If you have access to Facebook and you live in Louisiana, it’s likely you have heard of Reunion Lake, a new RV resort opened just one hour north of New Orleans, in Robert, Louisiana. Located right off the Interstate 12 corridor on the Robert (Highway 445) exit, Reunion Lake has a little something for everyone in your family, especially if you are looking for someplace to relax and make camping friends.
Modeled as an RV resort, Reunion Lake is equipped with 230 paved campsites that circle the large manmade lake and resort activities. Amenities include both adult & family pools, a lazy river, hot tub, kayaking, paddle boarding, a water activity playground within the lake, an outdoor movie amphitheater, fishing, a dog park, bath houses, a snack bar, camp store, arcade, fitness room, a meeting room and a lounge.
Arrival at Reunion Lake is easy, you can check in upon arrival and sometimes staff will check you in with tablets and give you your armbands without you having to leave your vehicle. Other times, you will be required to go inside, but check in is easy. Reunion Lake operates on the wristband policy, all guests must wear a wristband. One of the things we liked about this was that children and those under 21 had specific colored bands while the adults who could access the adult pools and bar had bright green bands that were required for entry. The armbands are used to provide pool access but also charging capabilities for the onsite activities, swim up bar, and snack bar. Campsites can have up to 8 guests, but only 4 guests are included in the cost of the campsite. There is an additional $10 charge for extra guests. One thing to note is that Reunion Lake does not allow day passes; guests must be registered with a campsite in order to enjoy the resort. This is to protect the privacy of guests.
The whole campground is paved and campsites are all level concrete pads with full hookups, including cable television. WiFi isn’t included in the cost, but you can purchase access for an additional fee. Campsites are easy to back into and come with a fire ring, picnic table, and a small grassy area. There is not a lot of shade at most campsites, and while the campsites are spacious, the sites are very close. You may here kids running around in your neighbor’s camper or feel like your picnic table is close to your neighbor’s hookups. This is the only drawback. This is something to be expected at an RV resort, where guests spend most of the time enjoying the amenities rather than lounging around their campsite. There are two large bath houses that are air conditioned and provide private, individual shower rooms. They are very clean and well maintained. As a whole, the resort and campground is very clean and you will often see staff members picking up trash and maintaining the appearance of the resort.
When it comes to amenities, Reunion Lake does not disappoint. One of the features that we enjoy is that the pool areas are well spaced out. Because there are both adult & family pools, this prevents overcrowding and other concerns about inappropriate language and behavior for those with children. The family pool is also several levels with shallow areas that are perfect for small kids. It is also nice to note that the pool is easy to view from chairs all around the area, which is nice as you can keep watch over kids without having to get in the pool. The lazy river is fun, too, which requires that everyone has a tube, although they allow you to bring your own if you want. On all of our visits, the pools have been clean and well maintained throughout the day. The pools and lazy river are included in your stay. If you are looking for fun on the lake, you can pay the $25 per person per day fee that gives you access to paddle boards, kayaks, and the large floating water play ground that looks like a blast! We have tried the paddle boards in the past, but have not tried the new water features as our son isn’t able to do it on his own and it would be very costly for us.
We have thoroughly enjoyed other amenities as well, including movies in the amphitheater and the large playground that is shaded next to the lake. The kids have played for a while in there, having a great time building in the sand and climbing the rock wall. In the coming months, there will be pickle ball and basketball courts added and we look forward to giving that a try as well. There is even a gated area for dogs to run and play that also includes a dog washing station, should you need it. We have not tried this, but we thought this was a clever idea.
When it comes to kids, Reunion Lake is incredibly kid friendly. While Reunion Lake does allow guests to rent and/or bring golf carts, the resort does not allow loud music on them. Somehow, this prevents a bit of a golf cart parade, and golf carts are generally used simply as a mode of transportation rather than to “coast” through the campground. We were comfortable letting our son and his cousins ride scooters and bikes on our visits as well as to head by the lake to fish. Also, by providing a pool dedicated to family and another for adults only, the atmosphere at the family pool remained kid friendly; we really enjoyed that. There is also a nice sized arcade and a great playground that our kids thoroughly enjoyed. Our son always gets really excited when he knows we are headed there for a camping trip.
When it comes to the staff, Reunion Lake’s employees are incredibly accommodating and friendly. Sometimes, they go out of their way to help guests by offering rides on a golf cart or bringing you a drink from the bar so that you don’t have to leave your pool chair. We have even met the General Manager on occasion, he makes it a point to say hello to guests and to make sure everyone is having a great time. Even better, upon checkout on a Sunday, we especially love the delivery of a dozen donut holes from the staff. We feel like this is a nice little touch that our little guy always looks forward to!
Overall, we really enjoy our visits to Reunion Lake. Every time we have gone, we have managed to score a site at the last minute because of a cancellation, and we are thrilled that each time we have gone, more improvements and attention to detail have been made. We are looking forward to seeing the next phase of their expansion and we will surely be back next summer for another visit!
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