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Fontainebleau State Park Mandeville

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Fontainebleau State Park
67825 Highway 190
Mandeville
LA
70448
Tel: 985-624-4443

Where are we going today?

The crumbling brick ruins of a sugar mill built in 1829 by Bernard de Marigny de Mandeville, founder of the nearby town of Mandeville, suggest an interesting history for this site, and indeed there is. The wealthy Marigny developed this area across Lake Pontchartrain from New Orleans as a sugar plantation until 1852. The plantation income helped support his lavish lifestyle. He named his large land holding Fontainebleau after the beautiful forest near Paris, a favorite recreation area of the French kings.
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    This park really needs some loving care! The nature center was (and seemed permanently) CLOSED when my husband and I visited and there was no public bathroom available. We did not camp, so we have no idea what the facilities are like there, but the nature trail signs seemed dilapidated and the boardwalk that promised a view of alligators was no longer there. (Perhaps it blew away in a storm?) While there were staff members collecting money at the front gate as well as mowing the grass in some areas, it really seems as if this park is being allowed...Read More

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    Beautiful State Park ran by one of the most hard working staff of people in the entire state. Beautiful sights and sounds, a lot to do and enjoy!

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    Nice state park. Helpful staff. Crazy amounts of Mosquitos but the facilities were ok.

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    Frequently visit this park. Love the trails. Play grounds. Historic sugar house.

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    Beautiful white sand beach and pretty trails

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by Lydia Molineaux

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This park really needs some loving care! The nature center was (and seemed permanently) CLOSED when my husband and I visited and there was no public bathroom available. We did not camp, so we have no idea what the facilities are like there, but the nature trail signs seemed dilapidated and the boardwalk that promised a view of alligators was no longer there. (Perhaps it blew away in a storm?) While there were staff members collecting money at the front gate as well as mowing the grass in some areas, it really seems as if this park is being allowed to return to nature and is not maintained for much public use. (We visited on 4-28-14)

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