For your convenience, we strongly recommend making advance reservations at the campground of your choice to make sure you have a campsite when you arrive. Many of our popular campgrounds fill up in advance so, call to check availability and make reservations in advance when possible.
Louisiana’s climate is generally regarded as subtropical which means we typically have a mild winter season that is warmer than many other areas of the country and our summers are usually hot and humid. Because of our subtropical climate, outdoor activities are enjoyed throughout the year. Areas in central and North Louisiana are generally slightly cooler than South Louisiana. Remember that the weather can change quickly. It is important to be aware of weather forecasts and to be prepared for changing conditions throughout your stay.
Louisiana winters are warm by comparison to most of the country. The coldest months of the year are December, January and February with daytime high temperatures in the low- to mid-60s Fahrenheit, with nighttime lows averaging in the low 40s. Occasional cold fronts will pass through bringing much lower temperatures with the potential for ice and snow flurries. Snowfall is occasional in North Louisiana and rarely occurs in South Louisiana.
March and April bring higher temperatures across the state with averages in the 70s in March and early April. In late April and May, temperatures climb into the 80s. Overnight lows of upper 40s through mid-60s allow for very comfortable overnight camping. Strong thunderstorms are most likely to occur in the Spring bringing potential for lightening, hail and the possibility of tornadoes. For this reason, we advise that you stay tuned to weather forecasts especially during this season.
Summer in Louisiana can be very hot and humid with highs in July and August average in the low 90s and overnight lows in the low 70s. Afternoon thunderstorms are most likely this time of year (late Spring through early Fall). Campers should be aware of the potential for tropical systems during the late summer and early fall months. Rainfall is heaviest during the summer months. Awareness of weather forecasts remains important throughout the summer and fall.
Temperatures usually begin to fall in September, with daily highs averaging in the 80s and nightly lows in the 60s. October and November offer very pleasant temperatures, with daytime highs averaging in the 70s, and overnight lows in the 50s and upper 40s for very comfortable camping weather. The threat of tropical storms begins to diminish in late October with Hurricane Season officially ending November 30.
We strongly encourage all of our visitors to be aware of weather forecasts and to follow the directions of local and statewide leaders in the event of a hurricane or tropical storm evacuation. Evacuation orders typically apply to South Louisiana. We suggest printing a copy of Evacuation routes and other helpful information included in the (Southeast and Southwest) State Evacuation Information Guides below. Click here to get the latest "OFFICIAL LOUISIANA HURRICANE SURVIVAL GUIDE" (*Print in advance and bring with you on your camping trip as access to internet and printers may be limited.)