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Welcome to our site! We are Joanne & Steve. After 20+ years working for a city school department and police department, we sold almost everything, bought an RV, and started living on the road with our three children. Joanne homeschools and works online.
What we have chosen is to live life as unencumbered as we possibly can and to spend time with our family, for our family, and as a family.
This website is a record of our travels. But, we also hope to educate, entertain, and inform others about RVing, roadschooling, and the great places we visit in this country.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Campground Review: Lakeside RV in Livingston. LA

Lakeside Rv Resort
Livingston, Louisiana

We stayed here for one month, December 19 until January 19 of 2013. This just happened to be one of the wettest Januarys on record. It was also a month filled with tornadoes and a night or two of snow in the forecast. 

With this being said, the RV park was wonderful! The park is situated on a lake with a nice foot-path on three sides of the lake. Cement pads are level and approximately 20' wide and have varying lengths. We stayed in site #105, which is a back-in space that abuts one of the "pet areas". Trash was regularly picked up by staff; the office had available, complimentary, fresh brewed coffee. 

As mentioned, we received many inches of rain and the grounds drained very well. I also made note that they had some of the best potable water we have encountered on the road. Although the campground is cable free, many of our neighbors had satellite and our over-the-air reception from Baton Rouge and New Orleans was clear and offered many channels. They also have a "Campers' Lounge" that has satellite TV and is quite comfortable. The laundry facilities were also clean and adequate, as were the restrooms, in which we stayed (women's) during the tornado watches. 

We give this park a rating of 8, due mostly to their location. Not much going on in Livingston and the next town in which to grocery shop (Walker) was not much better. Very dirty, lots of trash, and an email to the parish resulted in a run-around of "new people to town since Katrina and still trying to get it under control."    

Staff was great and if the pool was heated in the winter months they would have received a 9+). An hour and fifteen minutes from New Orleans and about 30 minutes from Baton Rouge.  All-in-all, clean, functional and child friendly.  Oh, and right across the street is a daiquiri bar, with pretty good food.  We paid $520 for the month, including electric, for a lakeside site.

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