Bayou Segnette State Park offers the best of everything. Just a thirty-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 swamps and marshland.
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.
Number of Camp Sites
Maximum Number of People a Campsite May Accommodate
Premium sites (all prime locations, with water and electrical hook-ups) $20/night, Oct-Mar; $28/night, Apr-Sept.
Maximum Length of Stay Allowed
Direct Link to Reservation Site
There are three primary routes to reach the park. (1) From I-10, take I-310 south. Cross the Luling Bridge over the Mississippi River, and exit US 90 east (toward New Orleans). US 90 becomes the Westbank Expressway. As you enter Westwego, look to your right. (2) From I-10 in Metairie, take the Clearview exit south. Follow Clearview over the Huey P.Long Bridge, to the Westbank Expressway (Business US 90). Again, look to your right off the expressway. (3) From New Orleans, follow I-10 to cross the Greater New Orleans Bridge. Take the first exit onto Business US 90, which is the Westbank Expressway. Follow the expressway for several miles; the park will be on your left.
Coordinates: 29.902953, -90.15416.
Pet Friendly Notes
Any pet brought in to a State Park must be on a leash (not to exceed 5 feet in length), or caged or crated. Pets are not allowed inside any park buildings, including cabins and lodges.