8 Parks near New Orleans, Louisiana
Apr 2015 - $89.00
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
Apr 2015 - $117.00
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
Mar 2015 - $89.00
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
May 2015 - $45.00
We've stayed at Jude Travel Park before and have since upgraded to a 41' with 4 slides. Can't say enough about this clean and cozy park. We had no problems parking with tow car parked directly in front of our rig. The Jazz Festival Good Sam rates are only $10.00 more than the regular Good Sam rate. Owners are extremely helpful with festival, downtown parking, and restaurant info and the shuttle is still only $5.00. It's a gated park with good WiFi- the park is kept neat and clean (including an older motor home on premise that houses a couple less fortunate than ourselves.) The bathrooms are immaculate!! We decided to stay a few extra days as we map out our next leg. - Col. G
Apr 2015 - $45.00
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
Apr 2015 - $30.00
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
Feb 2014 - $20.00
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
Sep 2012 - $23.00
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
Jun 2012 - $27.00
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
May 2015 - $45.00
This is most definitely an older KOA, and it shows. The exit is closed (perhaps because of a badly crumbling interior blacktop road), requiring all rigs to enter and exit the same egress. Rude work-kamper insisted he could direct us backing into our site--- this is not my first rodeo and I could have avoided driving on the grass had I been permitted to do it the CDL driver way. No landscaping aesthetics. Numerous sites flooded during our stay... 4-6 inches of water. Since park employees used pumps to reduce the water, I'm guessing this could be a frequent occurrence. Park description mentions "Bike or hike the trail on the Mississippi levee." It doesn't say you must jaywalk over a 4 lane divided highway, walk half a block, climb the levee with no steps, and then see only trees...no river. We will return to New Orleans. We will not stay at KOA West. - Miss Rumphius-Ohio
Apr 2015 - $50.00
This is an older park but it is well maintained. Roads are paved and sites are large concrete pads. The sites are long and much wider than at most private RV parks. All sites are back-in but the roads were wide and getting into our site wasn't all that difficult. In addition to the principal park area with these large sites there is also a dirt area under large trees which appeared to be electric and water sites mostly for smaller RVs. Satellite TV reception was easy where we were but would have been impossible in the treed area. Although this park was a ~20-30 minute drive to the Jazz Fest shuttle bus parking at City Park it was an easy drive. The park is in a nice neighborhood with good shopping and restaurants. We preferred that to being closer in but having a more dangerous neighborhood. The train noise is noticeable, as are the airplane takeoffs, but neither bothered us since we had windows closed with the A/C on. - docj
Apr 2015 - $42.00
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
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
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
May 2015 - $37.00
Very nice park. We stayed here two years ago and this is our second time here. There is a shuttle to the French Quarter three times a day for $6/person. There is a restaurant and bar in the park. Campsites are gravel with grass. Each site has a picnic table. - 4jim
May 2015 - $37.00
The only good thing I can say about this park is the gentleman who helped us park was very nice and helpful, and there is a nice view of the marina if you walk to it, and we received 50% off ($37 with passport america).
To start they charge your card in full at the time of booking ($642.26 for 2 weeks stay), so if your plans change, you're out of luck? When we arrived, we were handed our receipt and given a spot number, nothing else was really explained. We received all our info from the guy that helped us into our spot. The spot was tight and gravel, which isn't a big deal.
We ate at the on site restaurant not 1, 2 but 3 times, and were hoping maybe it's just the lunch that has horrible service. . . maybe they are tired from Jazzfest. . . maybe they just don't care? We really wanted to like it, but at the end of the day, the food was sub par, over priced, and the service was beyond lacking.
Onto the amentities. Wifi is "available", but DOESN'T WORK. At all. Cable was good, no problems. There is a dog run but it's far from the property. The shuttle runs 3 times a day 10am, 3:45 and 7:45pm @ $6 pp round trip, not bad, but if you have to take a cab back, the cab drivers don't want to drive that far out, so it was hard to find a ride back and is $20.
Ultimately, I would not stay here again, was sorely disappointed, felt kind of ripped off (even at the $37 p/night) and find their websight terribly misleading. I've worked in the service and hospitality industry my entire life and am usually very understanding, but this I couldn't let pass. - gypsy_tic
Apr 2015 - $42.00
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
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
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
Nov 2013 - $25.00
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