During our recent spring break road trip, we camped at the New Orleans West KOA Campground. KOA campgrounds tend to be a little more expensive than camping in state parks, but you get some nice perks for your extra dollars.
First of all, the staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Our van broke down while we were pulling in to the campground and they were very nice. One of the gentlemen who wasn’t even on duty got a golf cart and helped us get all our our gear to our campsite. And the others helped us call a tow truck and get assistance for us. And the staff was very knowledgeable about driving around the area and the best way to get from here to there, which is important in New Orleans which isn’t always easy to navigate.
Our campsite was a little cramped for tent camping, but we managed to pitch two tents. All of the sites are water/electric sites. Free wi-fi was available. They also run a shuttle to the French Quarter every day.
The office/store had a pot of coffee available, which my husband appreciated. We also purchased our ice there. And they were handing out Mardi Gras beads which my little guys liked. The bathrooms and showers were well kept and spotless.
They had a small playground. My boys made good use of the tether ball. They also have a pool.
There are no grills here, so bring your stove or grill. Or just find a local park if you want to cook something.
I would definitely recommend this campground. The neighborhood felt very safe and it was definitely a more economical way for the six of us to visit New Orleans than staying in a hotel.
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