As the heat from the Louisiana summer dissipates, and we exit the Gulf Coast’s tropical storm season, the great state of Louisiana settles into our moderate, wet winter.
The shorter days usher in mosquitoes free nights and stunning sunsets, but Louisiana always stays true to our cajun cuisine. Whether winter is your favorite season for the gumbo or the wild game — who says you have to pick one of the two — Louisiana’s winter is certain to have an ideal RV destination for you. At Courvelle RV, we know a thing or two about RVs and camping.
So, we’re taking a look at some of our customers’ fan-favorite RV winter campgrounds across Louisiana.
Located in Westwego, on Lake Cataouatche a 20-minute drive southwest from New Orleans, you’ll find the Bayou Segnette State Park. They offer a large selection of RV slots with water and electric hookups. During the summer you can enjoy swimming in the wave pool, but in the winter, you get to enjoy the beauty of wildlife.
They offer both salt and freshwater fishing due to the park’s unique location. The extraordinary ecosystem offers you the chance to spot plants, trees, and wildlife from both swamps and marshlands. From the boat ramp, you can access abundant wildlife and vegetation that aren’t readily accessible on foot.
The campground hosts a multitude of activities throughout the year, so you are sure to find fun activities the whole family can enjoy in any season. Make sure to check their page for up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 and other weather-related closures.
Just off of I-12 in southeastern Louisiana, Reunion Lake is the ultimate RV destination. Their fully paved roadways and RV sites ensure a hassle-free camping experience. Their website boasts that they’re the best snowbird campground around, and it’s not hard to see why.
With their beautiful lake, fitness center, outdoor games, and giant hot tub, this resort has plenty to keep you and yours busy. They also have a nearby Sonic located just off the property, as well as an RV-friendly gas station.
If you’re looking for a month-long stay, they offer extended stay benefits to sweeten the deal. Be sure to check their website for more information on their amenities, reservations, and announcements regarding mask policies.
Just north of Ponchatoula, near the Mississippi border, you’ll find the Bogue Chitto State Park. A true national treasure, the dynamic Bogue Chitto river feeds into this vibrant water system and its attached streams.
This 1,786-acre state park is home to cypress-tupelo swamps, hardwood forests, upland forests, and rolling landscapes. And you can’t miss Fricke’s Cave, which is more of a gorge, that features two-foot-tall spires with pebbles perched atop. Following the boardwalk, you too can take part in this spectacle.
From canoeing, fishing, biking, birding, horse riding, and disk golfing, you’re sure to find plenty of activities to keep you and yours entertained. They have 81 premium campsites with full hookup capabilities – some on the waterfront. For reservations and updated information about the park, be sure to check their website.
Just northwest of Courvelle RV in Opelousas, you’ll find the ever-beautiful Chicot State Park. Situated right beside Lake Chicot, this location is great for nature lovers year round.
Some local activities include canoeing, fishing, and hiking. The Louisiana State Arboretum is also nearby. There, they provide guests with helpful, informative hikes that take you around the area and showcase our large variety of vegetation.
The north landing at this park features 90 campsites with water and electricity as well as a boat launch, dock, and 400-foot fishing pier. Be sure to check their website for updated information and reservation availability.
If you’re looking for a change of scenery, head up to the northeastern part of the state for an adventure you are sure to remember. Located on Caney Lake, this beautiful environment offers ample fishing, bird watching, and nearby activities.
One must-see location lies just north of the park. While there, we recommend visiting the Poverty Point World Heritage Site. One of the most important archaeological sites in North America, Poverty Point is indeed a rare remnant of an exceptional culture. According to their website, “It has been estimated that landscape preparation and earthworks construction may have required moving as many as 53 million cubic feet of soil. Considering that a cubic foot of soil weighs 75-100 pounds and that the laborers carried this dirt in roughly 50-pound basket loads, it is obvious that this was a great communal engineering feat.”
There are no nearby RV campgrounds to Poverty Point, however, neighboring Jimmie Davis State Park is only a short drive away. With 73 campsites that are equipped with a table, pad, and fire ring, you’ll find this camp to be a quaint and comfortable space for you to rest after a long day of nature watching and exploring. Be sure to check their website for recent announcements and booking availability.
RV Service and Dealing in Opelousas, Louisiana
Before you hit the road to visit one of our great state’s campgrounds, make sure your RV is ready for winter-weather and general driving conditions. If you need a helping hand, you can count on the experts at Courvelle’s RV to keep you safe.
If you’re still looking for the right RV, be sure to stop by. We have a large selection of New RV’s for Sale and Used RV’s for Sale in Opelousas, Louisiana from big brands like Crossroads RV and Dutchmen. Contact us today to find the fairest RV prices in the state.