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I am a 66 year old, retired electrical engineer for Cleco Power, LLC after 37 years. Have been camping since 1960's as a Boy Scout, then with the family in the first Camper, a 1981 Jayco, Jayraven. Family is down sized now and I spend as much time as possible with Susie, my darling wife and she enjoys camping as well.
Date of Stay:
July, 2018 -
Site 75 Premium Back-in site 20A, 30A, 50A W & S all level asphalt close to Showers. Bathouse in excellent condition with a really good A/C. Camp hosts kept the restrooms & showers immaculate. Splash pad would be great for the kiddies. We enjoyed bicycling along the level roadways. I took a 5 mile hike along the nature trail to Cane Bayou, but the boardwalk trail through the swamp was closed and barricaded for unknown reasons. This time of year it was about 95 deg. F. with no breese for cooling ... really too hot to enjoy, but I did see a lot of Elderberries and Muskadine vines along the trail ... didn't see any alligators or other wildlife on the trail, however there were deer and Raccoons in the camping area early in the AM and after dark. Park is convenient to the Town of Mandeville and many stores for supplies. Will be returning once the weather cools off a bit. We camped at Fontainebleau State Park in a Travel Trailer.
There are many really good restaurants in Mandeville. Neighborhood Walmart and Rouses Grocery Store on East Causeway Approach less than 5 miles from Park entrance on US 190.
Date of Stay:
June, 2018 -
The park is well kept. The sites are asphalted with W,S & 20/30/50A E. The sites are somewhat small and close together, but Lake Tangipahoa is beautiful and a steady breeze from across the lake kept it comfortable outside through the mid 80's. We went to McComb to visit the Railroad Museum, certainly worth the free admission. I will definitely be returning to this park for another visit. We bicycled all of the roads (minor hills and reasonably flat). To sum up my review, let me say the week we spent there was very peaceful and the park is simply beautiful. We camped at Percy Quin State Park in a Travel Trailer.
Visit Railroad Museum in nearby McComb, Ms. free admission!
Date of Stay:
April, 2018 -
Park staff / hosts kept the comfort station immaculate and any bits of trash were picked up at least 2x daily. Park has many assets worth exploring... fishing, swimming, or canoeing in the river or stocked ponds, well marked Gorge Run hiking / bicycle trail as well as an equestrian trail throughout the park and woodlands. Interesting bluffs surrounding the swamp in the gorge and the eroded red clay of Fricke Cave at the end of the boardwalk in the lower gorge run. We camped at Bogue Chitto State park in a Travel Trailer.
Traveling to the nearest city (Franklinton) is currently challenging due to La Hwy 25 being under reconstruction and subject to closure on weekdays, so back road travel is needed to get there. If you are coming from the South, ignore the detour signs on Hwy 25, else, you will have to turn around and retrace the detour back to Hwy 25 on the South side. I ended up having to back the TT about a half mile to turn around on the closed Hwy 25 after following the detour signs from the South.