A weekend getaway at Sun Roamers

Published 7:00 am Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The majority of working Americans enjoy indulging in a weekend getaway from time to time.

It’s an opportunity to soak up some sun rays, participate in favorite outdoor activities, and spend a couple of days away from work and home.

There’s a destination location in Picayune that offers many of these amenities and more.

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It’s called Sun Roamers RV Resort and Clubhouse and is owned by former Baton Rouge, La. attorney Robin Poirier.

The park has been in it’s current location since the early 1990s, Poirier said, but he acquired the park two years ago.

Poirier is originally from Hammond, La. and spent 40 years practicing real estate law in Baton Rouge.

“After I retired from my law practice,” Poirier said, “I got bored about 60 days later. I’m familiar with this area and have other properties in the vicinity and I decided this camp would be a good fit.”

Sun Roamers has about 155 camp sites, Poirier said. There are nine cabins and eight-park model RVs.

Poirier said there are four types of RV sites including, concrete, limestone, gravel and grass. The rental prices range from $29 to $35 per day, depending on the site.

There are special weekly and monthly rates available for the cabins, park model RVs and RV sites, Poirier said.

Sun Roamers also offers an Olympic size swimming pool site, Poirier said. The Picayune Memorial High School swim team utilizes the pool for their practices and there is an aerobic water exercise class is taught there on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

“There is a 6,000 square foot clubhouse on site,” Poirier said. “It features a commercial kitchen and can hold up to 250 people. It is available for rent.”

There is a pavilion and gas grill available for small swimming parties, Poirier said. There are a number of fun-filled activities at the park including a nine-hole Putt-Putt mini golf course, horseshoes, tetherball, volleyball and a children’s swing set.

“The pool and park amenities are available to rent per day for the local people,” Poirier said.

Poirier said he loves the Picayune area and “maintaining an RV park is more fun than practicing law.”

Poirier said the park is a good investment for his family, one that will last well into the future.

“I have a son and daughter,” Poirier said. “One of my biggest motivators is to teach my son about business and have family income streamlined for the future.”

Sun Roamers is located at 41 Mississippi Pines Blvd.

For more information, contact Poirier by phone at 601-798-5818.

Visit the park’s website to view more amenities and photographs of the grounds at www.sunroamers.com and through Facebook at Sun Roamers RV Resort.