View of walkway across middle of campground loop

A relaxing and green State Park campground that provided a great base to explore New Orleans.

Link to campground here: Bayou Segnette State Park, LA
Link to map location here: Bayou Segnette State Park, LA

  1. Site Quality = 4/5
    Very nice sites here. All are level concrete back-ins with plenty of green, grassy space between campers (up to 50 ft separation) with 50Amp/water, grill, fire-pit and picnic table. Each site has a nice “sitting area”, either a concrete pad or wooden patio (or both). Open views with little shade (most trees are small).
  2.  Facilities = 4/5
    Good set of facilities here. Bathrooms are slightly older, but large and well-kept. Good water pressure. Surrounding area has hiking, picnic spots, playground and boat/canoe launch. Wave-pool was closed when we were there. Free WiFi which works decently and free laundry (!)
  3. Location = 4/5
    This is a good spot to visit New Orleans. It’s got a peaceful, green feel yet is only a short 20-30 min drive from town across the Mississippi. There are RV parks closer to downtown that avoid the bridge, but not with the natural feel and space of this place.
  4. Pet Friendliness = 5/5
    Very pet friendly spot. There’s hiking trails to walk pooch, lots of green space to hang around camp and poop bags provided.

Overall Rating = 4.25
BONUS ALERT =
 Relaxing, green environment just outside New Orleans!

Summary: 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.

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.

Typical site view. Long, concrete pad with “sitting area”. Some sites have wooden “patios”. Site #3 shown.

View of out site (#34). Lots of green space/separation.

View along campground loop (site #7-8 on right, front to back)

View down campground loop (Site #2 left)

View behind RV’s to show “sitting areas” and green space. Site #37 on left)

View of facilities

Picnic area and playground in nature area of park

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8 Responses to SP Campground Review – Bayou Segnette State Park, New Orleans, LA

  1. Brent says:

    So glad you guys stayed at this park. We had considered it as well but read some reviews on the construction noise and opted for Fontainebleau. Glad to know the noise wasn’t a problem seems like much easier access to New Orleans than we had. And really, free laundry?? Awesome.

    • libertatemamo says:

      Yeah…free laundry…I couldn’t believe it either, but that’s what they have!! The park was great access. There was a bit of noise from construction, but we really didn’t find it to be a problem. Our site was on the opposite side to the Canal so maybe that helped too. Either way it was a great base to visit NOLA and we really enjoyed the visit. We’ll be following you guys closely out West. Using alot of your tips for our own trip. Nina

  2. Daniel says:

    You guys are moving fast, is it because you have to be somewhere on time or this is enough to see what there is to see?

    • libertatemamo says:

      It’s mostly that there’s so much to see! We want to spend some good time in TX before it gets too hot and then will be making our way North into the mountains. Nina

  3. Just arrived and will be here for seven days and we are already loving it. Laundry is still free and wifi too. Site cost still at $18 plus $6 transaction fee. We got lost on our approach as the bridge is under construction and made a wrong turn. Whew.

    • libertatemamo says:

      You know I think that same bridge was under construction when we were there 2 years ago! Driving through New Orleans was some of the hairiest driving we’ve done. So glad you’re settled in here. It’s a fabulous park and I really appreciate the updates!
      Nina

  4. Karen Myer says:

    Thanks for the wonderful blog. My husband and I will start full timing next year and we can’t wait! The web address for this park has changed and it took a while to find the new one, but here it is: http://www.crt.state.la.us/louisiana-state-parks/parks/bayou-segnette-state-park/#Fees

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