Dates Of Stay: May 4 – 15, 2016
Being in Baton Rouge after humid and hectic New Orleans was a breath of fresh air, and Farr Equestrian Park had a lot to do with my sense of calm and serenity. The park is just off of the River Road, opposite the levee and the Mississippi River. It is adjacent to the LSU campus and only minutes to downtown Baton Rouge.
As part of an equestrian park, the campground boasts plush green fields and bucolic views. At various times of day, horses graze in the pasture next door, but the RV area does not smell like horse manure. One weekend, during a horse show, riders were called to the arena and statistics were announced over the loudspeakers.
For $20 a day there are 50 amp electrical hook ups and city water. The dump station is free of charge to park residents. There are very nice restrooms and free hot showers on the property if you don’t want to fill up your tanks too quickly.
I bet the park is hopping during LSU football games! (While I did not need to make reservations for this May trip, I would highly recommend you call in advance during football season.) I saw an influx and exodus of rigs for an LSU women’s softball weekend. The rest of the time the park was sparsely inhabited, mostly by transient construction workers.
The park has a maximum 14-day stay policy, and if you leave for three days, the 14 days can start again. It was while we were in Baton Rouge that Olive’s health declined. I thought we might need to stay longer, and the staff were being very accommodating. As it turns out, we left exactly two weeks after we arrived.
If ever I return to Baton Rouge, I would stay at Farr Equestrian Park again.
Tammy’s Tip: If you are driving the Great River Road, which runs from Louisiana to Minnesota, Farr Equestrian Park is the perfect place to stop for a night.