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Thinking about heading sown to New Orleans shortly. I want a nice place close to the French Quarter, but the French Quarter RV Resort is over $90/night. That leaves less money for gumbo and Po Boys. Has anyone stayed at Ponchartrain Landing or have other suggestions?

 

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I haven't been to NOLA before,but thanks for reminding me to make reservations for our 20th anniversary. Just got off the phone with French Quarter resort, mission accomplished.

After reading a few pages of reviews for NOLA RV parks, Poncchartrain Landing is #2 in the ratings. All others were either in bad neighborhoods, or 20 minutes or more from the French Quarter. I would rather spend the money and stay within walking distance to the FQ, than fight the traffic.

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We always stay at one of the State Parks on the North Shore (bit of a commute) or Bayou Segnette on the west bank which is very economical and you can jump on the west bank expressway and drive to the (free) ferry in Algiers, leave your car on the west bank and the ferry drops you off at the foot of Canal Street. There is a parking charge ($10???) in Algiers but it would be even more in NOLA if you can find a spot.

 

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Last spring we stopped in NO on our way out west.....Getting off I-10 to go to the Joint Base was a total nightmare then getting back to the interstate was equally as bad. The roads were poorly marked and towing a 5th wheel on increased the anxiety......

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We've been advised by more than a few folks to be off the streets by dark .

 

Just walk with other folks and you'll be fine. The local scum target singles or couples. Be aware of your surroundings like in any other city, stay near lighted areas, etc.

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Just walk with other folks and you'll be fine. The local scum target singles or couples. Be aware of your surroundings like in any other city, stay near lighted areas, etc.

 

That's all good and well ... We simply stay away from places like that .

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Last spring we stopped in NO on our way out west.....Getting off I-10 to go to the Joint Base was a total nightmare then getting back to the interstate was equally as bad. The roads were poorly marked and towing a 5th wheel on increased the anxiety......

That driving experience is exactly why I decided not to stay there. You are not the first I've read saying the same thing. I've read that on a good day it's a 20 minute drive to the french quarter from there.

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In January we stayed at Bayou Segnette SP. It took about 20-25 minutes to drive to the free passenger ferry in Algiers. Parking was $5 for all day. I understand the parking price is variable for special occasions though. The state park was very nice.

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