Tuesday, January 28, 2014

RV Resort at Red Shoes Park, Coushatta Casino Resort, Louisiana

Coushatta Casino Resort is the premier casino destination serving the Texas and Louisiana areas of Lake Charles, Lafayette, Baton Rouge, Houston and Beaumont.

Included in the resort is Red Shoes RV Park--voted one of 100 Best RV Parks in North America. Located adjacent to Coushatta Casino Resort on 40 beautifully landscaped acres, park guests enjoy the privacy of your RV in a natural setting, with a two-acre lake and pier. All Red Shoes Park overnight guests have Lodge privileges and easy access to everything the park offers, including free shuttle service to and from the casino. RV sites have 30- and 50-amp hookups, sewer, water, cable, 80-foot concrete pads, picnic tables and trash dumpsters. At the time of this posting, rates are $20 to $45 per night, depending on the day of the week.

Dogs are welcome at the new Lucky Paws Dog Park, which offers leash-free fun from sunrise to sunset for your special four-legged friends. There's water, agility equipment and plenty of running room for your dogs.

Coushatta is home to the best pool in the region, featuring a lazy river, two slides, a splash pad area for the kids and a swim-up bar for the adults. Relax at the spa or get fit in the workout room. Coushatta also offers massage services.

Koasati Pines at Coushatta offers an experience unlike any other, with its golf course nestled in the natural wetlands of Southwest Louisiana, surrounded by stately pines and huge live oaks. Combine the beauty of nature with a dynamic 18-hole, par-72 championship layout, six sets of tees, multiple approaches on three holes, plus a unique "Gambling Hole"-- now you have a hint of what Koasati Pines is all about. The serenity of gently rolling terrain and 65 acres of looking-glass lakes were specifically designed to submerge you in a relaxing, yet challenging, golf experience. The spectacular greens extend a velvet invitation to skilled and novice golfers alike. You'll be glad it's one of the longest courses in Louisiana!

Coushatta Casino Resort offers Louisiana's best gaming, with a 100,000-square-foot gaming floor. It also has live entertainment with national touring acts, Las Vegas shows and sporting events.  With nine dining options, from Louisiana cuisine to late night snacks and an all-you-can-eat buffet, you will have a hard time choosing from all the delicious options.

Coushatta's Southwestern Louisiana location is convenient to major cities and interstate highways. This world-class casino resort destination is located 23 miles north of I-10 on US Hwy. 165 (Exit 44), 5 miles north of Kinder, Louisiana. Click here for more information.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Downstream Casino near Joplin, Mo., adding RV park

Downstream Casino Resort is building a 24-hour gas station, convenience and liquor store, and RV park on the Missouri side of its property. The complex is expected to open in March.

The casino is just south of Joplin at Exit 1 on I-44, and 45 minutes north of the Arkansas state line. It features one million square feet of slot machines, guest rooms and restaurants.

The C-store complex will occupy about 10 acres across from Downstream's main entrance. Plans call for 40 RV/camper parking spaces with utility hook-ups and a shower and laundry building; at least 22 parking spaces for semi tractor-trailer trucks; four diesel fuel pumps and six gasoline pumps; and an 8,000-square-foot convenience and liquor store with an outdoor dining area and drive-through window. The gas station will likely be branded under one of the popular national brand names, said Downstream General Manager Steven Drewes.

"We are finalizing many of the details this week while the land is being cleared and prepared, and construction should begin next month," Drewes said. "We should be ready to open in March."

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Wisconsin casino adds luxury RV park

Wisconsin's Ho-chunk Casino has just opened a new luxury RV park on its property. On the north side of the gambling establishment, the park offers 49 RV spots, including 21 set up for all season use. The sites all have wireless Internet service, a fire pit and picnic table, plus water and sewer hookups.

The outfit's executive manager, Jones Funmaker (I swear, this is the man's name) says the casino had always welcomed RVs, but saw a new revenue stream in the making. Instead of just allowing RVers to park on the lot somewhere, the group envisioned a cash-flowing RV park. Funmaker told a local newspaper, "It seemed to make business sense, ‘hey, can we charge them to park?'"

The casino has other revenue stream enrichments coming in the future, including the installation of a water park and a convention center.

You'll find Ho-chunk at the intersection of US Highway 12 and North Reedsburg Road near Baraboo.

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