Sometimes, you just need to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Luckily, you don’t have to travel very far when you’re looking for a quick weekend getaway, and these 7 peaceful campgrounds near New Orleans make the perfect escape when you need some peace and quiet.
1. Pontchartrain Landing
You don’t have to travel very far to get to Pontchartrain Landing, but you’ll feel like you’ve been transported a million miles away. Located less than 15 minutes from the French Quarter, this marina resort has everything you could ask for: a restaurant, a bar, a boat launch, and stunning water views. Bring your RV or rent one of their waterfront villas for a truly relaxing getaway. 6001 France Road, New Orleans, Louisiana 70126.
2. Bayou Segnette State Park
Featuring almost 100 campsites and some truly incredible floating cabins, Bayou Segnete State Park is the perfect place to escape to when you need some peace and quiet. Located over in Westwego, this state park is great for anyone looking to do some fishing, canoeing, hiking, boating, or cool down in their awesome wave pool. 7777 Westbank Expressway, Westwego, LA 70094.
3. Fontainebleau State Park
Hop across the Causeway over to Fontainebleau State Park for a truly relaxing weekend you won’t soon forget. There are multiple RV sites as well as many primitive camping areas, but their waterfront cabins are an absolute must. The sunset views along the lake will mesmerize you! 62883 Hwy. 1089, Mandeville, LA 70448.
4. Fairview-Riverside State Park
Tiny but mighty, this 99-acre state park is just the ticket when you need some peace and quiet. Nestled along the Tchefuncte River, this Madisonville state park offers several primitive and premium campsites, so bring your RV or rough it under the stars in a tent for a delightful experience. 119 Fairview Dr., Madisonville, LA 70447.
5. Bogue Chitto State Park
It may be a bit of a drive, but we promise it’s worth the extra effort. This 1,786-acre state park is a nature lover’s paradise, offering visitors a chance to experience beautiful cypress tupelo swamps, a hardwood forest, rolling hills, and scenic water views. 17049 State Park Blvd, Franklinton, Louisiana 70438.
6. Tickfaw State Park
Nestled along the beautiful Tickfaw River, Tickfaw State Park features something for everyone. Nature enthusiasts will love the miles and miles of nature trails that wind through the park, kids will love the water playground, and fishermen will love dropping their line in the water to see what they can reel in. 27225 Patterson Rd., Springfield, LA 70462.
7. Jude Travel Park
If you’re looking for a quick getaway without having to travel too far, Jude Travel Park is the place to go. This full-service RV park and campground is locally owned and operated and located minutes from the French Quarter, but once you take a dip in their saltwater pool you may never want to leave. 7400 Chef Menteur Hwy., New Orleans, LA 70126.
Where’s your favorite place to escape to when you just need a little peace and quiet? Let us know in the comments below!