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Pets allowed
Allowed with Restrictions
Guided tours
No
Backcountry camping
No
Lodging
No
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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.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Low

Parking Pass

Park entrance fee

Open Year-round

Yes

Pros

Rental facilities for canoes. Low crowds.

Cons

Flood damage has left some parts of the park closed.

Features

ADA accessible
Family friendly
Flushing toilets
Potable water
Covered picnic areas
Picnic tables
Rental facilities
Amphitheater
Boat ramp(s)
Near lake or river
Wildlife
Bird watching
Playground

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Lodging + Camping

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