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Advisories [2]
  • The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces that the bridge over Bayou Amy on LA 352 (Henderson Highway) will be closed on Thursday, December 7, at 4 p.m. until further notice. This closure is necessary to perform repairs to the bridge. The detour route will include LA 96 and LA 347. Detour signs will be posted. Otherwise, visitors traveling I-10 can take the Breaux Bridge exit and travel La. 328 and La. 347 to St. Martinville, then La. 96/La. 679/La. 3083/Levee Road to the park.
  • The park's overnight facilities, water playground, and trail system remain closed until further notice for flood-related repairs. The park's hours will be 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., 7 days/week, until the overnight facilities reopen.
Address:
5400 Levee Road
St. Martinville, LA 70582

Coordinates:
30.061717, -91.608354

Park Map:

Hours of Operation:
Site is open daily.

Gate Opening Times:
Sunday through Thursday
  • open 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:
Sunday through Thursday
  • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday, Saturday and days preceding holidays.
  • 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Entrance Fees
  • $3 a person
  • Free for seniors (62 & older)
  • Free for children (3 & under)

Phone:
337-229-47641-888-677-7200

Email:
lakefaussept@crt.la.gov


Online Reservations

Lake Fausse Pointe State Park sign

Lake Fausse Pointe State Park occupies a 6,000-acre site in 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.↓ show more

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. ↑ show less


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Upcoming Events

Reservable Facilities
A $6 non-refundable fee will be assessed on each reservation transaction made online, via phone, or as a walk-in.

Cabins: Basic cookware, cooking utensils, dinnerware, silverware, towels and linens are provided. Bring your own food and personal supplies. (click here for facility pictures and layouts)

Deluxe Cabins
(map of cabins 1-8)
(map of cabins 9-18)
$150/night plus tax, Sun-Thurs
$175/night plus tax, Fri-Sat
18 available, 3 are ADA compliant; sleeps up to 8 people with 1 double bed, 2 bunk beds and 1 sofa sleeper
Pavilions$50/day
$70/day
4 available; Maximum Occupancy of 40 people, each.
Maximum Occupancy of 60 people.
Meeting Room
The meeting room is closed due to its usage in the flood-related repairs at the park.
$220/day plus taxCapacity is 75 people for Conference set-up and 125 people for Theatre set-up

Additional Information About Overnight Facilities


Camping
A $6 non-refundable fee will be assessed on each reservation transaction made online, via phone, or as a walk-in.
( map of sites 1-21,35-50)  ( map of sites 22-34)
17 Premium Campsites (all prime location campsites, with water and electrical hookup)$33/night plus tax, Fri-Sat
$30/night plus tax, Sun-Thurs, Apr-Sept
$25/night plus tax, Sun-Thurs, Oct-Mar
33 Improved Campsites (water and electrical hookup)$28/night plus tax, Fri-Sat
$25/night plus tax, Sun-Thurs, Apr-Sept
$20/night plus tax, Sun-Thurs, Oct-Mar
Canoe Campsites (no hookups); 5 sites available, water accessible only$18 per night plus tax
Backcountry Campsites, 7 available on a first-come, first-served basis$9/night per person plus tax
Primitive camping area (maximum capacity of 50)$50 per night plus tax; reservations are by phone only.
America the Beautiful Senior and Access Passes (formerly 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


State Park Operated Rentals

Golf Carts - $10/cart per day; $100 annual permit available


Rental Boats
(State Park operated rentals)

Flat Bottom Boats$20 per dayincludes 2 paddles and 3 life jackets
Canoes$7 per hour or
$25 per day
includes paddles, life jackets
Kayaks$7 per hour or
$35 per day
includes paddles, life jackets
  • Additional life jackets can be rented for $2 each where available
  • Price varies with concessionaire rentals - please contact site to check availability and rates

Hiking

Trails at Lake Fausse Pointe State Park
  • Trail A -- 3/4-mile nature trail
  • Trail B -- 1.6-mile nature trail
  • Trail C -- 3.3-mile nature trail
  • 7-mile canoe trail

Other Attractions:

Water Playground - The water playground is temporarily closed for repairs. Louisiana State Parks' water playgrounds operate Tuesdays through Sundays, April 1 through October 31, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; the facilities will be closed on Mondays for cleaning and maintenance. Please contact the park directly, to confirm that the playground is open or for additional information.


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.

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