was saturated with water the week we stayed there. The park is located on Lake Ponchartrain with easy access to New Orleans over the causeway ($3 toll). The sites in the campground are very close together and there are a number of sites that are very shady. We had a pull through site with FHU that was only a couple of steps from our neighbors. There are a number of trails in the park but with the rains we were not able to use them. There is a great paved rails to trails path that runs through the park and extends for several miles east and west from the park. We would stay in this park again if we were in the area. We camped at Fontainebleau State Park in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Visit the Abita Brewing Company in Abita Springs (about 30 minutes north). Great tour/tasting of their brews.

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jpm777

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $20.00
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This is a nice campground and not just an RV park. The spaces are spacious and have a lot of room between them. Wooded but not too wooded that you can still get your satellite. Only a few of the RV sites have sewer but there is a dump site at the park exit, otherwise 50 amp power and water at the sites. I would stay here again. We camped at Fontainebleau State Park in a Motorhome.

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Jay Rutherford

Review Count: 155
States Visited: 39
Helpful Reviews: 19

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $20.00
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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. We camped at Fontainebleau State Park in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

We have enjoyed the Mardi Gras parades (on water and on the streets) in Slidell, and avoid the chaos of New Orleans, about 28 miles away over the Lake Pontchartrain causeway. The traffic in Mandeville and up to Covington is horribly busy, but navigable. Eating establishments offering southern Louisiana food abound and are usually quite good.

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SunStar203

Review Count: 66
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $23.00
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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. We camped at Fontainebleau State Park in a Motorhome.

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Nizzy

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $28.00
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$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. We camped at Fontainebleau State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Everything is close by! If you are looking for a desert after dinner I recommend Bop's Frozen Custard it is less than 4 miles west of the park entrance on 190.

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bkboren

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $30.00
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The campground has low hanging limbs that you need to watch and the grass wasn't cut in the campsites. For $30.00 a night I considered this high for water and electricity. My site was tight for my 40 foot rig. The pull through sites are loops and therefore the size is deceiving. Will have to admit, the Park does have some beautiful trees. We camped at Fontainebleau State Park in a Motorhome.

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h2oskier

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $28.00
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This is a very nice park. The sites are level and easily accessible with large rigs. We enjoyed the park hostess, who was very informative, helpful, and welcoming. Many nice areas to walk the dogs and it was an easy drive to New Orleans. The lake causeway is 20 miles long and is a flat bridge across the lake. The park is well kept, clean and very lovely. We look forward to returning here again. We camped at Fontainebleau State Park in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

This is about 30 minutes from the French Quarter. we really enjoyed being able to visit New Orleans and then relax in the quiet of this park.

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alsmurf4

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $14.00
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Very spacious, clean bath house. Pull-through site was a very tight arc which made our 28 ft camper and full size pickup awkward to park; saw some not quite as tight. Nice level paved roads to ride bikes with beautiful scenery and convenient to the Tammany Trace for longer rides. Some low areas which fill up with rainwater and draw mosquitoes. Clean in general. Quiet at night. Convenient to town for those who need to go. Fire ring & grill close, picnic table movable. Only 6 sewer hookup sites. We camped at Fontainebleau State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Prairie Bayou

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $28.00
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We stayed in lot 23. Overall clean state park. Pulling in you need to watch low hanging branches. There are some nice beaches on Lake Pontchartrain in addition to kid's playground in the south campground. Only six sites have sewer, but dump station is conveniently located close to exit when you leave. We camped at Fontainebleau State Park in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Check out the alligator pond when you come down.

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golfkitty

Review Count: 42
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $28.00
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This is a huge park right on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain. There are only 5 FHU sites, so be sure to make your reservation early if you need sewer. This is a heavily treed park, but we were able to get satellite reception from our separate tripod set up near the front of the rig at the street. Just ask for a satellite friendly site when making your reservation. The restrooms/showers are clean and conveniently located. LA state parks honor America the Beautiful passes (50% off) if your home state reciprocates. Unfortunately, Texas does not so we had to pay full price. I would definitely stay here again if coming to the New Orleans area. We camped at Fontainebleau State Park in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Mandeville is a really nice town with plenty of restaurants, both national chain and local. Do a little homework online before you come if you want to see the plantations on River Road between Baton Rouge and New Orleans so you'll know where you're going.

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rwarner22

Review Count: 114
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $25.00
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An older park that is getting ready for the summer traffic. Nice park with lots of space. Appreciated the lower mower who mowed our area when we came in. Lots of nice hiking, near to an excellent bike trail and a small beach. We enjoyed our evenings around the campfire and went on a hike. We would camp there again. We camped at Fontainebleau State Park in a Motorhome.

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chopper989

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $31.00
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beautiful setting on lake pontchartain. it had rained for a few days and all the sites were very wet. because of the rain, hooking up electricity was very scary - standing in water. and plug in. walked in mud the entire weekend. the shower house was very clean. the sites are narrow and very close to each other. wifi was good, tv was very accessible through the antenna. mandeville is 5 miles away so there is availability for food, shopping, groceries. this park will accommodate large parties. We camped at Fontainebleau State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

It's la. what is there not to do - food, swamp tours. new orleans is just across the causeway.

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BryanK.

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: February, 2015 - $20.00
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We camped with 3 other RVs. We had a wonderful time the 3 nights we were there. I have been to other campgrounds that were not half as nice and double the price.

Easy access in an out of the park. Very clean rest rooms. Fire rings on site.

Will be back for sure. We camped at Fontainebleau State Park in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

We rode around at night and I have never seen so many deer in my life. They have hundreds that just walk around in the open fields.

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KDSpree

Review Count: 104
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: January, 2015 - $20.00
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Internal roads are paved, but beware of low branches and roads heaved by oak roots. Our pull thru site was level, some back-ins are not. Facilities (E & W) worked well, site was satellite friendly. Staff were friendly, park WiFi was slow but useable, T-Mobile cell service was spotty. The park was quiet. We would stay here again. We camped at Fontainebleau State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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