Camping in Louisiana

Because camping in Louisiana offers such a wide variety of outdoor, cultural and  recreational activities, we invite you to view our Regional Overview to provide you with information on each region. When traveling to Louisiana, it is helpful to know what to expect and to be prepared. We want your trip to be hassle-free, relaxing and enjoyable so, please review our Helpful Information to assist in your decision-making and preparedness.

Regional Overview

Each region of the state offers experiences of excitement, serenity and adventure.

North Louisiana

In North Louisiana you will enjoy the beauty of piney woods and cotton fields, the peacefulness of a riverbank and popular casinos offering gambling and memorable entertainment. There are many lakes in the region where fishing, boating and picnicking offer good times and great memories.

Central Louisiana

Camping in Central Louisiana assures you many recreational opportunities. Hiking, bird watching, canoeing and fishing attract many visitors who return annually to enjoy the adventures of Central Louisiana. In addition, this region is rich is historic sites, cultural museums and natural beauty. Adventures in gaming excitement can also be found in the southern region of Central Louisiana.

South Louisiana

South Louisiana offers a diverse array of experiences, blending outdoor adventures, cultural celebrations, and historical exploration. Cajun Country boasts bayou drives, fishing, festivals, and historical sites, while Plantation Country entices with dramatic plantations, swamp tours, and Southern culture.



For your convenience, we strongly recommend making advance reservations at the campground of your choice to make sure you have a campsite when you arrive. Many of our popular campgrounds fill up in advance so, call to check availability and make reservations in advance when possible.

The 4 Seasons of Louisiana

Winter: December - February

Louisiana winters are warm by comparison to most of the country. The coldest months of the year are December, January and February with daytime high temperatures in the low- to mid-60s Fahrenheit, with nighttime lows averaging in the low 40s. Occasional cold fronts will pass through bringing much lower temperatures with the potential for ice and snow flurries. Snowfall is occasional in North Louisiana and rarely occurs in South Louisiana.

Spring: March - May

March and April bring higher temperatures across the state with averages in the 70s in March and early April. In late April and May, temperatures climb into the 80s. Overnight lows of upper 40s through mid-60s allow for very comfortable overnight camping. Strong thunderstorms are most likely to occur in the Spring bringing potential for lightening, hail and the possibility of tornadoes. For this reason, we advise that you stay tuned to weather forecasts especially during this season.

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Summer: June - August

Summer in Louisiana can be very hot and humid with highs in July and August average in the low 90s and overnight lows in the low 70s. Afternoon thunderstorms are most likely this time of year (late Spring through early Fall).  Campers should be aware of the potential for tropical systems during the late summer and early fall months.  Rainfall is heaviest during the summer months. Awareness of weather forecasts remains important throughout the summer and fall.

Fall: September - November

Temperatures usually begin to fall in September, with daily highs averaging in the 80s and nightly lows in the 60s. October and November offer very pleasant temperatures, with daytime highs averaging in the 70s, and overnight lows in the 50s and upper 40s for very comfortable camping weather. The threat of tropical storms begins to diminish in late October with Hurricane Season officially ending November 30.

Louisiana Emergency Preparedness Guide

We strongly encourage all of our visitors to be aware of weather forecasts and to follow the directions of local and statewide leaders in the event of a hurricane or tropical storm evacuation. Evacuation orders typically apply to South Louisiana. We suggest printing a copy of Evacuation routes and other helpful information included in the Louisiana Emergency Preparedness Guide below. 

* Print in advance and bring with you on your camping trip as access to the internet and printers may be limited.

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