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.
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28 people have reviewed this location.

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Brewedjourney
WI 16' Scamp Trailers Nissan Frontier
7 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: n/a

Brewedjourney would stay here again

“Lots of Reasons to Return”

Reviewed May 15, 2019

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This is a really nice area to camp for free. Good Verizon service, dumpster, porta-potty, covered pavilion with grills, and regular sheriff patrols. I camped on the hard gravel area near the pavilion. There's another easy place to park along the road to the right of the pavilion as you face the gulf. Tides fluctuate on the beac... more

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3bars
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Liam n Maggie
15' T@B Outback 320 S
34 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: n/a

Liam n Maggie would stay here again

“Nice beach camping. A little windy and buggy but very nice to be next to the ocean.”

Reviewed Apr 09, 2019

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Stayed in March 2019. We picked this place on the good reviews and we were not disappointed. We arrived late Friday afternoon and chose to go left onto the beach, and we set up against the barbed wire fence that is in place to keep campers off the dunes. It was much like parallel parking along the fence, which gave enough room or othe... more

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3bars
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MaryAnn
NM 30' CrossRoads Cruiser GMC Sierra 3.4 ton 4 wheel drive pickup
7 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: n/a

MaryAnn would stay here again

“Nice beach camping”

Reviewed Mar 27, 2019

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We were here on a weekend, March 22, 2019, through March 24, 2019. It was quite crowded, although people did make an effort to space apart. Most of the crowd was quiet. Lots of fishermen, small children, and many were there for the day only. The area between the water and the dunes was only about 40 feet at low tide, and the road u... more

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1bars
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4 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2
“Relaxing!”

Reviewed Mar 02, 2019

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FREE beach camping! What better way to spend a weekend ~ beach combing for beautiful seashells, chatting with fellow campers and sharing camping stories, lovely sunset, falling asleep to the sound of the crashing surf 😃 WOW!!!

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Matt
Saint Clair, MI 17' Forest River R-Pod 177 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit
1 review
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

Matt would stay here again

Reviewed Feb 22, 2019

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great Beach we came from New Orleans down Highway 82. I never saw so many alligators. Well worth the drive

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Explore.Something...
16' Airstream Toyota 4runner
34 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 0

Explore.Something.New would stay here again

“Amazing ”

Reviewed Jan 31, 2019

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Three days of listening to the waves, beach combing, and beautiful sunsets. Rotation of a couple rvs, mostly vans. Cleanish ports potty’s, outdoor showers, grills, dumpster, and picnic tables available. We parked on the gravel because the packed sand spots were occupied when we arrived but we still loved it. Even though there we... more

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5bars
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EatSeeRV
Orlando, FL 36' Grand Design Momentum Chevrolet Silverado Dually
26 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 8

EatSeeRV would stay here again

“Beach Camping Heaven”

Reviewed Jan 12, 2019

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We love camping on the beach! There is nothing better than sleeping to the sounds of waves crashing outside your RV. We saw dolphins while we were there, walked the shoreline, and talked with other campers. The best part? It's FREE! We stayed as close to the dune as possible while still being beach side. We had no trouble with soft san... more

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3bars
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3bars
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21 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2

Reviewed Jan 09, 2019

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This was an easy to get to (all paved roads) and scenic even though oil rigs for the horizon. It was also really cool that you can drive on the beach. I give it three stars because we were tent camping. We hadn’t camped on the beach before and learned why people don’t. There was sand everywhere on our stuff, it was either really win... more

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NewstateNomads
FL 25' Winnebago Navion 24D
2 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

NewstateNomads would stay here again

“Awesome camping right on the beach! ”

Reviewed Dec 29, 2018

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We stayed in early December and it was great. We were practically the only ones on the beach and had the entire place to ourselves. The bugs were pretty vicious (not biting, just covering the car & RV) before the sun went down. The sand is packed pretty nicely, so driving out and finding a level spot wasn't a problem at all. We... more

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Lilmsnomad
SD 23' Thomas GMC Savana Short bus
39 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 0

Lilmsnomad would stay here again

“Pleasant”

Reviewed Dec 29, 2018

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We parked between the picnic benches and the dunes. The previous comments about mosquitoes were 100% right. The port-a-potties were clean. There is a dumperster for trash. The beach was clean and there were tons of shells.

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Rutherford Beach

I stayed at Rutherford Beach near Creole, Louisiana from Friday until Tuesday. There was a lot to like about Rutherford Beach: free, weekly maintained dumpster and porta-potty, covered pavilion with...

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Boondocking on Rutherford Beach - Bounding Around

Once we decided on full time RVing, we started researching different things about the lifestyle since it would be brand new to us.  One night Austin found a boondocking spot in Louisiana that looke...

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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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