Top Tent Camping near New Orleans, LA

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Best Tent Camping Sites Near New Orleans, LA (42)

    Camper-submitted photo from Fontainebleau State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Fontainebleau State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Fontainebleau State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Fontainebleau State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Fontainebleau State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Fontainebleau State Park Campground

    1.

    Fontainebleau State Park Campground

    75 Reviews
    341 Photos
    253 Saves
    Mandeville, Louisiana

    Whether you’re looking for a convenient base for exploring New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, or a waterfront retreat for relaxing in nature, Fontainebleau State Park offers both. Located along the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain, and named for the Fontainebleau Forest near Paris, France, the area was founded in the early 1800s as a sugar plantation. In fact, the remains of the plantation’s old sugar mill form part of the 2,800-acre state park’s visitor center and museum. The park’s diverse ecosystem—including bayous and mossy woods—serves as an expansive wildlife preserve, hosting more than 400 species of birds and animals—including alligators! The park also boasts one of the largest white sand beaches in the state, a perfect place for sunning, swimming and paddling.

    Fontainebleau State Park offers 116 improved campsites for RV campers, and more than 250 unimproved sites for tent campers. RV sites are equipped with water and electricity hookups, and can accommodate vehicles/trailers up to 70 feet; a few pull-through sites can accommodate rigs up to 120 feet. Tent sites are mostly primitive, with 33 designated sites and a large community area. There are also two group camps. All sites have access to water faucets, flush restrooms, and showers; a dump station is located in the upper camping area. For those traveling without their own accommodations, the park also offers cabins and group lodges. Reservations are recommended for RV sites; most tent sites are first-come-first-served. Dogs are permitted, but must remain leashed. Campsite rates range from $18–$33/night; cabins and lodges are $150–$210/night.

    Guests who are interested in relaxing and recreating in the park have access to a variety of onsite amenities, including picnic areas, a water playground, fishing piers, beaches and swimming areas, kayak and SUP rentals, and Wifi service. The park’s two nature trails, including a portion of the Tammany Trace Trail (an old railroad line converted into a multi-use path), are excellent for wildlife watching. Anglers can fish for various freshwater species of bass, bluegill, sunfish and catfish in the park’s ponds and creeks. Outside of the park, visitors can go antiquing in the local villages, enjoy fresh seafood from several nearby eateries, or head for the local brewery for a refreshing pint. New Orleans, and all its history, culture and flavor are just a short drive across the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from St. Bernard State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from St. Bernard State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from St. Bernard State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from St. Bernard State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from St. Bernard State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from St. Bernard State Park Campground

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    St. Bernard State Park Campground

    19 Reviews
    38 Photos
    173 Saves
    Belle Chasse, Louisiana

    St. Bernard State Park is the ideal spot for visitors who are seeking a family atmosphere and natural experience, as well as for campers who don't want to or cannot stray far from civilization. Many campers consider combining a camping vacation with a touring vacation of the New Orleans area. The Chalmette National Historic Park, Jackson Barracks, and other historic sites and plantation homes are also nearby.

    A local family business donated the land for St. Bernard State Park to Louisiana in 1971. Today, St. Bernard State Park provides a much-needed recreation area, as well as relaxing and enjoyable surroundings for anyone wishing to experience a portion of Louisiana's natural beauty.

    Located right along the Mississippi River, the park contains a network of man-made lagoons which provides a peaceful, natural setting for relaxation. Woodlands meet wetlands in St. Bernard and the park's nature trail is the perfect way to introduce children to the joy of discovery in nature.

    Picnic tables, barbeque grills, restrooms, and a large, covered pavilion complete with a grill are ideal for a family outing. The water playground will delight youngsters and their families all summer long.

    Overnight camping facilities include 51 sites, each equipped with water, electrical hook-ups, a picnic table and a barbeque grill. A nearby bathhouse offers hot showers and laundry facilities to make camping more comfortable.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $20 - $28 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Buccaneer State Park Campground
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    Buccaneer State Park Campground

    47 Reviews
    129 Photos
    247 Saves
    Bay St. Louis, Mississippi

    Welcome to Buccaneer State Park Campground, nestled near the charming town of Waveland, MS. This place is a gem for anyone looking to enjoy a mix of beachside relaxation and outdoor adventure. The campground is open year-round, so you can plan your visit whenever it suits you best.

    One of the standout features here is the proximity to the beach. Just a short walk from your campsite, you can enjoy the Gulf's sandy shores and stunning sunsets. The campground itself is surrounded by beautiful trees, providing plenty of shade and a bit of privacy, especially in the Treasure Cove loop. If you're into nature trails, you'll find some great paths to explore, including bike-friendly routes that take you through scenic swamps.

    For those traveling with kids, the campground offers a lot of fun activities. There's a large playground and even a water park with pools and slides, though these are seasonal. The game room and small store on-site add to the convenience, making it easy to grab any essentials you might have forgotten.

    Amenities are pretty solid here. You'll find clean bathrooms with hot showers, electric and sewer hookups, and even a laundromat, though it can be hit or miss with machines in service. Pets are welcome, but make sure to keep them on a leash.

    Visitors have mentioned that the campground is big-rig friendly and has level pads, making it a good spot for RVs. The park staff are known to be helpful and friendly, adding to the overall positive experience.

    So, whether you're here for a weekend getaway or an extended stay, Buccaneer State Park Campground offers a great mix of natural beauty, family-friendly activities, and essential amenities. Enjoy your stay!

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $25 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from New Orleans RV Resort & Marina
    Camper-submitted photo from New Orleans RV Resort & Marina
    Camper-submitted photo from New Orleans RV Resort & Marina
    Camper-submitted photo from New Orleans RV Resort & Marina
    Camper-submitted photo from New Orleans RV Resort & Marina
    Camper-submitted photo from New Orleans RV Resort & Marina

    4.

    New Orleans RV Resort & Marina

    13 Reviews
    19 Photos
    66 Saves
    Metairie, Louisiana

    New Orleans RV Resort & Marina, nestled near the vibrant city of New Orleans, offers a unique blend of urban convenience and waterfront relaxation. This spot is perfect for those looking to explore the city while enjoying some downtime by the water. The campground is right on the canal waterway, making it a scenic place to set up camp.

    Visitors have praised the resort for its clean and spacious spots, freshly paved areas, and top-notch amenities. You’ll find a pool, hot tub, and even a restaurant and sports bar on-site. The crab cake and bisque at the restaurant come highly recommended. For those traveling with pets, there’s a dedicated dog area, and the resort is big rig friendly.

    The resort is just a short drive from the French Quarter and the Garden District, making it easy to dive into the local culture and attractions. Despite its proximity to some industrial areas, the campground itself is a hidden gem with a peaceful atmosphere. The occasional noise from nearby helicopters and airplanes is a minor trade-off for the convenience and amenities offered.

    For those who need to stay connected, some visitors have successfully used their hotspots, though Wi-Fi availability can be hit or miss. The resort also offers trash pickup services and has laundry facilities, making longer stays more comfortable.

    Whether you're in a tent, cabin, or RV, New Orleans RV Resort & Marina provides a comfortable and convenient base for your adventures in and around New Orleans.

    • Tents
    • Equestrian
    • Cabins
    • Tent Cabin
    • Yurts
    • Glamping

    $69 - $169 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Fairview-Riverside State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Fairview-Riverside State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Fairview-Riverside State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Fairview-Riverside State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Fairview-Riverside State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Fairview-Riverside State Park

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    Fairview-Riverside State Park

    31 Reviews
    88 Photos
    198 Saves
    Madisonville, Louisiana

    Scattered throughout the park beneath a canopy of huge oak trees, you will find numerous picnic tables, as well as a group pavilion, a playground, and comfort stations. Spend a relaxing afternoon on the river or venture out into the water for lively outdoor recreation.

    If you prefer to stay on land, the park's nature trail will take you by the river where you can enjoy the view. Then, cap off the perfect day by staying overnight in the park's campground.

    The cool, crystal-clear waters of the Tchefuncte River yield bass, bluegill, white perch, and bream near the park area, and channel catfish, speckled trout and redfish where the river meets the lake. Freshwater fishing from the river bank or a boat offers unmatched delights for even the most casual fisherman. Crabbing in the lake and the river is also popular.

    Just two miles away by road and a few minutes by water is the Madisonville public boat launch. Many visitors use the launch for access to the calm waters of the Tchefuncte River or the exhilarating expanse of Lake Pontchartrain.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $18 - $33 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from New Orleans West KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from New Orleans West KOA
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    New Orleans West KOA

    15 Reviews
    39 Photos
    105 Saves
    Kenner, Louisiana

    Welcome to New Orleans West KOA, a convenient spot for those looking to explore the vibrant city of New Orleans while enjoying some peace and quiet. Nestled in River Ridge, this campground is about a 30-minute drive from the hustle and bustle of the French Quarter, making it a great base for your adventures.

    The campground features level concrete sites, most of which are back-in, but don't worry—the skilled staff are on hand to help you get settled. The WiFi is solid, and the bathhouse is clean and adequate. If you're traveling with a big rig, you'll find this place accommodating. Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along.

    One of the standout features here is the shuttle service that runs back and forth to New Orleans, which is a budget-friendly alternative to taxis or rideshares. This makes it super easy to dive into the city's rich culture, food, and music without the hassle of parking.

    For those who enjoy a good meal, Charles Seafood and Seifers are just down the road and come highly recommended by fellow campers. The campground itself is well-maintained, with clean restrooms and a great laundry space. There's even a small playground and a pool to keep the kids entertained.

    While the RV spots can be a bit tight, the trees provide some nice shade, especially if you snag one of the non-concrete sites. The area is safe, with convenient shopping nearby, and the staff are known for their friendliness and helpfulness.

    So, if you're looking to explore New Orleans without staying in the thick of it, New Orleans West KOA offers a comfortable and convenient option. Enjoy your stay and happy camping!

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $10 - $40 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Pearl River WMA - Crawford Landing
    Camper-submitted photo from Pearl River WMA - Crawford Landing
    Camper-submitted photo from Pearl River WMA - Crawford Landing
    Camper-submitted photo from Pearl River WMA - Crawford Landing
    Camper-submitted photo from Pearl River WMA - Crawford Landing
    Camper-submitted photo from Pearl River WMA - Crawford Landing

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    Pearl River WMA - Crawford Landing

    12 Reviews
    10 Photos
    197 Saves
    Slidell, Louisiana

    Pearl River WMA has flat terrain with poor drainage and is subject to annual flooding. The forest cover varies from an all-age hardwood stand in the northern 45 percent to cypress-tupelo in the middle 35 percent and intermediate marsh in the southern 20 percent. The mixed hardwoods are made up of water, nuttall, cow, obtusa, overcup, and live oak; bitter pecan; hickory; beech; magnolia; sweetgum; and elm. The overstory varies from moderately open to closed.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $7 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Three Oaks & A Pine RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Three Oaks & A Pine RV Park
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    8.

    Three Oaks & A Pine RV Park

    5 Reviews
    9 Photos
    61 Saves
    New Orleans, Louisiana
    • Pets
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $30 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Pinecrest RV Park
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    Pinecrest RV Park

    5 Reviews
    3 Photos
    19 Saves
    Slidell, Louisiana

    Nestled among majestic pines just off the interstate in Slidell, Louisiana, Pine Crest is conveniently centered 30 minutes from both New Orleans world famous French Quarter and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. We are the perfect place to stay for a night, weekend or even an entire season. At Pine Crest, we pride ourselves on providing a clean, quiet and safe place to stay.

    We have a beautifully remodeled office, complete with a kitchen and meeting area. Come enjoy a cup of coffee and relax in our sitting room while you do your laundry in our newly remodeled laundromat. For your convenience, we also have newly remodeled bath houses.

    Enjoy the peaceful beauty of our on-site lakes and relax under the towering pines as time stands still. Whether you are just passing through or would like to stay with us for a while, we would love to have you. Give our friendly staff a call and we would be happy to accommodate your needs.

    • Pets
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    Camper-submitted photo from Indian Hills Nudist Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Indian Hills Nudist Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Indian Hills Nudist Park

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    Indian Hills Nudist Park

    2 Reviews
    32 Saves
    Slidell, Louisiana

    Indian Hills Nudist Park is open to any adult 18 and over looking to enjoy the freedoms of nudity/naturism in a judgement free environment.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs

    $15 - $140 / night

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