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Poche’s Fish n’ Camp – Louisiana Cajun Camping!

February 6, 2014 by · 5 Comments 

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DSC_0253_052While we were exploring southern Louisiana off of I-10, we spent four nights at Poche’s Fish n’ Camp. Located just a few miles east of Lafayette, in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, this RV park was the perfect place to base camp out of and to also spend a few days relaxing. Poche’s has lots of “Louisiana-flavor” and is very unique!

The office is a small wooden cabin that’s decorated with all sorts of fishing paraphernalia, and there is a small store (2 shelving units) inside that features popular products like laundry soap and canned pork and beans.

DSC_0217_016We were tickled with our site at Poche’s—in all, there are 88 sites that are long and level. Most are concrete pads that will easily accommodate a 40′ class A with a toad parked across the front (there are a few pull-thus, but most are back in).  Each site has a fire ring, and the sites have full hookups; both 30 and 50 amp are available.  All sites have nice grassy yards, and the grounds are obviously well maintained.

DSC_0006_433The 85 acre campground is built around several catfish ponds, which the park keeps stocked.  If you are camping at Poche’s (they also have 7 cabins available for rent, 2 night min.), you can fish in their ponds for free (outsiders can come in and fish for $10/day); no Louisiana fishing license needed! The park has several fish cleaning stations spread out over the grounds, and you can even fish off the activity center’s covered deck (which is also a nice place to relax in the afternoon heat!). Near the office is a pool (it was closed for the winter during our January visit), public restrooms, and a laundrymat. The laundry room has 4 washers and 4 dryers, and each load/machine is just $1. The activity center is located conveniently in the middle area of the park, and offers a cheerful, bright atmosphere to play cards, visit, do puzzles or go online with the park’s free wifi.
DSC_0251_249We loved how clean the park was, and the rural location—including the lack of road noise.
But Poche’s isn’t just about a great camping experience, it’s also about the food! Just 2 miles down the road is Poche’s Meat Market.  Same family, same town, same quality experience.  It’s a favorite of the locals.
The meat market is all about the Poche’s brand of meats, from crawfish boudin (pronounced boo-dan) to seasoned rabbit.  You can pick up meat to take home and cook, or you can get it cooked and ready to serve. The meat market even has a Cajun restaurant onsite!  DSC_0259_257
We went out to dinner at Poche’s one night, and enjoyed the unique experience. There is a lunch menu (which the campground office keeps copies of), which is around a dozen different Louisiana specialties, and then there is the dinner menu. The night we were there, the restaurant offered 4 options. There are no printed dinner menus, but the day’s options are written on a white-board between the meat market and the restaurant seating area.  When we were there, we were able to choose from fried catfish, fried shrimp, crawfish etouffee (ay-two-fay), and gumbo. For $14, I had the combo, which was the fried catfish and shrimp, and etouffee, served with coleslaw, potato salad, and a roll.  Hubby wanted a big plate of crawfish etouffee (I think his was $11). I must say, it was all wonderful, but that fried shrimp was the best I’ve ever had!!!  Yum!
Poche’s is a fun taste of Louisiana for all the senses! From a great place to relax in the lawn chair, to a convenient location to park while exploring the Lafayette area, Poche’s is a great choice for a layover, short or extended, on I-10!

Comments

5 Responses to “Poche’s Fish n’ Camp – Louisiana Cajun Camping!”
  1. Great snowbird stop on your way through Louisiana!!!

  2. We stayed at Poche while headed to TX. Because we had a schedule, we only stayed two nights. We loved it and have it on our return-to-
    list!

  3. Glad to see you & Jerry Traveling. Hope he is getting along ok.

  4. Michelle Patterson says:

    How do we get more info. on this park. web site?

  5. Hi Michelle!
    I've included links to the park website to make it easy to find them – just click on 'Poche's' at the beginning of the article, where it is underlined! :)
    Thanks!

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