Rutherford Beach

Dept. Fish & Wildlife

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Parish Road 359
Creole, LA 70632

GPS: 29.7602, -93.1241

Last Price Paid: $0
Elevation: 4 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

Be aware of the tides and high tide line when choosing a beach campsite. Strong winds or storms can significantly elevate tides and create hazardous conditions along the Gulf Coast.

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving on sandy beaches.
Learn more: Boondocking 101

16 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Cell Phone Coverage

4bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
3bars
Verizon 3G
4bars
Verizon Voice Only
3bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
4bars
Sprint 3G
Weboost
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Céline
QC, Canada
29 fifth wheel
19 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2

Céline would stay here again

“Milky Way ”

Reviewed Oct 29, 2018

Overall Rating

Arriving on a Saturday afternoon on a free site, it's always risky to have no space to settle. But we are lucky or it is because it is the low season but we had no difficulty to find a spot. The place is definitely a favorite for us. We reconnect with the starry sky, the Milky Way only sees on TV screens when we live near a large cente... more

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3bars
AT&T 4G/LTE

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charlenestraw

22 Mercedes Sprinter
29 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2

charlenestraw would stay here again

“Stunning Beach Camping ”

Reviewed Apr 30, 2018

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This is a fantastic place to camp. The beaches are beautiful. They’re literally covered in shells. The sunsets are gorgeous. Everyone is kind (at least on the days we stayed at this location) and cell signal is great for verizon and at&t.

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3bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
4bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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6 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2

GypsyGems would stay here again

“Free camping on the beach. Super windy!”

Reviewed Apr 06, 2018

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Beautiful spot. SO windy the two days I was there. Amazing shell collecting when the tide is low. LOTS of trash comes in with the gulf, though. Walk the beach with a trash bag or 5. Every bit makes a difference. Decent amount of local traffic on 4-wheelers up and down the beach, but didn’t go too late.

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4bars
Verizon Voice Only

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Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2

sidebysideadventures would stay here again

“Great beach camping 20 yards from ocean”

Reviewed Mar 19, 2018

Overall Rating

We were here over the weekend so it was a little crowded but plenty of camping space. A lot of debris washed up on shore and quite a bit of trash. Receptacles haven’t been emptied in awhile and the port a potties left a lot to be desired. Overall a great free place to camp on the beach. Surf fishing was great as was crabbing 4-5 miles ... more

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3bars
AT&T 4G/LTE

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5 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: Beach Camping

Jozeh would stay here again

“Beautiful campsite, right on the Beach”

Reviewed Feb 19, 2018

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Pulled in yesterday about 4PM couldn’t see a thing. Dense Fog and about 20 foot visibility. Pull up along the beach and backed into the sand. The sand was firm and we didn’t have any problem. We running a 2005 Chevrolet 3500 Dually with an Arctic Fox 1150 on the back so we’re pretty heavy. Woke up this morning to a beautiful s... more

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5bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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6 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: Parking lot

FREEROAMINGBUS would stay here again

“Great location for surf fishing”

Reviewed Feb 12, 2018

Overall Rating

We had a great time on Rutherford beach. Looking at the satellite images we saw they recently put a gravel lot at the entrance of the park. This is where we stayed with our converted bus because we were concerned with getting stuck in the sand. Like others said, I highly suggest walking it first and also be careful of the tides and ... more

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3 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 5

MeyersTravelJournal would stay here again

“First time Beach Camping! ”

Reviewed Feb 01, 2018

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We loved our stay here! It was our first time boondocking on the beach and it was amazing! A storm blew in when we were here but one of the locals was really nice and told us we might want to move our camper back a little in case the tide was high. We had no trouble driving on the sand. Falling asleep to the sound of the waves was our ... more

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SS Odyssey
Hamilton, ON, Canada
35 Forest River XLR Hyperlite 29HFS
2008 Ford F-450
4 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2

SS Odyssey would stay here again

“Camping right on the beach? Yes please!”

Reviewed Jan 24, 2018

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We stayed here Jan 20-22. This was our first experience beach camping and omg it was awesome! The drive to the beach was picturesque. There are a couple bridges that stated a 10 ton limit. When you arrive at the beach, you can either turn left or right onto the sand. We stayed to the right because it was further from the water (we were... more

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4bars
Sprint 3G

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1 review
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: N/A

Revkphil would stay here again

“I want to be a beach bum. ;-)”

Reviewed Jul 09, 2017

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Loved it. Like alot if folks said walk the area first. Make sure your car or truck wont sink up. We got in by the beach fine. Watched a few folks get stuck, then freed. We got one stuck on our way out and a cop stopped and helped us push it out. So thank you to the local cop who helped, God bless you. The showers worked. Will return Go... more

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4bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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2 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

desirae would stay here again

“Free camping with porta potties”

Reviewed Jul 08, 2017

Overall Rating

I thought about giving it 4 stars for the sheer amount of garbage. I stayed on July 6th. Very quiet at night except for the waves crashing. Porta potties and a couple of dumpsters (though it seems no one uses them). There were two outdoor rinse showers, but I didn't see if they worked. There were a few other campers and there are no re... more

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3bars
Verizon 3G

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Go Around the Bend: Beachfront Property and the Price is Right!

As I’ve mentioned before we use several aps/websites to help us choose our campsites. We read a review of Rutherford Beach on Campendium and decided to check it out. Just outside of Creole, LA you ca...

Hookups:
  • dry camping
  • Dispersed Camping
Recreation:
  • fishing
  • water access
Pets:
  • pets

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