This is a really nice park; only 30 sites, concrete, picnic tables, water, sewer, electric, trash cans at all sites. We were here once before, price was still the same $22 weekends. Still no Wi-Fi; shuttle passes 24 hours. No pool. Check-in and check-out 12 noon. When you get there, you go to the sites (must call first for reservation, but they say they don't reserve specific sites). You still need to call ahead and make sure there are vacancies; you can request a site, but they can't promise it in case someone stays over. The usual norm for lots of parks. Don't like this aspect. You should be able to request a site and have that site when you arrive. There are 3 rows; 1st row is in the parking lot, numbers 1-11 start counting from the left while looking at the park from the parking lot; back-ins, nicely spaced and still have all amenities as the other 2 rows, just no grass in between sites, but there is plenty of grass around the park. Also, if you are in Row 1 or 2, be aware of the parking lot lights right along the whole row right between rows 1 and 2. Pets welcomed. Row 2, sites 12-21, also back-ins. Row 3 is the only pull-throughs, very very nice; there are 9 sites on this last row with a nice field across from it. The park is great, but the casino is something else. Tight slots. Plenty of restaurants, but expensive; no buffet. You can now have breakfast at Cafe Bayou and with players card you get 15% discount. Service was very slow and there were not many people in the there at the time. Took us about 30-40 min to get our food. I really think this casino needs a buffet, a pool for the RV park, along with Free Wi-Fi. There is plenty of land there to add a pool and more RV sites. Still no signs leading to the park. You must go to the hotel after calling them when you arrive to confirm the sites you requested to register. People are very friendly though. There are 2 casinos in the same building. Very confusing.
Love the park when everything is working; however, this trip was better than our last at this park. At least the main gate is open now and you don't have to go to the back south entrance. Cable did not work well; Wi-Fi was so-so; hot tub still not working; pool was nice except for the sprays of water that come out of all the walls of the pool; hard to relax in the pool with sprays of water hitting you in the face. They said it keeps the water cool. I think a timer on it would be well worth it. Did not use laundry or restrooms. Passport America price. My biggest drawback was tiny needle type stickers in the park grounds that would stick to our dog's paws (extremely painful). Don't know if we'll be back here because of that, unless its just certain times of the year these little devils come out from the trees and fall to the ground. If you have a pet, beware of these.
Park was nice but some sites are kind of scrunched together on some rows especially behind the office near the pool. Others are very well spaced. We asked for concrete pads because we had 2 trailers coming in and thought the patio would be concrete as well, but no, it was partially grassy and dirt. Naturally, it rained all weekend. Before checking in, I asked about other sites on the next row, especially sites 89-93 which had some limestone for the site but it looks like a concrete patio for those sites, which I would have preferred, but the owner said those were reserved. The 3 rows behind the office are pull throughs with full hookups. The love bugs were at their extreme on Labor Day weekend. Couldn't go to the pool with all the kids that look like they live here. Lots of sites looked like full-time settlers. Price was right though, $25.00 with Good Sam discount. Office hours are weird, 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to ? I think owner lives on property as well. The back in sites look the best, 111 - 116 are all fully concrete. Don't know if the price is more for these. No shuttle to casino, but only 4 miles; close to I-10 and only about 20 minutes from Texas line. Town of Vinton has really nothing to offer; although a nice little St. Joseph Catholic Church not far from the park. Also, is pet friendly and children friendly considering the pool and playground. Has a couple of tiny cabins. Found it weird for a park that big to only have one dumpster. Owners very nice. No cable, but digital channels were very clear. We will probably come back here if I can get the sites I'd like. They do take reservations. Very shady.
This park was great! Not kid friendly, which is just right for us. We want grown-up relaxing and it is perfect for that. Sites are all concrete and very level. Trash receptacles at every site. Patio and picnic table. Only draw back with no Wi-Fi, which they say they are working on. Also, you have to take the shuttle to Shorty's Casino next to Cypress Bayou to get registered in your site. You have to call and reserve a site first. The tell you to go ahead and set up in the site they give you, then call for the shuttle. Nice large sites with a field across for you to walk your dog, fly your helicopter or just relax with your favorite food and brew. Stay out of the casinos though; they will rip you off! No buffet, although there is a very nice Mexican Restaurant called Loco's which was pretty reasonable and food was good. The last row, sites 22-30 are the pull through. The other 2 rows of 9 are back-ins, but were still nice and looked wide enough not to have any problems. Finding the park is a different story. When you get to the casino, you do not know where to go for the RV Park. Stay on Ralph Darden Memorial Pkwy, go pass the casino and the park is on the left a little ways down. Very hard to find, but once you there, its very nice and quiet. Shuttle passes frequently to pick you up. Runs 24 hours. Don't know if we'll be back this way unless the casino loosens up some. P probably not until they finish building their hotel.
I'm like the other guy, I would have given it a 10 but I would save that for a resort. Sites were very clean and neat and very level. Even though we had the premium sites with the patio, I still would have preferred a pull through site on the same row as the office. I just don't prefer being in the middle row of a campground. The trash bins (2) were way at the end of the park. Prefer trash receptacles at least every other campsite. The railroad tracks spoken about in another review are very bad if you coming from Texas and traveling on Sampson St. to the park. If you come from the Lake Charles side the tracks are not bad. There's only one set of tracks you cross. It is a very quiet park. I think we were the only lively ones there. We had two travel trailers side by side with our relatives in the other one. All connections worked great; Wi-Fi was great. No problems. Isle of Capri Casino is 3 miles away. LaBaurge is across the river back towards Lake Charles. Don't eat the buffets, very expensive. We have a small dog and we really enjoyed the dog park facility there. Fenced in with water bowl and bench for you to relax while your dog wonders around free from others. Our dog doesn't get to do that very much. The Park only take Visa and MasterCard, no Am Express in case you're interested. Nice wide level sites. Not hard to get to at all from the interstate. We had sites 17 and 18. Very friendly people in office. Price reflects Good Sam discount. If you have your site number after reservation is made and no one is in the office, just go ahead and pull in your site and settle up later. We may put this park on a come-back list.
It seems as though all KOA parks have sites close together and narrow roads. Although, we've only been to 2, one in N. Little Rock and one in New Orleans, which is actually River Ridge, outskirts of Kenner, LA. The one in N.L.R. was much nicer than the one in Kenner and felt safer; it wasn't in a neighborhood; it is right off the interstate. At River Ridge, the park is in a horseshoe shape as another viewer said and would be more feasible driving if you could go out the other gate facing Jefferson Hwy, but I guess for security reasons, they keep it locked although the other stays open all the time, so I don't see the point. There are houses on both sides of the metal fence and all around the park. The ending road to the locked gate (sites 68 to 91) is in very bad shape and narrow. There's only one way to go, then you have to struggle to back into a very unlevel site and hope you can find a place to park your truck where no one will hit it pulling in and out. The water hookup is far from the site towards back of camper. All hookups worked fine for us; but our relatives next to us could not use their 30 amp hookup due to the park; instead, luckily they had one, they had to use their 50 amp. Good thing ours worked because we did not have that capability. The best sites are the row in front of the office. They save those for big coaches and rigs, although still tight to get in and out. The pool looked OK but not great. The water was not as crystal clear as I've seen at other parks. Staff is very friendly; they do help you get in and out of your site, thank God! We had gone for the St. Patrick's Day celebrations. Treasure Chest Casino is a straight shot back up Williams Blvd. pass I-10 to the end of Williams. They also have a Cafe du Monde on Williams after you pass under the overpass of I-10 coming from Jefferson Hwy. Nice little St. Matthews Catholic Church on Jefferson not far from the park. I don't know if we'll be back to this park unless we can get a front row site. Still had a good time. Weather was great!
Park was OK, a little tight driving through and parking. In fact, no room to park your truck after you unhitch; you have to park it sideways in your drive site, which ends up partly on the driving road. We had a back-in site to the Red River where the RR tracks are; and they are very loud. You can feel the earth shake when the train comes through, which is pretty often. Water hook up is very low to the ground, hard to attach your water hose. Sewer and electric was OK. Two dumpsters, one at each end of park. Wi-Fi was a problem at first. My husband was having problems so he took the lap top to the office and the office help was not sure themselves of how it works. Together, they did get it working. We were in one of the back-in sites along the river; numbers start from #1 through 12 on that row, start counting from the casino parking lot as #1. There is a free shuttle. The office will call for you up until 9 pm, then you have to use the payphone outside the office for the shuttle or just walk: its just a hop, skip and a jump from the RV park. Casino is fair, but they don't take your comps at any of the restaurants here on weekends. That's a bummer. This was our first trip here: may be back, may not. Price was fair. There are other shuttles in the area that will take you from one casino to another and to the RiverWalk for $3 a person and pick you up no matter what time of the night and up until 3 a.m. $15 up to 5 people if you want to go to Harrah's, which is in Shreveport, if you don't like to drive in the traffic at night. Course, you have to pay each way, going and coming. I guess my biggest gripe is that the streets are too narrow and the train noise is horrific! Happy Camping!
Campground is very nice in areas, depending on what your preferences are. Very close sites and paved roadway but roads are very tight. Fortunately, we had a good site, G14, with picnic table, fire pit, BBQ pit, wrought iron patio set with 2 chairs, paved site and patio area. Very nice, except it rained the whole time until the day we left. Could not enjoy the environment. Utility connections were kind of spread far apart along the pad but we made it work. Not much room to park the truck after the camper was situated. Water connection was very close to the ground; hard to screw and unscrew the hose connection. Enrolled in VKR Rewards for $24 a year for 10% discounts since they don't take Good Sam. Pool looked very nice. Office workers were very nice as well. Wi-Fi worked great and so did cable TV. Wanted to use the dog park but it rained too much; from what I could see, it looked OK. Only one garbage receptacle located behind the office; you have to dump your own. We will probably be back; if not this park, another KOA.
I gave it a 7 because this park did not meet up to my expectations according to the other reviews. True, they do have concrete pads and roads, patio, picnic table, BBQ pit, pavilion (don't get near there: crowded sites), water, sewage, electric 30/50, Wi-Fi (not working when we got here. Eventually during our stay it would work on and off). The cable TV we didn't use as the antenna on camper was sufficient. The cell phone worked well. We called ahead and requested 2 sites next to each other in a non-crowded area. Well, we got the 2 sites, but it was near the pavilion which is very crowded. The lay out of the campsites are weird; the patio with table and pit is not in front of your door so you could put your canopy out over it; they are all mostly near the street. The casino buffet for Thanksgiving was OK; cornbread dressing very mushy; desert was the best; price was high. The machines were tight; we couldn't spend enough to get comp'd; only $2 discount. For being a Good Sam Park, they would not take the $5 discount coupon; said we had to mail it in to Good Sam with the receipt from the park. What a bummer! There are better looking sites not as crowded on other end of the park. At least it looked like that. I may come back if I can get a decent site. Oh, don't near the water; the gnats are all over you when it rains and the water rises. Our electrical box had the cover broken off and I reported it, but they said it wouldn't hurt anything even if it rained, and it did rain, a lot. A shuttle does come by until midnight, then you'd have to get security to bring you back to the camp site. I think we will try another park next time we're down this way.
Really do like the park when everything is working. 1) Main entrance blocked due to repairs on levee; had to come in the back way; 2) Speed limit 5 mph (how do they expect you to pull a rig going 5 mph; most parks are 10 mph; we are all responsible adults; we know to look out for children or anyone else or thing in the road.); 3) The web site states Hot Tub (beware not working) 4) The web site states free Wi-Fi (not working). Some people need internet to keep up with their jobs away from home; they depend on this; 5) The web site states Free Cable (not working) 6). The web site states Free Shuttle to casino(beware: not true) 7) Chalets are being put up the south end: meaning a more crowded park. All in all it was a pretty stressful weekend. I think the park should give discounts for the inconvenience of their guests. For the price they charge, $5 wouldn't break them. I do like the wide sites, especially ones facing the Mississippi. Very nice staff; I guess its not their fault for false advertising on their web site. This is our second trip here; the first one a year ago was an A+. Hot tub wasn't working then either; but I still like the park; it was just very inconvenient going from the south end of the park at 5 mph and traveling all the way to the north end to get out of the park. Also, at night, it is very hard to see the extreme turn in the street across from the office with no lighting. They need lights at the two corner turns. Enjoy your camping!
One of my best parks to go to. $16 rate is with Good Sam discount and $5 coupon from Good Sam web site; plus we got one night comped with Players Card; we were there for 2 nights. Prices do not change from weekday to weekend. Nice, roomy, level paved sites. Nice large patios with picnic tables. Trash receptacles every other site on both sides of street. Wi-fi, cell and digital TV all work great. No problem with internet. 24 hour shuttle, which has improved as far as picking up from casino site back to camp. For Catholics, St. Philip Neri in Kinder with Sat. Mass at 4 pm and Sunday 8 & 10 am. Free newspaper at lodge. Pool opens March 15 every year and closes the first Monday after Thanksgiving. Weekend nightly buffet over $20 unless you have players card and enough comps on it to comp at least one meal, then I would say it's worth it. Comps are much better at this casino than any other I've seen. Staff is friendly and helpful. Enjoy!
This is a kind of small park upon entrance considering the sites up front and across from the office; other sites further back seemed a little larger; but they stuck us in the first and second site right across from the office; was a little hard driving into the site; to unhook, the truck was blocking the entrance to the park, which was very inconvenient for us and people trying to get in. Wi-Fi worked good with code from office. Office employees had so many rules couldn't keep up. Staff was a little cocky at times. Price is cheap though; and free shuttle to casino 24 hours. Our site was very level; the water connection is very out-dated. Looks like some homesteaders are there to stay. Only one trash bin way to the far corner of the property. Went there from Biloxi to get away from Tropical Storm Lee, but it found us on Labor Day; we hitched up and left. Oh, got lost trying to find the place; came in on the wrong side of town according to my phone map. Town layout is pretty weird, but all in all, a nice little town. May be back if the park is upgraded and the staff is a little more people-friendly.
Unlike the guy that rated this park a 1 in July, 2011, we love this park. It is not a field; the layout of the campers on some rows is somewhat different than other parks, but if you have a group of campers or even just 2, they can be set up to where the awnings will face each other and makes it a nice way to socialize with your family or friends in a site facing you. If you don't like this way, you can get a back-in near the trees or a very well kept concrete parking lot with all the hook-ups as far as I know; never tried those spots. We like the ones near the office and pool. The pool is always very clean when we go. We had reservations during Tropical Storm Lee from Friday to Monday; needless-to-say, we only stayed one night and then headed north on Saturday. The very friendly staff understood and didn't hold us to their cancellation policy; we only paid for one night. Love the free shuttle to Treasure Bay Casino. However, the fire ants did get me too. Still have the welts. Sites are pretty much level; Wi-Fi is good; didn't use cable, our digital TV picks up fine and so does cell service. Any problem you have, just call the service guy; he'll fix anything. He fixed their sewer connection when we were there back in May, 2011, so that our hose would fit properly. We always come back to this place. Prices do go up during holiday season however. But its all worth it.
Staff was very friendly upon making reservations no matter how many times I called to verify and to request a certain site, they did accommodate us. We were two travel trailers and were able to get side by side, although the park was only about half full (felt kind of lonely). The sites we had 55 and 56 were very unlevel that monitors did not register levels for gray and black, but good location near pool, which was very nice. Beware of ants in ground, pads were concrete; connections were at end of site pad, need long sewer hose; water faucet was about 2 ft high to connect; our other family camper did not have room for his slide out (had to move rig over to fit in). Wi-Fi and Cable free, pretty good reception. No propane and no complimentary coffee as amenities say. There is shuttle service to Ameristar Casino. Some sites had nice shade trees. Check out time is at 11 am. We stayed 2 nights. Garbage receptacles every other site were picked up regularly. Did not use shower or restrooms. Would maybe stay here again when in the area. Gave it an 8 because of unlevel sites, utility connections being at end of site, and ants that were eventually getting in our camper. Very nice staff though.
This was in the beginning of our camping days (fall of 2010) and we were still learning. Very bad highway traveling from our home in central Louisiana, 2 1/2 hour trip. Pretty easy to find on Map Quest. Little pricey. Course as a Good Sam first time user, we were reimbursed $25 on first night camping. Beautiful campground; we had a nice spot on a hill facing the marina. No pool, but they do have a sandy beach and campground is spread out with little shoots of campers. Lots of moss on trees. Wi-Fi was not free, $2.00. All water, sewer, electric were all good; picnic tables and fire holes. Nice place. Don't know if we'll be back though, kind of pricey and the state highway is very bad going in that direction.
Nice wooded sites, some right on the lake, which we had #209. Fishing is allowed, no license needed since its a private park. Small BBQ pavilions throughout the park. Sandy, man-made beech and dock. Some sites had fire rings. Trash cans were hard to find. Hook-ups were good. Nice people. They have barn dances Friday and Saturday nights, $10 if you're a patron, $12 for a guest. Two car parking on sites; 3rd vehicle $5 charge. Guests must register at the office. Chapel is being built on site. We stayed here the weekend before Mardi Gras and we got to see the Coure' de Gras all line up on their horses and parade floats at the park for their ride into Mamou, LA to celebrate Mardi Gras. If you want to have a good Cajun time, go to Lakeview Park and Beach in Eunice. 45 minutes to casino in Kinder and about the same to Evangeline Downs in Opelousas, LA if you want the gaming scene. Easy towns to get around in. We will be back.
Love this park. Its very quiet. All hookups worked great, no problems. Across the street from the ocean, which sorry to say we didn't get to visit. Shuttle pick ups to Treasure Bay Casino. Large gravel and grass sites, pretty much level. Train whistle did not bother us; hardly noticed it. Did not try the pool since it was November; owner said it was a heated pool. Wi-Fi and cable free; had no problems with connections. Complementary breakfast in lodge. All was good. We will be back.
We love this park. Price is excellent and you get your discounts or even comped for your stay depending on how much you spent at the casino; internet was excellent, cable or digital TV excellent. Pool was great. A cousin of mine just bought a new camper and the staff honored our request of being put next to each other, even though they do not reserve spots but they do try and cooperate with your requests. Casino shuttle picks you up at your site and brings you back and runs 24 hours. Casino buffet is kind of steep but if you have a players card you can get a discount or comp a meal at any of the restaurants. Sites are very level concrete slabs with picnic tables, which could use a little work. Other than that, its a great park. There were no kids running around all hours of the night as when we came back on Labor Day 2010. Was very pleased. We will be back.
Loved the park and office staff very friendly. I rated it a 9 because it said pool and hot tub; all very nice, but hot tub was not running. Really wanted to go in because of the cool weather. Also, it said shuttle service to casino which we did not use because after inquiring at the Isle of Capri boat, they said they did not have a shuttle to the RV Park, that it was stopped; however, the office staff insisted that they did have one and gave us the phone number but didn't use it in fear of maybe not being picked up at night. Anyway, all in all was very good and relaxing 2 night stay. Had a river view site. Very level concrete pad. Had no problems with Wi-Fi and antenna on our TV picked up enough channels for us. Garbage was picked up every morning by staff at park. All hook-ups were good; we had a 30 amp camper and pull-through site, lots of room between campers. Wind was very strong during this time of the year and being next to the river. Would definitely stay here again but no gambling; will do more site-seeing next time in the beautiful Natchez, MS, only across the river from the park.
Nice park. True to the website pictures. Sites are nice and spread out. No one close, which is nice. I asked if the pool was open since it was November and they said 'yes' and that it is heated but they were working on it. They do have a complimentary breakfast every morning. Wi-Fi is free. We did not need cable, our digital TV worked fine. Free shuttle to Treasure Bay Casino. Had no problems with water hook up or electric. They lead you to the sites and show you where everything is, which is nice. Cell phone worked great. Sites were pretty level, grass and gravel mix; some concrete sites. Only a few sites had picnic tables. Nice Good Sam Park. My only corrections would be to have concrete slabs and picnic tables on all sites. That's my reason for giving it a 9 rating. Trains didn't bother us at all and we were close to the lodge. We will be back next time around.
Loved the Paragon Park in Marksville, LA. Sites were all good and clean. They have the Executive Sites with fences on both sides of you. We got one of those sites. This was our first camping trip, and it was close to home. There were concrete pads, concrete picnic tables, and a swing. All hookups were close together and we didn't have any problems. Pool and lodge were very nice, and we were close by. Didn't bring our dog this time, but will do so in the future. There is a charge for the Wi-fi, $4 a day. If there was cable, we didn't see the hookup; however, this was our first trip and maybe didn't know where to look. Didn't ask either. It was all fine. We had a small digital TV that picked up a channel or two without cable. Shuttle passed every 15 minutes. Always saw security guards. Everyone was very helpful. We will be back! Oh, the Executive Suites were $32 a night and very well worth it.
Got excellent help while trying to book through emails. They even set us up where we requested, under availability. Shuttles were pretty regular and you can also call for them to pick you up. Pool nice, big and clean. One of our mishaps was that the sewer hookup was a little far from the water and electrical hookups, and our hose was not long enough and we had already unhitched before we noticed it, (we're new campers). Therefore, we had to dump on our way out, which was OK. Also, I do think there should be a curfew for kids and teenagers roaming the park all hours of the night in the golf carts. This was kind of disturbing. Otherwise, we had a great time and the price was excellent. Probably will be back after a while.