Tickfaw State Park, Louisiana
After our trip to French Quarter RV in New Orleans (read about New Orleans) we decided to escape the city camping and head for the woods for a few days. In doing some research I found a lot of positive reviews about Tickfaw State Park in Springfield, LA near Hammond. Tickfaw had suffered from a major flood in 2016 so basically everything has been redone. The spots are large and level and feature a built up deck, firepit, lantern hook, water and electric hook-ups.
We visited in June. Spoiler alert: its hot and humid. I am planning a return trip for cooler weather but not too cool because the park features a seasonal splash pad! We had a blast cooling off at the splash pad and the kids were super excited that it was so close. I really can't speak on the bathhouse because we didn't use it. I do know they have laundry facilities on site.
The Nature Center makes for a nice 1-2 hour visit. They have a video about Tickfaw, local fish and reptiles, a huge touch and feel table with locally relevant skulls, skins and insects.
The park also features a fishing pond, with WAY too friendly gators that will swim up as close as possible to the shore when you fish. I wasn't found of that. Being from Florida I am used to alligators but these guys have clearly been fed in the past. Several hiking trails with boardwalks and lots of paths to bike.
Tickfaw State Park is close enough to drive into Hammond. With a heat index of 107 one day we decided to drive into the Louisiana Children's Discovery Center. The drive was worth it! They have a cool bubble play area, a vet, a play house, a reading nook, a hot air balloon "ride", an infant zone, a rock climbing wall and more! We had a great day playing away and then walking next door for rolled ice cream. Yum!