Camping at Bayou Segnette State Park – New Orleans, Louisiana

Finding an economically priced campground in New Orleans isn’t an easy task. We found a few Passport America parks in the city, but the rate restrictions didn’t mesh with our travel plans. And, we didn’t think urban boondocking would be successful with our trailer.

Fortunately, we were able to snag the last available site at Bayou Segnette State Park – just 12 miles from downtown!

Watch our tour of Bayou Segnette State Park

Here’s the breakdown

Location: Westwego, Louisiana – part of Greater New Orleans

GPS: 29.88747, -90.16177

Price: $20/night + $6 reservation fee (no way around it, it’s tacked on to online, phone in, and walk up reservations). We stayed three nights and averaged $22/night with extra fee.

Date/Temp: We stayed at Bayou Segnette for three days at the end of March. The high was 80 and the low was 65.

Amenities: The park offers electric and water hookups at all sites. They also provide wooden decks with picnic tables, a free laundry facility (two washers, two dryers), and free wifi. There’s a dump station at the campground entrance, but the line was too long for us.


Noise: We were at Bayou Segnette during Easter weekend and spring break – so, the grounds were swamped with families. It was noisy during the day, but most campers kept quiet after 9pm.

Wifi/Cell: The park-provided wifi was unusable. We couldn’t load a single page with it. Our AT&T and T-Mobile service was great. We were able to stream music and movies without any interruptions.

Grocery/Errands: We went grocery shopping at Piggly Wiggly,  it was well priced and less than a mile away. There’s a Winn Dixie, post office, fresh fish market, and many restaurants within a few miles of the park.

Dog Friendly: Bayou Segnette is very dog friendly. Our site was large enough to allow River to stay outside on a long line and we were also able to hike on the mile-long trail with her.

Entertainment: Downtown New Orleans – only 12 miles away – provided all the entertainment we were looking for. Check out our video of exploring the city!

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Disclaimer – A big thanks to Northshore RV Park for allowing us to camp free of charge.  As usual our thoughts and opinions are our own and not swayed or purchased.  We just like to explore and discover new places!

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