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Bayou Segnette State Park, Westwego

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
3.4/5 based on 85 reviews on the web
Bayou Segnette State Park offers the best of everything. Just a twenty-minute drive across the Mississippi River from New Orleans, a multitude of recreational opportunities awaits visitors of all ages -- boating, fishing, camping, canoeing, hiking, picnicking, playgrounds and, of course, swimming in the wave pool, as well as an ecosystem that offers you the chance to spot plants, trees and wildlife from both swamps and marshland.

Both salt and freshwater fishing are available because of the park's unique location. From the boat launch, you may explore many areas not readily accessible by overland routes. Catches of bass, catfish, bream, perch, redfish and trout are common in the area.

On land, picnic areas are available for the whole family, and the playgrounds will delight the children. Group shelters are also a perfect spot for large groups to gather.

After you have splashed the day away in Bayou Segnette's popular wave pool or skipped across any one of the adjacent waterways by boat, you will be glad you took the time to sit back and watch nature at play--for the wildlife is abundant and the vegetation worth closer study.
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  • Not only is the wave pool a lot of fun, but the picnic area was perfect for my granddaughter's birthday party. The restrooms were close by and clean, there was ample parking for our group, and shade f...  read more »
  • Just a quick trip to fish for a little while, no fish, a couple gators out. Probably why no fish...just relaxing today! 
  • This is a good campsite for people of all ages. It has a wave pool area in it but the campers can not get into it for free, but they did have a pool for just the overnight campers. It is not that for ...  read more »
  • Absolutely wonderful a true beauty tucked away only a few minutes from new orleans. I didn't use all the facilities only the boat launch and bayou itself. It was a wonderful paddle with great flora and fauna. Be prepared to see turtles, alligators, and lots of birds. The floating cabins looked fun and cozy.
  • Beautiful park! A little expensive to camp there ($28 a night plus a one time fee) but pretty worth it. There is a pool just for campers that is open certain days of the week (i think it was Thursday to Sunday) and there is a water park open to the public. There are boat docks as well. Camping here was convenient since it is only 30 minutes from the French Quarter. Pro tip: if you are looking for Jazz and a more laid back scene, try Frenchmen st instead of Bourbon st. BMC and The Spotted Cat are local favorites.
  • We went there to camp, the grass was tall and the wave pool is only open a few days. The swimming pool was closed for at least two days, this was very disappointing as it was one of the only reasons we stayed in this park. Be careful of the overzealous speed Nazi. They will pull their vehicle across the road in front of you and tell you there are no second chances when you are only going moderately over the 15 mile an hour speed limit. The actual park and camping sites are nice. The Ranger staff, which seem to be different than the speed Nazi, are cool guys. Two things to remember that I learned on this trip, bring some bug spray because you're going to need it and the lady in the office at the front gate is not the nicest person in the world.
  • Today I brought my family to the wave pool. When we were coming through the gates there was a sign up that said that the waves in the wave pool were not working so they were letting everyone in at a discounted rate of 5 dollars. So we still decided to come in. We paid and literally 5 minutes later its gets dark and there is strike of lightening so they clear the water.. After a while the rain came. Everyone ran for shelter. So we sat there maybe 45 to an hour waiting for the rain to finish. Once the rain finished the sun came out and it got hot and humid and they then decided to shut the pool down. We asked several workers why would they wait until the rain cleared to shut it down and the only answer we got was "weather". They didn't offer free passes to return or and my family didn't have a chance to get in the water. I feel like I was cheated out of my money and I will not return....
  • Awesome park! Clean restrooms and showers. Well designed, spacious sites. Friendly host and park staff. Exceeded my expectations!
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