Whether you are spotting bats with your flashlight on a night hike, discovering rare flora on the banks of the park's fish-filled waters, or exploring secluded stretches of green paradise with your family, there's plenty of exploring to do when you stay in one of the many Bayou Segnette State Park cabins.
Hike for two miles through twittering forest. Visitors of all skill levels will enjoy this hike, which is also suitable for trail running and nature excursions. Dogs are welcome, but must be kept on a leash.
The waterways of Bayou Segnette State Park are both fresh and saltwater, due to the unparalleled location of the park, so close to the mighty Mississippi. You can enjoy both kinds on either a canoe or a kayak, and a so-called canoe hike through the park makes it possible to explore areas inaccessible on land.
Hike through the verdant surroundings of the park on guided tours with the park's Rangers. Walks commence at the park's Nature Center, and focus on local wildlife like Louisiana's bat population and nocturnal animals (on night hikes), and the fascinating flora of the park.
A mere half-hour dive from New Orleans, Bayou Segnette State Park is ideal for family days out. With boating, swimming, and playgrounds waiting in this leafy destination, your family will want to stay through the day to s'mores time around an evening campfire.
Fish for both fresh and saltwater fish in this special location. The park's clear waters are teeming with a plenitude of species, including bream, perch, catfish, bass, and trout. Retire to the picnic area for an enjoyable family meal outdoors, after your fishing trip.
Children go wild for the wave pool at Bayou Segnette State Park. Splash about in the sunshine, from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day (check exact schedules on the park's website).
Throughout the summer, the park hosts specialists in Dutch oven cooking for special demonstrations and sampling sessions. These entertaining, educational presentations are quite popular with families.