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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22 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
4bars
T-Mobile 4G/LTE
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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
AT&T 4G/LTE
3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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8 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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2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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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
22 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 0

Lilmsnomad would stay here again

“Pleasant”

Reviewed Dec 29, 2018

Overall Rating

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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4bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
4bars
T-Mobile 4G/LTE

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Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
“Swarms of Moquitoes and Oil Rigs ... the Egyptian Plague?”

Reviewed Dec 28, 2018

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Swarms. Yes ... swarms. We felt like we were in an Egyptians Plague. Around dusk, mosquitoes began their front like attack on our camper. Our camper was specked with black dots as it was LITERALLY covered in moquitoes. We closed every opening and woke up to clouds of mosquitoes. The next day, we had to clean our entire camper from t... more

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1 review
Nightly rate: $1
Days stayed: 2

Alain Forest would stay here again

Reviewed Dec 13, 2018

Overall Rating

Endroit parfait, de la place en masse car nous sommes seul. Nous reviendrons surement en période plus achalandé

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2bars
AT&T 4G/LTE

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Céline
QC, Canada 29' fifth wheel
19 reviews
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Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2

Céline would stay here again

“Milky Way ”

Reviewed Oct 29, 2018

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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
31 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

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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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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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