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Lake Fausse Pointe State Park St Martinville

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Lake Fausse Pointe State Park
5400 Levee Road
St Martinville
LA
70582
Tel: 337-229-4764

Where are we going today?

Lake Fausse Pointe State Park is a fascinating place to visit with the family, because it doesn't just have 6,000 amazing acres to explore, as well as a host of outdoor activities, but it also has a fascinating history that kids can learn all about.

Want to know more? Great, because we'd LOVE to tell you!  Lake Fausse Pointe State Park was actually part of something called the Atchafalaya Basin, and the area that is surrounding the park was actually the former home site of the Chitimacha Indians. 

There's more! All the way back to the middle of the 1700s, the area was actually dominated by the French and Acadian farmers (with a few years belonging to the Spanish) - bet you didn't think that a state park could be so interesting did you?

It was actually this period that there were a large amount of immigrants coming to the area, which lucky they did because Louisiana wouldn't be as culturally diverse as it is now if it wasn't for them!

Don't worry, we haven't forgotten about the outdoor adventures! Fishing, canoeing and boating is abound at the park. There is a boat launch where families can have easy access to the adventures that could be had in the labyrinth of waterways through the Basin.

Wanting to extend your family day out? Those who want to stay overnight can "rough it" in the campground, or there are lake-front cabins that you can have a bit more comfort in.

The park is actually on the edge of an incredible water wilderness, so it's the PERFECT point where the family can start to explore the cultural and natural heritage of South Louisiana - it's also a great place to use as a base to get into the historic site of the nearby towns. 

Talk about saving the best ’til last - there's also a water playground!

You're welcome! 

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$2
  • Children$2
  • Free Under: 3 years
LAST UPDATED 2015

When can we go?

Gates open: 6am - 9pm Sunday to Thursday. 6am - 10apm Fri & Sat.

Site is open daily.

I'm Hungry!

The cabins come with cooking supplies so you just need to bring your own food. For lunch in the park, why not bring a picnic!.

Healthy Eating!

Make sure you have lots of water and healthy snacks to keep the energy up for all those activities! .

Any Top Tips?

The water playground is open from 8am - 8pm Friday to Sundays from April 1 to Sept 30 .

Doing our bit

The park is dedicated to looking after the nature and wildlife, and protecting it so ensure our planet gets to keep it around for a long time. Help them out by keeping the park clean after your visit! .

Need a little extra help?

Give them a call for accessibility if you have mobility restrictions. .

More information

The entrance station hours vary from the gate opening times. .

What people are saying?

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    First let me tell you that all Louisiana State Parks have free washers and dryers. Nice eh? this park is a very good nature area and has accommodations for any sized rig. Plenty of sites, three nature trails, helpful staff and full hookups. It has a boat launch and fishing is very popular here.

    It is located off the beaten path and so cell phone coverage is very weak though there is WiFi. Firewood is available on the ground as dead falls. You can spot all kinds of birds and alligators. We stayed for 6 days and really enjoyed it.

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    We did not end up camping on the canoe sites or I would have to have taken points off. They are VERY difficult to access in the low water. Also the piers are in disrepair and need more steps. So don't try to use any other than site 5 which still does have a landing.

    Otherwise, on our New Year's trip, we found the area beautiful, all the staff and visitors friendly and lots of things to look at and do. Both the hiking and the paddling - we paddled two days- were excellent. And we enjoyed the private fireworks show that took place on the Atachfalaya...Read More

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    Loved biking!

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    Beautiful State Park, will definitely visit again.

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    Went in the fall and had no problems with the bugs or water levels...great trails!

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by Marilyn Kircus

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We did not end up camping on the canoe sites or I would have to have taken points off. They are VERY difficult to access in the low water. Also the piers are in disrepair and need more steps. So don't try to use any other than site 5 which still does have a landing.

Otherwise, on our New Year's trip, we found the area beautiful, all the staff and visitors friendly and lots of things to look at and do. Both the hiking and the paddling - we paddled two days- were excellent. And we enjoyed the private fireworks show that took place on the Atachfalaya levy just outside the park.

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