Bayou Segnette State Park offers the best of everything. Just a twenty-minute drive across the Mississippi River from New Orleans, a multitude of recreational opportunities awaits visitors of all ages -- 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.Take the guesswork out of planning a Westwego vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
Both salt and freshwater fishing are available because of the park's unique location. From the boat launch, you may explore many areas not readily accessible by overland routes. Catches of bass, catfish, bream, perch, redfish and trout are common in the area.
On land, picnic areas are available for the whole family, and the playgrounds will delight the children. Group shelters are also a perfect spot for large groups to gather.
After you have splashed the day away in Bayou Segnette's popular wave pool or skipped across any one of the adjacent waterways by boat, you will be glad you took the time to sit back and watch nature at play--for the wildlife is abundant and the vegetation worth closer study.
Tours to Bayou Segnette State Park
$130 BOOK WITH VIATOR Small-Group Bayou Airboat Ride with Transport from New Orleans Small-Group Bayou Airboat Ride with Transport from New Orleans
Duration: 4 hours
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$153 BOOK WITH VIATOR Full-Day Guided Tour to Whitney Plantation and Airboat Swamp Full-Day Guided Tour to Whitney Plantation and Airboat Swamp
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
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$152 BOOK WITH VIATOR Laura Plantation & Large Airboat Tour Laura Plantation & Large Airboat Tour
Duration: 8 hours
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$520 BOOK WITH VIATOR Highlights of New Orleans City and Swamp Tour Combination Highlights of New Orleans City and Swamp Tour Combination
Duration: 5 hours
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$153 BOOK WITH VIATOR Full-Day Tour Oak Alley Plantation and Airboat Swamp from New Orleans Full-Day Tour Oak Alley Plantation and Airboat Swamp from New Orleans
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
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$138 BOOK WITH VIATOR Experience Full-Day Laura Plantation & Pontoon Swamp Tour w/Transportation Experience Full-Day Laura Plantation & Pontoon Swamp Tour w/Transportation
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
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Bayou Segnette State Park reviews
We camped there from Oct 23 - 25, 2022 at site # 87. Much of the park is badly in need of repair. There are rotten boards on wooden platforms. The toilet and shower doors wouldn't close. It was 80.... more
We camped there from Oct 23 - 25, 2022 at site # 87. Much of the park is badly in need of repair. There are rotten boards on wooden platforms. The toilet and shower doors wouldn't close. It was 80.... more »
I would leave no stars if I could. We paid $3 per person (total of $9) to go hiking and birding in the park today. Each clearly labeled trail we went down would go about 100 yards and dead end. We...
I would leave no stars if I could. We paid $3 per person (total of $9) to go hiking and birding in the park today. Each clearly labeled trail we went down would go about 100 yards and dead end. We... more »
Spacious sites but the bathrooms/showers were filthy and the pool was green. On top of that the wave pool was closed as well. Our site was supposed to be partially shaded and it was not
Spacious sites but the bathrooms/showers were filthy and the pool was green. On top of that the wave pool was closed as well. Our site was supposed to be partially shaded and it was not more »
We felt very safe staying outside the city and it was a quick ride to the ferry or drive to different attractions. The park itself needs some updates. While we were there they did have a crew come in to repair some of the wooden decks on some of the sites. The park was very clean and the staff very helpful and friendly. The bathroom facilities were always clean but the showers need to be fixed, one didn't get hot at all. We would stay again, you just have to set your expectations correctly. We have an RV and there is no sewer on any of the sites so we had to use the facilities.
You can get a camp site on short notice and for a single night if you show up in person. Website requires 2 days notice and 2 night stay. The bathroom and showers need more circulation, they are like a sauna. The campsite that we got was very low and wet, so we has to set our tent up on the asphalt. Overall pretty good experience though.
We stayed here for two weeks, from just before Christmas till just past New Years. Location is great, as it's very close to New Orleans. The campground, and park, overall, are nice, and as an avid birdwatcher, there was always something cool to see. I enjoyed just watching birds at our site and in the wet swampy woods behind us. The campground is arranged in two loops, in a figure 8 pattern. No septic, just water and electric, but the bathrooms were OK, at least for the first week. There is a bathroom/laundry for each loop, so roughly 50 campers sharing those facilities. They even provide cool boardwalks that run through the swamp to cut the walking time in half. About a week into our stay, the bathrooms in our loop were suddenly closed with caution tape across both doors, without any explanation from park staff (so now, one bathroom for 100 campsites). That meant a much longer walk to the other loop every time we needed to use facilities. The staff at the office were of no help, offering up excuses like " oh are the bathrooms closed?", or "the plumber is on his way", or "we know, and the plumber has been contacted". Granted, this was over the New Years weekend, etc, but they were closed for the entire last week of our stay, and there was never any sign that they were making any progress. Meanwhile, there was a septic truck emptying out the "tornado survivors" trailers (provided by FEMA) which took up about 50% of the sites in our loop (kudos to the state for providing living assistance for them anyway). They were emptied daily, but couldn't help the people who paid for spots! And on our way out, we used the dump station, which needs some repairs as well; a new faucet that works for the water spigot, and a nut and bolt for the metal septic head, so it isn't just loose on the ground. Overall, these two incidents ruined our camping experience here, and not sure we would ever return.
Great State Park. It's a bayou practically in New Orleans. Really beautiful with a large day use area, boat launch and campground and several playgrounds. The campground was great, water and electric only but a dump station in the campground. Restrooms have hot showers but are not heated so pretty chilly when you get out. I saw my first armadillo!
So glad we seen these on our airboat tour otherwise we would have never had a clue they existed. After learning about them we headed their to book the cabin for the night. Highly recommend! Way cooler then a hotel. Clean, private, quiet. Hot water for showering. Full kitchen. Alligators were swimming all around us was super neat
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