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Strategic Plan
2014-15 through 2018-19

         

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Hours of Operation:
Site is open daily.

Gate Opening Times:
Sunday through Thursdayopen at 6 a.m.
close at 9 p.m.
Friday, Saturday and days preceding holidays.open at 6 a.m.
close at 10 p.m.

Entrance Station Hours:
April-September8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
October-March8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Facilities And Activities:
View complete listing of available facilities & activities

Map:
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Entrance Fees:
$2 per person
Free for Seniors (62 and older) and children (3 and under)

Reservable Facilities, Rentals, And Other Fees:
See below for detailed information

Online Reservations:
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Address:
Admiral Craik Drive
Grand Isle, LA 70358

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Directions:
From Lafayette, head east on US 90 to Houma. In Houma, take LA 24 east to Larose, then LA 1 south to Grand Isle. From Baton Rouge, head east on I-10 towards New Orleans. At Kenner, take I-310 south to US 90 westbound to Raceland. In Raceland, take LA 1 south. From New Orleans, head west on I-10 towards Baton Rouge. At Kenner, take I-310 south to US 90 westbound to Raceland. In Raceland, take LA 1 south.

Special Note On Traveling to Grand Isle State Park:
Effective August 3, 2009, the LA 1 Bridge became a toll facility. All drivers traveling southbound must pay the toll to cross the bridge. The tolls must be pre-paid with either a GeauxPass transponder or single-trip GeauxPass. For more information, visit geauxpass.com.

Coordinates:
29.257934, -89.956355


Phone:
985-787-25591-888-787-2559

Email:
grandisle@crt.la.gov

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Overview

off the coast of Louisiana. A beach ridge created by the action of the waves of the Gulf, Grand Isle serves as a breakwater between the Gulf and the network of inland channels that connect to the bayou tributaries of the Mississippi River. It is also the launching point for excellent deep-sea salt-water fishing adventures.

Every July, a Tarpon Rodeo attracts thousands of fishing competitors to these prolific waters offshore. Speckled trout can be caught by surf fishers year round, especially in the spring and summer. Redfish venture into the range of the surf fishermen in the fall and winter.

The warm Gulf waters are enjoyed by swimmers most of the year, and Grand Isle State Park offers an excellent location for splashing in the surf. . Birding enthusiasts will also delight in the beauty of the lagoons and the Gulf shore. This unique environment attracts numerous species of birds and other wildlife, so bring your binoculars or a camera to enjoy the opportunity to view nature unspoiled.

So take a trip to the edge of Louisiana. Fishing, birding, swimming, crabbing, hiking, sunning, boating, or just relaxing--Grand Isle State Park gives you the best of Grand Isle.

Please note, that as the beach at Grand Isle State Park is a designated swimming area, dogs are not allowed on the beaches or in the water. Your cooperation is appreciated.

off the coast of Louisiana. A beach ridge created by the action of the waves of the Gulf, Grand Isle serves as a breakwater between the Gulf and the network of inland channels that connect to the bayou tributaries of the Mississippi River. It is also the launching point for excellent deep-sea salt-water fishing adventures.

Every July, a Tarpon Rodeo attracts thousands of fishing competitors to these prolific waters offshore. Speckled trout can be caught by surf fishers year round, especially in the spring and summer. Redfish venture into the range of the surf fishermen in the fall and winter.

The warm Gulf waters are enjoyed by swimmers most of the year, and Grand Isle State Park offers an excellent location for splashing in the surf. . Birding enthusiasts will also delight in the beauty of the lagoons and the Gulf shore. This unique environment attracts numerous species of birds and other wildlife, so bring your binoculars or a camera to enjoy the opportunity to view nature unspoiled.

 

So take a trip to the edge of Louisiana. Fishing, birding, swimming, crabbing, hiking, sunning, boating, or just relaxing--Grand Isle State Park gives you the best of Grand Isle.

Please note, that as the beach at Grand Isle State Park is a designated swimming area, dogs are not allowed on the beaches or in the water. Your cooperation is appreciated.


Reservable Facilities

Camping:

49 Premium Campsites (all pull-through sites, all with water and electrical hookup; one is ADA compliant)  (map of sites 1-13, 26-39)  (map of sites 14-25,40-49)$20/night, Oct-Mar; $28/night, Apr-Sept
10 Beach Tent Campsites $14/night
Golden Age & Golden Access Passports (Available through the National Park Service. Click here for more information)
Holders of the Passes, whose state of residence also honors the America the Beautiful pass, are entitled to a 50% reduction on camping fees at Louisiana State Parks. (Passport holders are allowed one site per passport).

Additional Information About Overnight Facilities

Rental Boats (State Park operated rentals)

Canoes$5 per hour or
$20 per day
includes paddles, life jackets
Paddle boats and surf bikes$5 per hourincludes life jackets
  • Additional life jackets can be rented for $1 each where available
  • Price varies with concessionaire rentals - please contact site to check availability and rates

Trails at Grand Isle State Park:

2-1/2 mile nature trail

Birding
A Birder's Guide to Louisiana gives directions to over 100 areas for birding throughout the state, includes maps, Louisiana specialties, and contains beautiful photography and checklists of Louisiana birds and other wildlife. The Guide was produced through a partnership between the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area and the American Birding Association.


Nearby Attractions

Charter Boats Deep-sea fishing from snapper to marlin, along with coastal and marsh fishing for speckled trout, redfish, croaker and drum, are a fisherman's idea of heaven. For more information consult local guide services.

Historic Town of Grand Isle (On the Gulf of Mexico at the end of LA 1) - Reputed to be one of the top ten fishing spots in the world, the community offers sandy beaches, crabbing, boating, swimming,surfing, birdwatching, a lighted fishing pier and great seafood.

"Old Fishin' Bridge" (Grand Isle) - This public fishing bridge is great for trout, redfish, croaker and for crabbing.

Fourchon Beach (West of LA 1 on LA 3090) - Enjoy camping and surf fishing along 4 miles of public beach with direct access to the Gulf of Mexico.

Lafourche/Terrebonne Scenic Byway (Follows historic LA 1, US 90 and LA 24) - Linking the historic Cajun cultural areas of Houma and Thibodaux, with their sugar cane and fishing industries, historic LA 1 leads visitors down through numerous fishing communities to Grand Isle .

Wisner Wildlife Management Area (10 miles South of Leeville) - Accessible onlyby boat, this 21,621-acre area offers excellent fishing,crabbing, shrimping,birding and boating.

Fort Livingston The ruins of this historic fort, located on Grand Terre Island across Barataria Pass from Grand Isle,are visible from Grand Isle State Park.