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Camping Grounds Lake Charles LA

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Mere's Mh & Rv Park
(337) 477-4827
2124 Country Club Rd
Lake Charles, LA
 
Smith's Mobile Home Village
(337) 478-9370
6505 Nelson Rd
Lake Charles, LA
 
Tall Pines Rv Park
(337) 433-2038
3329 Houston River Rd
Westlake, LA
 
Big Oaks Rv Park
(337) 433-9922
3919 Houston River Rd
Westlake, LA
 
Barron's Landing & Marina
(318) 635-8628
7024 S Lakeshore Dr
Shreveport, LA
 
Jean Lafitte Rv Park Inc
(337) 439-2080
2101 Pujol St
Lake Charles, LA
 
James Mobile Campground
(337) 439-4422
6336 E Opelousas St
Lake Charles, LA
 
Whispering Meadow Rv Park
(337) 433-8188
3210 Westwood Rd
Westlake, LA
 
Lakeside Resort
(318) 559-2893
Highway 65 N
Lake Providence, LA
 
Cotile Recreation Area
(318) 793-8995
75 Cotile Lake Rd
Boyce, LA
 

Campsite Courtesy



"The highest compliment anybody can pay you occurs when he arrives at a campsite the day after you left it and wonders whether anyone's camped there recently," says Les. "Your objective should be to leave it much as it was when you got there, if not better."

According to Les, the first and foremost campsite rule is to leave no sign of human waste. He recommends using a shovel to dig a small hole, then using the shovel to properly cover any fecal matter and toilet tissue. It's disgusting to think about, but Les says he's seen more than one campsite ruined in this regard by discourteous campers.

When it comes to other kinds of refuse, he notes, "If you can pack it in, pack it out."Don't leave trash behind, even if it's not yours.

When pitching camp, Les says to make sure you're back a minimum of 200 feet from water and trails. "A water source is your prime requirement," he says of site selection. But, he adds, proximity to water often means boggy ground. To avoid damaging the area, look for a sandy or rocky strip of beach to use as water access.

Les also recommends that you check with jurisdiction authorities to determine current fire regulations. If your campsite has a pre-established fire pit, don't make a new one. If you're in an area that's never had a fire pit before, asbestos cloths made for such use helps protect the ground. When gathering fuel for your fire, use only dead and downed timber.

"We're really strong proponents of leave-no-trace camping,...

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