Bayou Segnette State Park
Park Features & Amenities
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Utilities & Amenities
Power: 50 Amps, 30 Amps
Park offered some good amenities but wifi was not one of them. Free laundry was good but kept very busy. Location was 30 minutes from downtown New Orleans. Spaces were large and easy access once in park. Some of the speed bumps were radical!!! Folks were nice.
Close to NOLA, but Remote
On previous repositioning from Florida to Texas, we’ve stopped in New Orleans – one of our favorite cities. Last time we stayed at the French Quarter RV Resort, which is an ideal location if your focus is exploring the French Quarter, as it’s in stumbling distance. The park itself however is quite pricey ($79/night) and not very scenic on its own.
This time through, our focus was work – so we took the advice to try out the nearby Bayou Segnette State Park. You can catch the free Algiers Ferry nearby to get into the FQ if that’s so desired.
Bayou Segnette was a delightful and beautiful park – the sites are huge with lots of open space around them, although most are not shaded. There was park WiFi, but we just couldn’t get it to connect reliably on any of our devices – but our cellular signals were strong and quite usable. Everyone we encountered at the park was super friendly - from desk staff, grounds keepers and fellow campers.
We did encounter quite a few bugs, including one evening a swarm of flying termites!! It was *insane* (but in a cool way.)
And the other surprise about this park? FREE LAUNDRY!! It only could have been better had they done our laundry for us!
We did end staying for a total of 5 nights. In that time, we never got into the French Quarter or to Jazz Fest. Sometimes you just have to let go and realize .. our full time lifestyle isn't a vacation, and it’s not always about seeing the stuff places are known for. So if you're intending to use this as a cheaper basecamp for getting into NOLA, just do be aware it is a bit of effort get into town.
Great base to visit New Orleans
This was a great spot to visit New Orleans. The campground is only ~20-30 mins out of town (right across the Mississippi from downtown) and yet has a remote and relaxing, green feel to it. Campsites are level concrete pads with water/electric, nice “sitting areas” and lots of separation between campers. The campground also had the bonus of free WiFi and free laundry. Seems a lot of the area was destroyed by the flood so there’s not a lot of shade (trees are small) and there’s still some construction (with noise) going on at the canal, but neither of those things bothered us much while we were there. We felt relaxed and peaceful here and would definitely stay again if we were coming back into town.
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Extra Info: Both Verizon aircard and phone worked fine. Sites are $18/night (Oct-Mar) for 50Amp/water. On-site dump and *free* laundry room.
looky-loo review, new orleans.
For full photos of this campground go to our website, www.wanderingairstream.com Here's the direct link for the review..
Ok.. Our first camping ever in little eddie was at the Bayou Segnette State Park on the Westbank,across the Mississippi from New Orleans.We are going to use State Parks whenever possible, they are typically well maintained,and are a huge money saver.State Parks are half the cost if not more than a privately owned RV park.
This park was stated at $18 per night, however upon check-in they charge an additional $6,a fee if you haven’t stayed with them before.They do not honor the National Park Pass.(no parks in Louisiana honor them unless you are a state resident)
The park is quite large, and has some pretty lakes, etc.
(the weather was bitter cold and windy so not too many pics!)
We had a spacious camp site as you can see in the picture and a nice deck and firepit all ready to go.
Our stay was brief, only 2 nights, but here is our thoughts for future travelers:
If you want to take full advantage of the nightlife of New Orleans, this might not be for you,as it is about 20 minutes outside of the city.
However… we drove past the area that boasts the closest RV sites to the French Quarter (there are multiple RV places on this same road)…and there is no way we would ever stay in this area.It is rough, the quarters are minuscule, to the point I don’t even know how people get in & out.In short, the drive might be more worth it than you would think, and you could take advantage of the ferry (to keep your drive to a minimum) as it runs till 12:15 a.m.We weren’t partaking of the nightlife so this was a non issue for us.
The last picture is important because the route you take in to your campsite is along this long road of construction and it is going all day, everyday, and is very very loud.Depending on where you are in the campground the noise would be an issue, especially if you planned on actually being at your site during the day. We were not and sleep with a noisy fan at night so no biggie.
The other concern would be the swamp water. There are channels that run behind all of the campsites.. they are mostly stagnant and even in high 50′s there were mosquitos everywhere.
In any amount of warm weather you would be eaten alive.
The bathrooms were clean, not overly exciting, but clean and plenty of hot water,men & women’s… so overall not bad.
We would stay there again, only in cold or cool weather, we would be very careful to pre-pick where our spot was on the grounds, and with these few forewarnings feel you can make a good decision.
Over & Out.