We parked at Lakeside RV on our way east to Florida, staying 3 nights so we could spend at least one full day in New Orleans which is about a 45-minute drive from the park. I’ve got almost nothing but good things to say about Lakeside RV, it is a lovely RV park.
- Beautiful Grounds
- Nice Amenities
- Pet Adoptions
- Great pads and hookups
Lakeside RV follows the proud tradition of actually living up to its name. The park is stretched around the shore of a small lake, surrounded by forested areas. It makes for a fantastic and peaceful setting. You can boat or fish in the lake, and there were Canadian geese, egrets, and ducks puttering about during our stay. Not everyone gets a spot next to the lake, but nearly any spot can see at least a bit of it from their site.
Lakeside has all the usual amenities as well as some of the more upper-end ones. There is a small pool, a game room, and a comfy lounge in addition to the usual bathrooms (quite clean), laundry and camp store. None of these were especially grand, but all were in good order and clearly paid attention to. The pads are all cement and very level, especially considering the instability of soil in Louisiana. The hookups appeared to have been recently installed or upgraded and were top notch.
They even have some nice touches here such as working to find homes for pets that were abandoned at the park. Sadly this is not all that uncommon. We found a stray at a park we stayed at in texas and took it to the nearest no-kill shelter in the area. It’s nice to see the park make an effort to help these animals. They also are pretty strict about their in park speed limit which is a mere 5mph. The park is laid out in a long thin line around the lake so if you are at the back, it can feel a bit tedious. But it shows their commitment to the safety of their guests so I applaud it.
The only downside is the price. Rates are not cheap and Louisiana has some heavy taxes on hotels and RV parks. Even with our 10% Good Sam discount, we were paying a fair bit more than we like to. None the less, they clearly invest in the quality of the park so the rate’s don’t feel unreasonable even if they are on the high side.