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Discussion in 'New Roundtable' started by LSUGradin99, May 13, 2005.

  1. LSUGradin99

    LSUGradin99 I Bleedeth Purple 'N Gold

    Know any good places for camping in Louisiana and bordering states?

    As in in a tent without electric hookups, generator power.

    Please withhold the smartarse responses. :thumb:
  2. saltyone

    saltyone So Mote It Be

  3. bayareatiger

    bayareatiger If it's too loud YOU'RE TOO OLD

    Primitive Campground in Kisatchie National Forest just outside of Pineville...

    ...nice creek with rapids, piney woods....

    Also Tunica Hills just east of the Mississippi River & north of the La-Miss state line...great waterfalls and hills...problem is, Angola is close by...escapees, ya know...
  4. LSUfan4life

    LSUfan4life Freshman

    went to a place called Dunne's falls just outside of Meridian Miss once it was really nice they had a lake waterfalls a river and a bathroom in case u didn't wanna go in the woods
  5. LSUGradin99

    LSUGradin99 I Bleedeth Purple 'N Gold


    Just looked at a couple websites on that place. Looks like a good place. Happen to know if they do canoe rentals?
  6. SabanFan

    SabanFan The voice of reason

  7. lsubatgirl04

    lsubatgirl04 Cupcake Thief

    If you happen to make it up my way for a camping trip you better let me know!!!

    I've never been camping but we have plans to go this summer at Clarkco
    State Park -

    [font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Clarkco State Park
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    [/font][font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Clarkco State Park Hwy. 45 South
    Quitman, MS
    (601) 776-6651
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    [font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Located in Quitman, this state park is on a 65-acre lake. Features nature trails, lighted tennis courts, large picnic pavilions, large conference room and a camp store. Forty-three camping pads and 15 cabins with individual lake piers are available.
    Open year-round from 8 a.m.- 10 p.m.
    Admission $2 vehicle; more than four persons in vehicle and all buses,
    50 cents per person.
    Directly off U.S. Highway 45, 20 miles south of Meridian.
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    I got this from the City of Meridian website- www.meridianms.org
    [font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Dunn's Falls[/font]
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    [font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif](601) 655-8550[/font]

    [font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Located in Enterprise, this 65-foot waterfall was once used as a power source for a gristmill and for the manufacture of Stetson hats. Historic Carrol Richardson Gristmill is open for tours. Area features include a natural wildlife refuge, picnic areas, barbecue grills, gristmill pond, hiking and swimming area. [/font]
    [font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Open year-round.
    Hours: Wednesday-Sunday 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. October 1- April 30; 11 a.m.- 7 p.m. May - September 30.
    Admission: $1/person; children under 6 free. Twenty percent discount to groups of 20 or more.
    Take I-59 South to Savoy exit.
    email: [email protected]
    website: www.waterparkin.com
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  8. cajdav1

    cajdav1 Soldiers are real hero's

    I used to go to a nice pplace called Percy Quin in Miss. near McComb. A really nice lake if you have aboat, a damn you can slide down and ruin your shorts, decent fishing.

    Percy Quin
  9. red55

    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

    1. Red Dirt Wilderness area in the section of Kisatchie National Forest near Nachitoches.

    2. along the Wild Azalia Trail in the section of Kisatchie National Forest near Alexandria.

    3. DeSoto National Forest in south Mississippi featues the Tuxachanie Trail for backpacking and Big Black Creek, a fine place for canoe camping.

    4. Big Thicket Preserve in east Texas.

    5. Petit Jean State Park in Arkansas, several trails and primitive camping areas.

    6. Mt Nebo and Devils Den parks in Arkansas are very good, too.

    7. The Arkanas National Forests in the Ouachita Mountains and the Ozark Mountains offer many great trails, rivers and camping areas.

    8. The White and Buffalo National Rivers in Arkansas.

    9. Camping on the beach on Cat or Ship Islands is great if the weather is right and you have a proper boat or access to one. And nobody else is ever out there.

    Most of the Louisiana and Mississippi state parks are too heavy on cabins, RV parks, and the Kumbaya crowd (big group campers) for my tastes. The Arkansas parks have nice rustic cabins, but also offer more widerness areas for tenters to find some peace and quiet away from the playing kids and the Winnebago generators.

    You can camp just about anywhere in the National Forests, as long as you abide by their back-country rules and check in with a ranger. Bring your map and compass.
  10. LSUfan4life

    LSUfan4life Freshman

    we went during the winter so we didn't try to canoe so I don't know if they rent them or not

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