Abundant natural beauty and a plethora of activities are the ingredients for an outdoor paradise. Louisiana's many state parks and recreational sites offer campers the perfect way to interact with Louisiana's natural beauty. Whether you are looking for the ideal spot along that lovely stream to set up camp, or you prefer the comfort of a cozy cabin with all the amenities, you'll find plenty of options. You'll find many excellent RV parks as well. For daytime activities, take your pick of hiking, biking, boating, fishing, canoeing, birding, swimming or many other choices. Louisiana campgrounds offer fun for the whole family.
After a long day of touring plantations, nothing could be more satisfying than setting up camp in Donaldsonville and sitting down to a nice meal, well-paired with a glass of wine. Here’s where world-renowned Chef John Folse's manufacturing plant is located along with his Bittersweet Plantation and Lafitte’s Landing restaurant. Donaldsonville is known not only for its place in Louisiana culinary lore but also for its political significance. It served as the state capital in 1830 when the seat of power was first moved from New Orleans – because the more countrified legislators had become scandalized by the Crescent City’s laissez-faire approach to moral conduct. Though the capital ultimately moved to Baton Rouge, Donaldsonville has maintained the quiet, small-town appeal that first inspired Louisiana legislators to move there. Indeed, the state has designated Donaldsonville as one of its Main Street communities, and it is also home to the intriguing River Road African American Museum.