The main attractions of Fountainebleau State Park is its beach, which is the perfect spot for swimming, sunbathing, and picnicking. The park also features several hiking trails, bike paths, and horseback riding trails that offer visitors the opportunity to explore the beautiful natural surroundings. **Only a short drive to New Orleans***
RV camping at Fountainbleau State Park offers a 108 RV campsites. These sites are equipped with water and electrical hookups, and washer and dryers. Advise: If living on top of your neighbor and alway risking the chance of drinking a little to much and entering the wrong camper. We recommend chosing the unimproved sites with NO water nor electricity for plenty of room, vegetation, and wildlife. We had a pesky raccoon continue to try and enter our campsite during dinner; however, we also had privacy.
Tent camping is another popular option at Fountainebleau State Park, with 116 tent campsites available. These sites are located in wooded areas and offer a more secluded camping experience. The campsites are equipped with fire rings, and picnic tables.
It can be a long walk from unimproved sites to bathroom..
There is No shared water unless you book an improved site.
Life is good in the woods!
The Tammany Trace is a 31-mile rail-trail that runs through St. Tammany Parish in Louisiana, connecting the cities of Covington, Abita Springs, Mandeville, and Lacombe. We had bad thunderstorms which cancelled our plans to rent bikes in Covington and then ride to Abita Springs to explore using Brooks Bike Shop.
The trail is mostly flat and well-maintained, making it ideal for cyclists of all skill levels. Along the way, you’ll pass through forests, wetlands, and historic towns, with plenty of opportunities to stop and explore. There are also several trailheads with parking areas and restrooms, making it easy to access the trail from different points.
We recommend Abita Springs Mystery House
Wonder Often, Wonder Always.
- Bayou Cane Trail – This 2.8-mile trail takes you through a dense forest and offers scenic views of Bayou Cane. We hiked this trail and loved it 😍
- Live Oak Trail – This 1.2-mile trail is a loop trail that takes you through a beautiful live oak forest.
- Alligator Marsh Trail – This 0.9-mile trail takes you through a cypress-tupelo swamp and offers views of the marsh and wildlife, including alligators.
- Pine Hardwood Trail – This 2-mile trail takes you through a mixed forest of pine and hardwood trees.
- Tammany Trace – This 31-mile rails-to-trails path runs through the park and is popular for hiking, biking, and horseback riding. We wish weather had allowed to bike on this trail.
- North Spillway Trail – This 1.4-mile trail takes you along the edge of Lake Pontchartrain and offers scenic views of the water.
- Nature Trail – This 0.6-mile loop trail is an easy walk through the park’s natural areas.
Visit the local parishes..
We particularly loved Abita Springs and lucked 🍀 upon a gumbo festival.
**Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life**
Why we recommend the Berkey?
Another of the highlights of Fountainebleau State Park is its Nature Center. The Nature Center is located near the park’s entrance, and it provides visitors with a variety of educational and interactive exhibits and programs related to the natural history and ecology of the park and the surrounding area.
It also features exhibits on topics such as wetland habitats, local wildlife, and the park’s history. It has a touch tank with live aquatic creatures and a bird observation area.
Recommend a drive over the longest continuous bridge in US-the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway
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Money saving tip: Buy the annual national parks pass. The National Park Pass will also allow access to all the national monuments. If you plan on being in any of the National Parks more than three times within a year then you will save money. The pass will sometimes allow discounts to camping in the National Forest 🌳. There’s also discounts for seniors which can be applied against camping threw out America. Other discounts apply so please read the eligibility which can save you more money. We estimate we saved over $600 in park fees. “I googled my symptoms… turned out I just need to go camping”
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Fountainbleau State Park is a beautiful and tranquil destination for anyone looking to enjoy the outdoors. Whether you enjoy hiking, fishing, picnicking, biking,or camping, this park has something for everyone. So if you’re ever in the Mandeville area, we would recommend.
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After 12,000 miles on the road and hundreds of miles hiking 🥾 throughout America, our Merrells have withstood all types of terrain and although they may be dirty, the quality is outstanding and are ready for the next 12,000.
Being on the water is very therapeutic and lots of fun. Space is always our issue so the inflatable kayak was our answer. Easy to inflate but we did buy a battery 🔋 pump to make life easy. We have kayaked the lakes of Montana, Idaho, Arkansas, Minnesota, South Carolina, Arizona and the Intex has not let us down.
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Our Retro Jr offers only so much space so to expand the cooking area, Robin loves this easy to put up table from Lifetime. No issues after multiple setups and break downs.
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Campers are for the most part very honest and friendly people. However, pulling GG through a city and leaving her to go explore can make one feel uneasy 😬 so this easy locking 🔒 system was our solution.
Our teardrop does not come with a refrigerator so coolers are our life blood. We needed to keep our food cold for days on end and these coolers did the trick.
Grand daughter had her first birthday so the best gift was to start her love of camping. Love you Bridget.
Traveling over 12,000 miles in a Teardrop trailer one realizes space is an issue. We highly a roof rack to aid in carrying more items ie inflatable kayak, life jackets, oars, and etc.
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