Labor Day weekend draws families to campground - KLFY News 10

Labor Day weekend draws families to campground

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Louisiana is known for its great outdoors and as the summer winds down, it's time to squeeze in those outside activities. And for Labor Day, the KOA campgrounds were the spot for families looking for a vacation without straying too far.

"We've been coming for about eight years off and on," said Angelie Boutte, a New Iberia resident. "We enjoy it."

It was a practical decision for Melissa Johnson, who lives in New Roads, Louisiana, to travel light this year.

"It was the need to not spend hours on the road with the little ones," said Johnson. "We have small grand-children, so we try and stay an hour or two within home."

And if home is where you make it, campers said this sure felt like home.

"When you're camping, you make a bunch of friends," said Johnson. "People stop by and talk to you. It's a lot of fun."

Not even the sun took a break for the Labor Day holiday. But for campers, they found more than one way to beat the heat.

"You get to come out and there's swimming, paddle boating, canoeing, putt-putt golf," said Johnson.

Between fishing, biking, cooking, and relaxing, for these families, taking a break from work or school means more quality time with the ones they love.

13-year-old Blaize Melancon of Scott shared his weekend highlights.

"Just having fun with your family and doing things that you don't do at home like swimming in the pond and playing basketball with people you meet," said Melancon.

"There are a lot of activities to do with the kids and the family in general," said Boutte.

KOA management said there were more campers this year than last and majority are from around the Acadiana area.

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