Baton Rouge KOA Overview:
Review and Rating of Baton Rouge KOA in Denham Springs, LA
We love KOAs because to us they are like McDonalds - consistent, clean, well managed, and you know exactly what you'll get. And Baton Rouge KOA lives up to that standard. They have a mixture of back-in and pull through full hook-up sites, camping cabins, tent sites, and some nice amenities.
The roads throughout the Park are crushed gravel, the sites are long, have concrete parking pads, and a patio. Big rigs shouldn't have any trouble getting into any of the sites and the camp host will guide you to and into your site and make sure you're positioned properly for an easy hook-up. There are lots of tall trees throughout the park which provides shade for all of the sites.
The Park is located about 20 minutes from downtown Baton Rouge and just a couple miles off of a major freeway (Interstate 12) which makes it convenient to get anywhere you need to go. When you're in the Park it seems like you're in the country - its peaceful and quiet.
The staff is very friendly and outgoing. The park is clean and very well maintained and it's pet friendly. Baton Rouge KOA is around 45 years old and some of the facilities are a little dated and others are brand new. Kids will love it here because of all the amenities.
Amenities and Fun Things To Do:
Baton Rouge KOA has 121 sites that are a good mixture of back-in sites and long pull through sites. All of the sites have a mixtures of 20/30/50 AMP service (some sites have 100 AMP), sewer hook-up, cable, and water. The hook-ups are conveniently located and some sites have two sewer connections which is a great idea. A number of sites are taken by monthlys or full timers but there are still plenty of sites for weekenders or travelers.
The parking pads are concrete, very level, and up to 75' long and each site has a small patio area and a picnic table and some sites have a table and chairs, a grill, and/or a firepit. The sites are side by side with grass or crushed pea gravel and maybe 45' feet between sites - but you don't get that cramped and jam packed feeling, which may be thanks to the tall mature oak trees and the fact that the road and sites are in a small semi-circle.
There are also some tent sites with crushed gravel tent pads, water and electric, and a picnic table. The two camping cabins are one room, heated and air conditioned, and will sleep up to four - but no bathroom, cable ready but no TV, and no linens. They have a patio with a wooden swing, a picnic table, and a grill. Both the tent sites and cabins are located next to the restrooms.
There are lots of amenities for you to enjoy during your stay at Baton Rouge KOA, some of which include:
- a large and deep (8') pool with a 10' waterfall, kids wadding pool, hot tub, and plenty of chairs and lounge chairs
- an brand new 18 hole miniature golf course
- a game room filled with video machines, air hockey, pool tables, and more
- 2 laundry facilities and restrooms with private showers - the restrooms are clean and functional but a little dated
- an outdoor covered pavilion with a band stage
- propane sales and a dump station
- a small pet walk and large fenced pet playground with lots of pet playground equipment
- a playground for the kids
- a store with everything from tee shirts and souvenirs to ice cream, food staples, and RV supplies
- an activity center with a kitchen and a large breakfast menu for a small fee on Saturdays and Sundays
- free cable and Wi-Fi
Next door is a school with tennis and basketball courts, baseball fields, and a paved one mile hiking and biking trail.
A Typical Texas Outsider Day:
Unfortunately, we came in late one afternoon and had a change of plans and had to depart the next day to pick up my brother at the airport and then go to New Orleans for what turned out to be a very fun wedding.
We did have a good dinner at a nearby Italian restaurant, got to take a quick dip in the pool and hot tub, lost a game of pool, and played a lightening fast round of miniature golf to practice my putting skills.
Originally we were scheduled to play golf at near by Greystone Golf & Country Club which we heard was a very good course.
Cool Nearby Activities:
The Baton Rouge KOA website has a very good list of some activities and stuff to do. Downtown Baton Rouge is only 20 minutes away and Baton Rouge is full of fun things to see and do, some of which include: casinos, golf courses, fun nightlife, excellent restaurants, museums and attractions, shopping, a variety of tours (plantation, rum distillery, walking tours, or tours where you'll see lots of alligators), fishing, hiking, biking, and more. Visit the Baton Rouge Visitors Bureau to find something exciting to do.
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Texas Outside uses a tough rating scale and it’s difficult for a campground to get a “10”. Each park is rated on:
- Scenic Beauty: a campground that is flat with no trees or character gets a “1” and hills, lots of trees, beautiful lake site, and lush ground cover gets a “10”
- Park Condition: the cleaner, well kept, and maintained campgrounds receive high scores
- Amenities: we are looking for lots of amenities like restrooms, dump stations, playgrounds, boat ramps, shelters, concession stand, rental toys, and more.
- Campsites: low scores are given for sites that are right next to each other (good for getting to know your neighbors, but not what we’re looking for when we’re camping); have no lantern holder, no water or electricity, no fire pit, no grill, or no picnic table (or it’s rotten wood); have no trees and no view; the ground cover is crushed rock (my bare feet hate that stuff!); and they require a lot of work to get your rig level.
- Things To Do: Bonus points are given for campgrounds that offer lots of fun things to do at the park or very nearby – this includes: biking, hiking, climbing, boating, entertainment, golf, swimming, fishing, volleyball, horseshoes, and more