New Orleans May 19, 2019
A Stay In These Incredible Floating Cabins Near New Orleans Is An Absolute Must
Looking for a unique spot to get away from the city life for a couple of days? Well you’re in luck because we’ve got the perfect hideaway destination that’s not too far away from New Orleans, but will make you feel like you’ve traveled down to Cajun Country. Whether you’re looking for a quick overnight stay or a long weekend adventure, these incredible floating cabins are just the ticket.
Welcome to Bayou Segnette State Park. Located in Westwego, about 30 minutes from New Orleans, this delightful state park offers more than 650 acres of beautiful natural surroundings just waiting for you to explore.
One of the most unique things about Bayou Segnette State Park is that it features two types of wetlands: swamp and marsh. The saltwater coming into the canals from the Gulf of Mexico created the marsh. Combined, it makes a perfect habitat for both plants and wildlife.
The area is home to countless alligators, armadillos, possums, raccoons, snakes, and more. Birdwatchers will certainly enjoy getting the opportunity to view red-tailed hawks, cardinals, egrets, blue herons, and even the occasional bald eagle.
During the summer months, the wave pool is quite the popular attraction.
The pool is open from Memorial Day through August 1st and is a great opportunity to cool down during those dog days of summer.
There’s also a 2.8-mile nature trail that’s great for either a family outing or a solo adventure.
The newly renovated floating cabins are an absolute must.
Located right on the water, these vacation cabins offer everything you’ll need to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Just bring the food and you’re ready to go.
The patios have ample seating, so you can dine al fresco with beautiful waterfront views, or just sit back and relax with a good book.
And the inside is spacious, so you can bring the whole family and not feel like you're on top of one another. The cabins can sleep up to eight people, so bring the whole gang.
The sunrises and sunsets over the water are truly spectacular. At night you can sit around and listen to the symphony of sounds from the surrounding wildlife.
During the day, explore the waterways on your own by renting a canoe or a kayak. Don’t forget your camera, as you’ll want to capture the beauty of this natural oasis.
Address: 7777 Westbank Expressway, Westwego, LA 70094
While you’re in the area, be sure to check out the nature trails over at Barataria Preserve. You can read more about it in our previous article