The newest RV park in Cajun Country, Cajun RVera celebrated its grand opening during the Cajun Hot Sauce Festival weekend, April 11–13, held at neighboring SugArena multi-purpose facility in New Iberia.
Campers enjoyed live entertainment, swimming, floating in the lazy river, and lots of family fun.
Cajun RVera has full service pull-through and back in sites and a pavilion available to rent for private events, special parties, and family reunions.
Owned by Acadiana Parish, Cajun RVera is located next to SugArena at Acadiana Fairgrounds on LA 3212.
Cajun RVera sits on 40 acres and currently has 185 sites for recreational vehicles; a country club-style clubhouse; 9,000 square feet of pools and water features, such as a splash pad; an arcade; washeteria; horseshoes; miniature golf; a pond; and smaller chalet-style cabins.
The SugaHouse clubhouse includes a concession area, game room, and laundry room. Outside enjoy a full bar, heated pool with a swim-up bar, splash pad, and even a lazy-river with inner tube rentals.
Other amenities include a stocked pond, free Wi-Fi, beach volleyball and more.
There will also be special activities on holiday weekends such as live music and different events for families and campers.
A second phase of construction will include an expansion of RV sites to about 300 and the addition of a pond surrounded with more cabins.
Following four opening delays customers finally began arriving in March.
Cajun RVera manager, Karl Vincent says taxpayers are already seeing a return on investment.
“We’ve taken in excess of $110,000 in the first fifteen camping days of the year.”
The plan with the parish includes a 66 percent plus occupancy rate for all camping days—for four years, according to Vincent. He says those are defined as days that campers would typically go out—weekends and holidays.
The entire project cost upwards of $7.3 million. Loans aside, he says, the parish council approved a $5 million bond request from the state.
RV sites include full hookups (water, sewage, and electric) along with complimentary Wi-Fi. All sites are 30/50 amp hookups.
RV sites are $30 per night; weekly and monthly rates are available upon request. Rates for special event weekends, holiday weekends, and live entertainment are an additional $5.
A 3-day minimum rental is required for holiday weekends.
Location/Address: Acadiana Fairgrounds, 713 NW Bypass (Hwy 3212), New Iberia, LA 70560
Phone: (337) 256-8681 or (337) 365-7539 (reservations)
Goodbye joe, me gotta go, me oh my oh
Me gotta go pole the pirogue down the bayou
My yvonne, the sweetest one, me oh my oh
Son of a gun, well have good fun on the bayou
—Hank Williams, Sr.