Campsite Review: Poche's RV Park & Fish-N-Camp, Louisiana
Poche's RV Park & Fish-N-Camp | Near Breaux Bridge in Southwest Louisiana
Fees vary depending on season, see website for more details
https://www.pochesrvpark.com/ Address: 1080 Sawmill Highway Breaux Bridge, LA 70517
Phone: (337) 332-0326
Hours: Monday-Thursday: 9 am – 7 pm Friday-Sunday: 8 am – 8 pm
Overview - This was a really nice and quiet place to stay.
Our site: #28
Price we paid: $35 per night (discount included)
Dates we stayed: Jan 3 - 5, 2021
Our winter weekday stay included 50 amp RV, water & sewage at a premium waterfront site
Monthly rates are available upon request
All rates are discounted Sunday through Thursday
From their website: Poche’s RV Park is a Cajun campground that is located approximately 5 miles north of beautiful Breaux Bridge, La. The park is sitting on 93 breathtaking acres. Poche’s RV Park has 85 full hookup sites, with large concrete slabs. About 95% of the RV sites back up to our beautiful ponds, to where you can walk out of your camper and start fishing within a few feet. We also have 5 different size cabins for rent to accommodate any size family.
Poche's contains 5 different fishing ponds. You can catch largemouth bass, bream, white perch, and several different types of catfish. Upon check-in you will receive a printout that describes what you may catch and keep and what you need to catch and release in each of the 5 ponds at that time. Ponds catch and release rules vary depending on the season.
Cabins on the water
Other Facilities include:
Small dog park
Boating (no motors)
Unfortunately since we stayed on weeknights we were unable to attend any weekend activities. As is listed on their website, "On different Saturday afternoons you can hear the sounds of live music coming from our clubhouse: Come and join us for some relaxing tunes and afternoon dancing." Based on their current calendar, music seems to be a Friday night event.
The cons for us at this park were:
It doesn't have any hiking trails
The sites are a little close together
All of the waterfront sites are set up to put your door side away from the water.
Although we were not staying in a tent, the primitive tent campsites had no privacy between them and were close together
The primitive tent campsites have no access to restrooms
If you have your own boat you have to pay an extra fee to use it
The dog park is REALLY small
One of our propane tanks got overfilled, remind them to burp your tank
Must take some bumpy country roads to get there
There’s a large ditch running right along the drive that can make backing in somewhat challenging for larger trailers (those over 35 feet long)
Only 5 sites are eligible for any discount plan - they’re the back-in ones not on the water
The sewer connections are all the way at the back of the pad. Be sure you have at least 20 feet of hose
The pros for us at this park were:
Being remote and a little ways from major highways makes it very quiet
Being remote and a little ways from major cities means less light pollution and more stars
Less than 15 minutes to major shopping centers for supplies and groceries
Close proximity to many charming towns like Breaux Bridge, Arnaudville & Grand Coteau
Lots of wildlife and waterfowl to watch near the ponds
If you don't have your own boat you can fish from the shore
If you don't have your own boat you can rent a kayak or canoe for an additional fee
You can catch some amazing sunsets and/or sunrises over the water
They have propane for purchase at a reasonable price
Although we were not staying in a tent, the primitive tent campsites were well maintained and right on the water
The primitive tent campsites were well distanced from the RV sites
Free fishing included with site rental, no license needed
Sites are clean and level
Strong and fast Wi-Fi - there’s repeaters all over the park
Main office has a country store with knickknacks, camping, and basic food supplies
Also available at the main office are their specialty meats and frozen gumbo
Check out our video featuring
Poche's Rv Park & Fish-N-Camp
Visit Arnaudville, Grand Coteau & Breaux Bridge
These smaller Louisiana towns make for great day trips!
In Arnaudville visit:
Bayou Teche Brewing - local brewery with pizza joint, The Cajun Saucer. Great outdoor area to hang out and chat or play games. Dogs welcome.
The Little Big Cup - Restaurant and Bar that offers Classic Cajun and French Cuisine.
NUNU Arts and Culture Collective - dedication to fostering a living culture using a combination of art, music, dance and Louisiana French
In Grand Coteau visit:
The Kitchen Shop - kitchen serving delicious pastry treats & charming retail shop
The Academy of Sacred Heart - girl's school founded in 1821- tour the historic chapel and the Cemetery - make appointment
Church of St. Charles Borromeo - historical church https://st-charles-borromeo.org/history
In Breaux Bridge visit:
Poche's Market and Restaurant - Veteran meat market known for its Cajun sausages & regional plate lunches
The Pink Alligator - gallery that showcases regional artists
Tante Marie - Restaurant, Bar & Cafe
Lake Martin - a beautiful Louisiana swamp just south of Breaux Bridge.
Lake Martin is a great place to view Louisiana wildlife including alligators. It's a great place to kayak or take a boat tour.
Swamp Tours of Acadiana - on site, call for info on private boat tours of Lake Martin
Pack & Paddle - off site backpackers store, call for seasonal guided kayak tours of Lake Martin