8 Parks near New Orleans, Louisiana
Oct 2015 - $50.00
As I noted in my review of 2 years ago, I would not return to this park at the regular rate. Fortunately, they still accept Passport America for one night during the week. As for the recent review that gave this park one star, my previous review warned folks that this was loud, noisy urban America. If you cannot handle it, go back to your gated community. The sites are very close together but the park is actually fairly attractive. The park facilities are fine: full hookups, all back-in, brick (slightly wavy and not perfectly level) pad to park on, lots of over the air stations, a Wi-Fi network that was fine for our (e-mailing and surfing) needs. Bathrooms and showers were clean. The laundry was fine. There are exercise and recreation rooms and a small pool and hot tub. Once again, we walked to and from Bourbon St., the riverfront, etc. and were not raped or mugged by the locals in the surrounding neighborhood. The staff I dealt with were friendly and helpful. I did not ask about or see any recycling. - Jerry S
Sep 2015 - $89.00
This is our regular resort when were are in New Orleans. The resort streets and sites are paved and level. The hookup are good and trash is picked up regularly. The property is gated and there is some road noise from I-10. The pool, hot tub, gym, bathroom and laundry are very clean and located in the area behind the office. There is a grill on the pool deck. Passport America discount during the week but not on the weekend. Rates are higher if there is an event in town. - Michael47
Jul 2015 - $96.00
The main/front desk day manager is probably one of the most unfriendly people we've encountered. She acted as if we were doing her a favor by staying at her over-priced RV Park. She warned us not to drive in the French Qtr, take cabs, and not go out at night. Yes, it was next door to the French Qtr; but also under two highways where we heard trucks, motorcycles, planes, sirens, ambulances, cops; and saw the homeless who also inhabit these underpasses. We would not recommend this park to anyone, although the park and facilities are very good. We would be remiss in telling you that the night manager was nice, and so was another women who worked days. - Rachel and Laurence
Oct 2015 - $22.00
Great place to stay near the French Quarter, stores, and gas. People are wonderful - camping is in their back yard. HOT hot tub, nice pool. The union hall next door is great to walk the dogs. We have camped here for years and always look forward to coming back. You can't go wrong for the price and location. - Grayhound
Oct 2015 - $30.00
This is a nice clean, secure, convenient, and affordable place to stay while you explore New Orleans. Yes, it's true, the sites are very close together, and there is considerable noise from the road and the railroad yard, but this is an urban environment and that has to be expected. There is only one area of grass up front to walk the dog, so no, not a great place for the pups, but it's workable. We were here for a festival and boarded our pooch at Camp Bow Wow. I highly recommend it. As for the park facilities, I didn't use them, but they looked to be very clean and modern. The showers have doors on them so lots of privacy, but no bench or chair. Just a few hooks on the wall in the very small changing area. I passed and used our own. There's also a laundromat, but didn't use it so can't comment. The owner is very helpful and friendly. My only complaint is that the wi-fi was pretty bad. Worked some of the time, but not very well. On the plus side, there's a very strong Verizon signal. If and when we return to NOLA, I wouldn't even bother considering anyplace else to stay. - Pdxjoanne
Oct 2015 - $30.00
The Staff was friendly and extremely helpful with scheduling tours of the New Orleans area.. Jude RV Park is gated at dark and quiet. The RV park shuttle is the BEST and a great value. Cost to camp is very reasonable. We will definitely stay here on our return trips.
Very clean park, mostly grassy areas with gravel to park on. Easy in and easy out back to the interstate. Fenced in and gate closed at night for a very secure feeling. - The Claytons
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
Nov 2015 - $42.00
Half of this park is decent concrete pads for large vehicles. The other half is a dark, messy area for pop-up campers and tents. The whole area is surruounded by a tall fence and feels secure. It is located very conventiently to major roads in NOLA, but does not have road noise. It took about 30 minutes by car to get to the French Quarter. We were given a lot of useful information as we checked in and told about a convenient shuttle to downtown which we did not use. So - there was good service and security, but the park had many very messy areas as well. - Waukenabogirl
Aug 2015 - $42.00
Overpriced as are most KOAs, however this is New Orleans and so is everything else.
The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable, nice wide, paved (all back-in) sites. - Mack & Mary Ellen
Jul 2015 - $75.00
Really hard to rate this park. The people were all very nice and helpful. The park is kind of old which makes it look run down, but not sure I would call it run down, just old. Its stupid expensive for what you get. Unfortunately, there really is no other options in NOLA. This park is not close to the French Quarter at all, if you take their free shuttle into French Quarter, it's a $30 cab ride back, but that is kind of the only way. If you have a vehicle, you can drive down to French Quarter, but then you are paying $6/hour to park, and always worrying if your vehicle will be there when you get back. NOLA is such a crime ridden dump, if it was not for the French Quarter, not sure anyone would ever come here. We would stay here again if in the area, think we would try to stay in the French Quarter park first, even if we have to pay more, would probably cost less if you factor in cab fare. Wi-Fi worked fine, and cable worked OK. - TXDego
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
Nov 2015 - $37.00
Smaller park located in an industrial area. Having said this, park is nice, is gated, and feels safe. We found the harbor police drive through daily and even saw the police eating at the on-site restaurant. We had reservations and all was ready when we arrived. They guide you to your site and make sure everything is OK.
They have sites to fit all sizes of RV. - RDRV
Oct 2015 - $59.00
This was our second visit here so we didn't panic when we approached the park and saw the abandoned industrial buildings nearby. The approach can be a bit off-putting, as can the fact that some GPS units have trouble with the address, but once you overcome the challenge of getting here you will be pleasantly surprised. This is a wonderful waterfront campground. Roadways are wide, gravel spaces are a bit narrow but most are separated by nice landscaping, so privacy isn't an issue. Good water pressure, good 50amp power, decent wifi and adequate cable. There is a wide range of site types ranging from full-hookup basic to country-club luxurious. There's a decent restaurant/bar on the property, a nice pool, a marina, boat rentals and terrific and helpful staff. The only real downside is that the park isn't near the French Quarter, but there is reasonably-priced shuttle service to and from the fun. Rates are high, but this is New Orleans. - DrLewie
Oct 2015 - $37.00
Stayed for 5 nights under Passport America, which makes this park a good value for New Orleans. Nightly Passport America rate not including taxes...add about 7 more dollars per night.
It can be confusing to get to the park road off the freeway...freeway ramps, turns and narrow urban interior streets find your way here. Some GPS systems are plain wrong, so research your route in advance. Interior roads in park are gravel. We suffered through two days of heavy rain and the park roads became terribly potholed.
It appears that many rigs here are very long term or owned lots. Neighbors around our site left early (6 AM) every day and returned after dark. Rarely saw many people walking around nor rigs entering or leaving as you would expect from a RV park. They also have a sales office?
Shuttle from park to French Quarter cost only $6 p/p, but wasn't convenient for us as the return times to the park were only 4 and 8 PM, so we drove our own vehicle. 15-20 minute drive downtown, but bear in mind that local parking fees are HIGH (big city).
Park utilities worked fine. Small pool, fiberglass hot tub (neither of which we used). Staff appeared to be efficient and friendly. Quiet. Short movie shows daily at 9 AM about wetlands and Katrina. Lots of tour brochures and information at desk.
Overall a nice place to base ourselves for our visit to NOLA. We'd return if coming back. - Brujomar
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
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