Bayou Segnette State Park, Westwego

3.7
#9 of 29 in Nature in Louisiana
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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Bayou Segnette State Park Reviews
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  • Clean, well located out of the hustle and bustle of New Orleans yet only minutes away. This is one of the older Louisiana State Parks with campsites for RVs and the sites are relatively narrow. But it...  more »
  • Spent 6 nights in site #98 in a 35 foot Class A motor home. Great site in winter, but beware in summer--there's a swamp next door! Bayou Segnette is very convenient to the city at about 15-20 minutes ...  more »
  • Stayed here for 5 nights visiting New Orleans. You can either drive in to the French Quarter or take the Algiers Ferry, either is about a 20 min drive. We took the ferry the first day but after that j...  more »
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  • When arriving the park rangers are very friendly. The parks location is great just minutes from shopping food downtown and the French quarter. The bathrooms are nice with free laundry,how cool is that? Some sites have decks that's a great addition. Trash cans are spotted throughout the campground for easy disposal. One of the best state campgrounds we have been too would definitely come back.
  • If you've never experienced the Louisiana swamps, here is a very cheap and convenient place to do it! Just outside of New Orleans, this park has many boardwalk trails weaving through the swamp and you WILL SEE many gators and snakes close up (often too close) in their natural habitat. The swamp is also beautiful and we were lucky enough to see a big owl close up. I believe you can't see natural like this on an expensive swamp boat tour!
  • Nice state park. Beautiful and wooded, lots of rv sites, but well separated and some shielded by trees. Plenty of trees and water. Warm showers, could be cleaner though. Nice restrooms. Parks for the kids. Oh, and free laundry! You might have to wait a bit but still it’s free.
  • Great place. Easy access to both New Orleans and the outdoor. Lots to do and the best fresh seafood market near the entrance. The parkis super clean and well taken care of including the shower house .We will be back . t
  • Nice place. Super quiet and away from major traffic noise. We tented and it was very nice. It's set in a bayou so make sure you've got some repellent. The staff were really helpful and friendly. They have laundry machines too here. It's the best close location to the French Quarter if you're doing the tourist thing. Be aware use the address to find this place in your GPS. If you find it as a point of interest the access road doesn't exist.
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