2 Parks near Ville Platte, Louisiana
Oct 2015 - $22.00
There are two campgrounds here. This review is for the South campground. This is a nice park, but the shower room was pretty nasty. Really old and uninviting and a really long walk from most campsites. There was a reasonable amount of space between most sites and most seemed to be long enough to easily accommodate big rigs, but some of the roads around the loops were very steep and narrow. Could be a problem for some big rigs. And a fair number of them slope really steeply away from the road. I can't imagine ever being able to get level front to back on them. The grounds were fairly clean, but there was a bit of trash around. At $22 for electric and water PLUS a ripoff $6 "transaction fee", I think it's a bit overpriced for a public campground. It's by a lake, but the South campground is not on the lake and there is no view of it. Maybe the North campground is better, but we didn't drive up to see it. It's several miles from the south camp. They do give 50% senior pass discount, but you still get nailed with the $6 handling fee. I'm not aware of any other options in the immediate area, so this is fine for an overnight. - Pdxjoanne
Jul 2015 - $22.00
Rate above does not include the silly $6 reservation fee. You also can not move or transfer sites until AFTER you have checked in.
We stayed in the south camp ground and had sites 2 through 4. The entire south campground is more geared for tents as the water / electric connections are either really far back or on the wrong side. We managed to get our travel trailer on site 3 with no problems and we had tents on 2 and 4. The restroom by the dump stations at south campground was in need of repairs, as the floor stayed wet. It also didn't help some local kids decided to discharge a fire extinguisher in the restroom. The other two restrooms in the south campground had showers. Wife said the women's showers were in stalls. The men's were both group showers which we said no thanks. Overall, the entire south campground is very un-level and backing into some sites would be a challenge. When we went to leave there are two dump stations at the south campground, for some reason everyone insisted on stopping at the first one and not pulling up to the second one, this caused a long traffic back out just to get out of the camp ground.
We did go and check out the north camp ground, it is geared all to RV's. Some of those sites are VERY close together there were 4 we saw that were completely unusable due to being in disrepair. There were two more dump stations in the north camp ground as well. We did not visit the restrooms/showers to inspect them but we heard they are much nicer.
Bring A LOT of mosquito repellent we have never had this many bug bits after a weekend of camping. Camp hosts were friendly and nice and the park has a lot to offer. Warning the pool is closed due to state budget issues but the water play ground is open. - Nizzy
May 2015 - $28.00
Louisiana State Parks do not offer any discounts for out of state residents unless you are from the states of Maryland or Delaware and have the Federal Senior Pass. The fee is for one night and includes the camping fee of $22 and a $6 administration fee. If you make a reservation it must be for 2 nights minimum, but you can drive up and pay for one night if they have anything open. The sites are very unleveled. We were assigned a site that did not work for our unit at all, but changed to an empty site with no problem. The water and electric are so far back at the site that we needed extensions to reach our unit. The roads around the park and campground need a lot of work. Many of the sites would be impossible to get an RV leveled. The one bathhouse in this loop is modern with individual unisex rooms with toilet and shower area in each room. That would be the best thing to say about this campground. There is only one bathhouse for many, many sites. Because the bathhouse is so far from a large number of the sites, cars & trucks race up & down the campground road to the bathhouse all night. There is a trailer sized electricity generator or compressor of some type next to the dump station that turns on and off with a huge buzz. If that bothers you, do not take a site near the dump station. - R&S
Nov 2010 - $24.00
This is a parish park, with lots of shade trees, playgrounds for the kids and paved sites on the lake. There is a nice boat launch with plentiful parking. They also have a "beach" area with parking. Some of the bath houses were in better shape than others (mosquito control was a big issue). There were no sewer hookups, no Wi-Fi and cell coverage is spotty at best. We stayed from a Sunday thru a Saturday. I would recommend a weekday stay. Once the early holiday weekend started, the golf carts started cruising with their stereos wide open. There were also many campers with their sound systems turned up. This usually ended by 10 pm each night. Since this is a parish park there is no one on site after 5 p.m. so there was no way to regulate the noise unless you called the Sheriff's Office. We rode our bikes a lot but had to be very cautious once all the golf carts came in because they were not watching out or slowing down for pedestrians and cyclists. We would stay here again but would do so on a weekday in order to cut down on all the noise. - hannah-taylor
Jul 2009 - $24.00
Nice place to stay with beautiful trees covering sites. The old section A is the nicest with lake views. Police used to patrol a lot to keep things quiet. Lately golf carts have been allowed and less patrolling by police and it gets out of hand. Police had to be called out all three days to quiet the drunks driving carts with trailers and loud music, well into the middle of the night. Very irritating. If things do not change we do not recommend unless you go during the weekday it is quiet then. - Thib
Mar 2009 - $16.00
We loved our stay here. We went along with a few friends and had a great time. At the time the park was almost completely empty, so we were able to choose the perfect spots we wanted, which were right on the lake. There are tons of shade trees, swings for the kids, a laundromat and showers, which were very clean. There are also cabins for rent, and some good fishing, too! The Staff were very friendly, helpful and welcoming, which is very important, in our opinion. The only downside to this park is the fact that there were no sewer hookups, and we had to use the dump station, but that really wasn't a biggie. Otherwise, we would have given this park a perfect rating. We will definitely visit this park again. - heavenslilgift