Louisiana late Feb/early March

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  1. garmp

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    Planning to get out of the cold midwest and heading to LA for a couple to three weeks. Like state COE & municipal parks for the most part, & not big on KOAs or commercial parks.
    Plan is to take in Lake Bruin SP, Bogue Chitto SP to Grand Isle, over to Sam Houston Jones, with a side trip to the Holly Beach area, and up to Indian Creek COE, Lake Bistineau, with a stop over some where on Toledo Bend lake then over to Poverty Point SP and then in to Arkansas and back home to St. Louis, MO.
    Any one got any suggestions for eateries, sites or interesting things in general. Not at all into city life, Mardi Gras and all that.
    thanks
     
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    Depending on how you are familiar with Louisiana and the people who are called Cajuns, you might find it interesting to stop at the Jean Lafitte National Historic site (also called the Acadian Cultural Center) in Lafayette LA. The Acadians are the people we call Cajuns who were expelled from British Canada in the 18th century in an act that can only be described as genocide. The center in LA was developed in conjunction with Parks Canada which has a corresponding one. We think Lafayette is worth stopping at anyway, since it is less trendy and expensive than NOLA and the food is just as good or better.

    https://www.nps.gov/jela/new-acadian-cultural-center.htm

    Of course this recommendation is dependent on our government being functional once again.
     
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    We are interested too. We plan on spending next winter in Louisiana and Mississippi. Looking forward to hearing all about it.

    Darrell & Jerry
     
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    Due to recent events, we won't be able to leave at our scheduled end of Feb time. But will have to wait until the first part of March. Which is actually better. We won't even get into Louisiana until right after Mardi Gras, which is fine with us.
     
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    There is a diner in Franklinton 8 miles north of Bogue Chitto park. The name is Sugar Shack. We ate there for Sunday lunch, buffet including beverage, salad bar and dessert was $12.00 each. The North Toledo Bend state park is very nice all sites are 45 feet long. We drove through Lake Bistineau in Sept and the lake was very low. There was also a really tight turn in one of the loops, depending on your rig size it would present a problem. While in Poverty Point be sure and go to the mounds, a world heritage site about 15 miles north of the campground. Have a good trip. There is nothing around Lake Bruin, bring all your groceries , etc. with you. The park is beautiful but isolated.
     
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