St. Bernard State Park

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St. Bernard State Park is a great spot to enjoy the outdoors near the city
New Orleans Area

501 St. Bernard Parkway
Braithwaite, LA 70040
United States

Hours of Operation

Site is open daily
 

Gate Opening Times:
Sunday through Thursday

  • open at 7 a.m.
  • close at 9 p.m.

Friday, Saturday and days preceding holidays.

  • open at 7 a.m.
  • close at 10 p.m.

Entrance Station Hours:
Sunday through Thursday

  • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Friday, Saturday and days preceding holidays.

  • 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Admission/Entrance Fees

$2 per person, age 16 and older

$1 per person, age 15 and under

St. Bernard State Park is the ideal spot for visitors who are seeking a family atmosphere and natural experience, as well as for campers who don't want to or cannot stray far from civilization. Many campers consider combining a camping vacation with a touring vacation of the New Orleans area. The Chalmette National Historic Park, Jackson Barracks, and other historic sites and plantation homes are also nearby.

A local family business donated the land for St. Bernard State Park to Louisiana in 1971. Today, St. Bernard State Park provides a much-needed recreation area, as well as relaxing and enjoyable surroundings for anyone wishing to experience a portion of Louisiana's natural beauty.

Located right along the Mississippi River, the park contains a network of man-made lagoons which provides a peaceful, natural setting for relaxation. Woodlands meet wetlands in St. Bernard and the park's nature trail is the perfect way to introduce children to the joy of discovery in nature.

Picnic tables, barbeque grills, restrooms, and a large, covered pavilion complete with a grill are ideal for a family outing. The water playground will delight youngsters and their families all summer long.

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Imagine your next family reunion here
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Imagine your next family reunion here
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There are plenty of safe play spaces for kids at St. Bernard State Park
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There are plenty of safe play spaces for kids at St. Bernard State Park
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Get back to nature, just 20 minutes from downtown New Orleans, with a park stay
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St. Bernard State Park is only 20 minutes from downtown New Orleans
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St. Bernard State Park is only 20 minutes from downtown New Orleans
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A water playground makes the warm summer days more fun
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Campsites offer water and electric hookups

Features

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Camping

A $6 non-refundable fee will be assessed on each reservation transaction made online, via phone, or as a walk-in.

(Campground area map)

51 Improved Campsites

$28/night plus tax, Fri-Sat
$25/night plus tax, Sun-Thurs, Apr-Sept
$20/night plus tax, Sun-Thurs, Oct-Mar

Includes water and electrical hookups
America the Beautiful Senior and Access Passes

Available through the National Park Service.

Holders of the Passes, whose state of residence also honors the America the Beautiful pass, are entitled to a 50% reduction on camping fees at Louisiana State Parks. (Passport holders are allowed one site per passport).

Facilities

A $6 non-refundable fee will be assessed on each reservation transaction made online, via phone, or as a walk-in.

Pavilion

$70/day

Maximum Occupancy of 60 people. *Unit is equipped with electrical and water hookups, and with grills/fire pits.
Other Rates
Use of Personal Golf Carts on State Park Property

$10/cart per day

$100 annual permit availabl

Proof of cart insurance required; must be operated by a licensed driver.

Water Playground

Louisiana State Parks' water playgrounds operate Tuesdays through Sundays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; the facilities will be closed on Mondays for cleaning and maintenance. Please contact the park directly, to confirm that the playground is open or for additional information.

Birding

A Birder's Guide to Louisiana gives directions to over 100 areas for birding throughout the state, includes maps, Louisiana specialties, and contains beautiful photography and checklists of Louisiana birds and other wildlife. The Guide was produced through a partnership between the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area and the American Birding Association.