Just a thirty-minute drive across the Mississippi River from New Orleans, a multitude of recreational opportunities awaits visitors of all ages — boating, fishing, camping, canoeing, hiking, picnicking, playgrounds and, of course, swimming in the wave pool, as well as an ecosystem that offers you the chance to spot plants, trees and wildlife from both swamps and marshland. Both salt and freshwater fishing are available because of the park’s unique location. From the boat launch, you may explore many areas not readily accessible by overland routes. Catches of bass, catfish, bream, perch, redfish and trout are common in the area. On land, picnic areas are available for the whole family, and the playgrounds will delight the children. Group shelters are also a perfect spot for large groups to gather. After you have splashed the day away in Bayou Segnette’s popular wave pool or skipped across any one of the adjacent waterways by boat, you will be glad you took the time to sit back and watch nature at play–for the wildlife is abundant and the vegetation worth closer study.
HOURS OF OPERATION
Site is open daily.
Gate Opening Times:
Sunday through Thursday: open at 6 a.m. – close at 9 p.m.
Friday, Saturday and days preceding holidays: open at 6 a.m. – close at 10 p.m.
Entrance Station Hours:
Sunday through Thursday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday, Saturday and days preceding holidays: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Entrance Fees: $3 per person. Free for seniors (62 & older), Free for children (3 & under)
A $6 non-refundable fee will be assessed on each reservation transaction made online, via phone, or as a walk-in.
Cabins/Lodges/Group Camp: Basic cookware, cooking utensils, dinnerware, silverware, towels and linens are provided. Bring your own food and personal supplies; group camp visitors will also need to bring their own dishes, silverware, paper products, bathroom tissue, towels and linens. (click here for facility layouts)
|Deluxe Cabins||$150/night plus tax, Sun-Thurs|
$175/night plus tax, Fri-Sat
|16 available, 2 are ADA compliant; sleeps up to 8 people with 1 queen bed, 2 bunk beds and 1 sofa sleeper.|
|Group Camp||$600/night||Includes dining hall/kitchen and 2 dormitories, sleeping up to 80 people.|
|Pavilions||$50 per day|
$70 per day
|5 available; Maximum Occupancy of 40 people, each.|
2 available; Maximum Occupancy of 60 people, each.
|98 Premium Campsites (all prime location sites, with water and electrical hookup)|
(map of sites 1-17,20-21,97) (map of sites 22-54,98) (map of sites 55-77,99) (map of sites 78-95)
|$33/night plus tax, Fri-Sat|
$30/night plus tax, Sun-Thurs, Apr-Sept
$25/night plus tax , Sun-Thurs, Oct-Mar
|America the Beautiful Senior and Access Passes (formerly Golden Age & Golden Access Passports) (Available through the National Park Service. Click here for more information)|
Holders of the Passes, whose state of residence also honors the America the Beautiful pass, are entitled to a 50% reduction on camping fees at Louisiana State Parks. (Passport holders are allowed one site per passport).
- Pool complex entrance fee (in addition to the park entrance fee): $13/adult, $10/child (under 4 ft.)
- Pools are open Memorial Day weekend to August 1 and closed Monday-Wednesday for maintenance, except for holiday Mondays. When pools are open on a holiday Monday, the pools will be closed for maintenance on the Tuesday-Thursday following the holiday Monday.
- From August 1 through Labor Day, pools will be open on modified schedules. Please check with the individual parks for specific days and hours of operation. All pool schedules are subject to change.
A Birder’s Guide to Louisiana gives directions to over 100 areas for birding throughout the state, includes maps, Louisiana specialties, and contains beautiful photography and checklists of Louisiana birds and other wildlife. The Guide was produced through a partnership between the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area and the American Birding Association.