Located south of Lake Charles, Rutherford Beach offers stunning views, great fishing, and relaxing experience.
Amenities include public bathrooms, showers, and picnic tables in a covered pavilion. A wonderful place to camp. There's a parking area, but you can park your car or RV right on the beach, but be careful - the sand can be softer than it seems. Bonfires are ok. Everything is absolutely free. You can drive onshore, set up your tent right on the beach, but bring weights or canopy because it can get really windy.
Usually, the beach is not crowded at all.
The water is muddy, but we saw people swimming and having great fun. Kids can go shell-hunting.
- Approximately 3 hours from Houston, TX
- Around 4 hours from New Orleans
What we loved
- Great views
- Top-notch fishing experience