The Bayou Segnette State Park
Our first camping ever in little eddie was at the Bayou Segnette State Park on the Westbank, across the Mississippi from New Orleans. We’re planning 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 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 (the weather was bitter cold and windy so not too many pics) We had a spacious camp site with a nice deck and firepit all ready to go. Our stay was brief, only 2 nights, but here’s our thoughts for future travelers:
If you want to take full advantage of the nightlife of New Orleans this might not be the place for you as it is about 20 (full) 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 in the nightlife so this was a non issue for us.
The route you take in to your campsite is along a 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 and we would be very careful to pre-pick where our spot was on the grounds.