Lake Fausse Point State Park, located in St. Martin Parish, Louisiana, offers visitors a unique and diverse natural experience. One of the best things about Lake Fausse Point State Park is its beautiful natural surroundings. The park encompasses 6,000 acres of swampland, lakes, and hardwood forests, making it a great place to explore and discover the rich flora and fauna of Louisiana.
Warning: the south entrance has 15 miles of gravel road and a very small bridge
Lake Fausse Point State Park is situated on the edge of the Atchafalaya Basin, which is the largest river swamp in the United States😳
- The park offers 54 campsites for tents, trailers, and RVs. We highly recommend the premium sites with a dock of the bayou. The sites have picnic tables, fire rings, and access to water and electricity. There are also group camping sites available for larger groups.
- Reservations: You can make reservations for campsites up to 13 months in advance through the Reserve America website or by calling the park office.
- Amenities: The park has restrooms with hot showers, a dump station, a playground, and a pavilion available for rent. There is also a boat launch and fishing pier for visitors who enjoy water activities.
There is a sign to NOT wash white clothes in washer as water is darker than usually. ☹️
Camping is not a hobby. It’s a way of life
One of our favorite things about this park was the alligator who kept lurking nearby as we were drinking our coffee
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The wilderness holds answers to more questions than we have yet learned to ask.
We did not hike at this campground ⛺️ but love park has to offer!
- Bayou Loop Trail: This 3.6-mile loop trail takes hikers through the heart of the park’s wetlands and offers views of Lake Fausse and the surrounding bayous.
- Prairie Trail: This 1.6-mile trail takes hikers through a prairie landscape dotted with wildflowers and grasses. It’s a great trail for birdwatching and spotting other wildlife.
- Cypress Island Trail: This 2.4-mile trail takes hikers through a cypress-tupelo swamp and offers views of Lake Fausse. It’s a great trail for experiencing the unique ecosystem of Louisiana’s wetlands.
- Lake Cove Trail: This 2.2-mile trail takes hikers through a dense forest of oak and hickory trees and offers views of the lake cove. It’s a great trail for spotting wildlife, including deer and alligators.
We also highly recommend a tour of Avery Island and the Tabasco plant
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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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Our thoughts 💭 Lake Fausse Point State Park
Lake Fausse Point State Park is a great destination for anyone who loves the outdoors and is looking for a peaceful and scenic place to relax and unwind. We loved this campground and park. NO cell service.
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