LA - Poverty Point Reservoir

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  1. LouisianaOrths

    LouisianaOrths New Member

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    My husband and I were not pleased with this campsite at all!

    <font face='Georgia'>The Goods</font id='Georgia'>

    The boat landing was GREAT!

    The playground area included water and slides. The kids seemed to be having a good time.

    The area was new and clean

    <font face='Script MT Bold'>The BAD!</font id='Script MT Bold'>
    There were only 4 campsites that were shady, and they weren't shady enough. Those 4 sites did not have enough room for the pop-up and the truck to fit, you would have to park on the side of the road.

    The slot we stayed in was like a parking lot. No trees, no nature. Basically, they cleared a field and put some concrete down for the campsites.





    I have pictures (very few of them) for your review.

    I will not revisit Poverty Point.

    DH - 27 -- Brett
    DW - 27 -- Sabrina
    DS - 4 -- John-Garrett
    2 GSDs -- Sadie and Jake
    1999 Jayco Eagle Qwest 10


    Times camped in 2007:
    6/2/07-6/3/07 Kisatchie National Forest, Boyce, LA Lake Kincaid --- GREAT PLACE!


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  2. flyboy718

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    Thanks for the info on those parks, it is very helpful as we live in minden and have just begun our outdoor adventures with our new to us popup. have you guys ever camped at lake claiborne state park? Excellent! first class all the way! i went to millwood state park for the labor day weekend and i won't be going back to that place.

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  3. LouisianaOrths

    LouisianaOrths New Member

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    We haven't been to Claiborne yet ... but we plan to camp at every campsite in LA before it's over. Thanks for sharing. I like it when people comment on the parks .. you ought to write one about Claiborne and Millwood. I have found them very helpful when selecting where to go. :eek:)

    DH - 27 -- Brett
    DW - 27 -- Sabrina
    DS - 4 -- John-Garrett
    2 GSDs -- Sadie and Jake
    1999 Jayco Eagle Qwest 10


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  4. flyboy718

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    you haven't read my comments about millwood and claiborne yet....they are in this same part of the forum

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  5. rookiecampers

    rookiecampers New Member

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    Can you tell me if any of the state parks in LA are decent in or around New Orleans? I wondered if they were destroyed from the hurricane.

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  6. flyboy718

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    dont know about anything that far south, haven't been down that way to state parks yet, we are planning a trip in october to grand isle state park to try to catch some red fish when they come in the marsh to spawn, i will let you know about that one

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  7. rookiecampers

    rookiecampers New Member

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    Great! My mom has some friends in Grand Isle. I would love to see the bayou. Let me know if its decent. I was looking at the LA state parks website and some of the state parks campgrounds are closed due to hurricane damage.
    I dont want to get to far from New Orleans b/c I want to eat some of that yummy N.O. food!!

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  8. Oldtimer69

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    Hi Louisiana ........... Oldtimer here

    Yes, On my June trip to Mississippi, I went by Lake Claiborne State park and checked it out. It seemed nice enough, with lots of shade. Most sites were empty except for the few waterfront ones. Seemed to be Longtime RVers in their motorhomes and TTs had taken all those. Still, would be a nice get-away park. The lake was big and probably quite a few Alligators in that water. Not a real good view of the lake for all the trees tho. Can see just enough water to know its there.

    I would go for a stay if its close. But my favorites are in Southeastern Oklahoma, if I'm driving any distance, will probably go up there.

    Tony
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  9. LifesAGrill

    LifesAGrill Raymond, MS

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    Try Lake Bruin State Park. The original 25 or so sites are very shaded and accomidations are wonderful. We are only a hour and a half from there and go there a lot. Never had a bad experince. The new sites are mostly in open land with little shade, however they do have nice sites all paved with table and grills at each one. Elec and water is also at each site. It fills up real fast in the spring due to the great fishing there.

    Happy Camping!
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