Hipcamp host James S.,
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Our "camp" is located in the City of New Orleans, just a short bike ride away from all the festivities, mardi gras parades, bars, etc. We have an outdoor shower, outdoor kitchen area, outhouse, electricity, running water, and some boats you can borrow to explore the surrounding wetlands. There are plenty of spaces for tents, and one space available for a van/truck camper or a
Our "camp" is located in the City of New Orleans, just a short bike ride away from all the festivities, mardi gras parades, bars, etc. We have an outdoor shower, outdoor kitchen area, outhouse, electricity, running water, and some boats you can borrow to explore the surrounding wetlands. There are plenty of spaces for tents, and one space available for a van/truck camper or a small RV. No space for a tow behind camper, or large RV. We have few small shacks, and three campers on the large property too, which are lived in full time.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers
4 sites
Up to 14 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
Laundry present
No wifi
Have a question? Send James a message!
  • Check in: After 9AM
  • Check out: Before 6PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.



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Hipcamper Ranendra
Ranendra M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 14th, 2021

Really hip. travelled back in time. His place feels like houses in terais of nepal with banana trees and chickens. James is a chill and laidback guy too. Stop and go great spot

Hipcamper Desiree

An amazing place with easy access!

Desiree C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 9th, 2021

Absolutely amazing place!!! Everyone was friendly, the space had everything you needed in terms of camping, water, electricity, some shade, and a quiet neighborhood. The Lower 9th Wadermelon made visiting New Orleans an option at such an affordable. Cans to Frenchmen street ranged from $11-$32 depending on weekday/weekend. It’s also about a 12-15 minute drive from the place. Highly recommend!!

Hipcamper Robert
Robert H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 3rd, 2021

This plces is awsome and close to the french quarter.
12 minutes to be exact

Hipcamper Rhodes

Pleasantly surprised :)

Rhodes T.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 2nd, 2021

This was incredibly diverse and inclusive space! All of the permanent residents were very friendly as were some of the hipcampers I stayed with.
I got recommendations of where to go as well as some insight into the nightlife in New Orleans, would definitely stay again.
it might not be as private as some would like but everyone was very open and welcoming.

Hipcamper Anu

Strong urine smell, loud all night

Anu A.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 27th, 2021

Going to preface by saying I like camping/backpacking. I don't mind pooping and peeing outdoors for weeks on end and carrying out my waste. I think compostable toilets are great, and have set up one. All the normal grossness of camping is fine.

This place was a disgusting horrible stay. I have never left a review this scathing.

We never met the host, and we're sent instructions to camp beyond the "compostable toilet." Yeah, it didn't compost or look like anyone kept it in check. So the patch of camping (15 by 15 feet but willed with piles of tree debris) smelled awful.

The compostable toilet tells you to not pee there but to pee in the pee buckey, but there is no 'pee bucket's anymore. We were told by the host via SMS to pee anywhere. This is when it's worth stating that there are five single dudes who live on this 50ft by 50ft property. So there is ZERO privacy. In the dead of night it felt safer to have gone outside the house and pee across the street than it did to pee in that property. Like literally no privacy. The best place within the camp grounds is near the tents with the shield between you and the other tenants being the tent. So unsurprisingly that's where people pee. The entire campsite smells like urine. Like a particularly bad subway toilet. The humidity doesn't help.

Never found the running water that was potable. But one sink was clogged with dirt and the other sink had a tub of water collecting mosquitoes underneath and dirty dishes in the sink. The campsite is filled with mosquitos, and we needed a fire to keep them at bay. If you walk to anywhere on the prompt that is not the campsite, the mosquitos are better.

PART 3: NOISE: dogs all night long, power tools and shattering beer bottles

The neighbors dogs start barking at 2am and do not stop for two hours each night we were there. You've been warned. The dude who lives in the far side from the entrance likes to watch really loud action movies (like movie theater loud), play video games, and shatter beer bottles outside and then go pee near the campsite (there's a pallet mural five feet away from where you'll be camping).

The second night also featured powertools (there's a proper woodshop set up under the house on stilts) for an hour that did not overlap with the dogs barking. I don't think I slept either night. Nola had people sleeping in public parks and I envied them and strongly considered joining.

PART 4: Residents
Besides the beer bottle shatterer and the dude who peed like five feet from the tent, they seemed reasonable and stayed to themselves. We had one guy suddenly invite himself over and tell us chicken jokes and suddenly leave -- odd but nice.

Hipcamper Vandarith
Vandarith T.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 19th, 2021

It was a very pleasant stay. James was an amiable host. Filtered water was available. Nice outdoor shower. The people who live in the trailers are very cordial and helpful. The French quarters is an hour away by public transportation with a little bit of walking. Public transportation runs 24 hours so you don't have to worry about having a late night out at the bar.
Definitely would recommend it if you like camping out.

Hipcamper Stephen
Stephen S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 5th, 2021

Peaceful location, nice host.

Hipcamper Joanna

Delicious wandermelon

Joanna M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 30th, 2021

Truly thankful for my time. A real welcoming loving accepting crew. Creative space with cute doggos ta boot. Love to all.

Hipcamper Amanda
Amanda M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 31st, 2021

This is a very cool spot to stay if you're passing through NOLA with a camper van or a tent set up. Just know before you go: you're not just the guest of one host, but of the community who live full-time on the property (about 5 families/couples/units when we stayed). Everyone we met was super kind and generous to show us around and give us recommendations for town. With the shower and toilet being communal, there's little privacy. For the ladies, there is a pee shack with a great little sawdust toilet seat setup, but when we stayed, it looked like it had been in disuse for a while, based on the spiders. That's the other "know before you go": this spot is right next to the levee, very low and very grassy. There are plenty of 6 and 8 legged creatures sharing the space too, especially when it rains (particularly the blood sucking variety). But if you can hang with skeeters and peeing outside, the payoff of cool people in a really artsy space is well worth it. Book!

Resident gardensThe pee shack!Compost outhouse rules.Front of house.


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