Natchitoches, Louisiana

Nakatosh Campground #1

Natchitoches, Louisiana



Natchitoches, Louisiana
Phone: (318) 352-0911

Sites: 41
Recent Rate: $33 12/2014

Latitude: 31.726123387351
Longitude: -93.1635770846557

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

Review Details

Ratings overview

24 Reviews

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bsb814

Review Count: 66
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: December, 2014 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

Pulled in here early on a Friday afternoon to spend a couple of days as there isn't much to choose from in the area. The park is easy to get to & from I-49. After climbing up the steep but short hill off the main road, discovered the entire campground was full.

The park is behind a truck stop. It is very small and was built on a slight slope so leveling might be an issue depending on your RV's ability to level.

The interior road is gravel. The sites are a mixture of pull throughs & back ins. The pull throughs are in the middle with the back-ins along the outer edge. There appeared to be some long term residents. There is a tree line along the outer edge of the park so satellite reception might be impacted. The sites in the center appeared to have a better line of sight to the sky for satellite reception.

Office is only open from about 3:30 to 5 so any contact with staff outside of those hours is by phone. Make reservations if you want to stay here. Or you can contact the Chamber of Commerce for a listing of other RV parks in the area. We camped at Nakatosh Campground #1 in a Motorhome.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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judb

Review Count: 64
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: December, 2014 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground has two locations. The office is at Campground 1. We camped at Campground 2 located behind a commercial building on a busy highway. The single restroom and laundry room are in this building. The location, on the shore of Lake Sibley, is beautiful. It is disappointing the quality of the campground does not match the location. Poorly defined sites with hookups randomly scattered about on a dirt and gravel lot. Piles of trash here and there and a couple of dilapidated structures containing trash and junk. There was also several long term tenants with equipment, etc. stacked outside their RV's. We were here during the Natchitoches Christmas Festival so the campground was full. Because the sites are so disorderly, people arriving first parked however their rig best fit making it difficult for the later arrivals to navigate - a couple of large rigs gave up and went elsewhere. After registering online, we received no confirmation of having a particular site assigned nor directions. When we arrived, there was no one in the office and it took multiple calls to reach anyone. When we did, the person did not have access to the registration information and told us to take a certain site only to later find this had been given to someone else. In short, this is a junky, poorly managed campground. We will go somewhere else if ever in Natchitoches again. We camped at Nakatosh Campground #1 in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Natchitoches, a 300 year old town, is an interesting and unique place to visit.

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      Cleanliness

Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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Bob Stokesbary

Review Count: 33
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

As others have stated, this is a "bare bones" park. We were told we could park in any of the available spaces and spent quite a bit of time looking at electrical sockets before we found one that was not broken. You also need to be aware that it is next to a truck stop and we found that they do run their engines constantly even at midnight. One major issue was that we exited through the truck stop driveway (which is connected to the park) and scrapped our front end which did cause some serious damage to our coach -- so you need to be careful when you leave. And when you are here DON'T MISS downtown Natchitoches. It is an amazing city! It makes the stay in this place worth the 5 points I gave it. We camped at Nakatosh Campground #1 in a Motorhome.

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Road Train

Review Count: 44
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Less than a mile off Interstate 49, keep a close watch for the park sign on the right side of the road. There will be a gravel road with a small park sign and it will feel like you are going the wrong way. The campground sits behind a truck fuel stop with trailer parking in the rear. Despite its location the park is quiet with very little truck noise. We drove our big rig and toad into a long full hook-up pull-through site that was level gravel. The park is very basic, no picnic table, fire ring or amenities except free Wi-Fi that worked well. The restroom and showers were quite old but clean. There are some big trees between sites so pick accordingly for your satellite dish. Also, the hook-ups are at rear of each campsite making it a long stretch for your sewer and power hoses if you don’t want to unhook your toad. The staff are friendly when they are around. The office has short hours so just find a site when you get there and catch up with the staff later. This is a good overnight stop along the I-49. There are several fast food places within walking distance so you don’t have to unhook your toad. We camped at Nakatosh Campground #1 in a Motorhome.

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User3017

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Bare bones at best. Office is staffed for a couple of hours a day. Nice lady when she's there, which isn't often. No one answers the phone or is there when you arrive. At this park you are very much on your own. The WiFi did not work and the park is aware of it. The power went out during the night, surged, and burnt out our electrical cord. Nice meadow for kids to play in if it weren't for the carcass of a not long dead horse laying off to one side! The park has an overall dirty feel and is not very well maintained. The truck stop noise is Not a problem though. Would not stay again if we had another option. We camped at Nakatosh Campground #1 in a Travel Trailer.

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Roger H.

Review Count: 111
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This small, bare bones park is conveniently located to see the lovely community of Natchitoches and tour the surrounding area. A recent tornado damaged the restrooms, which were not yet repaired. The office was open part time and staffed by a friendly manager. The wifi was adequate for a laptop computer, but my iPad would not connect. The drone of idling Diesel engines in a nearby truck stop was mildly annoying. A greater annoyance was a stray lab wanting attention. We would stay here again. We camped at Nakatosh Campground #1 in a Motorhome.

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aw wall

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2012 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed at park for 3 nights. Everything was fine. Had no problems with anything. Truck-stop noise was minimal...no bother. Close to downtown for some great sightseeing. WI-FI a little weak, but worked OK for our needs. Cable TV had 40 or so channels. Would definitely stay here again. We camped at Nakatosh Campground #1 in a Motorhome.

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Phil&Susan

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2012 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Good electric/water/sewer, weak Wi-Fi. Gravel roads and sites. Sites are small, with no picnic tables. Behind a truck stop, but not excessively noisy. Convenient for sightseeing in Natchitoches area. Would stay here again. We camped at Nakatosh Campground #1 in a Motorhome.

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kwoodby

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

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

No on-site management. Didn't catch anyone until 3rd day, so never got bathroom key. Noisy, located next to truck stop. Bone dry, not much shade. Mostly workers -- not vacationers. No outside picnic tables. However, they have a very nice room with tables, a big fridge, real oven and sink. So you could cook there if you want to haul your stuff over or have a large crowd. However, it was the nicest and most conveniently located for the city. Others in the area would be hard to maneuver in a rig even our size (28'). We camped at Nakatosh Campground #1 in a Fifth Wheel.

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Pat and Jerry

Review Count: 44
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: February, 2012 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Rustic and next to a Chevron diesel station but handy access right off I-49. No on-site manager. It is difficult to catch someone to check in and out. Many residents appear to be living there working and they have the spaces all around the outer edges of the park. It was OK for easy access to Natchitoches and activities. A bit pricey for what it was, but it was relatively quiet. We camped at Nakatosh Campground #1 in a Motorhome.

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grizd

Review Count: 30
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Wi-Fi and cable TV worked fine. Pull through sites quite level. Good spot for the night or so if you are visiting the area. Truck stop next door is an eye sore with trash and running rigs. No fence between truck stop and campground. Price seemed high for what you get. We camped at Nakatosh Campground #1 in a Fifth Wheel.

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J and C

Review Count: 71
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

Noisy park with the nearby trucks running. Bathrooms need updated. Internet works well. Cable TV is a bit limited, but good. We camped at Nakatosh Campground #1 in a Motorhome.

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okdiver

Review Count: 106
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is only .2 mile west of I-49. Access is okay although road is rutted. Interior roads are gravel and level. Sites are gravel and level with grass between sites. Sites are long and wide. About 1/3 of sites are long term. About another 1/3 were occupied by workers on a pipeline. But most sites were neat. There is a long power line utility easement available to walk dogs. WiFi was good. Water pressure was good. This is a park behind a truckstop, and the trucks are a bit noisy, but not noticable in your RV. If the owner put up a sound barrier wall or even a fence between the truckstop and the sites, the noise would be much less intrusive. Very good location to visit historical sites. Don't mix this up with Nakatosh #2 which is east of the Interstate and near Sibley Lake. That lakeside park is really tiny with small sites jammed together. We would stay here again. We camped at Nakatosh Campground #1 in a Motorhome.

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knightenl

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2011 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

OK park for a short stay. Sites are level, graveled, enough room for a 40' MH. Behind a truck stop so some noise & fumes from the trucks, especially at night. Lot's of gas line workers staying in the park when we were there. Close to town & shopping, sight seeing, ect. Lot's of history in the area. If you like Crawfish check out the Crawfish Hole. Did not use the showers, bathroom's ect. but they are available. Verizon lap-top card worked as did AT&T phone. No problem getting on the roof satellite signal. Would stay here again for a short stay. We camped at Nakatosh Campground #1 in a Motorhome.

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tbax46

Review Count: 148
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

It's all about what you're looking for. The sites were level, clean, easy to hit and the lady in the office was very nice and helpful. Yes it's behind a truck stop, however, inside with the A/C running, I didn't notice. If you're looking for a resort with amenities, then you might not like it, but if you are looking for a nice place to park for the night or a few, to scout out the historic area, you won't find any better. We camped at Nakatosh Campground #1 in a Fifth Wheel.

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