Grand Isle State Park

Over 280 species of fish are known to make their home in the waters off the coast of Grand Isle. Brown pelicans--the state bird of Louisiana--dive into the water. Seagulls appear to float on the wind above the shore. Crabs nimbly scamper out of reach of the children chasing them with their nets.

This is Grand Isle State Park--a natural haven on the most popular barrier island off the coast of Louisiana. A beach ridge created by the action of the waves of the Gulf, Grand Isle serves as a breakwater between the Gulf and the network of inland channels that connect to the bayou tributaries of the Mississippi River. It is also the launching point for excellent deep-sea salt-water fishing adventures.

Every July, a Tarpon Rodeo attracts thousands of fishing competitors to these prolific waters offshore. Speckled trout can be caught by surf fishers year round, especially in the spring and summer. Redfish venture into the range of the surf fishermen in the fall and winter.

The warm Gulf waters are enjoyed by swimmers most of the year, and Grand Isle State Park offers an excellent location for splashing in the surf. Birding enthusiasts will also delight in the beauty of the lagoons and the Gulf shore. This unique environment attracts numerous species of birds and other wildlife, so bring your binoculars or a camera to enjoy the opportunity to view nature unspoiled.

So take a trip to the edge of Louisiana. Fishing, birding, swimming, crabbing, hiking, sunning, boating, or just relaxing--Grand Isle State Park gives you the best of Grand Isle.

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Latitude: 29.258491 Longitude: -89.957605 Elevation: 3 ft
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Number of Camp Sites


Campground Style


Maximum Number of People a Campsite May Accommodate


Nightly Fee

Premium sites (all pull-through sites with water and electrical hook-ups) $20/night, Oct-Mar; $28/night, Apr-Sept.

Maximum Length of Stay Allowed

14 nights

Direct Link to Reservation Site

Driving Directions

From Lafayette, head east on US 90 to Houma. In Houma, take LA 24 east to Larose, then LA 1 south to Grand Isle. From Baton Rouge, head east on I-10 towards New Orleans. At Kenner, take I-310 south to US 90 westbound to Raceland. In Raceland, take LA 1 south. From New Orleans, head west on I-10 towards Baton Rouge. At Kenner, take I-310 south to US 90 westbound to Raceland. In Raceland, take LA 1 south.

Coordinates: 29.257934,-89.956355.

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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