Bayou Segnette State Park
Westwego, Louisiana on the Westbank of New Orleans

Things To Do At Bayou Segnette State Park
Boating   Fishing   Camping   Canoeing   Hiking   Picnicing   Playgrounds   Wave Pool

This is a nice State Park that the whole family can enjoy. This is really a great place for fishermen. You can start off fishing in fresh water and then take the water way system to salt water fishing. Many times you will be fishing for bass and end up catching a red fish or trout. You can get to good salt water fishing in about 1/2 hour depending on your boats speed. You can also fish the fresh water ponds in the park.


Entrance at 7777 Westbank Expressway
 

7777 Westbank Expressway, Westwego, LA 70094
504-736-7140 or 888-677-2296 toll free
For reservations, call 1-877-CAMP-N-LA (877-226-7652) toll free.
 

Directions: There are three primary routes to reach the park. (1) From I-10, take I-310 south. Cross the Luling Bridge over the Mississippi River, and exit US 90 east (toward New Orleans). US 90 becomes the Westbank Expressway. As you enter Westwego, look to your right. (2) From I-10 in Metairie, take the Clearviw exit south. Follow Clearview over the Huey P.Long Bridge, to the Westbank Expressway (Business US 90). Again, look to your right off the expressway. (3) From New Orleans, follow I-10 to cross the Greater New Orleans Bridge. Take the first exit onto Business US 90, which is the Westbank Expressway. Follow the expressway for several miles; the park will be on your left. GPS Coordinates: N 29 54.1801, W 90 9.2672.

Hours of Operation: Gates are open 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday through Thursday; entrance station is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.. All park sites close at 10 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and days preceding holidays.

Entrance Fees: $1 per person; Free for Seniors (62 and older) and children age 3 and under

Bayou Segnette Wave Pool: $10 per adult (over 48) per day; $8 per child (under 48) per day. Maximum Capacity of Wave Pool is 100 people, on a first-come, first-served basis.

Bayou Segnette State Park offers the best of everything. 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.

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Layout map of Bayou Segnette State ParkBoth 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.