Bayou Segnette State Park, Westwego

#10 of 35 in Nature in Louisiana
State Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Bayou Segnette State Park is located in Westwego, Jefferson Parish, southwest of New Orleans, Louisiana, on the west bank of the Mississippi River.

Bayou Segnette is not far from the urban center of New Orleans, yet it features access to two types of wetlands, swamp and marsh. Saltwater intrusion coming into the canals from the Gulf of Mexico created the marsh. This is a remarkable habitat for plant and wildlife. This habitat is home to American alligators, coypu, nine-banded armadillos, Virginia opossum, raccoons, American mink, red-tailed hawks, kites, red-winged blackbirds, bald eagles, and northern cardinals.
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  • Very nice back-up site with water and electricity. FREE washer and dryer in the laundromat (never saw that before). Walking the campground is an activity by itself with wooden pathways through the...  more »
  • Nice, quiet park grounds are very well kept and RV spots are nice and level asphalt. Staff is helpful with any questions but the rangers are very busy it's a hot park to be at. Bath house is a little smaller three shower and three restroom stalls all together but we didn't have any problems waiting for facilities. The cabins look great and we even considered renting one the next time we are there instead of taking the RV. Wildlife is abundant especially the armadillos at night time. Bring bug spray though!
  • Its was so fun! Me and my friends went on a boat and went tubing. Then we jumped out of the boat to go swin with life jackets on. We also brought a trailer and spent the night, there is a grill AND a fire place! There is also a nice pool. We saw lots of animals.

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