Aviation Arbor RV Park

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Aviation Arbor RV Park

Location

Installation
New Orleans Joint Reserve Base, Belle Chase, LA
GPS Coordinates
29.8201, -90.0208
Location Information
New Orleans, LA

Directions

Directions
From I-10, either W or E, exit onto Business US-90, towards the WestBank. Take the SR-23/SR-18 exit and go left onto SR-23 which turns fro Lafayette St into Bella Chase Hwy. It's about 8.5 miles from Bus US-90 to the base entrance on the right. Go through the main gate (large RV's are okay) to the 4 way stop. Turn left and drive until you see the Aviation Arbor sign on left. Turn in and stay right, going past the old RV park. Check-in is at the campground office. by site 11. ---- There are several high steep bridges and a low tunnel on SR-23 (13'7" clearance).

Contact Information

Phone Number
(504) 678-3500
Mailing Address
Aviation Arbor RV Park, Bldg. 579A, 400 Russell Ave., Belle Chasse, La. 70037

Campground Information

Authorized Users
Active, National Guard, Reservists, Retired, 100% DAV, DoD civilians.
Season
Year round.
Reservations
Reservations are accepted. First night must be paid in advance. Retired and DOD can make reservations up to 6 months in advance.
Internet Access
Free WiFi available in the RV Park.
Mail Forwarding
Personal mail can be sent to the campground office at: Aviation Arbor RV Park, Your Name, Bldg. 579A, 400 Russell Ave., Belle Chasse, La. 70037
Pet Information
Pets are allowed with usual leash and clean-up rules. Dog walk area.
Campground Information
30 day stay limit then out for 72 hours before returning.
Big Rig Friendly?
Yes
Facilities
Outdoor Recreation Rentals, Paintball, Bowling, Skeet, Archery, Auto Hobby, ITT
Amenities
  • Dump, Sewer
  • Water
  • Electric
  • Laundry
  • Showers
  • Gas
  • Commissary
  • Exchange
  • Fitness Center
  • Shoppete
  • Class VI

Site Information

Type of site
Spaces
Hook-ups
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
RV Sites
45
W/20,30,50A/S
$18
$126
$405

Other Information

Firearms Policy
Not allowed on base.
Weather Information

The only remaining military campground in the New Orleans area. Nice, new RV sites with concrete pads.

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Nov 14-21, 2016

First visit to the Park, no problems coming in the gate. The exit was under construction and was a mess while I was there. The campground was about 1/3 full. The only negative thing was the construction next door, they are building and new BEQ and they start working at daylight! Its all part of the base growing so take it for what it is, its not a reason not to stay. The fire ants were on the move and when I went to the office and ask for stuff to put on the mounds, they said they would have to put in a trouble call and it could be up to 3 days...oh well don't wear flip flops in the grass.. The laundry room is awesome and the weekly rate is hard to beat. As long as I have friends stationed there I will be back! 

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March 10, 2017

FYI this park only accepts reservations 6 months out for Retired and DOD civilians.

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Feb. 3 to Mar. 4, 2017

Love to visit this place and usually come during Mardi Gras and for the first time this place is packed so I am happy to see it is becoming popular. The road was not paved since our last visit but they are filling the potholes with dirt and rocks so it is helpful. Numerous buildings and construction projects going on and word has it a fence will be along the flight line beyond the small creek in the RV park. ITT moved into the MWR building from the small trailer they had last year and the negotiated rates they have are better than last year. Do not use showers and laundry but they are always clean and in working order. The sewer and water lines here are also less than 4' apart so it may be the standard for FamCamps. 

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21-22 Oct 2016

Stayed there in a 32'Class C pulling a 16 foot trike trailer. Plenty of room at the site, easy hook ups with a nice pedestal for each site. Friendly helpful staff, close to commissary and exchange and not far from the Algiers ferry to NO. Would definitely stay there again when in the area. Only negative is that there are only 2 pull through spots.

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May 6-7 2016

This was a nice surprise close to N.O. We made a quick weekend trip & thoroughly enjoyed staying here. Very well kept. Staff was friendly, efficient, & helpful. Bath house was clean. Lawn was immaculate. The NEX was great. Will definitely come here again!

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January 6-24 2016

When driving in, take I-10 to Business US 90 to exit 9B 428E General De Gaulle drive.  Take it until it becomes 407, then merge onto 406 towards Belle Chase Highway.  The other route listed takes you down 23/Belle Chase Highway which is very bumpy and has a narrow tunnel which is passable at 13'7", but I strongly recommend taking the alternate route. The campground is very clean, well laid out and easy to maneuver around.  All utilities were very good, no cable but plenty of channels to pick up over the air.  Nice paved, level sites with plenty of grass between each, very roomy.  Wifi was solid and laundry room has three washers at $1.00 and six dryers at $.75 for 30 minutes. The biggest complaint is about the information given by the office.  Other reviews raved about Kenny in the office giving tons of information about New Orleans including the ferry, places to park and many other things.  We arrived and the girl checking us in, while was nice, had to keep asking other people in the office about the things listed above and really knew nothing about the area.  We arrived late in the day and were given the welcome packet and essentially told all the information we needed was listed in the packet.  None of the information in it was correct.  The ferry address and hours was incorrect, the tours and prices listed for the ITT was also wrong.  When checking with the ITT office, they stated the contract for 2016 hadn't been completed yet so many tours were not even available.  I was amazed by this considering we were there during the Mardi Gras season.  On top of everything I was called back to the office because at check in I was not charged the correct amount for the stay.  I can understand one mistake in the office, but with all the misinformation and the payment mistake it makes it tough to go higher than bad on service. The commissary and exchange were fine, not the largest, but had most of what we needed for a two and a half week stay.  Outside of the service the park is great.  Nothing to do in the immediate area, so you will drive at least 30 minutes for something to do, including off base shopping at Walmart. You will hear Coast Guard helicopters frequently since the pad is just behind the campground.  Jet noise itself was occasional.

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Dec 17-22. 2015

We did not stay at the campground during the day as my father in law lives in New Orleans and had a lot for us to do during the day preparing for Christmas at his house. The folder of information the office gave us was unexpected and appreciated. There were hardly any campers in the rear of the park, which was nice, however the soggy grass and wet rock roads was horrible to walk our dogs. Every couple of feet was a huge ant pile. But other than that, it was a quiet place to sleep. We missed the cadence and other sounds of a base since my husband medically retired in 2013.

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Nov. 9th to Dec. 8th, 2015

Our fourth time here and once again it is at the top of our go to military RV parks. Each day a bus comes in fully loaded to the processing center with new recruits and the looks on some of their faces is priceless, some appear glazed while others are all pumped up. This base is upgrading the mess hall next year and some chatter about allowing retirees to eat there. Kenny feels strongly the roads will be done next year so that is good news. Not sure why the park is not used more in the winter as the weather is great here and so much to do in the area. If you visit here be sure to explore the grocery stores called Rouses, Belestra and Digornac as they offer some of the best local foods you can find near Belle Chasse and Metarie. Will we back next winter, absolutely and if possible will stay again for Mardi Gras. Only negative about New Orleans is night time visits could put you in danger as crime is high!

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1 November 2015

This campground is outstanding and the staff are wonderful, but the base Security program leaves a lot to be desired.  We stayed here during the time my Great Niece was getting married in New Orleans, and due to this I had my Brother-in-Law and family stay with us as guest.  Big mistake, not sure if every base handles their guest the same as this base but what a HUGE pain in the rear this was.  We had to go to the Pass & ID office daily for a vehicle pass for their RV which took sometimes up to 3 hours waiting in line.  Then when my wife and I were getting ready to leave Security couldn't find my weapon that had been checked into the Armory.  Finally after a 2 hour delay they found the weapon. My big complaint about the security dept. is in relation to policy every person you talk with gives you a different policy.  And what is sad is after talking to a few other campers it was shown to us as to how easy it is to circumvent their security system in reference to bring guest on board the base, very poorly done all it does is make things hard on those who try and follow the rules, and easy for those who don't.

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November 12-18, 2015

This was our fourth visit to Aviation Arbor in the past three years.  Kenny McCune, the manager, and his staff are unsurpassed in hospitality.  The concrete pads are wide and level and the hookups are excellent.  The nice commissary and NEX are within walking distance and this park gives you great access to the French Quarter via the Algiers ferry ($2 per person, one way).  There is recycling on site (minus glass).  This RV park is overwhelmingly positive but there are a few negatives.  It has gravel access roads that are dusty when dry and messy when wet.  Reportedly, these roads are going to be asphalted in the near future.  The GoWiFi internet access was not working the first five days of our stay.  When it was finally fixed, it worked very well.  According to Kenny, they have had ongoing issues with GoWiFi.  One word of warning, you are in southern wetlands so be prepared for voracious mosquitoes at dusk.

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Sept 30-Oct 3 2015

Best kept military RV park on the planet?, could very well be. We have stayed in military RV parks from Seward Alaska to Hanscom Field, and many in between. This is a great place to stay and such a good idea to have New Orleans next door.

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October 19-26 2015

This is one of the finest military parks that we have been fortunate to use. The site concrete pads are large enough to accommodate 43 to 45 foot Class A's or large 5th Wheels. Access to utilities (W/S/E) is convenient and somewhat to the rear of the pads on most sites. Most are back-in with only one pull-through. Staff was friendly and very helpful and provided a wealth of information about the area. If you are going downtown during the day, use the Algiers Ferry and save yourself the hassle of downtown parking. For the New Orleans area, there is no better value to be found. While we were here night aircraft ops were non-existent making for very peaceful evenings. It may just be the time of year, but there were lots of space availability during the week when we were there. Truly a hidden jewel.

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Sept 24-27, 2015

First let say the staff were great in assisting you with information of the surrounding area and especially for downtown parking and getting around. This park is a hidden treasure as for a Fam-Camps for the price. Free WiFi, cheap laundry, clean restrooms, clean and level cement pads. Yes the road has a few potholes but I've worst and yes there is noise from the jets but what would expect staying on base that has airplanes. The NEX and commissary are great, the biggest one I've seen on many of the Navy bases. I would come back and stay longer and tell my friends that they need to plan on staying here.

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March 1-14, 2015

We had a site facing the canal with the runway on the other side. The canal had trash. Gravel road into the campground was full of potholes. That's pretty much the only real negatives about this place. We stayed 2 weeks. Sites are cement pads surrounded with clover and grass. Plenty of room between sites. Hookups are in the middle. No trees. Laundry $1, dryer 75 cents, very clean. Also clean restrooms and showers. No off leash dog park but plenty space to walk dogs. Also, there's an off leash park nearby in one of the neighborhoods that we used. Free WiFi was fairly strong during day, not so much at nite. Campground is noisy with planes taking off or idling on runway which is just on the other side of canal. Check in person was very helpful with nice welcome package at check in. They accept UPS and Fedex at park. Exchange and commissary are within walking distance. Park is neat and orderly. Cute base. Would stay here again.

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10 Oct 2010

I witnessed this park being built as I lived across the street in the military housing units. The concrete pads are a welcomed addition to the new campground. I found the old campground did not have working laundry machines or good drainage. With daily rain storms it necessary to find a good dry site anywhere in New Orleans. Make sure you lock up your bicycles when you leave your site, my son's was stolen after leaving it out overnite.

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April 16, 2015

Great site. Use the 407 bridge over the canal to bypass the tunnel; straight down DeGaulle. We're returning for an extended stay in June.

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April 7-13, 2015

On the advice of a New Orleans Native, we took the General DeGaulle drive (very first exit after crossing the bridge on US-90BUS) until across the Intracoastal Waterway. That avoided the Belle Chasse tunnel which is narrow but passable. With the exception of location, every aspect about this RV Park exceeds the former Navy Annex park in the Algiers neighborhood. The Staff is friendly and responsive. The Base facilities (NEX, Commisary, MWR, Gas Station, Chapel) are nearby. YOU CAN WASH YOUR RIG HERE!!! Base security is among the most polite and professional we have encountered. And, a word about activity in the Big Easy. Do not miss the National WWII Museum. This is an expertly produced testament to and history of the greatest achievement of the Greatest Generation. Plan an entire day there. Bottom Line: We won't look elsewhere for our next stay in New Orleans.

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April 2015

Please be advised, the directions here are incorrect! It took us 2 hours to find this base!!! The directions state that you should take (sr23/ exit 18) this is WRONG, exit 18 does not exist!!! (Editors note: the directions state to take the SR23/18 exit - not exit 18. Directions have been updated to state to take the SR23/SR18 exit). Once you get onto the business 90 toward West Bank, the exit starts at 12 and goes down. New Orleans is the worst place to get lost in if you have a large rig, we have a 35ft class A pulling a car and the streets in town are very small. The truth is you need to take exit 7 called Laffette, then take a left under the bridge onto the SR23, not 18! I almost diddnt go to this RV park due to the comments about "very very rough roads" but this is also false information, NONE of the roads going to this base are even close to being "rough". They were very flat and smooth roads just like highway 10. In downtown New Orleans there are a few places that's a little rough but no where near the base. Aside from that that base was small but nice, wifi was very slow and I always got kicked off and had to login again, kinda like dial-up.

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Mar 19 - 23, 2015

If I had any complaints, it would be the city roads. Plan on them being very very very rough. The base is beautiful and the park really nice. WiFi is great and we toured NO but we took the Ferry and that was a great way to go. $1 each way and parking $5. Took the trolley and you get unlimited on/off for $3. Bourbon street was very disappointion because of the awful smell but French Qurther interestion and historic. Enjoy the entire experence and the base is a 10. Navy did a a great job and office staff very very helpful.

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Jan 30, 2015

G.B. left this review using the Directory software: - The coordinates for the park is the park office which is in a strange place in the back of the park. There are no signs to direct to the office.

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