November, 2012. Henderson, Louisiana. Kickin’ Back at Cajun Palms

Posted on November 11, 2012


This place really fills up on the weekends…

Thank goodness we’re not here during the summer.

This place is crazy enough on the weekends now – I can’t even imagine what it must be like during swimming pool weather.

There’s everything here for hot weather family entertainment, and I just bet they pack ‘em in all season long.

Let’s see – there’s a waterpark for kids, swimming pools for adults, 2 Tiki bars (one has swim-up service with underwater seats), a whirlpool spa, poolside snack bar, movie theatre, workout room, fishing ponds, well-stocked store, and, and – probably some stuff we haven’t discovered yet.

And this park is BIG. Cajun Palms consists of 323 paved RV sites, including a dozen so-called executive sites under cover, and 37 rental cottages.  There are several group sites, arranged so two or three units can park with their awnings together. Dogs are ok. Golf carts are ok. Pop-ups and truck campers are ok.

It’s gated, has lots of staff on site and is beautifully maintained.

This place is a bit different from your usual campground or RV park for other reasons, too. There are virtually no over-nighters, or people who have come here from far away.  Instead, at least at this time of year, it fills up on the weekends with families from probably no more than 25 to 50 miles away.

Possum’s Tree Service was one of 13 teams dishing up their very best to a crowd of 200 or so hungry weekenders.

They come for the concerts and special events – we had a gumbo cookoff this weekend – and for the ambiance. This place may look and feel a bit like an expensive resort, but its still a place where you can kick back and be comfortable.

…and empties right out Sunday morning.

But during the week?  Dead and deserted.

Right now, there are only a handful of snowbirds here, but the staff says they normally have around 40 units spending the winter.

I don’t know why more winter people don’t come here –  it would be the perfect spot for older folks with hearing impairments – you could turn off your hearing aids during the weekend revelry, then switch ‘em back on after everyone leaves Sunday morning.