3 Parks near Saint Joseph, Louisiana
Nov 2015 - $21.00
Agree with some of previous reviews. Back sites are a little more spacious than the ones by the water. Fair amount of sites are fairly level, but there is a fair amount that slope either backwards or foward, not excessive but enough that blocks would be needed for a motorhome. Park is clean and quiet, only two of us here during the week. Free WIFI works pretty good, thanks LA. Some trees could be trimmed higher for the large RVs. Roads are all paved but are narrow and we did get through ok with 43 ft motorhome, one tight turn needed to back up. Sites all paved. Didn't use bathhouse. We wouldn't stay here if it was close to full, just to close to neighbors for us. Water pressure good, electric good. Site 45 in the open with grass Satellite reception no problem. - FTatcret2013
Dec 2014 - $9.00
The site was very level with lots of shade. Some sites were fairly close together and lacked privacy. The park is very small and has few added attractions other than fishing. The camp host was friendly and working hard to make sure the park was clean and well maintained. The park ranger drove through frequently. - winnie1
Jul 2014 - $11.00
Rate reflects senior LA resident discount. Been a couple of years since we stayed here and only change appears to be loss of staffing. Very small park. Park stayed fairly quiet even during the weekend. The spaces nearest to the water are very close together. The spaces farther away are much better spaced out and you feel you can stretch without touching your neighbor. We never saw a ranger and only saw maintenance personnel out in the park. The parish sheriff drove thru a couple of times during our week there. Office staff is very friendly and helpful. Bathrooms were clean as was the laundry room, but one of the two washers was out of order. There are a couple of fishing piers and a boat launch. Bring what you need with you, nearest WalMart is 40 miles. Natchez MS is a nice day trip from here as is Vicksburg MS. There is a small grocery store in St Joseph, has all the basics. On the weekend, the day use, splash park, and picnic areas are heavily used by the local residents. We would stay here again if in the area. - Fixn2gocamp
Sep 2016 - $23.00
If you need tv (unless you have satellite), wifi (unless you have a personal hotspot), and phone service (unless you're willing to travel 5 miles into town), this is not the place for you. But if you enjoy peace and quiet in a beautiful setting, you'll like this campground. There's an upper and a lower campground. You have to go up a steep hill to get to the upper campground so we stayed in the lower one, and we're glad we did. The upper campground is where the tent sites are located, and they're put to good use by scout troops and school groups on the weekend. The road into the campground is narrow, but the campground was practically empty while we were there so it wasn't an issue. The campground is a perfect place to relax, the people are nice, and the museum and battlefield are free for campers. You can wash your RV for $5 and your car for $2. The laundry has two washers ($1) and two dryers ($0.75). There's a shower/restroom at the upper campground. The shower/restroom/laundry for the lower campground is at the top of a hill, but there are stairs to get to it or you can drive up to it. Since we would rather use the shower and bathroom in our RV anyway, this wasn't a concern for us. - mrpeepers
Jun 2016 - $18.00
Interesting Civil War era attributes which included a museum, buildings and signage. The host worked in the museum, but also was available to help with obtaining camping sites. We stayed on the "upper level' camp ground which tended to have smaller vehicles, trailers and some tenters. Note that you do not get the same senior or military discounts here as in other Mississippi State Parks. This is a private camp associated with the Mississippi State Parks. - Norton Wine Traveler
Mar 2016 - $20.00
We stayed 3 days here while visiting the Vicksburg Battlefield sites. We initially planned only 2 days, but this campground is itself part of a military site, and has much to explore. The museum is filled with story and impressive artifacts. The surrounding historic village and cemetery are very impressive. All of this is situated in a well-maintained area nestled in a hardwood forest across the road from the Mississippi. This is the site of a once-vibrant community that was pretty much wiped out by antebellum tragedies including a yellow fever epidemic, a tornado, and a change of the course of the Mississippi River. Shortly after, it was the site where the Confederates repulsed Grant's attempt to cross the river on his way to Vicksburg.
Very friendly and helpful staff. Campsites are level on concrete pads. Quite closely spaced. During our stay, almost all of the sites were taken up by workers from the refueling project at the nearby nuclear power plant, but the managers made sure we had a comfy site. I'd call ahead before arriving to make sure a site is available. Utilities all well maintained, and we were near the clean and well-maintained laundry and showers. Wifi reception was fair at the lower campground; reportedly better at upper campground.
Great hiking opportunities directly accessible from campground.
All in all, a rustic, remote-feeling campground, which we enjoyed. - Tim B.
Feb 2017 - $19.00
Entrance road was in terrible, dangerous shape due to potholes and sharp curves. Don't go over 15 mph tops. We had a great pull-through site with a level, concrete pad. Individual water hookups were drink back hydrants, and nearly all of them leaked so badly it was impossible to leave them as a water hookup. One gentlemen who has been coming there for 9 years says they know about the water problem and road issues but do nothing about it. Has a good nature trail, but poorly maintained. Husband picked up 4 grocery bags of trash while hiking it. Beautiful lake.showers were great and laundry room looked nice. - Knitwit9119
Jun 2016 - $14.00
Great park to visit Natchez. Clean, lots of space. - tom&kathryn
Jun 2016 - $30.00
I have a small fiberglass travel trailer. It is lightweight and I am glad. It is not easy getting into this campground. The entry into the campsite looks a bit eerie, dilapidated buildings, no shoulders on the access road and some distance from the turnoff. This road was not a part of the campground, just the highway leading to the camp ground.
The campground is not level, however the campsite was a level concrete slab. Electrical and water was easy access and good. I tried my digital TV antenna but station was too distant. No Wi-Fi but cell service was good. Restrooms were clean but a little TLC is needed.
BE CAREFUL WHEN LEAVING
I was going south and my GPS took me a different way than the way I came in. It was several miles to the main highway. The road went from bad to worse. A dirt road alternating with a very rough gravel road. About 1/2 way, I came to a heavy equipment company, it seemed to be a gravel or concrete company. From this time on, I encountered a large number of trucks that were not happy with sharing the road with my trailer.
This is NOT the responsibility of the campsite. Just be careful when entering/leaving. - Hardrock