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Lake Fausse Pointe State Park

Eastern Acadiana, Louisiana

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  • The unique sign announcing the entrance to Lake Fausse Pointe State Park.- Lake Fausse Pointe State Park
  • Several covered picnic pavilions sit throughout the state park grounds.- Lake Fausse Pointe State Park
  • A sign announces the direction to the park's hiking trails.- Lake Fausse Pointe State Park
  • The hiking trails are across the bridge. Flood damage can close trails temporarily.- Lake Fausse Pointe State Park
  • Interpretive signs sit throughout the park.- Lake Fausse Pointe State Park
  • Spectacular tree roots.- Lake Fausse Pointe State Park
  • A small amphitheater near the interpretive center building and canoe and kayak area. There is a covered pavilion built over the water in the background.- Lake Fausse Pointe State Park
  • A covered canoe and kayak area houses the personal watercraft that are available for rent.- Lake Fausse Pointe State Park
  • Canoe and kayaking rental area.- Lake Fausse Pointe State Park
  • A playground stands outside in the park.- Lake Fausse Pointe State Park
  • A water feature stands in the park.- Lake Fausse Pointe State Park
  • Interpretive signs near the boat launch area.- Lake Fausse Pointe State Park
  • Lake Fausse Pointe State Park's boat launch area.- Lake Fausse Pointe State Park
  • A picnic pavilion built atop the water.- Lake Fausse Pointe State Park
  • Looking out from Lake Fausse Pointe State Park.- Lake Fausse Pointe State Park
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Pros: 
Rental facilities for canoes. Low crowds.
Cons: 
Flood damage has left some parts of the park closed.
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Region:
Eastern Acadiana, LA
Congestion: 
Low
Pets allowed: 
Yes, with restrictions
Year round: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
Park entrance fee
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
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Covering around 6,100 acres in the Atchafalaya River Basin, Lake Fausse Pointe State Park offers day use picnick facilities, a water feature and playground, and canoe rentals and water trails down numerous canals surrounding the park. The state of Louisiana purchased the land that would become the state park in 1974; prior to that the land was the home of the Chitimacha Indians and was also used as a trapping and agricultural center. Today the park has a campground and rental cabins, a boat launch area, a facility for kayak and canoe rentals, and several hiking trails, though it must be noted that flooding in 2017 has temporarily shut down the park's camping and hiking opportunities. Its remote location also makes the park a perfect stargazing destination. 

Several of the surrounding waterways are mapped and contain backcountry canoe camp areas. Currently there are three nature trails, each beginning across a bridge from the covered bayou pavilion, and together these trails total about 6 miles. Bicycling is permitted on the hiking trails. An interpretive center and outdoor amphitheatre are located near the canoe rental area. 

Park admission is $3 per person, and the park is open daily from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Leashed pets are allowed, though they are are not permitted inside any park buildings. The entrance station has a variety of information and brochures on all facets of the park inside, and more information can be found on the park's website or by calling 337.229.4764.

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