A few days back we left the wonderful Bay Breeze RV park in Alabama, with more than one of the seasonal residents taking the time to come say good-bye, though they had known us less than three days. One couple even brought us a departing gift of local gouda cheese Sweet Home Farm. This gesture reinforced our belief that Bay Breeze is one of those truly special RV parks that we simply must come back to when our travels take us to the region. We swung north towards Mobile in order to cross the bay and then west a couple of hours into Mississippi for a two night stop.
Davis Bayou, Gulf Islands National Seashore, MS: $22 night for a spacious site with 50 amp electric and water hook ups, clean bath houses, fire pits, a very nice welcome/nature center and walking paths. The ride in on wide well paved roads is quite easy, even for the big rigs, and all of the sites were paved. That said, a number of the RV spots were oddly uneven, particularly in front to back pitch if not side to side roll. We saw one motorhome that had gone through a bit of difficulty to achieve a level floor, having had to put their front leveling jacks up on a series of 4″x4″ blocks and then extend them all out. While biking and easy trail hiking was nice, this was little more than a stopover for us, particularly since without a tow vehicle nothing was close enough to visit outside of the park.
Bayou Segnette State Park, LA: Simply fantastic. Just like the Mississippi park above, this one was only $22 a night, but also included free laundry machines (very rare) and sometimes sorta working park wide wifi. If you have transport, this is an ideal location to visit NOLA, as you can take your ride up to Algiers Point, park in public transportation there, and for $2 a person take the ferry across right to the French Quarter landing. This will save you untold misery trying to drive and park in downtown New Orleans. If you don’t have a tow vehicle or friends to drive you around, this is still a very nice park and one of the best values we have come across, and in the summer includes a pool and water park as well.