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  • Tickfaw State Park, LA


    Tickfaw SP is located in southern Louisiana about 40 miles northwest of New Orleans. It offers a campground, cabins and fishing and boating on the Tickfaw River.

    Tel: 225-294-5020

    Date of Visit: Mar 2016

    Thanks to Spring Break, March is always a tough month for us folks who don't like to make plans, so we broke down and made a reservation about a week before our expected arrival. We could only get 4 nights - the upcoming weekend was booked solid. We've taken to using the park map and Google Earth to try get sites that more or less face south - Puddy-Tat really likes to lounge in the sun on the dashboard,

    So let's take a little walk around the campground so you can see what it looks like. There are two loops here - one for RV's, the other for tenters. Obviously this is the RV loop, sites 2 and 4.

    Sites 3, 5, 7 and 9.

    Site 6.

    Sites 9 and 11. Paved roads make for pleasant bike riding.

    Site 15 on the left, 10 and 12 on the right.

    Sites 14, 18, 20 and 22.

    Sites 17, 19 and 21.

    Sites 22, 24 and 26.

    Site 27.

    Recent rains have left the bogs surrounding the campground quite full of water. Here the barbeque grill is out in the water.

    Site 28 is one of two ADA-accessible sites near the bathhouse...and the dump station!

    Moving over to the tent camping loop, we first see two ADA-compliant sites - this is 31. It and site 33 next door have a paved area from the parking spot to the picnic table, raised firepit and to the tent pad. A cement walkway connects them to the bathhouse.

    Site 35.

    Site 40 still had some mud surrounding the various raised areas.

    And then there was site 43, quite surrounded by water.

    Site 44. The park uses bear-proof trash containers.

    Site 49 was also close to the high water.

    When we first arrived the tent area was closed because of the high water, but in just a few days, the water had gone down significantly and things were drying out, allowing the park to open that loop of sites.

    Situated between the two camp loops is the bathhouse. Clean and warm, it offers free hot showers. There is also a laundry room with three washers and three dryers - a dollar a load.

    A short distance from the campground is a row of 14 cabins that can be rented.

    There is also a large group facility available for rent.

    There's a nice playground for the kids at the day-use area...which is about .8 mile from the campground.

    During the hot days of summer, the young-uns can enjoy a splash-pad, also in the day-use area.

    Very near the RV campground loop is a fishing pond.

    It has a walking trail all the way around. Just be aware of the alligators - we almost stepped on one.

    Down at the end of the park road several trails head out through the woods and swamps. One boardwalk meanders for almost half a mile out to an overlook at the Tickfaw River.

    Near its end the path crosses over the river on a suspension bridge.

    This is the Grandma Tree, a mighty cypress that has stood since the War of 1812. Its base is enormous.

    There are several miles of trails in the park.


    30 RV sites: W/E(15/30/50A) - $18/night, Oct-Mar; $22/night, Apr-Sept

    20 tent sites: water hookup only - $14

    Dump station, showers, laundry

    Free Wi-fi

    Verizon 4G

    Coordinates: 30.383389 N, 90.636331 W

    Elevation: 5'

    tickfaw map