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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 Isleños) 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.


Caroline Windham

Thursday, March 22, 2018
We stopped by for a visit this week. Unless you're a fisherman, there's not a whole lot going on in March. No kayaks were in the water. All areas were closed off and I didn't ask why. Like some of the other posts mention, call ahead. It's a long drive (30 minutes) from I-10 for not a whole lot going on. We preferred Lake Martin in Breaux Bridge. I'll try again in the summer. There are cabins for rent.

Linda Leblanc

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
The trails are closed as well as the campground due to 2016 flood. However, the picnic areas and boat launch are open. Canoe rental is available. Saw 4 huge alligators. The entire park is set to open in the near future.

Amanda VanVeckhoven

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017
This place is so beautiful. I hope they are able to get it back up and running soon. I'm ready to go camping!

Phil Tokarz

Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018
Wonderful and affordable place for families. Cabins are comfortable, fishing is decent, lots of birds, gators and other wildlife.

Brennan David

Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018
Splash pad, camping, kayaks, pavilions. Looks like a nice place.

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