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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.


JT Breezii

Friday, June 22, 2018
We had a absolutely great time camping and canoeing here!!! The bathrooms were exceptionally awesome for this type of place!! They are conveniently spread out thru out the park, including showers. The entire park was very nice and clean!! The people we're very friendly and helpful as well!! &&& It was amazing seeing all the alligators which we're definitely plentiful!!!


Monday, June 4, 2018
This park is a great place to experience the water wilderness as a beginner and a great way to explore the natural environment of Southern Louisiana. If renting a boat to explore the water wilderness make sure either you don't go too deep or get a boat with good engine. After an hour or so, boat engine was overheated and we don't know where we were, it was getting dark and the cell reception was spotty, it was sort of an adventure but can be avoided if prepared well.

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.

Bricktop Statham

Wednesday, July 4, 2018
First campers since reopening after the floods. The woman's shower room was airconditioned but the shower door didn't lock, never once were the paper towels available because the plastic jail they were in was broken. No soap to wash your hands, bring your own? Mosquitoes......want some ? Oh, you'll get some !!! Gators swim right up to the bank while you fish. The staff was above average, informative and very welcoming. Site was....usual power and water back in rv site. Long long long drive to get there, bring EVERYTHING you'll need before leavingvtown. One and done, not on our 'gotta go back there's list.

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.

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