Walking distance to French Quarter. Park is nothing special so they are charging for the convenience to downtown. Rates went up to $179 per night when the French Quarter Jazz Festival started so we left. Park is well kept and secure. Spacing is not bad. No trees but quite a bit of grass for pets to walk. Back of park is very close to I-10 noise. - Cc rambler
It's all about the location. The French Quarter is a five minute walk away; that's why we're here. The Resort is basically a (very neat) parking lot for RV's. It is right next to I-10. We got a Good Sam discount, but paid extra for being here during the Festival weekend. Pool, laundry, exercise room all looked acceptable, but we didn't use them. Security was good, 24/7; we felt safe here. But it is very expensive for the opportunity to be close to the action! Wi-fi was slow. No picnic tables. No extras to speak of. We would come back if we wanted to be in the French Quarter again. - dbcordello
VERY pricey for what looks like a parking lot. You're basically paying for proximity to the French Quarter. Neighborhood not great do wouldn't walk back at night. Our site looked out at Interstate 10 overhead. There are a few nicer sites close to the office with gazebos but wasn't aware to ask for one on the phone when making reservations months ago. No large area to walk dogs. All pavers and street except for a little grass for dogs which was in front of our site, and not everyone picks up after their dogs. The most expensive park we encountered going all across the nation. - Redhead2
We stayed here one night during the French Quarter Jazz Fest which allowed the park to increase their rates. The owners are very nice. The problem was they were trying to squeeze big rigs in a park not designed for big rigs. We stayed here in a 45' motorhome and our friends were in a 41'. We did not belong here. My nose was sticking out in their driveway and I was required to park my toad in front of my neighbor's rig. Getting into the space was an event. Getting out the next morning required the next door neighbor to move his truck. This park should limit at 30'. There are a lot of homesteaders with several rigs in poor repair. - Cc rambler
When you first pull in I have to admit it is a bit scarey. I was parked next to a party in an old broken down motor home covered with a blue tarp and one space a way from me as a couple sleeping in the back of a pickup truck under the canopy. But sprinkled in and among the full timers, were nice 5th wheels and then later that night 5 huge motor homes pulled in with their cars in tow. RV parks are truly a melting pot for America and a good experience for me. We slept well to the sound of pouring rain and like most all parks, everyone in the park was friendly. The park offers a valuable service, that being offering a shuttle to downtown New Orleans for $5.00 each way. It only took us 15 minutes to get there and the owners of the park were the drivers. They were very pleasant and offered suggestions on where to eat and what to see. They were very willing to answer questions we had about the hurricane. The owners are very pleasant folks who are working hard to make a living. I wanted to give the park a high rating because of them. - usa clark
The park was easy to find and enter/exit. They have a security gate with good reason. The neighborhood is run down and in a bad part of town. The park is narrow and deep and all gravel (I felt bad for my dog having to walk on it). A railroad switching area is in the back but besides an occasional bang when the cars hook up the noise was minimal. A motel borders one side and a large building borders the other side. On the bright side, the park managers are great. Gave us lots of good info on the French Quarter, restaurants, parking tips, etc. If you have a dog make sure you have plenty of flea protection (we were there in March 2015). Also, bring a 3x5 rug or step as they do not permit large area outdoor rugs to cover the green stuff (I would not call it grass). Watch out for doggie land minds as people, at least the ones who stayed before us, have a tendency let their dogs go behind their RV - instead of walking them to the front of the park where a small grass oasis is. You would not go there for the park, but we liked that it is pretty close to New Orleans. I would go again. - Agroads
Stay anywhere but here. This place is a cramped filthy mess, filled with run-down FEMA trailers, and right next to the horrible-smelling oil refineries. At the entrance is a run-down convenience store that looks like crack-ho central. The inside of the park and the motel were no better. Each site had sewer vent stacks sticking out of the ground emitting noxious smells at eye level. I wouldn't stay there if they paid ME $20 a night. - meltar
This park is not in a good area. There is a gate that closes at night and we felt reasonably safe in the park. The parking lot of the on site convenience store is full of 'Ladies of the evening' up to mid morning. There is nothing to do in the park itself but I guess that's not what you go to New Orleans for. Rate was for a monthly rate while we were in the area working. It is close to the Interstate for access. Depending on traffic the French Quarter is 15 minutes away. Construction on the nearby drawbridge makes access tricky depending on the direction you come in from. The manager of the park knows nothing about the RV lifestyle. I was dumping the holding tank before we left and he said 'So that's how you dump the tanks'. Not bad really for a few days of sightseeing. - catadjuster
We were warned about this part of town, but it is a gated RV park next to a motel. It was clean and the staff was friendly. Sites were level enough. Very close to the French Quarter. We would stay here again. - molly29
Very helpful and friendly staff. Large sites with concrete pad. Convenient to downtown by car or take free shuttle. Train does go nearby at night with horn, but other than that,it is quiet. We will stay here again. - Snafu2
Although this campground is a ways from the city, they do provide a shuttle in twice a day and out once a day with a mini-local tour of sights as you go in, and it's free. The place is very friendly with work campers and staff. Our site was right across from the office and the laundry was right behind us. We did have some issues with wifi but only because the campground was updating their access and attempting to correct problems in their own system. They are very strict about the leash rule but they have a nice fenced in K9 park that is lighted at night. If you are a biker, the campground is across the street from the levee which has a paved bike path going in either direction for more than 5 miles. If you insist on quiet, the airport is close and the train comes through nearby often. We would very much recommend this campground and would stay here again. - chillyvt
We stayed here for 11 nights while we visited New Orleans. It's about 20 minutes from the French Quarter and KOA provides a free shuttle at 9am and 5pm to the city and at 5:45pm back to the campground.
The staff are extremely friendly. The sites are a little narrow, but plenty long. We had no trouble fitting our 37' RV and toad with plenty of space. The sites have concrete patios and picnic tables. There is a 'back yard' of grass behind the sites which provides a little extra space, and an available dog park. We didn't have much luck with their WiFi, it was either slow or difficult to get on, but we had great signal with Verizon and AT&T for our hotspot.
There are trains that pass through the area regularly, including at night. The train conductors are liberal with their horns, so it might be tough for a light sleeper.
We did like this campground and would stay here again if we were in the area. It's a good compromise of price and location, much cheaper than staying in the French Quarter, but still easy and fast to get into town for sight seeing. - LifeRebooted
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
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
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
You realize you're at a good campground when as you're pulling in, you see staff regrading the gravel roads to fill in potholes caused by the recent rains. These people were right on top of everything!
We showed up without a reservation and were able to get a waterfront site for 2 nights. Great service; escorted to our site, directed as we backed in, advised where hookups were on the power box with offer to assist if we wanted. Site was gravel and fairly level - does slope off on the back and far sides a bit. Got a bit dusty from traffic on the gravel once things dried out though. Landscaping between sites was a very nice feature - palms, flowering trees and even lights.
Bathroom/showers were clean although there was a large cockroach in the one we used that was a bit unnerving for her but we understand that in NOLA to expect them from time to time. Only downside to the showers is that the toilet and shower are the same space; if both rooms were being used, have to find another bathroom to do your business.
Dog run was hard to find, map showed it one place but it turns out it was relocated to another field - through a muddy storage/overflow/work camper lot so we did not use it.
We will stay here again on our travels. Price is Passport with tax. - yesmar
This large park on the lake is conveniently close to New Orleans. A little spendy, and the WiFi is spotty, but their $6 rt shuttle bus 3 times a day, the on-site restaurant and bar, the nicely stocked convenience store, cable TV, the waterfront, the overall friendliness and helpfulness of the staff, make this park a pleasant place to stay while visiting New Orleans. I would definately stay here again. The shuttle was a fine way to begin to explore New Orleans without stress since you don't have to battle traffic in an unfamiliar downtown. - User35
We stayed in a Presidential site....hence the cost...nice hottub, grill, patio and ambiance. It really was a lovely park. Check in was easy (though a bit of a a wait with only one person working the desk) and there was a nice gentleman that helped guide us into our spot (even though he probably didn't need to....it was pretty basic.) We had enough room for our 35' RV and could park our Jeep behind it. The site was gravel but level. There are some nice trees, but they limited our ability to put out the awnings....but this didn't matter since the weather was so nice. The pictures on the website are a bit deceiving....it is on a canal of industrial businesses...so the view is not as nice as you would expect with a waterfront. That being said, if you do your research, you should know this in advance. I thought it was well maintained. Hookups were reliable and trash was picked up every morning. They have a nice bar that frequently has bands and occasional bingo. Bands were good. Yes....occasionally they were loud, but nothing that bothered us. Then again, we are on vacation and don't go to bed early. The shuttle to the French Quarter was nice...prompt and adjusted quickly when they had too many people to fit into one shuttle. Another was there within 5 minutes. If you are towing a car or bike....everything worthwhile is within 15-20min so location is good. I never felt unsafe....despite the reviews regarding bars on windows in nearby neighborhoods. Here's my beef....wifi. We didn't even get a signal to try to see if it was good. At a presidential site with that cost.....they need to get that fixed. Unfortunately, I felt myself and everyone else who was complaining about the wifi was getting fed the same lines about the fact that "they are working on it." Just be honest and tell us that it is unlikely we will get any wifi service. Invest in a bigger, more powerful, booster....it seems simple to me for these big RV grounds to provide adequate wifi in this day and age...especially for the price I paid (I'm at a small RV park for 1/4 the price now and I have wifi that is good!!!) However....I would stay here again. I read the reviews before I came so I wasn't surprised in the lack of wifi.....I just wish they would advertise that the wifi is limited. - WeAreTheSorbins
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
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
It is a small gated parking lot. No frills here however all the services worked well, I felt very secure and the owner is friendly and helpful. For anyone stopping to sight see New Orleans, it is a perfect stop. Right off the I-10, city bus stop right in front and grocery store right down the street. If we come back to New Orleans we will stay here. - Biker2