SP Campground Review – Bayou Segnette State Park, New Orleans, LA
A relaxing and green State Park campground that provided a great base to explore New Orleans.
Link to campground here: Bayou Segnette State Park, LALink to map location here: Bayou Segnette State Park, LA
- 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).
- 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 (!)
- 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.
- 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.SPONSORED LINK:
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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.
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
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?
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
The Lowe's RV Adventures says
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.
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!
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
Thanks for that! I’ve updated the blog post with the new info.
Just thought I’d let you know. We camped here for a week at the end of November and there are a few changes. Many of the sites-and I suppose it’s from the water table-are quite UNlevel now. Many of them have rather big “dents” where jacks have been (likely in the heat of the summer)
Also, while there is free laundry there was only one working washer when we were there and many people trying to use it so if someone has laundry that needs to be done they might want to plan a trip to the laundromat to save time.
Also, thought I’d mention that for seafood lovers there is an EXCELLENT fresh seafood market within 1/4 mile of the entrance to the park (heading toward New Orleans)
We didn’t have construction noise but several nights there was a lot of siren noise although the park was generally pretty quiet.
Oh and tons of mosquitoes even when the cold weather (50s-low 60s) came in.
THANK YOU so much for the updated info, Lisa!
I know this is an older post. But you can avoid the bridge to New Orleans altogether by parking at the Algiers Ferry and taking a free ride across the river. The Ferry drops off in the French Quarter. Just make sure you don’t stay too late and miss the last ferry out.
Nomadic RVers says
Update – Bayou Segnette State Park- This is a beautiful Campground. The spaces between each motorhome is unbelievable. Not too many mosquitoes, here March & April. 13 day stay.
Free washer and dryer. One of washers in our Loop wasn’t working.
The bridge that everyone keeps on referring to is being painted at this time but I can see where it would be continuous thing after all it is metal and we’re by the ocean.
The Algiers Ferry Terminal that you here about makes it easy to get to the city and lands you right near the French Quarter.
The only downside at the campground are the Airboats going by. You can hear once in awhile, but they only run during the day. If you’ve never been it’s pretty cool.
Take a Google satellite look at the campground and assume that every tree you see is possibly tall enough to block your satellite. Look for an opening from your motorhome headed South, Dish, Plan accordingly when you make your reservation.
Water and electric are included at the campsite. The dump is a one-size-fits-all at the entrance of the Figure 8 (satellite view)
Thanks to Nina and Paul for posting all of your stops. Had a great time here.
Thank you SO much for reporting back with an update! Appreciate all the details.