The park was under 12 to 18 feet of water during Katrina and has been restored with new electrical hookups, grills, fire rings, and tables. It is on a bayou and we shared a site with a 6 foot alligator. There were no problems with campers leaving unattended pets outside. New Orleans is only 18 miles away down a pretty state highway that parallels the river, goes through pasture land, oak canopies, refineries, and the lower ninth ward.
Sites are a little crowded but the local campers are always friendly and we come away with new friends each time we camp here. The campground land was donated by a wealthy New Orleans businessman and his home, which was built in the late 1800s, is open for free guided tours. The park is also an easy 45 minute drive into New Orleans.
If you just need a place to park close to the French Quarter, this is a good secure friendly park. It's not a place with a campground atmosphere. It has very easy access from I-10. We have stayed twice but the hot tub wasn't hot either time. If you're not familiar with New Orleans the staff will give you all the direction you need to experience the city.
The park is in the flood plain of the Pearl river which means commercial development is a mile away. It has easy access from I-55. A new office is being built and hopefully a new gate will be wider than the present one which requires some skill to miss with a big rig. We always enjoy camping here in the swamp within the city.