Crawl Day 3

Participation Form Day Guide – Stops, maps
Participants New Orleans Guide
Reservation Information Fredericksburg Guide

Friday, January 5, 2024 – Destination Fairview-Riverside State Park, LA, – 104 miles from Shepard State Park. Estimated time is 2 hours.

The Google address of the park is 119 Fairview Dr, Madisonville, LA 70447
The GPS location of the park is 30.4087435291324, -90.14017776191288

8:45 AM Group meeting at Shepard State Park. First group and independents leave at 9:00 AM.

Prior to arriving at Fairview-Riverside State Park, LA, I will rent a vehicle from Enterprise at Slidell LA. it’s about 34 miles from Fairview-Riverside State Park, about 40 minutes from the park. The general plan is to leave the park for New Orleans as soon as possible after setting up at the campground. Tentative plans are for dinner and attractions in New Orleans in the evening and return to the campground before 10 PM.

A list of potential attractions is in the end of day section below.

Points of Interest

Please see the New Orleans Page

A friend of John DiPietro provided us with a number of places in Mandeville (the town on the Northern end of the Pontchartrain Causeway from New Orleans).

La Lou, 200 Girod St, Mandeville, LA 70448, GPS 30.354550536370187, -90.0678605463713

The Barley Oak, 2101 Lakeshore Dr, Mandeville, LA 70448, GPS 30.35410542095279, -90.07031390404367

McClain’s Pizzeria, 115 Girod St, Mandeville, LA 70448, GPS 30.353317655124272, -90.06832310619882

Pat’s Rest Awhile, 2129 Lakeshore Dr, Mandeville, LA 70448, GPS 30.35446566369669, -90.07112333216514

Rip’s On the Lake, 1917 Lakeshore Dr, Mandeville, LA 70448, GPS 30.352697354564366, -90.06749698589458

The Candy Bank (Candy Store) 201 Carroll St, Mandeville, LA 70448, GPS 30.356073749377625, -90.07078147520743

Campground Details:

Fairview-Riverside State Park, LA, is located on the north side of Lake Pontchartrain. The plan is to rent a vehicle and tour the French Quarter and other sights in New Orleans. The stay is for two days.

Fairview-Riverside State Park, provides electricity, water, showers, and a dump station. I have a reservation in Site C1025. Check in time is 4 PM.

We have 10 coaches and 16 people coming from Shepard State Park. There will be an additional 2 coaches and 4 people arriving at Fairview-Riverside State Park.

End of Day

The total contingent at the end of the day will be 12 coaches and 20 people.