Traveling by RV through the heart of Louisiana’s Cajun Country allows travelers to enjoy the sights in luxurious comfort. All along the way, historic and cultural places of interest will keep RV campers fascinated. Come along as we add some spice to your vacation itinerary with an RV trip through Cajun Country.
If you’re coming from the west, Breaux Bridge, Louisiana is about six and a half hours southeast of Dallas, TX and the ideal spot for starting your RV Cajun journey. Built on the shores of Bayou Teche, this bayou town is famous for the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival held each May. If Cajun music, food and fun sound like a great time to you, be sure to reserve an RV camping spot at next year’s fest. Definitely plan time to take a swamp tour and also enjoy the town’s historic buildings.
Travel south to Lafayette, the heart of Cajun and Creole Louisiana (otherwise known as “Acadiana”), for a delicious journey through sounds, flavors and sights that you won’t soon forget. Not only are the streets of Lafayette filled with spots offering succulent Cajun and Creole specialties, the city’s location on the Vermillion River, on the bayou and near Cypress Island Preserve at Lake Martin make it easy for RV travelers to experience life, Cajun style. Local outfitters offer swamp tours and fishing charters and the local plantations simply must be seen.
Now it’s time to head east on I-90 to New Iberia, where even more Cajun delights await. World famous Avery Island, where Tabasco sauce has been made since 1868, is a must do for New Iberia visitors. History lovers will want to walk the quaint streets of downtown historic district and visit Shadows on the Teche, an antebellum historic site. Hope to spend some more time in the great outdoors? The Atchafalaya National Heritage Area winds through Cajun Country, so try one of the many tours that highlight different kinds of interests.
Before continuing east toward New Orleans, we suggest a side trip to Abbeville, deep in the heart of Southern Louisiana. This lovely town will charm your shoes off, so get ready to relax! Only thirty minutes west of New Iberia, Abbeville RV Park is centrally located to all area attractions.
And now it’s a run to the delta along I-90 through towns like Jeanerette and Morgan City, where Victor Guarisco Lake End Park welcomes RV travelers with campsites on the shores of Lake Palourde. Morgan City offers travelers access to a number of bayous and lakes, so if you’re planning to fish on your Cajun Country RV trip, this is the place!
Continue east on I-90 to Terrebonne Parish and the city of Houma, Louisiana. The restaurants and cafes of this lively parish offer the best in Cajun cuisine, so come hungry and plan to experience more than one! Historic homes and cemeteries and a local favorite activity, swamp cruises, will make this stop memorable.
We recommend finishing your trip at Jean Lafitte National Historic Park and Preserve, a collection of regional treasures. Ranging from the French Quarter in New Orleans to the Barataria Wetlands Preserve outside Marrero, the sites under this park’s umbrella are a vacation in themselves. Choose a couple of spots you haven’t visited so far on your Cajun Country RV Tour and immerse yourselves in the joys of this region’s heritage and culture.
It’s time to spice up your RV travel! Take an RV trip to Louisiana’s Cajun Country for the seasoning your travel schedule needs.