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7 Reasons Why You Need to Go Camping In New Orleans

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September 7, 2023

New Orleans is a unique melting pot of culture, music, and food. Well known for its spectacular nightlife, delicious, spicy food, beautiful architecture, and epic festivals, this vibrant city has a little something for everyone.

Camping in New Orleans is the perfect way to immerse yourself in this fascinating city. Jude Travel Park is located just 5 miles from the French Quarter and offers a full line of amenities. As Native New Orleanians, the friendly campground staff can direct you to all of the most popular sites, restaurants, and local hot spots.

Here are 7 reasons why camping in New Orleans is an experience you won’t soon forget.

1. Canoe or Kayak Down a Lazy Bayou

Canoe pic

Explore the bayou by canoe or kayak. Sit back, relax, take in the wildlife, and enjoy the natural beauty of New Orleans from the water.

2. Fill Your Belly With Delicious Crawfish


Pack up the family and head to Jude Travel Park this Easter for their annual crawfish boil.

3. Discover the Mighty Mississippi

Hop aboard the Natchez Steamboat and enjoy the thrill of riding an original paddle wheel down the Mississippi. During your tour unwind with live jazz, mouthwatering food, and classic New Orleans hospitality.

4. Discover Spooky History and Unique Tombs at a Cemetery

New Orleans Cemetary

Dive into New Orlean’s past on a walking tour of one of the cities cemeteries. Don’t miss St.Louis Cemetery #1, home to the Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau’s grave and the most haunted cemetery in Louisiana!

5. Explore the Mysterious Swamp

Louisiana Swamps

New Orlean’s has an abundance of daily swamp tours. Hop on an airboat and keep your eye out for alligators, snakes, turtles, egrets, and ibises as you travel through moss-draped cypresses and tupelo-gum trees. If you’re feeling adventurous, take an otherworldly night tour!

6. Take a Refreshing Dip


After a long day of touring and adventure, enjoy a refreshing dip in the saltwater pool at Jude Travel Park!

7. Take a Magical Carriage Ride at Historic Jackson Square

Located in the French Quarter, Jackson Square is a must-see in New Orleans. Check out St.Louis Cathedral, grab a coffee and people watch, or take a carriage ride.

Immerse Yourself in New Orleans at Jude Travel Park

If you want to learn more about the history of New Orleans, visit the historic Garden District, the French Quarter, or one of the many plantations located near Jude Travel Park. Some of the best shopping can be found on Magazine Street via the street cars, the French Market in the French Quarter, and the Riverwalk.

Jude Travel Park makes it easy to buy tickets for all of the above tours and they’re always happy to point you in the right direction or suggest a new adventure.


Ready to plan your trip to this Oasis in the city? Visit Jude Travel Park on Camp Native and book your reservation today!

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