Tickfaw State Park
Park Features & Amenities
Pull Through Sites:
Full Hookup Sites:
Credit Cards Accepted: Visa, MasterCard
Utilities & Amenities
Power: 50 Amps, 30 Amps, 20 Amps
In the swamps
This is a very large state park with separate areas for RVs and tents. The roads are well paved as are the sites. Each site has a fire ring and a table set on a wooden platform. Sites are very large; some are surrounded by woods, others are more open. They all sit in the midst of a swamp; wonderful in February but I imagine it is a mosquito heaven in the summer and fall. That's the only reason I wouldn't rate it a 5.
There are nice showers and a laundry room with 3 washer and 3 dryers. There is a water park for the kids, but you need to be a good walker or a car to get to it. It is about half a mile away. There are a number of boardwalk trails through the swamps, so you get a good view of them. Very peaceful; very off the highway.
We'd come back!
Note: The LA state parks impose a $6 fee in addition to the campsite cost, so if you are planning to stay more than 1 night it is best to pay for it when you arrive. Otherwise, if you come up the next day to reup, you'll have to pay the $6 fee again.
Close to home for most
We discovered that most people at the park were from areas very close by. No wonder, you can get away from it all only 35 miles from our house. Only two complaints: 1) was lack of full hook-ups (our gray water filled quicker than we anticipated) and 2) mosquitos were horrible (more time of the year). As a warning: cell coverage is spotty.
Overall, we had a great time and next time, we'll be a little more prepared.