Fairview-Riverside State Park, Madisonville

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Fairview-Riverside State Park is a tourist attraction 2 miles (3.2 km) east of Madisonville, Louisiana, United States. Its 99 acres (400,000 m2) is set along the banks of the Tchefuncte River. Within the park is the Otis House Museum, built in 1885, which was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999. Visitors go to Fairview-Riverside to camp, and for water sports and fishing. The park has 100 campsites, a short nature trail, and a boardwalk which reveals forested wetlands along the Tchefuncte River.
The park was featured in the 8th season of The Amazing Race.
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  • We stayed here for one night while passing through. The campground is just a few minutes off I-12, but far enough that there is no noise. The campground is divided into two areas. Stay in the far.....  more »
  • Very nice state pack tucked away by the Tchefuncte River in Madisonville, LA. All camping sites in front area were paved, but some were pretty small in length, making it difficult to get both rig...  more »
  • Staff were friendly and helpful. Bathrooms were up to date and spotless. Had no trouble maneuvering our 30' fifth wheel. The park is small but very nice. We enjoyed the boardwalk through the swamp, and the river is beautiful. Lots of things to do nearby and good restaurants too. We'll definitely be back!
  • One of my favorite places to camp. The lots are maintained and the grass is always cut....which is important to me, and always a tree to hang my hammock in. The bath house is convenient and always supplied with tissue. But I absolutely love the boardwalk along the river with the huge trees hanging over. I'll "fish" with hubby, but really just enjoy the atmosphere and the beautiful trees.

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