Poche Plantation Camping RV Park – Convent, LA
My husband and I recently stayed at Poche Plantation Camping RV Park and we were very happy with out stay. This park is in a great location. We have family in the Baton Rouge area and wanted to spend a few days visiting New Orleans and the location could not have been better.
The campground is very clean and quiet and it surrounds the Poche Plantation home which made for a one-of-a-kind experience for us. The couple that manages the park lives on-site and were very friendly and helpful, letting us know about the local attractions. The park is located within a short distance of several other plantations and we were able to visit Houmas House and Oak Alley during our stay. Several restaurants are nearby and we would never have found them without their direction and these places would be considered a best-kept secret … the food was fantastic.
This Park offers a large cottage with attached washeteria that was very convenient for us since our 5th wheel does not have a washer/dryer and it also has a reading room inside and a kitchen that campers can use as well. The showers were very nice for a campground. We were lucky to get a campsite at Poche … the camp ground was full when we arrived and apparently serves a lot of the plant workers from time-to-time. We would have stayed at the overflow park down the road from the main park but we ended up arriving as someone else was leaving.
We really enjoyed the tour of the plantation and we were just a short walk from a very old Catholic church. We were told that the Plantation, Church and Cemetery offer a well-known “Graveyard” tour by a local historian and actors during the month of October. We will be back for that. Internet was a little unpredictable but could get access from time-to-time. I recommend reservations …. we never make them and again, this place was full. The office was difficult to find; however, the manager met us at the entrance and helped us park our camper. We also travel with our dog and the levee made for a nice stroll in the mornings with him. We stayed at Poche RV Park in a large 5th wheel.