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Old 01-10-2019, 09:35 PM   #1
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We are taking our second trip next week. We are going to do a couple of weeks around New Orleans. Does anyone have any recommendations to stay while around the area. We are not looking for anything fancy but we want to be safe also. We did two weeks in Florida in Sept/Oct and loved it. We are working up to longer trips, but the first few we wanted to keep between 2 to 4 weeks.
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Old 01-10-2019, 09:52 PM   #2
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If you want to be close to the French Quarter than the French Quarter RV resort is super nice. It is very pricy though. I have heard others mention parks out Slidell way but have not personally stayed at any
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About 3 years ago we stayed at St Bernard State Park. While it was a ways out from downtown, the drive in was not bad. Took about 15-20 minutes to the French Quarter. You can also take a nearby auto ferry to the south side of the river across from downtown and another passenger ferry across. The sites were ok, level, but not very wide and just long enough for our 35' class A and parking for the tow car. The park was pretty and quiet. Interior roads fairly narrow but doable. Recommend being self-contained as restrooms were not well maintained. New Orleans is a blast. Have fun and be sure to allow at least a full day for the WWII museum.
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In 2013 we stayed at the Jude Travel Park I believe it was east? of the French Quarter, felt safe enough, it did have a locking gate operated by key pad, cable tv, decent price, down side there were some long term residents and it had train tracks on the other side of the back fence. I would stay there again on a return to N'awlins.
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We were in NOLA a couple of weeks ago on business and checked out Ponchartrain landing.Its not in the best of areas but ok.Due to much recent rain the park ,which is gravel,was full of mudholes.I'm sure when possible it will be graded.Even so it was full,I think maybe we saw 3 or 4 empty spots.They also have a shuttle service to the French Quarter twice a day. N.O. is a fun city,love the French Quarter and the Garden District.Some of the best food and friendliest people anywhere.
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Just keep in mind that Mardi Gras parades began on Jan 6 and will run until Fat Tuesday on March 5. We have never camped, but have been there several times for the parades and preliminary Mardi Gras festivities.

We have driven through two or three of the RV parks, but nothing really caught my fancy that said I had to go back.
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We stayed at a New Orleans KOA a couple of years ago which was not bad. We were able to ride our bikes to a bus stop, load the bikes on front and hitch a ride to the French Quarter. Having the bikes allowed us to explore FQ.
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Just keep in mind that Mardi Gras parades began on Jan 6 and will run until Fat Tuesday on March 5. We have never camped, but have been there several times for the parades and preliminary Mardi Gras festivities.

+1 on being aware of Mardi Gras festivities and the upcharges involved! From the Thursday before Fat Tuesday French Quarter is charging $250 a night... With a three-night minimum!! I would venture that this late into it, they're probably booked up.



There's Bayou Signette State Park in Westwego. It's water/electric only w/a dump station and runs $30-ish a night. Some have mentioned Ponchartrain Landing but the same also applies: Availability. Mardi Gras is New Orleans' "big" party [except for a Super Bowl] and everybody heads there for it. My [biased] suggestion would be to head to Mardi Gras in MOBILE! It's an older celebration, a bit more low-key AND, if you can still get in, there's boondocking parking available under the Interstate near downtown/parade routes.


Finally: Even though it's "The South" this isn't Florida and it can still get cold as a mutha down here!! Check the weather and dress accordingly! Namaste.
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Another option would be to stay at TickFaw SP and use Uber. We camp hosted there last year and a local Uber driver was staying there.
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