St. Bernard State Park

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 swimming pool and bathhouse will delight youngsters and their families all summer long. Visitors may also launch their boats one-tenth of a mile from the park's entrance in the Caernarvon waterway and experience some great fresh and salt water fishing.

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Latitude: 29.861232 Longitude: -89.89962 Elevation: 2 ft
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Number of Camp Sites

51

Campground Style

Full-Hookups

Maximum Number of People a Campsite May Accommodate

6

Nightly Fee

Improved sites (water and electrical hook-ups) $18/night, Oct-Mar; $22/night, Apr-Sept.

Maximum Length of Stay Allowed

14 nights

Driving Directions

Follow I-10 to I-510/LA 47 south to Chalmette. Take a left on LA 46 and proceed through Violet to Poydras. Turn right onto LA 39 south at Poydras. The park is located one-half mile on the left between Caernarvon and Braithwaite. Or, from the French Quarter, take North Rampart (LA 46) south through Violet to Poydras. Turn right onto LA 39 south to Caernarvon. The park is located one-half mile on the left.

Coordinates: 29.863944,-89.900512.

Pet Friendly Notes

Any pet brought in to a State Park must be on a leash (not to exceed 5 feet in length), or caged or crated. Pets are not allowed inside any park buildings, including cabins and lodges.

Seasons Open

Year-round

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