Lake Fausse Pointe State Park

Lake Fausse Pointe State Park occupies a 6,000-acre site which was once part of the Atchafalaya Basin. The area surrounding the park was formerly the home site of the Chitimacha Indians. From the middle 1700s, the region was dominated by French and Acadian farmers and trappers, although the Spanish were in control of the land from 1763 until 1802. It was during this period that a major influx of Spaniards and Canary Islanders (called IsleƱos) emigrated to the New Iberia area, contributing to the cultural diversity of this section of Louisiana.

Fishing, boating and canoeing opportunities abound. A boat launch gives visitors easy access to the labyrinth of waterways that winds through the Basin. Overnight visitors can "rough it" in the campground or stay in lake-front cabins. A visitor center complex features a boat dock with rentals, and a nature center provides fun programs and activities as a way to learn about the surrounding environment. Three hiking trails and a canoe trail offer a "up close" view of the area plant and wildlife, as well.

Lake Fausse Pointe State Park, at the edge of a beautiful water wilderness, is also a perfect point from which to explore the natural and cultural heritage of South Louisiana. Combine your wilderness adventure with a tour of nearby historic areas such as the city of St. Martinville and Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site. A stay at Lake Fausse Pointe State Park will be remembered as an introduction to the remarkable diversity of South Louisiana.

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Latitude: 30.066028 Longitude: -91.611318 Elevation: 8 ft
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Number of Camp Sites

50

Campground Style

Full-Hookups

Maximum Number of People a Campsite May Accommodate

6

Nightly Fee

17 Premium sites (all prime locations, with water and electrical hook-ups) $20/night, Oct-Mar; $28/night, Apr-Sept. 33 Improved sites (water and electrical hook-ups) $18/night, Oct-Mar; $22/night, Apr-Sept.

Maximum Length of Stay Allowed

14 nights

Driving Directions

To access the Levee Road from St. Martinville, take LA 96 to LA 679, then to LA 3083. Turn right onto Levee Road for 8 miles. There are two routes to Lake Fausse Pointe SP from I-10: (1) take Exit 115 to Henderson, heading south on LA 352; the park will be about 19 miles down the road, on the right; or (2) take Exit 121 to Butte LaRose, following LA 3177 to Butte LaRose, then turning west into LA 193 (Herman Dubuis Road, then south onto the levee road, LA 352. The park will be about 16 miles down the road, on the right. Please note that on the second route there is a pontoon bridge, just before the levee, that has a height restriction of 9.5 feet.

Coordinates: 30.061717,-91.608354.

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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