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Bayou Segnette State Park – Your Gateway to New Orleans

Bayou Segnette State Park in New Orleans is the perfect RV camping site close to the city!

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!


Bayou Segnette State Park Insider Tips

#1 – Enjoy the onsite hiking trails! They are often overlooked because the city offers so much. We loved the swamp vibes the trails haave.

#2 – Uber into the city. This will be a slight premium in price as opposed to driving, but you’ll still have to pay for parking if you drive. Also, if you have a big tow vehicle…those don’t work well on the historic streets.

#3 – Bayou Segnette State Park is VERY family friendly. If you don’t like kids & families, try another campground!

#4 – If you want to see the Top 10 RV Parks in America – check out this article!

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  1. Hey guys, thanks for the great read. That’s where Mike and I plan on staying and that is our first destination when we hit the road in 80 weeks.

    Hope and Mike

  2. drivinandvibin says:

    Hey! We hope y’all have an awesome time. Can’t wait to see you on the road 👍🏻

  3. We can’t wait either. Don’t forget about our driveway in January:)

  4. sarahstyf says:

    We stayed there when we camped outside of NOLA for our 15th wedding anniversary two and a half years ago. Even though it was December (and colder than normal) we really liked the park and it was a perfect place to escape the city while close enough to catch the ferry without any problems! Last Thanksgiving we stayed at Tickfaw State Park (the blog post is somewhere on my WordPress account) and while it was an hour drive to take the kids to NOLA for the day, that is also a very nice park.