Bayou Segnette State Park RV & Campground Guide


Bayou Segnette State Park is only a short 13.5-mile drive from the city of New Orleans in Louisiana. It's located near the Gulf of Mexico on the Mississippi River, which provides it with a unique terrain. Visitors will discover marshland and swamps that are home to a variety of wildlife, including several bird species and reptiles such as alligators. Fishing, boating, swimming and camping are popular activities in this family-friendly park, and there are plenty of wonderful picnic areas and playgrounds to enjoy. The Nature Center hosts wildlife programs, or you can have one of the park rangers guide you through the area. Nearby Cities: • Westwego, LA • Avondale, LA • Bridge City, LA • Waggaman, LA

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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 Campground • Water hookup: Yes • Electrical hookup: Yes • Sewer hookup: No • Wi-Fi: Yes • Pet-friendly: Yes • Max RV length: 50 feet • Other amenities: Dump station, picnic tables, fire rings, grills, free laundry facility

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

The park features a boat launch into Bayou Segnette, making boating and fishing popular activities throughout the year. During the summer months, guests enjoy swimming in the wave pool. The many species of wildlife found at Bayou Segnette State Park make this an excellent area for wildlife viewing and bird watching, especially when hiking along the 2.8-mile nature trail. After a day of outdoor activities, you can take advantage of the picnic areas, playground and campsites.

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.

Fishing Fishing

Bayou Segnette State Park offers both saltwater and freshwater fishing. Species you'll discover here include largemouth bass, catfish, trout and redfish. There's a convenient cleaning station located near the boat launch.

Geocaching Geocaching

Bayou Segnette State Park is part of Louisiana's State Park and Historic Sites Geocaching Adventure. Here, you can search for a Geo Project Cache, which has a special clue that you can find and record. Use this clue, along with ones from other parks, to find the Final Cache somewhere within the state.

Nature Watching Nature Watching

While exploring Bayou Segnette State Park, you'll find plenty of wildlife such as alligators, turtles, lightning bugs, minks, raccoons and opossums. Bird watchers will enjoy looking for glossy ibis, eastern bluebirds, red-shouldered hawks and bald eagles. Keep an eye out for kingfishers too, which are often seen swooping into the waters while looking for food.

Stargazing Stargazing

Louisiana is known for its clear, star-filled night skies. You can enjoy the beautiful starry sky on your own or take part in one of the public stargazing events that Bayou Segnette State Park often hosts. Telescopes are set up for viewing the stars and planets during these events.

Flora and Fauna

Bayou Segnette State Park encompasses marshlands and swamp habitats that feature a variety of plant species. The surrounding forests are home to beautiful sycamores, loblolly pines and Heritage River birch trees.

Hiking Hiking

There are three short trails found within Bayou Segnette State Park. In addition to a 2.8-mile Nature Trail, you'll find Wildcat Walk, which goes through the forest from the main parking lot to the picnic area. The dog-friendly West-We-Go Trail is a half-mile easy hike on flat ground. Boardwalks take you over the wetlands, which makes it an accessible walk and suitable for all ages.


Boating can be done from the park's Bayou Segnette boat launch. You can also enjoy canoeing on the park's tributaries and canals.

Swimming Swimming

Bayou Segnette State Park has a wave pool that is quite popular during the summer months. It's open from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Families will feel safe with on-duty lifeguards and a life jacket rental station. There's also a smaller splash pad and slide for the little ones.


There's a paved loop circling both Bayou Segnette State Park and a golf course with scenic views that bicyclists are welcome to enjoy.

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How to Get to
Bayou Segnette State Park

From the town of Westwego, head southwest on Avenue East toward Fifth Street. Take a right onto Westbank Expressway and then turn right on Drake Avenue. From there, follow the signs to Bayou Segnette State Park.

Entering Bayou Segnette State Park

Parking lots can be found near the boat launch and swimming area. The large lot located by the wave pool is well-suited for large RVs.

Bayou Segnette State Park Entry fee (per person) : $3.0

Frequently Asked Questions About Bayou Segnette State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Bayou Segnette State Park?

The best time to visit is during the summer season. You'll have warm weather that's ideal for the many outdoor activities the park has to offer. Several events are also held here during the summer months.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Bayou Segnette State Park?

Within Bayou Segnette State Park, you'll find alligators, turtles, minks, raccoons and opossums. In the skies overhead, glossy ibis, eastern bluebirds, red-shouldered hawks and bald eagles are often spotted. There are also largemouth bass, catfish, trout and redfish in the park's waters.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Bayou Segnette State Park?

Bayou Segnette State Park has 98 designated campsites within its boundaries. All the prime locations include water and electrical hookups. Each site also has a convenient fire ring, a picnic table and a grill. A dump station and free laundry facilities are included.

Do you have to reserve a camping spot at Bayou Segnette State Park and what is the cost?

Yes, reservations are necessary. You can make reservations online, by phone or as a walk-in. A $4.50 nonrefundable fee is attached to each reservation. Campsites are $33 on Fridays and Saturdays. Sundays through Thursdays are $30 from April through September and $25 from October through March.

Are pets allowed at Bayou Segnette State Park?

Yes, your pets are welcome at the park. Keep in mind that dogs must always be kept on a leash that is no longer than six feet. You'll be expected to clean up after your pet and keep them behaving appropriately.