Date of Stay: February 24 through March 2, 2010
Weather During Stay: Everything from almost-warm sunshine, to below freezing night time temperatures, to pouring rain.
Site Description: Poche’s 90 sites are almost all back-ins (just 3 pull-throughs), situated on levees edging two very large ponds. About one third of the sites have concrete slabs; the remainder are gravel/grass. We were in site 28, on a concrete slab facing north. Sites are level and reasonably spaced for a commercial park. Roads are narrow and graveled. All sites have FHU, 30/50 amps (I think).
Small office, small swimming pool, fishing in the four large ponds. Didn’t check the restrooms or laundry, but the entire park is very well maintained, including 7 appealing rental cottages.
Phone/radio/TV: The Verizon service is spotty here, though we were able to use our phones and aircard most of the time. TengoInternet is available for a fee - we paid $15 for a week of reliable WiFi service with a good signal at our site. No obstacles for our satellite TV; networks, independents, and PBS available on the antenna. NPR on 89.3.
Elevation/landscape/Terrain: This is a flat campground not much above sea level. A Poche ancestor dredged the ponds out of swamps at some point in the past, using the dredged mud to build up his property surrounding the ponds. Most of the property is water, with levee roads surrounding lovely blue ponds. Views are of ponds, large water birds, neighboring RV’s and adjacent fields.
Lighting/noise: A few bright streetlights illuminate the campground; fortunately, we weren’t parked too close to one. No road noise.
Hiking/Walking: Walking the largest loop along the levees is a bit over a mile. Very pleasant and convenient walking.
Comments: We were surprised and pleased by the ambiance of this pretty and very well maintained RV park. It is a family run operation, and they really care about their park and their guests. The location is excellent for exploring Louisiana’s Cajun country. Poche’s also runs a small market/restaurant/smokehouse nearby - excellent quality meats and daily plate lunches, Cajun style.