This spacious, green campground, located just 20 minutes from downtown New Orleans, offers a quiet, peaceful respite from the city.
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Overall Rating: 4.5/5
Price per night / Discounts: $30 / None
Campground website: Bayou Segnette State Park
Our Site #: 44
Privacy Rating (how spacious and private do the sites feel):
4/5: Most of the sites have a lot of space between them. There aren't a ton of trees or bushes between the spaces, but large grassy lawns provide more than enough room to spread out without feeling like you're on top of your neighbors.
Location Rating (accessibility to points of interest or to major highways):
4.25/5: The park is located just 20 to 25 minutes from the French Quarter. Alternatively, you can drive to Algiers Point and take the ferry over, which will save you some parking fees. The park itself is surrounded by a large commercial district, so you can find all your necessities right outside the front gates.
Site Quality and Big Rig Accessibility Rating (utilities and accessibility of campground hook ups):
4/5: These are water/electric sites, but there is a dump station at the entrance of the loop. Most sites are paved, reasonably level, and the utilities worked well. Many of the sites also have a wooden deck/patio next to the pavement.
Technology and Customer Service Rating (online resources, reservations, campground wifi, and staff):
5/5: We made our reservations on Reserve America which is always good. Check in was a bit harried, but that's not surprising given that we visited during Mardi Gras. The folks at the front desk were friendly and helpful and gave us some good tips about getting into and out of the city.
Overall Value Rating (the overall value of the campground; was it overpriced for what it was?):
5/5: To find a nice, spacious, well maintained water/electric campground just 20 minutes from downtown New Orleans for a nightly price of just $30 is a steal. You can't beat the value here.
Bayou Segnette is a fantastic place to set up for exploring New Orleans. It's quiet, green, well maintained, and, most importantly, peaceful, which is a such a nice feature to come back to after a long day in the city. It's easy to get downtown, either by car or by taking the ferry, and there are plenty of things to do within the park itself. Everything you need will be close by, the utilities worked well, and our fellow campers were all respectful of quiet hours. This was a great find!