Situated about an hour away down the I-12 from our Jellystone Park at Robert, LA , is Baton Rouge. Baton Rouge gains its unique and rich culture from the fact that seven different flags have flown over the city claiming ownership since its inhabitation. Since the late 1600′s, Baton Rouge has been occupied by France, Spain, England, West Florida, Louisiana, the Confederate States of America and the United States of America. Each of these cultures has brought something unique to the table that fostered such a cultural focal point in the south.
Indulge in Southern Hospitality
You and your family will love your visit to Baton Rouge to enjoy the experience of food, culture, architecture and people in general. Right away you will notice the southern hospitality as you enjoy an authentic Baton Rouge styled meal which is a blend of Creole, Cajun, Italian, German, Spanish, Caribbean and Greek. Baton Rouge is most popular for its food and you can find so many awesome places to enjoy the local favorites.
Experience the Bayou
Enhance the adventure of your family camping trip with a visit to the BREC’s Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center. Nestled right along the renowned Mississippi River, the Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center is a 101 acre swampland that has a ton of different activities and attractions like the Baton Rouge Zoo, Botanical Gardens, Swamp Haunted Hikes, and other various activities for adults and children. The consistently warm climate always makes Baton Rouge a great place to visit, even during the winter.
Discover Historic Downtown
Another fun adventure to take part of is the Louisiana Old State Capital. Widely known as the “Castle on the River” this historic gem is certainly beauty to take in from its Gothic and Victorian architecture. As you enter the castle you will be exposed to a plethora of political and historical knowledge significant to Baton Rouge and Louisiana Culture. This is one museum your family will be eager to visit while camping in Baton Rouge.
If your family camping trip brings you to our Jellystone Park at Robert Louisiana, we highly recommend taking a look at what kind of festivals are going on while you will be here. Every month there will be something different going on in Baton Rouge like the Red Stick International Festival in April, Festival Des Fleurs de Louisiane in May, The Shrimp Festival in August, Festivals Acadiens et Creoles in October and so many more!
Your family camping adventures are unlimited when you stay at Jellystone Parks in Louisiana. Dive into the exotic culture with your family and start to create memories that you will never forget!