Top 10 French Quarter New Orleans Campgrounds & RV Parks

Few American cities are surrounded by more intrigue, folklore, and excitement than New Orleans, Louisiana. You’ll find some of the country’s finest seafood, jazz music, and celebrations in this culturally rich metropolis made up of French, Creole, African, Southern, and Caribbean influences.

The heart and soul of the city of New Orleans is undoubtedly its oldest and most popular neighborhood: the French Quarter. Here you’ll find the majority of old French and Spanish colonial architecture, dozens upon dozens of world-class jazz clubs, steaming plates of shellfish, and the infamous Bourbon Street, where the Mardi Gras festivities begin.

The French Quarter of New Orleans is ideally explored on foot as it’s quite compact and easy to get around. For those with an RV in New Orleans, it’s recommended that you stay in a nearby RV park and take a shuttle or cab into the neighborhood. While you could navigate the roads with an RV in theory, some are quite narrow and parking is expensive and scarce. Given the popularity of drinking within the French Quarter, it is probably best not to drive anyway.

One can stay entertained for hours simply strolling along the colorful, lively streets of the French Quarter. Street entertainers abound on every corner, and most are incredibly talented. Cross the gaudy, tourist-packed Bourbon Street off your list, then head over to the lesser known Chartres Street for some of the city’s best historic architecture. If it’s jazz that peaks your interest, don’t miss out on a jazz history walking tour from the New Orleans Jazz Park Visitor’s Center.

When your feet need a break, hire one of the many old-time mule-drawn carriages to take you around the French Quarter. On your way out, make sure to stop at The Old French Market for the perfect place to pick up some souvenirs and local goods, and the free Cigar Factory New Orleans and Museum is a great stop for cigar aficionados in the family.

Of course, no trip to the French Quarter is complete without plenty of food and drink. Local cuisine boasts some of the best shellfish in the country — don’t miss out on the boiled crawfish, soft-shell crab, and oysters Rockefeller. You can’t leave without sampling other New Orleans staples: po-boy sandwiches, andouille sausage, gumbo, jambalaya, and of course, the sweet and flaky beignets. The city is also known for its fantastic Italian and Vietnamese cuisine.

As for beverages, you’ll find a different watering hole every 10 feet in the French Quarter. From tiki bars to Irish pubs to live music joints, there’s something for everyone.

New Orleans is also conveniently located along many different routes for those looking to do one of the best RV trips in Louisiana. After you take in the French Quarter, you can easily head down I-10 to Louisiana’s other top cities, Lafayette, Baton Rouge, and Lake Charles, or down to one of the many lovely beaches along the Gulf Coast. You could even head east and reach the Florida panhandle for some of the country’s most famed beaches within a day.

Once you’re ready to hit the road to the Big Easy, the first step is finding a place to park it near the French Quarter. We’ve got you covered — here are the ten best French Quarter New Orleans campgrounds and RV parks.

1. Pontchartrain Landing

Photo Credit: Pontchartrain Landing

Right on the waterfront just minutes from the French Quarter, it doesn’t get much better than this. Pontchartrain Landing is right off of I-10, next to the airport and part of Pontchartrain Park. If its location wasn’t convenient enough already, they also offer a free shuttle into the French quarter every day and evening.

Best Features

  • Daily/Weekly/Monthly Rates: Rates subject to many different variables and are obtainable on a reservations page. Roughly $50-$175 depending on campsite and time of year.
  • # of RV Sites: 125
  • Full Hookups: Yes
  • 30/50 Amp: 50 amp mentioned
  • Back-in/Pull-through Sites: Both available
  • Pool/Hot tub: Pool
  • Showers: Yes
  • Pets Allowed: Not mentioned.
  • Additional Services: Convenience store; onsite bar/restaurant; day and evening shuttles to/from French Quarter, Superdome, and Harrah’s Casino; 200 seat private event room; playground; Wi-fi/cable TV; propane available; dump station; laundry facilities

Why you’ll love Pontchartrain Landing

With a shuttle into the French Quarter, this is one of the best located RV parks in the area. You’re right on the water, giving you access to a beautiful gated marina with boating, jet skiing, and swimming. The resort also features a highly rated bar and grill with live music and delicious BBQ as well as Harrah’s Casino. Enjoy convenient access to the city in a serene, picturesque location.

Pontchartrain Landing Information

6001 France Road

New Orleans, LA 70126

Phone: 504-286-8157

Website: http://www.pontchartrainlanding.com/

2. Three Oaks & a Pine RV Park

Photo Credit: Three Oaks and a Pine RV Park

Next to Jude Travel Park, this park is a great low-cost way to enjoy the sights of the area. You’re just five miles from the French Quarter and right next to the intersection of I-10 and Hwy 90. This park is also conveniently located for those who want to get off the beaten path and explore East New Orleans and the Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Preserve.

Best Features

  • Daily/Weekly/Monthly Rates: $30 for 30 amp, $40 for 50 amp. Prices subject to change based on holidays. Deep discounts for PassPort America.
  • # of RV Sites: Not listed.
  • Full Hookups: Yes
  • 30/50 Amp: Both available. 20 amp also available.
  • Back-in/Pull-through Sites: Back-in only. They offer assistance with backing in if you should require it.
  • Pool/Hot tub: Not listed
  • Showers: Yes
  • Pets Allowed: Yes
  • Additional Services: Passcode, security gated entrance; Wi-fi; cable; laundry facility with 24hour video surveillance; easy access to public transportation

Why you’ll love Three Oaks and a Pine RV Park

This park features some of the lowest rates in all of New Orleans, yet is only a few minutes from the famous French Quarter. It’s big-rig friendly, accepting vehicles up to 80’, and has a secured passcode entrance with 24/7 monitoring. With free wi-fi, free cable, a 24-hour laundry room, and public transportation just across the street, the value of this RV park truly can’t be beaten.

Three Oaks and a Pine RV Park Information

7500 Chef Menteur Hwy.

New Orleans, LA 70126

Phone: (504) 241-0632 or (800) 523-2196

Fax: (504) 456-9212

Website: http://threeoaksrv.com/

3. Parc d’Orleans RV Park

Photo Credit: Park d’Orleans RV Park

Situated in East New Orleans, this RV park is just minutes from the French Quarter as well as the Louisiana coast. It’s also directly on the city busline, so you can ditch the motorhome and take public transportation into the French Quarter without having to worry about navigating packed, narrow cobblestone streets or searching for overpriced parking.

Best Features

  • Daily/Weekly/Monthly Rates: $50/150/500. Camping Club, Trailer Life, Passport America, Good Sam, and Seniors receive a 50% discount on nightly rates. (Rates invalid during Mardi Gras)
  • # of RV Sites: 70
  • Full Hookups: Yes
  • 30/50 Amp: 20/30/50 available
  • Back-in/Pull-through Sites: Not specified.
  • Pool/Hot tub: No
  • Showers: Yes
  • Pets Allowed: Yes
  • Additional Services: Onsite owners; wi-fi; bath house; fax/copy service available

Why you’ll love Parc d’Orleans RV Park

This is one of the most affordable RV parks with easy access to the French Quarter. A smaller park, it offers a comfortable, home-like feel with hospitable and friendly owners. The RV sites are very generously sized, and the park even features a bath house, paved sites, laundry facilities, and a Winn Dixie grocery store right down the road.

Parc d’Orleans RV Park Information

7676 Chef Menteur Hwy.

New Orleans, Louisiana 70126

Phone: (504) 243-3052

Alternate Phone: (662) 422-1974

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.parcdorleans-rvpark.com/

4. French Quarter RV Resort

Photo Credit: French Quarter RV Resort

If your goal is to stay as close to the French Quarter as possible, this RV resort is the place to be. Not only is it the highest rated park in the area, but it’s right in the heart of the New Orleans just two blocks from the French Quarter. You’ll be staying right on the Lafitte Greenway and Louis Armstrong Park, less than a block from the exit off I-10.

Best Features

  • Daily/Weekly/Monthly Rates: Call/email for information
  • # of RV Sites: Call for details
  • Full Hookups: Yes
  • 30/50 Amp: Both available
  • Back-in/Pull-through Sites: Both available
  • Pool/Hot tub: Pool
  • Showers: Yes
  • Pets Allowed: Yes
  • Additional Services: Fitness center; laundry facilities; wi-fi;

Why you’ll love French Quarter RV Resort

It doesn’t get more convenient than this when it comes to location. You’ll be able to hear the saxophone players, smell the beignets from Cafe du Monde, and look out over the famous colonial buildings of the French Quarter from the comfort of your RV. With a gorgeous pool and jacuzzi area, a pool bar, and a stunning patio with activities, this park is a true resort experience.

French Quarter RV Resort Information

Phone: 504-586-3000

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.fqrv.com/

5. Jude Travel Park

Photo Credit: Jude Travel Park

Located off Highway 90 just down the street from I-10, this RV park in East New Orleans gives you easy access to the French Quarter (just 5 miles away) without the hassle of trying to drive and park in the middle of the city. With a bus stop just down the street, you can easily access the French Quarter via public transportation, which is ideal. They even have shuttle service into downtown New Orleans for a small fee.

Best Features

  • Daily/Weekly/Monthly Rates: 29′ or less, 30 amp: $33.33/188/595; 30′ or larger, 30/50 amp; $38.89/215.35/690. Discounts available.
  • # of RV Sites: Not listed
  • Full Hookups: Yes
  • 30/50 Amp: Both available
  • Back-in/Pull-through Sites: Back in only
  • Pool/Hot tub: Both on site
  • Showers: Yes
  • Pets Allowed: Yes
  • Additional Services: Gated facility; salt-water pool; laundry facilities; wi-fi; shuttles available for additional fee

Why you’ll love Jude Travel Park

The prices in Jude Travel Park can’t be beaten, and with a public bus stop and a private shuttle on-site, you can easily get into the French Quarter in just 20 minutes. The park has top-notch security and a community feel, with fun cultural events like low country boils, city tours, and coupons for discounts in the French Quarter.

Jude Travel Park Information

7400 Chef Menteur Highway

New Orleans, LA 70126

(504) 321-0291

Website: http://www.judetravelpark.com/

6. Pelican RV Park

Photo Credit: By Bogdan Migulski (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

This park combines the convenience of being located right off the interstate with the beauty and calm of private sites right on the water. It’s just down the street from the New Orleans Lake Front on the Inner Harbor Canal, and a 5-minute drive will get you to the heart of the French Quarter. If you’d prefer not to drive, there is also nearby public transportation.

Best Features

  • Daily/Weekly/Monthly Rates: 30 amp: $30/160/500; 50 amp $35/180/600. Special Event Pricing 50/60.
  • # of RV Sites:
  • Full Hookups:
  • 30/50 Amp: Both available
  • Back-in/Pull-through Sites: Not stated. The lots looked large enough for pull through, though.
  • Pool/Hot tub:
  • Showers: yes
  • Pets Allowed: Yes
  • Additional Services: Restaurant/full bar on grounds; public transportation available; 5 min from French Quarter; passcoded gated entrance with 24hour security monitoring; laundry facilities; wi-fi available; maintenance services available

Why you’ll love Pelican RV Park

This is a lovely lakefront RV park in New Orleans. They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner and have a full-service bar. On top of that, they offer 24-hour security monitoring and a pass-code protected gated entrance, as well as fantastic rates and friendly, helpful staff. As a plus, the event pricing here is incredibly low, so it’s a great place to hold a birthday or family reunion.

Pelican RV Park Information

3716 Downman Rd

New Orleans, LA 70126

Phone: (504) 248-3000

Website: http://www.pelicanrvpark.com/

7. New Orleans West KOA

Photo Credit: New Orleans West KOA

While located near enough to the French Quarter, this park is also secluded and quiet, and sits directly on the Mississippi River. It’s a great place to get away from it all and still be less than 30 minutes from the French Quarter. Staying at this park, you’ll have access to both their city shuttles and public busses.

Best Features

  • Daily/Weekly/Monthly Rates: Call for reservations/more information
  • # of RV Sites: 41 (I think. Info from map.)
  • Full Hookups: Yes
  • 30/50 Amp: Both available
  • Back-in/Pull-through Sites: Back in only from the looks of the map.
  • Pool/Hot tub: Pool available from April 15th to October 15th
  • Showers: Yes
  • Pets Allowed: Not mentioned
  • Additional Services: Propane; wi-fi; tour shuttle; cable TV;

Why you’ll love New Orleans West KOA

This campground lives up to the high standards for which KOA campgrounds are known. Its facilities are modern and recently renovated, and the clean, scenic grounds offer all kinds of amenities such as walking trails, a pool, a shuttle, wifi, and cable. They also hold regular community events that give visitors a great taste of New Orleans, such as golf, football in the New Orleans Superdome, antiquing, fishing on the bayou, and casino trips.

New Orleans West KOA Information

11129 Jefferson Highway

River Ridge, LA 70123

Reserve: 800-562-5110

Info: 504-467-1792

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://koa.com/campgrounds/new-orleans/

8. New Orleans East Kampground

Photo Credit: By Glenn from Houston, USA [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

This New Orleans East RV park is located just off I-10 near plenty of amenities, as well as the Oak Harbor Golf Club and Big Branch Marsh National Wildlife Center. It’s also right on Lake Pontchartrain. It’s just over 30 minutes from the French Quarter. Unfortunately, there is no public transportation in the area, but it’s ideally located for people who are heading to or coming from the east, being just minutes from the Mississippi border.

Best Features

  • Daily/Weekly/Monthly Rates: Site states rates fluctuate daily. Call for information.
  • # of RV Sites:
  • Full Hookups: Yes
  • 30/50 Amp: Both available
  • Back-in/Pull-through Sites: Both available
  • Pool/Hot tub: Pool
  • Showers: Bath house onsite
  • Pets Allowed: Yes
  • Additional Services: Mini-golf; playground; sites include tent and hammock spaces; mega chess/checkers; two bayous for fishing; free wood; wi-fi; propane available; onsite store; laundry facilities

Why you’ll love New Orleans East Kampground

This park is right on the water, close to marshland and the gulf coast beaches of Mississippi while still being convenient to New Orleans. They offer bayou fishing on-site as well as hammocks, fun activities like mega chess and mini-golf, and even a playground. It’s a great place to stay with the whole family, and kids love it here.

New Orleans East Kampground Information

56009 Hwy 433

Slidell, Louisiana

Phone: 985.643.3850

Alt. Phone: 1.800.562.2128

Fax: 985.645.9206

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.neworleanseastkampground.com/

9. Mardi Gras RV Park & Motel

Photo Credit: By MusikAnimal (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

What this place lacks in facilities it makes up for in prime location and unbeatable prices. Just a short drive from the French Quarter, you can easily take public transport only two stops to Canal Street. The buses in this area run every 30 minutes until midnight, and if you stay out later than that, a cab ride is very affordable.

Best Features

  • Daily/Weekly/Monthly Rates: $19.95/day
  • # of RV Sites: over 100 grass/paved lots
  • Full Hookups: Yes
  • 30/50 Amp: Both available
  • Back-in/Pull-through Sites: It looks like both are available
  • Pool/Hot tub: Yes
  • Showers: Yes
  • Pets Allowed: Yes
  • Additional Services: Onsite store; laundry facilities; exercise room; security gate with 24hr surveillance

Why you’ll love Mardi Gras RV Park & Motel

You won’t find an RV park for much cheaper than this one, especially not one that’s so conveniently located to the French Quarter. At the same time, it’s a little secluded and private and very family friendly. The grounds offer 24/7 security and gated access.

Mardi Gras RV Park & Motel Information

6050 Chef Menteur Highway

New Orleans, LA 70126

Toll Free: (800)290-0085

Phone: (504)243-0433

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.campingfriend.com/MardiGrasRVParkandMotel/

10. Poche Plantation

Photo Credit: By Z28scrambler (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

For people who want to stay outside of the city, Poche Plantation is ideal. This quaint, picturesque property is a cajun-style bed and breakfast on a historic plantation right on the Mississippi River — it doesn’t get more Louisiana than that! It’s under an hour’s drive to both New Orleans and Baton Rouge, so it’s a great jumping off point for exploring all of Southern Louisiana.

Best Features

  • Daily/Weekly/Monthly Rates: Call for reservations/rate details.
  • # of RV Sites: 85
  • Full Hookups: yes
  • 30/50 Amp: both available
  • Back-in/Pull-through Sites: not specified
  • Pool/Hot tub: Both available
  • Showers: Yes
  • Pets Allowed: Yes
  • Additional Services: recreation house with 72″ flatscreen; two laundry facilities; satellite reception/ cab;e TV; wi-fi;

Why you’ll love Poche Plantation

Enjoy a lovely, historic property with the amenities of a bed and breakfast and the prices of an RV park. Surrounded by a white picket fence and the banks of the Mississippi River, this location is iconic Louisiana at its best. If you’re looking for an experience that is both relaxing and unique, this is the place to be.

Poche Plantation Information

6554 State Highway 44 (River Road)

Convent, LA 70723

Accommodations: (225)562-7728

Innkeeper: (225)715-9510

Office Fax: (225)562-0550

RV Park Reservations: (225)715-9510

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.pocheplantation.com/index.php?e=5

Whether you want to stay well outside the city of New Orleans or right in the heart of the French Quarter, there’s an option for everyone. RV Parks and campgrounds near the French Quarter New Orleans are friendly and inexpensive, and staying at one of the many well-rated sites is a great way to see the city, especially since most of them offer shuttles or public transportation.

Travel to New Orleans to see the historic French Quarter, even during peak season and Mardi Gras, has never been easier.

What do you think?