We were looking for a quick overnight while traveling I-40, this wasn't it. The park is 10 miles south of I-40 and probably takes nearly 20 minutes to get there from I-40 due to the continuous "S" curves that make up Tenn hwy 114. The drive in is through some beautiful heavy forests but the campsite itself was a disappointment in that it was totally cleared of trees - strange. If you like sun or want absolutely no obstruction for your satellite antenna this is your place. The roads are asphalt and in good condition. The pads were gravel, many were quite long and for the most part level. The park was clean and well maintained. We did not use the restrooms but by outward appearance they seemed in good condition. There was a playground for the kids and a roped off swimming area nearby. We rated this park down to a 7 primarily because of no trees left around the camp sites - it is nothing special.
The COE of has done a great job of renovating or should I say totally rebuilding the Catoma Loop. This loop had been open less than a month when we camped here. Every site has a large concrete pad. We stayed in site 27 in a 38' rig and literally could have parked two rigs the size of ours, trucks included, on our site. Many of the sites are pull-through type sites. Each site has a picnic table, fire ring, and lantern post. Very easy access for big rigs. Camp hosts were quite friendly and helpful at check-in. We did not use the restrooms but they appeared to be brand new during a drive by. We did notice there were two each washers and dryers. There were two playgrounds to keep the children entertained. The COE has certainly raised the bar on the rebuild of this park, can only hope they use this model at other parks.
This was our second overnight stay at this park. It is only about 5-6 minutes off of I-10. This time we arrived after dark on an overcast and very dark night and missed the turn onto the one way loop road. There are no lights and minimal signs to direct you to the right road. We did not discover our mistake until we were 100 yards into the park going the wrong way on the winding one-way road. Backing up in dark and close quarters to get on the right road was no fun at all. If you are not familiar with this park best arrive in daylight. The road through the park winds through trees that are quite close to the road but we made it fine with a 38' fifth wheel once we got on the right road. If you arrive after 5PM there won't be anyone in the office so you just drop your $13 in a drop box. The park is quiet and secure with a pass code required to get through the entry gate. The road through the park and all camp sites are paved with asphalt. Each site has a picnic table and trash barrel. This park will not be confused with a "resort park", but makes a quick stop off of I-10 for a very reasonable price or a reasonable base from which to experience all Cajun Country has to offer.
This was our first stay at this park and we were so pleased by what we found that we immediately booked another stay a few weeks later - reservations are a must. We stayed on Sweetgum loop and upon entry to our sight were greeted by the friendly and helpful camp host. The park is well taken care of and throughout our stay was quite and peaceful. There are 2 miles of hiking trails some of which is paved. All sites have full hookups (50A), fire-ring, picnic table, lantern post and an adjacent tent site. All streets and sites are paved. No firewood may be brought into the park but we were encouraged to use a plentiful supply of wood from dead trees that had been cut down due to the recent drought. We did not use the restroom and shower facilities but a quick look inside found them to be clean. At first glance the sites do not appear to be "big -rig" friendly, but given the fact that tow vehicles can be parked in designated parking spots on the loop road adjacent to each site we found the sites adequate to generous for our 38' fifth wheel. The price of $10/night reflects 50% discount on a seniors pass.
An absolutely beautiful park. There is good separation between sites with heavy forest providing privacy. None of the sites back up to each other so you have a forest view out your back window. There are 6 roads or streets off the main road each with a circle drive at the end, the road we camped on (site #144, water, 50A electric) had no other campers. We camped in the middle of the week in early September. There are only 5 sites with water and 50A electric. None of the sites have sewer hookups but a dump station is provided. Big rig friendly, we had no difficulty in navigating in and out of the park and campsite with our 38' fifth wheel. We will definitely stay here again when in the area. The rate of $17 reflects the use of a Seniors Pass.
We were looking for an inexpensive overnight close to I-10 and were pleasantly surprised by what we found at Acadiana Park Campground. The park is 4-5 minutes off the I-10 with routing through a residential street that had overhanging trees, but no trouble in passing under with our 13'-4" tall rig. We arrived just before 5pm and found no attendant at the entrance booth, so just picked out a camp site and deposited our $13 in a lock box for that purpose. There is no sewer hook-up but there is a dump station at the park entrance. The camping sites all have asphalt pavement and were long enough to accommodate our 37' fifth wheel and crew cab truck. There are baseball fields, tennis courts, a large pavilion, disc golf course and a playground adjoining the RV park, but there is a good buffer of wooded area between them and the RV park. The park was clean and quiet with good spacing between campsites. We did not use the restrooms or showers so cannot comment on them. The park has a lot of trees that the road winds through, but this was not an issue even with the 55' length of our rig. This park makes a great overnight if just passing through, or is centrally located for those who want to explore Lafayette and surrounding Cajun Country.
We were just passing through the area and stayed here overnight only. The park appears to be well maintained. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The park facilities have recently been renovated including all new utilities and pads, and new or newly renovated bathroom/shower facilities. We stayed on a pull through pad which was long enough to park a 37' fifth wheel and three vehicles. The downside to that is the picnic table and patio area was approximately 50' from the utilities hook-ups, so bring extra sewer hose etc. The only other concern you will have is the park entrance road makes a sharp "S" curve between two giant boulders that come right up to the edge of the road. With a longer trailer or fifth wheel you need to be prepared to stop for oncoming traffic so you can crowd the centerline when passing through the "gap". There is a good restaurant in the park lodge where we enjoyed a great meal at very reasonable prices and enjoyed wonderful service from the friendly staff. Although we were on a tight schedule on this trip, we definitely will return for an extended stay in the future.