This article about camping in New Orleans, Louisiana is brought to you by Tentrr. If you’re in the mood to camp with all the creature comforts your heart desires, Tentrr has dozens of options for luxurious camping in Louisiana—including in more than half a dozen state parks.

Whether you’re a local who’s looking to get away from the big city for the weekend or a visitor who wants an affordable place to stay as they explore everything the Big Easy has to offer, there are plenty of great campgrounds near New Orleans, Louisiana.

These sites cater to campers and RV road trippers. Each one is well-equipped and within an hour’s drive of New Orleans.

1. Buccaneer State Park

Van with pop up roof parked at campsite in Louisiana.

Image from The Dyrt camper Lee D.

This state-run campsite is located just to the south of Waveland, just under a 1-hour drive northeast from New Orleans. You’ll find some beautiful, well-equipped beach sites, and kids and adults will love the nearby 4.5-acre waterpark.

There’s also a camp store on-site, and most RV spots have a charcoal grill and a picnic table.

“Nice campground, good size sites, some shaded. The facilities are newer, and it’s well-maintained.”Shelley S.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $28-40
  • Number of sites: 276
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

2. Fairview-Riverside

You’ll find this peaceful campground lying along the banks of the Tchefuncte River and just to the north of Lake Pontchartrain. From New Orleans, it will take you and the family just over 40 minutes to get to this site by car.

This campground is well-equipped, with a nearby nature trail and a fun playground for kids. Fans of recreational fishing will enjoy the riches of the clean Tchefuncte, where you’ll find bream, bass, and beautiful speckled trout.

“It had great cell service, Wi-Fi, and was close to lots of activities.”Kelly G.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $18-33
  • Number of sites: 101
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

3. Fontainebleau

Father holding his child up to a telescope looking out over a prairie landscape

Image from The Dyrt camper Stephanie J.

This site is located just to the east of the Fairview-Riverside campground and is around 50 miles north of New Orleans. The Fontainebleau State Park has just under 3,000 acres of bayous, leafy trees and sandy shoreline for you and your family to explore. While you will still be camping near New Orleans, Fontainebleau will feel more remote allowing you to appreciate the natural landscape of Louisiana while allowing access to the big easy.

The campground has 116 RV sites with full hookups, and all campers can use the on-site restroom and shower facilities whenever they wish. The nearby water playground will keep your kids entertained for hours.

“The visitors center is really cool and has a museum emphasizing nature, history, and craftsmanship of the Fontainebleau State Park all in one place.”Cheri H.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $18-210
  • Number of sites: 366
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

4. New Orleans KOA

Those looking for camping near New Orleans so they can explore the city will love this campground, which is located right next to the iconic French Quarter. You’ll appreciate the free Wi-Fi, level concrete sites, and the surrounding leafy trees.

This campsite is near the Mississippi levee trail, and you can catch the nearby bus down to Bourbon Street to listen to some jazz or try some home-cooked jambalaya or gumbo.

“The KOA offers transportation to the French Quarter for free! It was such a nice perk! The pool is very nice, and the sites are clean, level, and spacious.”Jen H.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $45-55
  • Number of sites: 118
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

5. Reunion Lake RV Resort

RV with beach cruiser bike on the back at RV park with lake.

Image from The Dyrt camper Amanda B.

You’ll find this campground just over 50 miles north of New Orleans, near Robert, Louisiana. This privately-run site has some exceptional amenities, including a tiki bar, swim-up bar, a man-made lazy river, and a heated family pool.

Kids will love the hot tub, mini-golf course, and adventure playground. The site also offers complimentary Wi-Fi and a well-equipped gym.

“Tennis court, kiddie pool, adult-only pool with swim-up bar, lazy river with a bar, huge play area for kids, movie nights & bands. It is a party place!”Connie B.

  • Price: $45-130
  • Number of sites: 228
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

6. Bayou Segnette

This campground is conveniently placed just off New Orleans’ Westbank Expressway, a few minutes’ drive from the Audubon Zoo and the French Quarter. There are premium campsites, group sites, and deluxe cabins available, and you’ll appreciate the free laundry service.

The sites are level, with plenty of space between each spot. There are trash cans spread throughout the park, so you’ll find this campground clean and well-maintained.

“The park has RV sites, tent camping and rental cabins on the lake. Fishing, sightseeing, relaxing. It’s all here!”Evelyn R.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $25-33
  • Number of sites: 123
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

7. Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park in Robert

RV park in Louisiana in the fall under trees with changing foliage.

Image from The Dyrt camper Nichole B.

This privately-run park is an hour’s drive north of New Orleans, near the unincorporated community of Robert, Louisiana. Your kids will love the heated swimming pools and kayaking opportunities, while you’ll appreciate the nearby convenience store and the laundry facilities.

Cindy’s 19th Hole is an on-site café that serves New Orleans-style snowballs and tasty hot dogs and nachos. As far as camping near New Orleans goes, this is a must visit spot for the month of October. Known for their Halloween celebrations this is a great spot for full timers to set up and have their kids trick or treat.

“I have only been to Yogi Bear for Halloween, but it’s the best Halloween fun ever! Everyone decorates their campsites, and there are hayrides and haunted houses.”Amanda B.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $35-65
  • Number of sites: 450
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes


There are plenty of excellent camping opportunities in and around New Orleans, Louisiana, and you’ll find that these 7 sites only begin to scratch the surface of the options available to you and your family.

If you’re looking for some more inspiration, check out The Dyrt’s comprehensive list of the best camping in New Orleans, Louisiana.


This article about camping in New Orleans, Louisiana is brought to you by Tentrr.

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