Bayou Segnette State Park RV & Campground Guide

Louisiana

Bayou Segnette State Park

sits on the west banks of the Mississippi River and is 13.5 miles southwest of New Orleans. The park features marshes and swamps, making it the perfect ecosystem for wildlife such as American minks, coypus, raccoons, opossums, and American alligators. Other animals that call this 676-acre park home are bald eagles, red-tailed hawks, red-winged blackbirds, and other bird species. The park offers a gorgeous picturesque setting of loblolly pines, mature sycamores, and the heritage river birch. Cities within the vicinity of the state park are Jefferson and Westwego, Louisiana. 

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Weather
Spring 55-86 F
Summer 74-92 F
Fall 54-88 F
Winter 45-66 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Bayou Segnette State Park

Bayou Segnette State Park is an amazing place to visit any time of the year. There are many RV camping opportunities within the state park and the surrounding cities. If you don't have an RV, consider renting one from RVshare where you can select from various models and sizes.

French Quarter RV Resort

French Quarter RV Resort is situated a few blocks from New Orleans' historic French Quarter with easy access by car, foot, or bicycle. Each of the 52 paved campsites is about 30 feet wide and 60 feet deep to accommodate fifth-wheels, travel trailers, and other recreational vehicles. Inside the clubhouse, visitors can do laundry, exercise, or check their email in the business office area.

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other amenities: Cable TV, swimming, and hot tub

New Orleans KOA Holiday

New Orleans KOA Holiday sits in a serene setting with trees, grass, and other Louisiana plant life. The campsite is designed to house RVs up to 100 feet long. All sites offer a concrete pad, a picnic table, and full access to camp activities. There are shuttles and city buses that you can take to explore the area.

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other amenities: Dog park, swimming pool, and cable TV

Riverboat Travel Park

The Riverboat Travel Park features 66 sites that can accommodate big rigs. You'll need to keep your access card handy to enter the campground through the security gate. There is also 24-hour video surveillance to ensure the safety of guests. The area surrounding the campground boasts fine entertainment, from nightlife to art and culture.

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other amenities: Convenience store, swimming pool, and cable TV

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What to Do at
Bayou Segnette State Park

Inside Bayou Segnette State Park

The inside of Bayou Segnette State Park offers multiple recreational activities for the whole family. Cool off in the wave pool for an additional small fee. The popular boat launch provides access to fresh and saltwater fishing; some known catches of the area are redfish, bass, bream, catfish, perch, and trout. Take a hike along the 2.8-mile nature trail while observing nature. There are several pavilions throughout the park where you can have a family picnic amongst the woodland trees.

Outside Bayou Segnette State Park

Although there is much to do and see inside the state park, the surrounding cities also offer many exploration opportunities. You'll find various cultural restaurants that serve real authentic foods like Vietnamese, Asian, Greek, and Mexican. The area just outside the Bayou Segnette State Park offers a wide range of shops and family attractions as well.

Restaurants

Pho Bistreaux

Pho Bistreaux serves authentic and delicious Vietnamese foods with the highest quality ingredients. The restaurant is conveniently open from 10:00 a.m. to 7:35 p.m. from Monday through Saturday.

Type: Vietnamese

Location: 5359 Mounes Street, Elmwood, LA 70123

Green Olives Café

Fill up on Greek favorites at Green Olives Café from delicious appetizers to a filling meal and more.

Type: Greek

Location: 7724 Maple Street, New Orleans, LA 70118

Nola Vegan

This restaurant has a friendly waitstaff and classic vegan dishes. At Nola Vegan, you can order for one or have the catering service bring the food to your special event.

Type: Vegan

Location: 1923 Leonidas Street, New Orleans, LA 70118

Kim Ahn's Noodle House

This eatery specializes in Asian food, right on Jefferson Highway in Louisiana. Try the popular veggie spring roll and boneless chicken with vegetables.

Type: Asian

Location: 6624 Jefferson Highway, Harahan, LA 70123

The Blue Tomato's

The Blue Tomato's diverse food options make this restaurant a popular place for locals and travelers to eat. 

Type: Mexican, American, Italian

Location: 4401 Jefferson Highway, Jefferson, LA 70121

Shopping

The Salvage Store Discount Grocery

The Salvage Store Discount Grocery sits 6.4 miles north of the state park. Since 1989, this family-owned and -operated grocery business has become the South's largest distressed merchandise retailer.

Location: 5821 Jefferson Highway, Harahan, LA 70123

Elmwood Shopping Center

The Elmwood Shopping Center is the largest open-air shopping center in Louisiana. The center features a craft store, pet supplies, fitness center, and other various retail stores all in one place. 

Location: 1200 South Clearview Parkway, New Orleans, LA 70123

Family Dollar

Family Dollar offers low prices on a wide selection of laundry supplies, toys, and kitchen essentials. The store also has discounted groceries, including the basics like eggs, milk, and bread.

Location: 1400 Forth Street, Westwego, LA 70094

Lapalco Village Shopping Center

Lapalco Village Shopping Center is a large strip mall located on the corner of two busy high-traffic streets, Lapalco and Ames. Restaurants, electronics, and other retail shops are located in this shopping center.

Location: 5901-5999 Lapalco Boulevard, Marrero, LA 70072

Shopper's Value

Shopper's Value is less than 7 miles north of the state park on Jefferson Highway. This grocery store offers a deli, bakery, prepared hot foods, and other food supplies.

Location: 3619 Jefferson Highway, Jefferson, LA 70121

Sightseeing

Audubon Zoo & Aquarium

Audubon Zoo & Aquarium is one of the top 10 zoos in the country according to USA Today, with engaging educational programs and hands-on animal encounters. The various handmade habitats can accommodate a long list of exotic animals such as spider monkeys, Malayan tigers, Asian elephants, California sea lions, and more.

Location: 6500 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70118

Longuevue House & Gardens

Longuevue House & Gardens offers guided tours of the house and gardens to learn about its rich history. The house tour takes you through the main floors, explaining the house's family history and unique design elements. It also will discuss the connection between the house and the gardens. The garden tour covers all 8 acres and gives a more detailed understanding of its landscape design.

Location: 7 Bamboo Road, New Orleans, LA 70124

Carousel Gardens Amusement Park

For well over 100 years, Carousel Gardens Amusement Park has entertained visitors from all over the world. The carousel is the masterwork of framed carvers Carmel and Loof and is registered as a historical place. There are 17 fun rides at the Carousel Gardens, such as Tilt-A-Whirl, Musik Express, Umbrella Cars, Ferris Wheel, and more.

Location: 7 Victory Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70124

Bloody Mary Tours

Bloody Mary Tours allow visitors to experience folklore firsthand through their walking tour. They specialize in unique presentations and serious portrayal of the magic pulsing through the mystical city of New Orleans.

Location: 941 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA 70116

Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

Audubon Aquarium of the Americas features more than 3,600 animals from well over 250 species, including endangered species. Step from the Caribbean into the remarkable Amazon rainforest as you explore the variety of animal habitats.

Location: 1 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

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How to Get to
Bayou Segnette State Park

If you're traveling from Westwego, you'll want to head southwest onto Avenue East toward Fifth Street. Turn right onto Westbank Expressway just passed the McDonalds on the right, and then, you'll make a right onto Drake Avenue. Next, you'll want to follow signs to the state park.

Entering Bayou Segnette State Park

Bayou Segnette State Park is open from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 7:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. Friday, Saturday, and holidays.

Entry fee (per person) : $3

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