This is was our first stop in Louisiana and things did not get off to a great start. While there is nothing wrong with River Cities RV, but at the price, you get less than I’ve come to expect.
- Very Level Pads
- Modern Hook Ups
- Self Service
- Poor Wireless
- Limited Facilities / Amenities
What makes this part unique among those we have visited so far is that it is self-service. There is not camp host or manager on the grounds at River Cities RV. You register and pay online and receive a code to open the gates. It is clear that someone comes to maintain the restrooms and the grounds, but other than that you are on your own. While we don’t normally need much from the camp hosts, especially on a short stay, I’d expect at least some of the savings to be passed on in the form of lower rates.
The upside or River City RV is that it is a new park so the hookups are in great shape and the pads are level and in good order. The driving paths are also pristine and the size of the lots are decently sized. While there is nothing pretty about the park, it is kept clean. It borders a highway on one side but the road noise was not an issue for us. The rest is farmland, a strange but unused building, and an RV dealership. There are no trees int the park and thus no shade.
There are amenities, but not many. The bathrooms are pretty nice and are the private and include a very decent shower. There are only two, but it is a smallish park so no issues there. The laundry is also small and a little expensive, but also new. There is wireless internet but it was poor and intermittent at pretty much all times of day and night. That is everything you get here.
To be fair, Louisiana has both a sales tax and a hotel tax that is applied to the bill here and included in the price above. The actual rate is a bit over $35 a night. Considering the limited amenities and lack of staff, I’d expect a base rate between $25 and $30 or some type of discount available to get it into that zone. As it stands, it’s a decent place to park, but not a great value choice.