Tickfaw State Park RV & Campground Guide

Louisiana

Located between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, Tickfaw State Park is easily one of the state’s most popular outdoor recreation areas. The park opened in 1999 and has been busy ever since. 

The park features four distinct ecosystems: a swamp, a bottomland hardwood forest, a pine hardwood forest, and the Tickfaw River. Guests are invited to explore each of these and learn more about the local flora and fauna. Animals that may be spotted during these explorations include alligators, armadillos, beavers, deer, foxes, opossums, and more. 

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Weather
Spring 48-85 F
Summer 67-92 F
Fall 47-88 F
Winter 38-64 F
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Nearby Cities
Baton Rouge, LA
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Tickfaw State Park

Camping is something every Tickfaw State Park visitor should experience. After all, you’re there to immerse yourself in the great outdoors, so why not do it overnight?

Of course, you’ll need some sort of shelter in order to camp, and for many, a tent just won’t cut it. This is where RVShare steps in. Our amazing assortment of rental RVs includes something for everyone. This means you can quickly and easily find a rig that’ll suit your needs, making planning a cinch. 

Once you pick it up, your rental unit can be parked in Tickfaw State Park itself. The park includes a number of campsites, including 30 with water and electric hookups. The cost to camp here is always under $30 a night, and often falls around $20 a night depending on the time of year. You really can’t get a much better deal than that!

Unfortunately, the campground at this park does fill up from time to time. In these cases, we recommend trying the camping options listed below.

Reunion Lake RV Resort

A gorgeous resort with every amenity you could possibly want, Reunion Lake RV Resort is the place to be if you’re looking for an uber relaxing experience. Here you’ll find beautiful swimming pools and a lazy river, as well as two swim-up bars. The poolside cabanas are fantastic, and the playground is tons of fun for the kids. 

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Pet-friendly: Yes 
  • Other amenities: Pools; bars; lazy river; playground; cabanas; recreation opportunities; bathhouses; cable TV; paved roads and sites; rental golf carts; pet area; pull-through sites; planned entertainment and activities; camp store; rental paddle boards and kayaks; onsite restaurants

Lakeside RV Park

Looking for something nice but with fewer frills than the park listed above? Lakeside RV Park might be for you. This lovely campground is clean, the staff is excellent, and the amenities are wonderful. Expect a fun vacation atmosphere and plenty to do right inside your campground. 

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other amenities: Bathhouses; swimming pool; camp store; laundry facilities; pet area; pull-through sites; playground recreation opportunities; paved roads and sites; and more

Indian Creek Campground

Located a bit farther away in Independence, Louisiana, Indian Creek Campground is an excellent choice for those looking for a more budget-friendly option. The park is a bit rustic, but clean and well maintained, and the friendly staff and lower prices make this a worthwhile place to stay. 

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: No
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other amenities: Bathhouses; playgrounds; recreation opportunities; boat rentals; swimming pool; camp store; planned activities; laundry facilities; and more

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What to Do at
Tickfaw State Park

Inside Tickfaw State Park

So what will you do with your time in this wonderful state park? Well, luckily you have a lot of options to choose from. Try one of the ideas below or seek out your own unique brand of fun. 

Walking and Hiking — A variety of trails and boardwalks give visitors plenty to choose from when it comes to walking or hiking. Bring plenty of water and your hiking boots, and get ready to explore some amazing places!

Water Play — This park is home to a water playground that is absolute heaven for kids during the summer months. While the park is closed for cleaning on Mondays, you can count on it being open all other days of the week from April through October. Make sure you pack bathing suits. 

Birding — If you enjoy birding, you’re going to love Tickfaw State Park. There are a number of bird species found in this park, and A Birder’s Guide to Louisiana is the perfect book to take on your bird watching adventures 

Boating — Want to get out onto the water? Both flat-bottom boats and canoes are available for rent through the park, offering guests a fun way to explore Tickfaw River. The rental fees are modest and include life jackets and paddles, making this an affordable and fun way to fill an afternoon. 

Outside Tickfaw State Park

When the time comes to venture outside of the park, you’ll likely want something special to do. Try one of the attractions or restaurants below. You’re sure to have a wonderful time!

Restaurants

You may be wondering what there is to eat around Tickfaw State Park. The answer? Plenty! Here are some of our favorite options:

Charlie’s

A fabulous local establishment serving up a variety of foods, Charlie’s is the place to go when it comes to good cookin’ in Springfield. People adore the shrimp and corn soup served here, as well as the seafood gumbo. For dessert, be sure to order the bread pudding. It’s devine. 

Type: Seafood

Location: Springfield, LA

TNT Seafood Market and Restaurant

If you’re willing to drive a bit farther away, TNT Seafood Market and Restaurant in Hammond is a wonderful choice. This yummy eatery offers guests all kinds of seafood dishes, including boiled crawfish and shrimp cooked in a variety of ways. Don’t want seafood? This establishment also serves up burgers and other tasty options.

Type: Seafood

Location: Hammond, LA

Navarre’s Famous King Cake

Okay, so this place isn’t really an option when it comes to mealtime. That said, it is a must-visit for dessert. Navarre’s Famous King Cake is said to have some of the best king cake in all of Louisiana, and we have to say, we might just agree. 

Type: Dessert

Location: Springfield, LA

Sightseeing

Livingston Parish, LA is home to all kinds of fun things to see and do. Check out some of these attractions for a great day out:

USS KIDD Veterans Museum

Want to learn something new? If so, the USS KIDD Veterans Museum in Baton Rouge might be right up your alley. Here you can tour a real World War II battleship and learn all about life aboard the ship.

Location: Baton Rouge, LA

Kliebert and Son’s Gator Tours

No trip to Louisiana is complete without at least one gator sighting. Luckily, the folks at Kliebert and Son’s are experts at finding these creatures, pointing them out, and teaching guests all about them. A tour with these people is sure to be an unforgettable experience. 

Location: Ponchatoula, LA

Aqua PARDS

If you’re visiting during the summer months, you can bet your bottom dollar it’s going to be sweltering. Fortunately, the Aqua PARDS water park is open during those hot months, providing the perfect opportunity to cool down and relax in the pool when the sun gets too hot to handle. 

Location: Denham Springs, LA

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How to Get to
Tickfaw State Park

Tickfaw State Park is located on Patterson Rd, off of LA-1037 and just a bit west of Perrin Ferry Rd. 

The address of the park is:

27225 Patterson Rd

Springfield, LA 70462

Entering Tickfaw State Park

The park is open 7am–9pm Sunday through Thursday, and 7am–10pm on weekends and days preceding holidays. 

Per person : $3

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