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Fontainebleau State Park

Mandeville, Louisiana


62883 LA-1089
Mandeville, Louisiana 70471
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Sites: 173
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 30.33801
Longitude: -90.03589

Elevation: 10' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach yes
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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120 Reviews

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Review Count: 40
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $36.00
Overall Rating:

A bit difficult for us to get into the site (63) and its really unlevel with roots growing through asphalt. The campground is spacious and very quiet has nice fire rings, grills plenty of tables but the highlight on this trip was free laundry. We are coming to the end of our 17 days traveling and laundry was a must. They have only 2 washers and dryers but no coin slots!!! What an amazing treat! Our site did not have sewer hook up other wise would have given this a higher rating. We camped at Fontainebleau State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
63
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $18.00
Overall Rating:

Site 75 Premium Back-in site 20A, 30A, 50A W & S all level asphalt close to Showers. Bathouse in excellent condition with a really good A/C. Camp hosts kept the restrooms & showers immaculate. Splash pad would be great for the kiddies. We enjoyed bicycling along the level roadways. I took a 5 mile hike along the nature trail to Cane Bayou, but the boardwalk trail through the swamp was closed and barricaded for unknown reasons. This time of year it was about 95 deg. F. with no breese for cooling ... really too hot to enjoy, but I did see a lot of Elderberries and Muskadine vines along the trail ... didn't see any alligators or other wildlife on the trail, however there were deer and Raccoons in the camping area early in the AM and after dark. Park is convenient to the Town of Mandeville and many stores for supplies. Will be returning once the weather cools off a bit. We camped at Fontainebleau State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
75
Site Surface
Asphalt, Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

There are many really good restaurants in Mandeville. Neighborhood Walmart and Rouses Grocery Store on East Causeway Approach less than 5 miles from Park entrance on US 190.

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Review Count: 32
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $34.00
Overall Rating:

We chose site 74 because it had full hook ups. The asphalt was pretty beat up and the gravel had fairly deep ruts in it. The water pressure was very low in the morning, but suitable the rest of the day. The park is in a good location to visit Mandeville and New Orleans. Camp host, Ginger, was very friendly and helpful. We camped at Fontainebleau State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Asphalt, Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $22.00
Overall Rating:

We like Fontainebleau mostly for the scenery, wildlife, proximity to Lake Pontchartrain and since we had to be on the Northshore of the lake for a girl scout event, this is why we decided to stay. As with almost all LA state parks, if it had sewer hookups (a handful do but those are hard to come by), I'd give it a higher rating. Not all sites are level and they could be wider. Had a really hard time backing into our site after dark. We definitely prefer other parks close by that have wooden decks and sewer but will come back here time to time. We camped at Fontainebleau State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
49
Site Surface
Asphalt, Dirt, Sand, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: March, 2018 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

Very poor drainage, stays wet for over a week after a storm. We stayed in the south campground. Weekends get crazy starting Thursday night. Very nice place, close to shopping (5 miles). A long bike path crosses the park road. Pelican park is across the route 190 with a wonderful dog park. We camped at Fontainebleau State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
134 south
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Bosco's Italian for mufflers, best ever. Saia for po boy, Liz's Where Ya At for breakfast, lunch.

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Review Count: 344
States Visited: 40
Helpful Reviews: 94

Date of Stay: December, 2017 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

As others have noted, there are two camping areas, the "old campground" and the "new campground" and have noted a preference for one over the other. We were in the old campground but in exploring both, they are very similar and the actual site is more important than the area. There are not any terrible sites that we noted. We had an outside loop, rather than interior, and we felt that was better. If staying again, we would go for one of the outside pull-through sites in the new campground. The sites are long and level with enough tree cover to provide shade without making it dark. We had good, strong 50 amp service. There is a dump station in each camping area. We did not have any problem getting DirecTV satellite with our portable dish. Verizon signal had good, strong data. There is WiFi that sort of worked, sometimes, slowly. We found the park to be very clean and noted folks out picking up trash on several occasions. We would certainly stay at this park again. We camped at Fontainebleau State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
108
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

There are a few hiking trails in the park. For bicycling there is the wonderful 30 mile long Tammany Trace paved bike path. There are several grocery stores and all services very close to the park.

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

Date of Stay: December, 2017 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

Fontainbleau is a really pretty park with huge old oak trees dripping with Spanish moss. Lake Ponchartrain is a short walk from the campsites and has a pier, small "beach." There are also several hiking trails including a boardwalk through water and tall grasses. We saw a number of deer casually grazing in the campground and saw photos of a coyote taken by another camper. We also met some nuisance raccoons who were pretty fearless and were pretty determined to find some food at our site! One final note, the bathrooms were super clean -- our camp host ladies did an amazing job! We camped at Fontainebleau State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
Site 53
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

There are several interesting towns nearby if you want to go out to eat or shop -- Abita Springs, Mandeville, and Covington. New Orleans is over the Causeway Bridge across Lake Pontchartrain and takes about 40 minutes. During rainy weather I would avoid the south side of the campground as it is lower and looks like it would be flooded.

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Review Count: 25
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: November, 2017 - $31.00
Overall Rating:

We spent six nights at Fontainebleau State Park in our 40' fifth wheel. We had site #74, the only pull-through with sewer hookup in the park. The pull-through was asphalt and curved. The asphalt was broken up in places and this made it somewhat difficult to get level. One peculiar aspect of our site was that the electric and water hookups were on the door side so we had to run our lines under our rig. The entry roads are mostly one-way and are somewhat tight in the turns for a big rig but we managed. There are much more spacious pull-throughs in the South Campground but these lack sewer hook-ups. The campground was very nice and provided nice amenities such as a beach, fishing pier and nature trails. We spotted an armadillo, several deer and a couple of wild boars in the park. The laundry room was quite small but the restrooms were nice. We would recommend this park. We camped at Fontainebleau State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
North 74
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Grocery stores are a few miles away in Mandeville and major shopping is a few miles farther in Covington. New Orleans is easily accessed via the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway ($5 toll for round-trip).

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

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

The park and campground are nice. However, there is a lack of maintenance and grounds keeping in the pavilion, beach, and sugar mill areas. Campground is kept nice, as well as open spaces in the park. There doesn't seem to be any attention being made to clean up walkways and picnic pavilions. Visitor center was closed. Water park area closed. We camped at Fontainebleau State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
C1062
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 165
States Visited: 42
Helpful Reviews: 29

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $31.00
Overall Rating:

A mixed bag! The larger Fontainebleau park is nice with beautiful picturesque live oaks, lots of hiking/biking, a board walk partly being rebuilt in the lovely marsh. A large rally/picnic area with a large beautiful brick bathhouse with long brick covered pavilions on either side, and a long concrete paved pier with a covered pavilion at the end into Lake Pontchartrain with the I-10 bridge visible far out in the lake. All lovely and well maintained. But the campground is a very mixed bag. The so called old CG is actually better with many paved back ins, and long pull-throughs further from the road, but closer to the road are very close together back-ins. Levelness varies. The main bath house was clean. The peripheral sites are widely spaced and very nice. The so called new CG has a central area of mostly back ins closely packed many with unlevel, badly deteriorating, asphalt sites with mainly dirt between. A further "unimproved " section further without W E has actually much nicer paved sites with nice grass between. A less nice wooded unimproved area is across the main CG road. There is a dump at both the new and old CG. Cost was $25 plus an obligory $6 transaction fee for $31 plus tax. The new CG really needs improvement. We camped at Fontainebleau State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
132
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

The RV park "old campground" is like an old prostitute with way too much cheap makeup. Bathrooms filthy, washing machines out of order for a long time. Lots of standing dead trees waiting to fall on campers. Many signs of poor management and insufficient or mis spent funds. Watched a host use his sewer hose to dump something into the ditch next to his rig, and he's across the street from the dump station. I hope it was just his grey tank!! The rest of park looks very nice and the location is great for access to wonderful food. The price for LA state park camping just went up about 20℅ and they now charge sales tax around 10℅, so it's not a great deal anymore. We camped at Fontainebleau State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
125
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Liz's where ya at has great breakfast and lunch. SAIA's has incredible shrimp PO boy for $6.99. it might be SALA'S. They have a large variety of PO boys. They have a large statue of a Hereford bull out front as a landmark.

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

Date of Stay: February, 2017 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

We changed spots 3 times during our weeks stay. first one was a swamp, second one became a swamp and the third one had piles of wild boar deposits everywhere. The park itself is beautiful. lakeside is beautiful. great bike trail at beginning of park that brings you into lovely Mandeville. The campground itself could use some tlc. Young woman at the front office was very nice and helpful. One camper left their dog outside in a fierce rainstorm with no where to go. I called the front desk and a "park ranger' drove right on by. Didn't do anything. I questioned him and he said the dog didn't look in any distress. No way to treat an animal. So all in all, this place didn't leave me with a good feeling. Don't really think they have any security either. We camped at Fontainebleau State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Asphalt, Dirt, Sand
Site Type
Other
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: February, 2017 - $22.00
Overall Rating:

Excellent price and the location is awesome for lakefront sunsets and to visit NOLA. I would rate this a 9 or 10 for state park but a 5 or 6 for campground. Beautiful park with wonderful foliage and wildlife. Wifi usable at times and good over the air TV stations.

Arrived after park office closed and didn't understand that our site as stated in email was CI080 actually meant site 80. Also poor signage meant we navigated tight interior roads when we didn't need too. So be careful as this campground can be a challenge for big rigs.

Our site 80 was back up to woods which was good. Plenty of room, just not long ago enough for 40' toyhauler and tow dually. Ground around site all dug up for no reason. The laundry facilities are terrible. Use laundromat in town. The bathhouse was often out of toilet paper but usually clean. The showers were awful. Prisons probably have better showers. Nowhere to hang or place clothes or shower items. Push button shower had to press 3 times for quick shower. Standing water everywhere. Yoga required to balance getting back into clothes. Gross shower curtain. Ick. If site had sewer I would never use bathhouse. If park would spend just a little money and labor could make facilities usable quite easily. We camped at Fontainebleau State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
80
Site Surface
Asphalt, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Not big enough for my 5th wheel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Location is awesome for lakefront sunsets and to visit NOLA.

Close by shopping and restaurants. Less than one hour to NOLA.

Great biking and walking.

Excellent waterfront to visit Lake Pontchatrain.

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Review Count: 166
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 46

Date of Stay: January, 2017 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Stayed here one night traveling west. Large state park with lots of amenities. We were in small pull through so we didn't have to unhook for the nite. Very open site with good Verizon LTE service and lots of channels over antenna. You can see the bridge going into New Orleans from the campground. We didn't do that but would consider in future. Think I would choose a back in site in this section in the future. Would back up to woods for more privacy. We camped at Fontainebleau State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
110
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: November, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

For the price, you can't beat most State Parks. This one is no exception. Absolutely beautiful scenery and the old oak trees covered in moss make exceptional picture opportunities. There was plenty families taking advantage of it. Weather was cold so we didn't make it down to the small beach area but we've heard it's really nice. Our 6 yr old enjoyed the new looking play area and driving around at night we saw 6 deer, wild hog, rabbits, armadillos and possum's. Couple deer crept up behind us while we were sitting by the campfire. The pull thru sites seem more spacious to us but several back in sites are nice as well. Believe only 4 or 5 sites have sewer hookups and I would rate it higher if they all did. The campround host drove by all the time and we saw security several times each evening and night. A nice park and we'll return in the future. We camped at Fontainebleau State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
18
Site Surface
Asphalt, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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