January 6-24 2016
1 November 2015
November 12-18, 2015
March 1-14, 2015
We had a site facing the canal with the runway on the other side. The canal had trash. Gravel road into the campground was full of potholes. That's pretty much the only real negatives about this place. We stayed 2 weeks. Sites are cement pads surrounded with clover and grass. Plenty of room between sites. Hookups are in the middle. No trees. Laundry $1, dryer 75 cents, very clean. Also clean restrooms and showers. No off leash dog park but plenty space to walk dogs. Also, there's an off leash park nearby in one of the neighborhoods that we used. Free WiFi was fairly strong during day, not so much at nite. Campground is noisy with planes taking off or idling on runway which is just on the other side of canal. Check in person was very helpful with nice welcome package at check in. They accept UPS and Fedex at park. Exchange and commissary are within walking distance. Park is neat and orderly. Cute base. Would stay here again.
April 16, 2015
Great site. Use the 407 bridge over the canal to bypass the tunnel; straight down DeGaulle. We're returning for an extended stay in June.
April 7-13, 2015
On the advice of a New Orleans Native, we took the General DeGaulle drive (very first exit after crossing the bridge on US-90BUS) until across the Intracoastal Waterway. That avoided the Belle Chasse tunnel which is narrow but passable. With the exception of location, every aspect about this RV Park exceeds the former Navy Annex park in the Algiers neighborhood. The Staff is friendly and responsive. The Base facilities (NEX, Commisary, MWR, Gas Station, Chapel) are nearby. YOU CAN WASH YOUR RIG HERE!!! Base security is among the most polite and professional we have encountered. And, a word about activity in the Big Easy. Do not miss the National WWII Museum. This is an expertly produced testament to and history of the greatest achievement of the Greatest Generation. Plan an entire day there. Bottom Line: We won't look elsewhere for our next stay in New Orleans.
Jan 30, 2015
G.B. left this review using the Directory software: - The coordinates for the park is the park office which is in a strange place in the back of the park. There are no signs to direct to the office.
13 Nov to 28 Nov 2014
We never saw Kenny but Cynthia in the office is very friendly and helpful. They no longer have the weekly rate, it's $20 a day, period. The library on base (we walked there every day that it was open) is wonderful, small, but they said they will be enlarging it soon. Each person with ID card is allowed 5 books and 2 DVDS and there are also books on tape. They have a nice selection of DVDs. There is also a redbox at the smaller NEX (near the bowling center). As stated, no retirees allowed at mess hall BUT they make exceptions for certain holidays so we ate there on Thanksgiving but the food was pretty bad. NEX and commissary is nice. There is also a Walmart not TOO far away and they do have diesel there. Nice info packet given at check-in but just a word of warning--DON'T go to Zydecko's (menu is in info packet) We did and it was TERRIBLE. The campground is very nice. Not even half full while we were there. There are two pull-thrus and we were lucky enough to get one. Be forewarned if you "carry", gate guard asks EVERY TIME you enter whether you have any weapons.
4-10 May 2014
We stayed here for a full 7 days. The campground has large back-in spaces - no pull thru's. The shower/restrooms facility is clean and well-maintained. The staff has enough literature on local things to do, you walk out of the office with information overload. The Wi-fi worked reasonably well - only one evening did we have a "unable to connect" situation. It is set up on the Navy's free on-line system - register with a credit card, but free to use at many Navy bases in the US. The office even provided a survey card for rating the wi-fi service that is submitted to the base commander. TV on antenna worked fairly well - most of the major networks were available. Sprint cell service was adequate. Base Exchange and Commissary are within walking distance. There is a gas station on base--but no diesel fuel available. Dining in mess-hall is not permitted for retirees. Subway on base at the exchange. Also, two grills available at the bowling alley. If we are in the area again, we will stay here. Thanks to Kenny, Joycelyn and Eddie!
May 1-8 2014
Very nice staff there to greet you with a well informative package. The grounds are clean and the sites are level. WIFI works well. The reason for the 4 star rating for amenities is the lack of cable TV. Was able to receive 30 channels with roof antenna. The ITT office is close and has tickets for different tours of New Orleans. I bought a combo ticket for a city tour followed by a paddle boat tour. They don't tell you that the "ticket" that they sell you is a voucher and must be exchanged at the ticket booth located where you board both the bus and the boat. Parking can sometimes be a pain in this area of NO, so my recommendation would be to spend 2 dollars (1 dollar if you have medicare card) and ride the ferry from Algiers Point. The ferry lets you off within easy walking distance (10 minutes) of the ticket booth and the French Quarter.
March 5-9, 2014
This was our third visit to Aviation Arbor over the past 18 months, and Kenny and his staff continue to improve on a very nice park. The orientation package was a great, new perk. WiFi is still a challenge. The GoWiFi connection was so slow that it was essentially useless. The only suggestions for improvement would be to improve WiFi and pave the gravel connecting road to the excellent, concrete pads.
February 14-17, 2014
We enjoyed our 3 day visit. We happened to be here for the first Mardi Gras parade in the French Quarter for this year. Kind of crazy, but no problems. The RV Park wasn't even 50% full, but looks like it will fill up soon for Mardi Gras. Camp host/Manager Kenny has the best attitude and was very helpful. The RV Park was fairly quiet. Although about 10 miles from the Ferry, it's still a convenient location for visiting New Orleans. The New Exchange and Commissary was nice. We used the RV Park laundry for $1 wash and .25 cents dry for 30 minutes. However, the dryers didn't work very well and took an hour to dry our clothes. We'll stay here anytime we're back in the New Orleans area.
1-6 April 2013
Very nice RV park with all the amenities. Fairly level concrete pads, good 30/50 amp elec and good water pressure. Not a lot of lights which helps with sleeping. Kenny, the manager is doing a great job and will give you all the information you need to enjoy your stay in the New Orleans area. About a 30-40 minute drive to the free ferry at Algiers Point. Washer/dryers work great; $1 to wash and .75 to dry. You will need a sticker to get on base. When we arrived they let us go to the park but I had to return the next day for a new sticker (new windshield recently installed). When they say that I-10 and LA 23 are rough, they weren't kidding. Be sure to have chicken at Willie Mae's Scotch House and a Po'boy at Johnny's. I'm glad we came and will return.
March 28 - April 1, 2013
T.L. left this review using the Directory software: - Very nice looking rv park, modern hookups, level concrete pads with gravel roadways. First half of park is for larger rigs. Mostly back in sites.
Jan 28-31, 2013
J.C. left this review using the Directory software: - Nice, clean park. I felt that $20 per night was a good rate, expecially given the proximity of New Orleans. There is a free ferry as was mentioned. It is about a 25 minute drive from the base. Back gate has restricted AM and PM hours. We followed route directions from directory, is one small tunnel (probably 13-14 feet headroom. Route 23 is OK, just slow and congested. We are a 43 foot motorhome with tow.
November 16 - December 4, 2012
Kenny runs a first-class operation. We stayed here in a large 5th wheel and we would definitely stay here, again. The only downsides are the mosquitos (you are in the swamplands of Louisiana, however) and the unpaved (gravel) connecting roads between the large concrete pads. There are only 2 pull-thru sites, but the connections (W/S/E) are top notch. When we stayed there, WiFi was still a work in progress.
Late June 2012
Wonderful, all new sites! Spacious sites with concrete pads and clean, well-maintained grounds. Internet access was still being installed, but otherwise this campground has everything I could have asked for. The bathhouse/laundry facility was clean and well maintained (its new of course) and is a short walk from anywhere in the campground. Kenny was very helpful and informative-the best "host" I've ever dealt with. The campground is about 25 minutes from downtown.
Sep 25 2012
The new park is just past the old one. If it doesn't look new, your in the wrong place. Great place to stay while visiting the surrounding area. About 30 min to the French Quarter. Only complaint, wifi slow as dial up and unusable.
25 April 2012
M.D. left this review using the Directory software:- This is a beautiful campground, and the staff, particularly Kenny, go out of their way to be helpful. To find the campground, after you turn on to Rinard Rd. and go about .75 miles, you will see a campground on your left. This is for permanent party. Continue to, and enter the last (south most) entrance to this campground, then make an immediate right turn, keeping the small green "Aviation Arbor" sign on the PASSENGER side of your vehicle. Continue past the RV dump area, and you will be in the new transient campground. As others have mentioned, the light poles opposite the campsites are a problem for parking some vehicles. It takes a certain amount of space to safely and conveniently park a 30 foot fifth wheel. Many of these sites do not provide that space. Also, while the grass is very well maintained, it contains burrs, so be careful with pets and barefooted people. That said, this is a beautiful, well maintained and managed park, in a very convenient location.
Mar 28, 2012
Great new park, terrific sites with nice concrete slabs. One caution, they have concrete wheel stops on the sites, these are 7" high and the transmission on my Newmar is 6" from the ground after I dump the air. Just watch where you are when you dump the air if you dump the air. I found the directions confusing so, from hwy 90 go south on sr-23, (Belle Chasse hwy)8.3 miles. Turn right just past the Texaco Station onto Russell Dr. This is the main gate entrance. Go 3/4 mile to 4 way stop and turn left onto Rinard Rd. About 3/4 mile you will see a RV park on the left, the new fam-camp is past the old park on the left. I'm not sure if you can stay in the older park, or if we must use the newer park. I did see prices listed in bld #143 for $10 a night and I assume it is the older park prices. The older part was full and only a few rigs in the new area.
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