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Camping Tricks & Tips New Orleans LA

Before you venture out, consider this list of camping tips that will enhance your experience. As the warm weather rolls around, camping excursions are planned, tents are being aired out, and campers everywhere are itching to set out for the wilderness once again. This season promises to be a busy one, with more campers and RVers roaming the country’s campgrounds than ever before. But before you venture out, consider this list of camping tips that will enhance your experience.

French Quarter RV Resort*
(504) 586-3000
500 N Claiborne Ave
New Orleans, LA
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Control Access Gate, Escort to Site, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Ice, Patios, Laundry
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Pool, Hot Tub, Planned Group Activities, Golf Nearby, Local Tours

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Riverboat RV Park*
(504) 246-2628
6232 Chef Menteur Hwy
New Orleans, LA
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Control Access Gate, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Laundry
Recreation
Pool, Local Tours

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Jude Travel Park of New Orleans*
(800) 523-2196
7400 Chef Menteur Hwy
New Orleans, LA
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Control Access Gate, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Laundry
Recreation
Pool

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MILITARY PARK (New Orleans NAS Travel Camp)
(504) 678-3142
Belle Chasse, LA
Campground Availability
Campground has been closed. thru 0-Jan
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Laundry
Recreation
Pool

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Saint Bernard State Park
(888) 677-7823
Violet, LA
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Control Access Gate, Partial Handicap Access, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Laundry
Recreation
Pavilion, Pool, Playground, Hiking Trails, REC Open to Public

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Pontchartrain Landing
(504) 286-8155
New Orleans, LA
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Escort to Site, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Patios, Laundry, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Pool, Hot Tub, Boating, River Fishing, Golf Nearby, Local Tours

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Mardi Gras RV Park & Red Carpet Inn & Suites
(800) 290-0085
New Orleans, LA
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Control Access Gate, Accomodates Big Rigs, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Ice, Laundry, Grocery

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Bayou Segnette State Park
(888) 677-2296
Westwego, LA
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Control Access Gate, Family Camp, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Wood, Laundry
Recreation
Pool, Boating, Canoeing, Saltwater Fishing, River Fishing, Stream Fishing, Playground, Golf Nearby, Hiking Trails, REC Open to Public

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KOA-New Orleans West
(504) 467-1792
New Orleans, LA
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Escort to Site, Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Ice, Laundry, Grocery, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Pool, Playground, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Local Tours

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Fanz RV Park*
(504) 682-4900
2100 West Fanz Rd
St. Bernard, LA
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
RV Storage
Recreation
River Swimming, Boating, River Fishing, Fishing Supplies

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Camping Tricks & Tips

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Camping Tricks & Tips


By Anne Peterson

As the warm weather rolls around, camping excursions are planned, tents are being aired out, and campers everywhere are itching to set out for the wilderness once again. This season promises to be a busy one, with more campers and RVers roaming the country’s campgrounds than ever before. But before you venture out, consider this list of camping tips that will enhance your experience.

• Drink plenty of water when camping in high altitudes (over 7,000 feet). Three to five quarts a day will prevent dehydration and high altitude sickness, which cause headaches, nausea and muscle cramps, and makes you susceptible to hypothermia and frostbite. Not a fun way to spend a vacation.

• Discard all the plastic and cardboard packaging your food comes in. Instead, use clear plastic bags that can be tied in a knot at the top, and mark them with indelible marker so you know what is inside. This method drastically cuts down on trash accumulation and the bags can be reused for other things, like collecting blueberries for blueberry pancakes.

• Build your campfire away from tree and underbrush root systems. You might never guess, but these can also catch on fire. Believe me, a good night’s sleep is far better than spending the wee hours putting out a root fire.

• Only when you can sift your fingers through the ashes of your fire can you be sure that it is truly out.

• Use a pine cone or a handful of sand to scrub your dishes clean. That way you are not always searching for the dirty, smelly pot scrubby.

• Fill your water bottle with boiling hot water, wrap it in a towel, and put it in your sleeping bag a few minutes before you climb in. This makes for cozy sleeping quarters.

• If you really can’t seem to warm up, and you and your campmate’s sleeping bags are the same brand, zip the bags together to make one bag and cuddle up close. Nothing beats this method on a chilly night.

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