False river ….
This beautiful 12 mile oxbow lake is a great place to go fishing, tubing, water skiing, wakeboarding, boating, jet skiing, swimming and much more.
This scene of breathtaking natural beauty offers so much variety of food, fun, history and relaxation.
• Widescreen TV, cable TV, DVD & High Speed Internet
• Fold out sofa
• Pots/pans, dishes, glassware, cooking and eating
• Stove/oven, side by side refrigerator with icemaker, 2
microwave ovens, dish washer and coffee maker.
• Blender, sandwich grill, toaster and can opener
• Queen bed - new
• Flat screen TV & DVD player
• Full bed - new
• Flat screen TV
• 2 sets of twin Bunk Beds ( sleeps 4)
• Non Flat screen TV
• Card table
• Loveseat and a desk/chair
• Tub with Shower, Toilet and Sink
• Glass Shower, Toilet and Sink
• Grilling area which includes - Gas grill, Charcoal grill, and
• Full size washer and dryer in outside closet
• Plenty of Parking in back and front of camp
• Launch for boats
• Dock and Pier – also has small outdoor refrigerator
• Large open back porch with view of water
• Outdoor hot tub in deck of camp
Linens, Towels & Soaps:
• Towels, Linens, Sheets, Blankets & Pillows are provided.
• Beach towels are not provided.
• Full size Washer & Dryer is provided
Please provide you own washing powder for clothes.
• Bath and Hand Soap, dishwashing liquid and dish
washing powder for dish washer are NOT provided.
Trash Bags & Paper Goods:
• Initial trash bags will be provided. Renter provides all
extra trash bags needed.
• 1 roll of toilet of paper (per bathroom) and 1 roll of
paper towels are included. All extra trash bags and paper
products / toilet paper needs to be provided by renter.
Renter Also Needs to provide the following:
-- Boats and Water Sports Vehicles
-- Floats and Lifejackets ***********************
-- Rods, Reels & Tackles (live worms are available around the corner at Jim’s Place and other stores)
-- Radio and/or CD player
-- DVD movies
-- Charcoal and Starter for the Barbecue
-- Cell phones, no land telephone line
Rules & Regulations of The Camp:
• Non-smoking facility
• No Pets Allowed
• Swim at your own risk
• All boating and water related activities are at your own
• No diving off the pier / dock. Water level at end of pier
is approximately 6 feet deep. Other areas are extremely
shallow. Do not stand or swim in shallow areas. Trash
and glass could be in water and you will be injured. Do
not dive off the pier – shallow waters !!!
• All children under the ages of 12 must wear a life jacket
on the dock and pier.
• Do not bar-b-que on pier !!
• After cleaning fish on pier, please rinse off your cleaning
• Do not sit or lean on pier rails.
• Sandals and/or flip flops must be worn on decking and
pier to prevent splinters.
Restaurants & Attractions:
• Satterfield’s Restaurant
108 E Main St, New Roads –
Lakefront Dining, Boat Lauch and The Landing Lounge.
• Morel’s Restaurant
210 Morrison Pkwy, New Roads
False River lakefront dining with cajun and creole style
food. Public boat launch on site.
• Bueche’s Bar and Grill
On False River in Jarreau
• The Sand Bar – Bar & Gille (Old Bonaventure’s Landing)
-- with Volley Ball Area
• Jim’s Bar and Grill
• Ma Mama's Restaurant,
• Jack’s Tiger Drive Inn
• Big Boy Drive-In Restaurant
--Kelly's Cajun Specialty Meats
Lunch sit down or take-out orders for Meat market.
• Located on the northern end of the lake, is a free public boat launch with barbecue and picnic facilities, fishing pier and gazebo that may be found downtown near City Hall in New Roads, on Morrison Parkway.
• Another boat launch that is open to the public for a launching fee and is located on the southern end of the lake in Jarreau. Most accessible when coming to the area from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. It is located on the Island side of False River on Louisiana Highway 413.
• Bergeron's Campground near Lakeland is has a paid launching facilities.
• Bueche's Bar & Grill located near Ventress, has a paid launching facilities.
• Jim’s Place located in Ventress, has a paid launching facilities.
• The Sand Bar located in Oscar, has a paid launching facilities.
During duck hunting season, waterfowl may be legally harvested by the public in an area near Jarreau and Oscar, Louisiana known as "the south flats". Several private duck blinds have been erected in this area, but most duck hunters tend to simply anchor off their boats in the shallow water of the flats.
• Downtown New Roads (about 6 miles) and Historical district with shops for antiques, clothing, gifts, home and decorative accessories.
• St. Francisville (15 miles)
• Baton Rouge – The capitol of Louisiana (30 miles)
• Famous New Orleans (100 miles)
• Plantation Homes and Civil War Historical Sites
• Many family-friendly events, fairs and festivals
History of False River:
This lake is located in the town of New Roads, one of the oldest settlement areas in Louisiana. False River was once the main channel of the Mississippi River in this area. It was cut off from the Mississippi in about 1722 when seasonal flooding cut a shorter channel to the east.
Pierre Le Moyne D’Iberville and his party bypassed False River to shorten their route up-river. During the American Civil War, an expedition was sent from Morganza with five squadrons from the Second New York Cavalry to scout the area around the False River for Confederate recruiting officers. Marching through heavy rainstorms the expedition reached New Roads on January 31, 1865. Here five officers were found hiding in closets or under houses.
This 12 mile long oxbow lake is a "trophy lake", which means that fish of a certain size are required to be thrown back to grow larger. False River has often held the state record for the largest bass caught, and has the largest number of striped bass per acre in the state. Between 1974 and 1981, more than 265,000 striped bass fingerlings were released into the lake which covers approximately 3,212 acres.
Today In False River:
The population of News Roads is about 7,000 residents. Nearby communities include Morganza, Jarreau, Ventress, Torras, Livonia, Erwinville and St. Francisville.
December 2010, the construction of the John James Audubon Bridge reached a historic milestone with the connection of the two spans, creating the longest cable-stayed bridge in the Western Hemisphere. The bridge was opened on May 5, 2011.
The opening of this bridge closed down the well known Ferry Boats of St. Francisville and New Roads. This Icon provided a regular service across the Mississippi River connecting the east and west bank communities for decades.
This place is amazing as well as the town! So much to do and 'not to do '. A place for all ages.
The perfect place to escape from work and worries... Also to escape in time....
This is the place .....