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Old 11-03-2014, 06:53 AM   #15
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We have stayed there ( and will be going back again) and have felt very safe. The park itself is walled off and has security gates for both vehicles and foot traffic. The police station is almost across the street. We walked the quarter day and night and had no issues or concerns with safety. But, since the park is in the middle town next to the interstate, there is a lot of traffic and emergency vehicle noise at night .
This is exactly how it is at French Qtr RV Park and why a couple of months ago I decided to try Pontchartrain Landing RV park. Pontchartrain Landing - A Secure New Orleans Waterfront RV Park and Campground

It is a few miles from Downtown and the French Quarter, but much quieter. They have a shuttle that will take you to and from the FQ for about $7. But the last shuttle back to the RV park is at 8pm. So we took the toad and parked for free in the Casino Garage. You have to play the casino for 30 minutes to get the free parking. The park was nice, level gravel. The have a nice pool and bar on site.
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Old 11-03-2014, 08:04 AM   #16
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We stayed at French quarter park last week . Walked back to Rv at night no problems .
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This is exactly how it is at French Qtr RV Park and why a couple of months ago I decided to try Pontchartrain Landing RV park. Pontchartrain Landing - A Secure New Orleans Waterfront RV Park and Campground

It is a few miles from Downtown and the French Quarter, but much quieter. They have a shuttle that will take you to and from the FQ for about $7. But the last shuttle back to the RV park is at 8pm. So we took the toad and parked for free in the Casino Garage. You have to play the casino for 30 minutes to get the free parking. The park was nice, level gravel. The have a nice pool and bar on site.
We stayed at Ponchatrain Landing RV a couple years back and were very pleased. Nice well kept park...on the water....short drive to Downtown and French Quarter.
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Old 11-11-2014, 08:58 PM   #18
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We live in Baton Rouge and visit the state parks around here. The locals say that Fontainebleau is the nicer of the parks. We recently stayed at the Tickfaw State Park and it is a nice smaller park but about an hour from NOLA. As far as times to go I'd say fall is good because the humidity is down or early spring. If your into the Mardi Gras thing then hit that up but if not avoid that whole season. It's so humid during the summer that a couple hours is about all you will want to do outside.

I'm in law enforcement and NOLA isn't safe. They concentrate their efforts on the French Quarter and you'll more than likely be fine there but I wouldn't venture out of that area after dark. As far as staying on the West Bank at Bayou Segnette you should be fine over there.

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We stayed at the Pontchatrain Landing RV park and thought it was great. You will think you are lost going there as the area is industrial. The one downtown is very close to the highway and also the cemetery. (thus noisy on one side and quiet on another!)
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Being Retired Military, I stayed at the Navy Base's RV campground across the river @ $10 a day.
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Old 11-23-2014, 08:21 PM   #21
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Only place we have stayed (twice ) French Qtr, very convenient & nice.
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We stayed at Bayou Signette SP in April 2013. No sewer hookup but decent showers, quiet and peaceful...out of the way, but horrible roads in and out of the area. Drove the towed thru a not so nice neighborhood to get to the ferry landing, for a free trip (if you can find free parking) across the river to the French Quarter. That is about what the ride was worth. The ferry vibrated so bad I thought the propellers were going to come off.
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Did you feel safe In the French quarters RV Park?
I was warned by locals to stay within the French Quarter and to take a cab instead of walking to leave it. Also two Hurricane drinks will make any CG look good!
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I was warned by locals to stay within the French Quarter and to take a cab instead of walking to leave it. Also two Hurricane drinks will make any CG look good!
Hurricanes, Zombies, Long Island Iced Teas... Any and ALL of them will make you googly-eyed enough!

All the suggestions here are good... It's just according to your preferences/necessities: For hookups... Ponchartrain Landing (kinda dusty there, though) and French Quarter. For quiet & security (but no sewer) Bayou Signette. For convenience — and you PAY for it!: French Quarter. The cab ride to/from the Quarter to the CG is less than $10... And likely less than paying for parking. The cabbies know French Quarter RV Resort and LOVE to take fares there cuz we're usually drunk enough to tip quite well!

So... Walk to the Quarter, enjoy the restaurants, the history and the bars, grab a cab back to your rig and Voilà!! You can do the same thing tomorrow night! You can also walk down to Canal Street, buy a 3-day Jazzy Pass and ride the streetcars all over the Garden District, Magazine Street, St. Charles, etc! Sorry, but the "Streetcar Named Desire" is no longer running.
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The FQRV is the perfect in-city-location to visit New Orleans. It is
not a "campground", it is safe, ideally located, a solid "10"
place to base your visit to this wonderful city. Easy access off
the interstate, all paved sites and roads. Run your AC at night
to block out the "city noise". We walked in the daytime, but
used cabs to come back at night. Enjoy !
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Just got back today from FQRV and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was much easier to get in and out of than I expected, and fantastically convenient to everything. Great hot tub in the courtyard. Sure,it is an urban park, but that is what we wanted in New Orleans. The noise dies a lot at night. I felt safe, but we did get back the park before dark. But if you want to party in the FQ, just take a cab back. You are given a card with gate codes and cab numbers. There is a security guard on duty at night. There were some very expensive coaches in residence while were there (Prevost).
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Hmmmm... FQRV Resort website lists their standard rate at $96/night and escalating to $115 and $155 up to $250/night depending on the dates. To each his own, but regardless of the amenities and lavish surroundings, I simply won't pay that much to essentially park somewhere while spending most of my time "downtown". It's just a "me" thing. I'm sure its a wonderful place and they have no problem maintaining a hardy occupancy rate.

I am very much enjoying this informative post because NOLA is on our "must see" list

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Being Retired Military, I stayed at the Navy Base's RV campground across the river @ $10 a day.
Sadly NSA NOLA is closed. The only FAMCAMP in the area is at Joint Reserve Base Belle Chase (NAS Belle Chase).

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