Lake Fausse Pointe State Park
Open: Open all year
Number of Sites: 55
Number of Sites with Electric and Water: 50
About: 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.
Lake Fausse Pointe State Park, at the edge of a beautiful water wilderness, is 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.
Fishing, boating and canoeing opportunities abound. A boat launch gives visitors easy access to the labyrinth of waterways that winds through the Basin. 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.
33 Improved Campsites (water and electrical hookup) $16/night
17 Premium Campsites (all prime location campsites, with water and electrical hookup) $18/night
Unimproved Campsites (no hookups), 5 sites available $12 per person/night
Primitive camping area (maximum capacity of 50) $1 per person/night
For reservations, call 1-877-CAMP-N-LA (877-226-7652) toll free.
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