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jmschmitz23

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Ok everyone,
My DW has her 24th (40th ) Birthday at the end of March and does not want to be home to celebrate it.
We are working on a tight budget, but she wants to go somewhere new where its warm (compared to Missouri in March) and preferrably a beach. So we are looking at Southern Louisianna, or Southern Mississippi. As the my Bio says, we pull a 30' TT, and would need a site to accomodate the trailer and Tow Vehicle. Power, Water, and Sewage connections are not a requirement.

We would prefer one of two campsite profiles.

(1) On or next to a beach

(2) spacious campsite, wooded, and nice scenery.

Fun surrounding activities, in both of these options would be nice, but not a requirement. We love to just camp just as much as doing activities.

Does anyone have any suggestions?


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Check out Buccaneer state park in southern MS, near Bay St. Louis. We camped there for a week on our way to south TX for the winter. On the way down through MS, you might also want to check out Lincoln Lake SP (Very nice)! If you have other ?'s PM us.

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Check out Buccaneer State Park(waveland Mississippi)5 miles South of Bay St.Louis.Vary nice park,full hookups and $20 per night.Large wooded sites just off the beach.

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When we lived in Slidell, LA we used Fontainebleau State Park as a quick weekend getaway. Its located on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain and is a beautiful setting with large live oaks (the kind you see in movies), a very well maintained park, with a walking trail system through the woods as well as a canoe trail. You can walk along the beach on the lake and enjoy the beauty of the park. At this time of year its probably pretty quiet as well. There is a very well done visitor center and mini-museum you might enjoy walking through too. One of the nicest parks I've visited.

www.crt.state.la.us/parks/ifontaine.aspx


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usmcshepherd, the name Slidell caught my eye in your post. My wife & I are considering a visit through your part of the country, and as I notice that Slidell has an Elk Lodge, where we thought about staying for a night. Supposedly it has RV hookups and some nice amenities. Are you familiar with this place? Any thoughts?

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Garmp1,

I know where the Elk Lodge sits but I was actually never there....the VFW was much closer to where we lived. The Elk Lodge is in a pretty congested part of town, so if you have a big rig I'm not sure if you'd want to get in there. The Fountainebleau State Park is only about a ten min drive from the Elk Lodge, is only $16 a day and is a much nicer environment to stay at (IMHO).

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USMCSHEPHERD, thanks for the info. We are B campers, so that isn't a major issue, but why dive into a fire if you don't have to. What's your opinion of Tickfaw SP? Also, got any restaurant suggestions?. We prefer what we call "Beer & Burger" places. Nice casual, decent prices and good food and not a chain or franchise. Really ain't driving to LA for a burger, but you get the idea, hopefully seafood.

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Garmp1,

Never been to Tickfaw SP but I am sure its nice...its right on the river if I remember right...all LA state parks are very well done and maintained. As for food...lots of places to eat....for what you are looking for there is a great burger and beer place in Slidell called Southside Cafe, another good hole in the wall burger place is Lee's Hamburger's. Slidell has all the typical places to eat too....Ruby Tuesday, Cracker Barrel, Olive Garden, Denny's and everything inbetween. One of our favorite places after church on Sunday was alwyas the Piccadilly Cafeteria (try their crawfish etoufee!!!). Of course if you get over to Covington you HAVE TO go to the Cafe Du Monde for Beignets (kind of like a donut but not really)!!! Hope that helps.....you can google those places on google maps and you should find them without any problems! If you are driving a "B" RV then getting into the Elk's Lodge won't be an issue for you...once you get off Gause Blvd you'll be ok....Gause can just be a little crowded (I had visions of you driving a 40ft class A down there and trying to make the corner down to the lodge).

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Posted: 02/08/13 01:41am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The Hollywood Casino Bay St Louis (formerly Casino Magic) has an rv park.


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There are a few good campgrounds in the area of La.& Miss., two of them in La. are Fairview Riverside State Park and Fountainbleau State Park, Fairview is located in the town of Madisonville La. and it is on the river, great fishing and boating and the sights are great,Fountainbleau state park is in Mandeville La. and is located on Lake Pachatrain and the sights are great,ask for a sight in the old section,(just have been done over)and they are great. Lake Lincoln in Brookhaven Miss.is a great place to stay beautiful lake and great fishing and full hookups.In Gulf Shores there is Gulf Shores State Park and you don't need reservations, good sights but no trees , the park has just been completely renovated due to hurricane . Good luck and happy camping ,if you need to know some good places to eat in these areas let me know.

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