13 Parks near Braithwaite, Louisiana
Feb 2016 - $19.00
Used the online reservation system which worked well. Entrance is a little tight for larger RVs but manageable. No sewer and dump not accessible from either side of rig and was on the wrong side for us when leaving. Sites are paved but narrow and interior roads are narrow. One long 5th wheels across from us had a very difficult time getting parked. We had to be very careful backing our 36' class A into our site while missing a site sign on the opposite side of the road. Be sure to have a long water hose as all utilities are at the rear of the site. Sites are level and have a picnic table and fire ring. Park is convenient to New Orleans if you don't want to stay in town. Not much in nearby little town of Violet. Just south on highway is a ferry ($1 for cars) to the south shore town of Gretna where more stores are. Were going to use the camp showers but floor was covered with dead bugs and curtains were broken or missing. We would stay elsewhere next time. - starwind
Nov 2015 - $19.00
Very nice state park. Large sites, though a narrow paved strip for RV. Park was mostly empty, even over the Thanksgiving weekend. The laundry is very good and extremely inexpensive, $1 per load! The only drawback of this park is the lack of sewer at the sites. Even the Wi-Fi was fast and included in the price. Most sites have a bit of shade, but satellite connection should be possible at most - a very good compromise. We would almost certainly stay here again. - wandrr
May 2015 - $18.00
Very nice park. Water tested very pure. Laundry, two playgrounds, swimming pool and very clean restrooms. Park was only about one third full. Very easy access to the French Quarter. It is very obvious the caretakers of this park take a great deal of pride in their jobs. The grounds are meticulously manicured. When we asked if we could trim a branch so our canopy could open fully, a grounds crew promptly arrived to remedy the situation. What a gem !!! - Coastwatch
May 2016 - $20.00
The staff here were very friendly, but the camp is no great prize. The pads sit in two long rows and the road is an oval around the outside. There is not so much as one tree or shrub to provide shade or cut the glare of the sun. I was there the first week of May and the heat and humidity were already becoming oppressive. The camp has 40 RV pads, but the laundry facility has three washing machines. The only dumpster is just outside the entrance to the campground, so you have to dump your trash as you come and go from the campground. Building an RV camp is not cheap; it is sad when planners spend what has to be spent for the basics, and then skimp on the little things that make the difference between a sterile set of concrete pads and a place that one remembers as a great place to vacation. - CO Traveler
Jan 2016 - $20.00
We stayed here while visiting New Orleans. The campground is very clean, well laid out and easy to maneuver around. All utilities were very good, no cable but plenty of channels to pick up over the air. Nice paved, level sites with grass between each, very roomy. Wifi was solid and laundry room has three washers at $1.00 and six dryers at $.75 for 30 minutes.
The biggest complaint is about the information given by the office. Other reviews raved about Kenny in the office giving tons of information about New Orleans including the ferry, places to park and many other things. We arrived and the girl checking us in, while was nice, had to keep asking other people in the office about the things listed above and really knew nothing about the area. We arrived late in the day and were given the welcome packet and essentially told all the information was listed in the packet. None of the information listed was correct. The ferry address and hours was incorrect, the tours and prices listed for the ITT was also wrong. When checking with the ITT office, they stated the contract for 2016 hadn't been completed yet so many tours were not even available. I was amazed by this considering we were there during the Mardi Gras season. On top of everything I was called back to the office because at check in I was not charged the correct amount for the stay. I can understand one mistake in the office, but with all the misinformation and the payment mistakes it makes it tough to go higher than bad on service.
The commissary and exchange were fine, not the largest, but had most of what we needed for a two and a half week stay. You will hear Coast Guard helicopters frequently since the pad is just behind the campground. Jet noise itself was occasional. Outside of the service the park is great. Nothing to do in the immediate area, so you will drive at least 30 minutes for something to do, including off base shopping at Walmart. - pfogleboch
Jan 2016 - $20.00
Nice and new military park with lots of rooms between sites. All sites had concrete pads, which was nice because when rains it can get very messy. This is bayou country after all. Located about 30 minutes from New Orleans, but not a bad drive, but you will need a vehicle. There was no public transportation. Nice NEX and Commissary. Just the basics, but is a bargain for a safe place to stay. Staff very nice. - NavyRebel
Feb 2016 - $12.00
Very down to earth campgrounds. The new owners are very friendly and willing/eager to be of help and live on site- willing to take trash to dumpster (do not leave outside overnight).Choice of 30 or 50 amp but 50 does cost a few dollars more. Several friendly full timers located in the back area leaving front area for short term. About half of grounds is shaded with large old trees and about half in open space (great for satellite). Pet friendly with safe walking roads. Ice available at campgrounds as well as laundry area. - witchey1
Jan 2016 - $25.00
We are here right now and would very much recommend this park. It's quiet, I feel safe here, and it is only about a 15 minute straight shot to downtown. We looked at several Parks and we were very nervous about staying in New Orleans because every park seemed to not be in the greatest locations or there are several located close to a major rail switching yard which we felt would have interrupted our sleep. This is not a 5 star resort if that is what you are looking for but it has full hook ups 30 or 50 amp service, cable, WiFi (if you are close to the office). Cable is available and this park is in a safe area of town. The owner couldn't be nicer and goes out of his way to help you with anything that you need and keeps a very close eye on the Park. - sandy27
Oct 2016 - $90.00
We stayed a week here and enjoyed every min. It's close to French Quarter and uptown. There is some noise from I-10, but didn't bother us. They keep everything clean and the pool/spa area great for morning coffee or a beer in afternoon. Dog area is small but we walked ours in park across alley in daytime. Everyone there was friendly and helpful. We plan to be back next year to NO and will stay here again. - SlicksMom
Aug 2016 - $110.00
Let me start with I'm sorry to have to write this and never thought we'd have to. This campground which use to be pristine, friendly, reasonably higher priced with discounts, has changed drastically.
From our first time here 4 years ago, to now, the prices have gone up drastically, and the girls at the desk say the owner did away with all discounts.
The front desk staff girls are not people friendly and seem to have a very poor arrogant attitude, like you owe them something. Not very welcoming.
The bathrooms which along with the rest of the property use to be always be pristine. There is no AC in any of them, so you have no choice but to walk back to your camper wrapped in your towel to get dressed without your clothes getting soaked. The baths used to be spotless clean, but now are comparable with an average campground you pay $25-40 at, but with a Hilton price tag.
The Patio/ Pool chairs are deteriorating, as are what used to be level, clean parking pads.
We can stay at a comparable RV Park for a third of the cost or less, with discounts and take a taxi to the French Quarter, and still have money left over for what you pay here for the convenience of the location to the French Quarter.
It disappoints us the owner has gotten complacent to his regulars and how they should be considered, instead he let's things go, increases costs and is losing clientele. What used to be a full park over weekends the last 3 years, we arrived to find quite the different scene, with a quarter of the sites filled and then one nighters arriving late and leaving the next morning, looking like a ghost town. Hope he reads this and rethinks what he is doing to himself by the changes in policy, price and care.
The only thing that is a happy site is seeing that same older white haired guy who we think is maintenance, running around trying to insure trash is picked up, and all RV'ers needs are met. Hope he is paid for all his efforts! - Nitwitt100
May 2016 - $110.00
This is a clean, well maintained, gated park in the inner-city of New Orleans. Unfortunately there is nothing else good about it. The rates are extremely high. It is located right next to the interstate and road noise is loud day and night. Sirens blare all the time. WiFi does not work at sites. If you are looking for a very expensive parking lot then this is for you. Otherwise look elsewhere. - Fire344
Jul 2016 - $28.00
Was OK for the area. Not a big fan of the area for camping. Hot and humid for me. Qualifications aside, the campground was nice. It was clean, had power for A/C, and was very convenient to downtown NOLA. We arrived late night and had to go in the back way after-hours entrance, but it was fine. Site was level side-to-side and we had enough room to stretch out. We backed up to a bayou and that was nice. There were a lot of bugs, however. - steammaker
May 2016 - $28.00
We love this park. The sites are long and concrete. Very spacious. All have a patio, either wood or concrete. All sites are back-ins.The camp hosts are friendly. We stayed here for a week in a 40' fifth-wheel. The only thing lacking is a sewer hook-up. We love the parks proximity to airboat rides and to Algers Point. We would definitely stay here again the next time we come to New Orleans. - oldbluejay
Apr 2016 - $29.00
Very convenient park to New Orleans area. We have stayed here several times and it seems the restrooms and showers are starting to show their age. But they were reasonable clean with plenty of hot water. Some of the sites have wooden decks that are real handy if it been raining. All sites have concrete patios with a table at the real of the site. Nothing beside the RV means you have wet soggy grass outside the door. We will continue to use this park as a base while visiting our family and enjoying New Orleans. - bamawig
Jun 2016 - $30.00
Extremely friendly and accommodating staff. Wide and level sites. Excellent utilities. Cable available but we used our satellite. Good fast WiFi. All sites are easy back in. If you want to take public transportation into downtown, it is right across the street. It is not the most beautiful park but is excellent for an urban setting. I would definitely stay here again. - roybrody
May 2016 - $30.00
Basic RV park. Friendly and helpful staff. Sites level and easy to back into. Small clean and modern shower/toilet room. Good power, water, and sewer hookups. Not a pretty park but it is clean. Pads are gravel. Good security which is important because the location is not in the best part of town. Entire park is fenced and gated so we felt secure. Rail yard where they switch rails cars is immediately behind the park so you
hear some banging and clanging noise 24/7. Very little noise in terms of train whistles or fast moving trains. Slight road noise. Noise did not bother us. Easy to find with good signs. Excellent access to the french quarter. Uber service worked great at a cost of about $12-$20 one way. Good price. We camped there in a motorhome for a week. Will stay again. - Max21
Apr 2016 - $22.00
I liked this park because the owner and manager are committed to upgrading the park. There are several other parks in this part of town but none seem as eager to please. The sites are being upgraded with new drainage, new pad materials, and landscaping. The sites are back-in only, but that is not a problem because there is plenty of room to swing around and the sites are about 28' wide so no worries about your neighbor. It's only about six miles to the French Quarter. I plan to spend more time here in the future. - senator47
May 2016 - $32.00
Great little travel park owner operated. We've stayed with them twice now. Not the best area of town, but gated park so felt good about it. They have a shuttle service for a nominal fee into town. Enterprise car rental is nearby. Nice pool, however we did not use it. They also have cable and WiFi. WiFi was spotty at best. We especially enjoyed all the cats that stay around the place. No rodent problems. We'll definitely stay there again next time we go to New Orleans. - Harleyjt1
Mar 2016 - $35.00
We had a wonderful stay at Jude Travel Park. The managers were friendly and very knowledgeable about the area...where to park in the French Quarter, best tours and areas of interest etc. Though not in the best part of town the park is secure and gated and is a convenient drive to all of NOLAs attractions. Our gravel site had very close lot spacing and included a picnic table. - Debbie G
Mar 2016 - $35.00
This is a small park located about 10 minutes northeast of the French Quarter. The site pads and driveways are gravel with a small strip of grass separating the sites. All sites are back in and the owner will guide you into your site. Hook ups are good, restrooms and showers are clean and free WiFi worked well for us. There is also an on-site laundry and the owners will give you lots of visitor information for your visit to NOLA. We were there over Easter weekend and the owners had a huge crawfish boil on Sunday. It was fantastic with a terrific assortment of items in the boil: potatoes, onion, garlic, sausage, cauliflower, etc. It was delicious and very generous for the owners to invite the park residents to join them. - Coopsecondact
May 2015 - $33.00
We spent 4 nights there. We had 50 amp hookup water and sewer. The location was good for catching the stop and go bus at the visitors center. We spent our days away and spent evenings in the park. Since we are self contained we did not see or use any facilities. The trains were the worst part of staying there! That was bad but we used the air conditioner to mute the sound. - oniedu
Dec 2013 - $27.00
We've been on the road for 9 months and this is by far the most substandard RV park we've encountered (and there have been some shockers!). Geographically (which the owners aren't responsible for) is is unfortunate, sandwiched between a busy highway and very busy railway line with continual train movements all night. What the owners can take responsibility for is the disgustingly dirty state of everything - from the grounds to the toilets that had no toilet paper and appeared to be uncleaned for months. We would drive all night before ever contemplating staying here again. We are not fussy people and truly cannot emphasize how bad this park is. - Monaire Corporati
Oct 2013 - $25.00
Once again we let PPA make our choice for us. You have unlimited stay here and now I know why. The only good thing about this Park, it does have FHU and is close to downtown (WWII Museum). The sites are small, but the owner lets you park wherever you want. There are rundown units that haven't moved in years throughout. You park yourself, put your money in an envelope, and push it through the hole in the door. The biggy at this Park is the train yard just across the fence. The trains are switching all night with noise that goes from the whistles to the screeching of wheels on the tracks. We won't be staying here again. - Arizona Traveler
Jun 2016 - $35.00
Fellow RV'rs please don't stay here. Not secure, as it should be. Main office was spooky. We were told that the main gate would be closed. It was never closed. Security zero. I have no idea why we stayed here other than we were misinformed. We made a reservation well in advance and they had no record of it. Stayed here one night and left as early as we could. The office staff was fairly friendly. - mywinnie1-
Mar 2014 - $31.00
OK, all the previous reviews are correct. Scary part of town, so we didn't even grocery shop at a nearby grocery store while we were here; will do it when we arrive at next destination. Bathrooms were old but surprisingly clean. If you want a close destination to French Quarters and don't mind HWY noise, then this is an okay place to stay for a couple of days if you are careful and also do your grocery shopping before you arrive. It also rained two days really hard while we were here and the drainage is good. Should have been $20 a night not $30!! There were only about 4 RV travelers in the whole park; the rest are permanent workers that park their RVs there. - kemosabe
Mar 2014 - $30.00
Whoa. This is a scary place and a cat breeding ground to boot. The pool is filthy. The amenities are old and gave me the heebie geebies. Really nasty part of town, near the hwy, and train tracks. And, it is definitely located on the wrong side of those tracks. I wish I hadn't booked and paid before seeing it. I actually considered leaving and camping in Walmart but then felt I would prefer to have the gated protection of the Riverboat. Later, I wondered who I was being gated with? Felt uneasy the whole time. Kept everything locked up tight. Couldn't wait to leave in the morning. - kweega
Feb 2016 - $18.00
This was a mobile home park that the new owner are turn into a RV park, some of the hook ups are not where most RVers are use to having them but the new owner are up dating them. Spacious
gravel sites. The nice thing is that it is gated. Will stay there when we go back to New Orleans. - alleycat
Apr 2015 - $35.00
This RV park is a former mobile home park. There are a few sites occupied with long-term local workers. There are no picnic tables or a playground here - just RV sites. Site driveways are concrete runners (pavers) and gravel. Very large (25' x 100') RV sites. My site was high & dry even after a record-breaking 3" of heavy rain! I felt safe and secure here as the park is completely fenced and has a pass-coded gated entrance. It was well lighted with high profile street lighting. The electric was very good, city water & sewer - all easy to hook-up to. As this park is in East New Orleans, it is located in a business district. I-10 highway traffic noise is somewhat noticeable. The RV Park staff is excellent to work with. Very good communications & eager to help. Pelican RV Park is situated at the Southwest corner of the intersection of U. S. Hwy. 90 (also known as Chef Menteur Highway) and Downman Road. It is approximately 5 miles east of the French Quarter. Big rigs should disconnect your towed as you have to make a sharp turn to enter the park via the pass-coded gated entrance. There is PLENTY of room in the adjacent parking lot to disconnect. When traveling to New Orleans, we will definitely stay here again! - TravelnSteve