RV Parks Near Hawthorne, Louisiana

RV Parks Near Hawthorne, Louisiana
Hawthorne, Louisiana is a mid-size community in the eastern portion of the state. The Sabine National Forest is within an hour's drive, and across the Texas State Line. The Piney Woods surrounds the area. Hiking, mountain biking, bayou canoeing, and bird-watching are all possible in the region. Many species of bird are native to the region, and migratory species pass through each year, making it a prime bird-watching destination. RV travelers to the area have several options for parks and campgrounds nearby Leesville, just five minutes down the road.

Shady Lake RV Park

Shady Lake RV Park has sites for large and small rigs. Site hookups include 30- or 50-amp electric, water, sewer, and cable TV. Guests staying at Shady Lake can canoe the lake, watching for the many shore birds of the region. Alligators and possum are frequently spotted in the area. Guests can shower off at the available bathrooms and shower facilities in the park after a day of paddling the bayous and lakes. Pets are allowed at Shady Lake RV Park. Road bicyclists can tour the rural roads and country roads of the area.

Shady Lake RV Park
168 Sapphire Lane
Leesville, LA 71446
(337) 239-4674
shadylakervpark.com

Pecan Acres RV Park

Pecan Acres RV Park has many shade providing pecan trees, offering an escape from the hot Louisiana Sun. RV lengths of most sizes can be accommodated at Pecan Acres. Standard hookups are available and include water, sewer and 20-, 30- or 50-amp electric. The Sabine National Forest is within an hour's drive where visitors can hike or mountain bike its many trails. Pets are welcome at Pecan Acres. Vernon Lake is to the west by a 30-minute drive where there is bluegill, bass and crappie fishing.

Pecan Acres RV Park
8119 Hawks Rd
Leesville, LA 71446
(337) 462-9999
pecanacresrvpark.com

Hwy 8 Motel and RV Park

The RV Park at the Hwy 8 Motel offers Wi-Fi, cable TV, water, sewer and electric hookups (20-, 30- and 50-amp available.) Pets are welcome at the RV park. The location is convenient to Lake Vernon, Sabine National Forest, and the Kisatchie National Forest. There are hot showers and bathrooms available for guest use. The Kisatchie National Forest has miles of hiking and mountain biking trails. Bird-watchers can try spotting the myriad species of song-birds, birds-of-prey, and migratory species. Alligators, javelinas, possum, and black bear can be seen on occasion.

Hwy 8 Motel and RV Park
19280 Highway 8
Leesville, LA 71446
(337) 238-2623
hwy8motelrvpark.com

Article Written By Eric Cedric

A former Alaskan of 20 years, Eric Cedric now resides in California. He's published in "Outside" and "Backpacker" and has written a book on life in small-town Alaska, "North by Southeast." Cedric was a professional mountain guide and backcountry expedition leader for 18 years. He worked in Russia, Iceland, Greece, Turkey and Belize. Cedric attended Syracuse University and is a private pilot.

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