At The Dyrt, we share camping tips from our community of campers and campgrounds. With so many campers staying home, we continue to share this info so you can plan future camping trips across the U.S.

New Orleans is famous for its world-renowned jazz, Creole food, city sites, and other cultural experiences. If you’re seeking to explore the city and arrive in your RV, there are fantastic camping options on the outskirts of the city.

RV camping near New Orleans allows vacationers to bring home with them rather than staying in a hotel in the crowded city. Below are 4 New Orleans RV parks we highly suggest.

Make the Big Easy Easier at These 4 New Orleans RV Parks

Black car parked in front of big rig RV at a forested campsite.

Image from Ray & Terri F.

1.  Fontainebleau State Park

Fontainebleau State Park is right across the way from the city and can be reached via the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway. The drive is only 39 miles. A stay at this state park immerses visitors in nature and offers intermittent breaks from the city. The park displays copious amounts of mossy wood, bayous, wildlife preserve, 400 species of bir, and is situated along the north shore of Lake Fontainebleau.

The campground contains 116 sites for RV campers and 250 sites for tent campers. The RV sites contain full hookups (water, electricity, and sewer) and some are pull-through sites that can accommodate rigs up to 120 feet. Other amenities at the park include showers, fire rings, picnic tables, drinking water, WiFi, phone service, bathrooms, and available firewood. RV and tent sites cost anywhere between $18 to $33. There are also cabins and lodges on offer from $150 to $210 a night.





“We stayed here a little over two weeks in mid-February 2019. We really enjoyed this park. We were in an area that is deemed long-term and some people around us were staying several months. Internet access was good. Strong signal with AT&T and Verizon. The park is close to Mandeville and Covington if you need any essentials. Access to New Orleans is about an hour.” —The Dyrt camper Meandering Life.

2.  Reunion Lake RV Resort

RVs parked beside large lake.

Images from The Dyrt camper Amanda B.

Reunion Lake RV resort is a convenient stop for travelers who are road-tripping from Texas to Florida. The resort falls right along the interstate 12 which stretches between the two states. This RV park is only an hour away from New Oreleans, making it a nice retreat away as needed. It’s also open 365 days a year!

The campground offers over 200 RV sites with no tent camping. Pricing is anywhere between $50 to $210 depending on RV size and season. Rates tend to be higher during the summer season. Weekly reservations are available and monthly reservations are available only during the winter season. Each site offers full hookups, a grassy area, fire pits, and picnic tables. Other popular amenities include a market, showers, drinking water, toilets, and WiFi.

“Lots of activities, water jumping things, put out, tennis court, kiddie pool, adults-only pool with swim-up bar, lazy river with bar, huge play area for kids, movie nights & bands. It is a party place!” —The Dyrt camper Connie B.

3.  Bayou Segnette State Park

RV parked beside tent, picnic table, and wooden deck.

Image from The Dyrt camper Lisa P.

The entrance to Bayou Segnette State Park is only an 18-minute drive from the heart of New Orleans. According to Louisiana State Parks, Bayou Segnette provides “recreational opportunities such as boating, fishing, camping, canoeing, hiking, picnicking, playgrounds and, of course, swimming in the wave pool, as well as an ecosystem that offers you the chance to spot plants, trees and wildlife from both swamps and marshland.”

Visitors report seeing copious amounts of wildlife including alligators, armadillos, raccoons, bald eagles, and hawks.

RV camping is popular in the park, but note that the campground offers tent sites, cabins, and tent cabins as well. Nightly prices are anywhere between $9 and $33 depending on the campsite type, time of the week, and time of the year. Weekend camping during the summer tends to be more pricey as is expected. Popular amenities at the campground include full RV hookups, WiFi, phone service, toilets, showers, drinking water, picnic tables, and fire rings. Pets are allowed but must be kept on a leash.

“Nice little campground 20-30 minutes from NOLA. Perfect spot for camping outside of the city. The facilities were clean and well maintained. Short drive to Barataria Preserve for seeing wildlife.” — The Dyrt camper Tara W.

4.  Fairview Riverside State Park

For those looking for New Orleans RV parks that are immersed in nature but still close to the city, definitely consider Fairview Riverside State Park. This place contains 99 acres of nature walks, riverside relaxation, and forested wetlands. The two main attractions are the Tchefuncte River and the Otis House Museum, an old house built in 1885. Visitors can enjoy touring the museum, fishing in the river, and exploring the wetlands.

There are a total of 100 campsites located in the park, many of which are RV sites. Tent camping is also available. Premium campsites with full RV hookups go for about $30 a night during the summer months. Prices increase on weekends and decrease during the winter months. Some other notable amenities include picnic benches, fire rings, showers, toilets, and phone service. Pets are allowed at the park but must be kept on a leash at all times.

“A quiet and well-maintained campground. We always enjoy our stopover night here on the drive to Alabama. It is our go-to place. The Otis House tour and other artifacts are interesting and worth the time. We routinely walk the campground road and trails each trip.” —The Dyrt camper David K.

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  • Jacob Lopez

    Jacob Lopez

    Jacob Lopez is a student, poet, meditator, nature-dweller, and explorer who recently spent three months in his van traveling from California to Southern Mexico. A published poet, he’s currently working on a book that creatively showcases his journey through Mexico. Jacob was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis when he was 11 years old and is currently reversing the disease via dietary strategies, herbalism, and spending time outdoors barefoot. Jacob’s favorite place to camp and explore is southern England. He loves it for the mysteries it holds in the form of stone circles, wells, and old churches. He hopes to return soon!