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
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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 small RV. No space for a tow behind camper, or large RV. Make sure to reserve the "vehicle camping spot" if you don't plan on tent camping. If it is already booked contact me, there is sometimes a second spot available. We have few small shacks, and three campers on the large property too, which are lived in full time. I encourage you to read the reviews to get an idea if the vibe.
Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
5 sites
Up to 14 guests per site
Up to 1 vehicle
2WD Accessible
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Class B RVs, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 20 feet allowed
Back-in site
Surface type: loose-gravel
Surface levelness: flat
Electrical hookup available
No Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, or Class C RVs
Doesn't accommodate slideouts
Hookups: No water, sewage, or TV connection
Generators not allowed
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Laundry present
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

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Paddling

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Lower 9th Wardermelon Camp in Louisiana.

Field
River, stream, or...
Suburban
Wetlands
Farm
Driveway

27 Reviews

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Hipcamper Xavi
Xavi K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
May 19th, 2022

Great place!

Hipcamper Max
Max H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 7)
May 9th, 2022

100% would recommend

Hipcamper Cathy
Cathy W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
April 25th, 2022

James is doing everything right to create an ecologically sustainable space! The tent camping was beautiful. Outdoor shower, composting toilet, nice residents and guests. What could be better?!
I highly recommend staying here and supporting James’ efforts!

Hipcamper Emilie

Great getaway from canal st

Emilie A.
recommends this listing.
(Vehicle Camping Site)
April 23rd, 2022

Very quiet space and welcoming community of people. My canine companion and I had everything we needed. The chickens and fruit trees made the property very enjoyable. There was plenty of space to stretch out and charge up. The locations name in 9th ward is scary to some for sure. The area is quiet from MOST of the city noise and other complaints that come along with that. This is a community living space and not a state run park. You get what you get and you do not pitch a fit, a tent perhaps. I was also very pleased to be offered and gifted a tent from a previous tenant who did not want to carry it along during travels. Great first experience with hip campers

Hipcamper Benton
Benton G.
recommends this listing.
(Vehicle Camping Site)
April 19th, 2022

My partner and I stayed in our van at James's camp for two nights while traveling to New Orleans. All the residents (and chickens and dogs) on the property were super friendly and accommodating, the camp itself had everything that we needed and it was awesome to have someplace safe to park our van while we went and explored the city. Would definitely recommend this camp to anyone and we would stay here again if we're ever in New Orleans.

Hipcamper Benton
Benton G.
recommends this listing.
(Vehicle Camping Site)
April 19th, 2022

Our stay at James's camp was perfect, everyone on the property, including all the animals, were friendly and welcoming, the property itself was well kept and and had everything that we needed. Great location, my partner and I were able to skate to the French Quarter without any issues. We felt safe and had an awesome time!

Hipcamper Tess
Tess J.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Tent Site 1)
April 3rd, 2022

We were expecting a different experience when we arrived, for one an actual spot to put our TT… we backed into the driveway because it was the only spot that was available.
The property has not been maintained and there was stuff and trash everywhere.

Hipcamper Daniel
Daniel P.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
March 22nd, 2022

James was very helpful with showing me around including town options!

Hipcamper Nora

Truly unique experience w/ caveats

Nora F.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Site 5)
March 3rd, 2022

This was truly a unique experience! The campsite is basically someone’s backyard/junkyard with burner vibes, which we loved. The toilet and shower situations were rough to say the least but we knew what we were getting into! The only couple of things to be wary of is that all of our Uber drivers kept telling us that it was a dangerous area and to be careful. We just stayed on the campground and ubered everywhere due to that (it’s not super close to anything either). The other thing was that it was soooo loud at night with construction crews working on a quarry nearby and honking repetitively every 10 min through the night, plus sirens, motorcycles etc. Don’t regret the stay especially for the price during Mardi Gras but good to know what you’re getting into!

Hipcamper James
Response from James, the Host, on March 10th, 2022

Glad you had a good time. Regarding the neighborhood, it is one of the safer neighborhoods in new Orleans. Before Katrina there was much more crime, and it gained a dangerous reputation, but it has changed a lot since then, the reputation is outdated. The industry on the other side of the canal can sometimes be loud. True dat

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Awards

Best in 2021 Louisiana
Finalist
Property
Lower 9th Wardermelon
State
Louisiana
Country
United States
$29/night
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