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We ended up RV camping at Bayou Segnette State Park in Westwego, Louisiana because we wanted to spend some time in New Orleans and couldn’t find any options that would work for us in the city. The RV park in the French Quarter was charging over $100/night, which was way out of our budget. Bayou Segnette State Park ended up being the perfect campground to visit the city and still be able to get away from the hustle and bustle of it all. The drive into the Garden District was about 13 miles each way and 30-45 minutes depending on traffic. The park was reasonable at $20/night for electric and water hookups and right outside the park entrance is a fresh seafood market with large sweet gulf shrimp for sale at less than $5/pound.
RV Camping at Bayou Segnette State Park
We arrived at 5pm without a reservation in early December and did not have any problems getting a site. We did call in the morning to make sure there were RV sites available before we drove over.
Enter through the main gate during regular hours (8am-7pm) which will lead you to a building with two lanes: one for cars and one for RVs (on the right). There is a separate gate for after hours access that requires a code, although the gate was always open when we used it.
The campground is a bit of a drive into the park and the dump station was the first thing to greet us so we took advantage and emptied our tanks.
The campground has 98 back in sites not counting the two reserved for the campground hosts.
Our campsite was #60, towards the back of the campground which felt more secluded and private than other sites in the park. Each site is paved with electric and water hookup as well as a picnic table, fire pit and grill.
Each loop has its own restroom which included hot showers and laundry room. The restrooms were cleaned daily, but the condition was below average. The complimentary laundry machines did not appear to be operating and were unplugged during our stay.
The toilet and sink were in good working order.
The shower is another story. The stalls were small with low water pressure, bad drainage and fairly grimy. It’s the type of shower where if you drop something, you write it off as a loss.
There are many activities at the park including boating, fishing, a wave pool and walking trails. Right outside the park is a great seafood market on US 90 at Louisiana Street. The fresh shrimp were so good we stuffed ourselves silly, but they also have other items such as blue crab and fish.
Overall, we enjoyed our stay at Bayou Segnette State Park. The sites are large and the campground was clean with the exception of the showers. The free wifi was very slow and unreliable so we ended up using our hotspot for internet access. Our neighbors were friendly and the campground was fairly quiet with the exception of boats driving by throughout the day. The main draw about this park is the close proximity to New Orleans at a good rate.
$20/night for electric and water
Back in sites
Dump facility on site
Restrooms and showers
Good AT&T cell service
Free wifi, very slow
Check out our list of things to do in New Orleans and places to eat in Lafayette.
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12 thoughts on “RV Camping at Bayou Segnette State Park”
So glad we discovered your blog. We bought our motorhome last year and have traveled across country twice so far, may have to go full time! New Orleans on our list for next February and this info was great.
Hi Doreen – Glad you found us! Are you planning another cross country trip? Enjoy New Orleans and if you haven’t checked out our post on things to do in NOLA here’s the link.
Thanks alot for this great info.
My wife and I stayed in Bayou Segnette last December as well, and really enjoyed this park. We took advantage of the ferry at Algiers Point to go to NO. The parking is only $5.00 on the south side, and the ferry docks at the quarter. You are on foot in NO, but you can get a daily trolley/bus pass to easily get around town. We have a 45′ coach and had plenty of room to park in the campground. One word of caution, raise the coach when going over the speed bumps in the park entrance or you’ll drag the rear end (if you have a long rig)
Howdy Frank! Wonder if we were there at the same time, we camped from 8th-14th. Great tip on taking the ferry and raising the coach going over the speed bumps.
Thanks for the great info, We plan to visit New Orleans later this year and were badly in need of good info on where to camp at a reasonable price. Also it needed to be within a reasonable driving distance to the French Quarters.
Daniel – Enjoy NOLA! If you do stay at this park and drive to the French Quarters check out Marigny area as a free parking option. It’s a short walk into the Quarters.
Thanks for the additional info, it’s been over 20 years since we’ve been to NOLA. Just trying to gather enough info to make our trip enjoyable. Probably making the trip in May or June.
P.S. We’ve never been there in an RV.
Dan – What type of RV do you have? When we were driving around the French Quarter, Garden District and surrounding areas, we both said that we were glad we didn’t try to drive our 29′ Class A motorhome through town with the low hanging trees and uneven roads. We will be sharing some of our favorite things to do in NOLA on the site next week if you’re looking for more ideas. 🙂 Don’t hesitate to reach out if we can help in anyway.
We have a 40′ class A and I absolutely don’t intend to try navigating any of the downtown New Orleans streets with it. Thanks again for all the info & we’ll be watching for your updates.