Lake Fausse Pointe State Park

Make A Reservation
Lake Fausse Pointe
Alert More Information +

Lafayette Region

5400 Levee Road
St. Martinville, LA 70582
United States

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.
Admission/Entrance Fees

$3 per person

Free for seniors (62 & older)

Free for children (3 & under)

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.

It was during this period that a major influx of Spaniards 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 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.

Image
Lake Fausse Pointe State Park
Caption
The unique habitat of the Basin is a great place to see local animal and plant life
Image
Lake Fausse Pointe State Park
Caption
The park is a great place to stay while visiting the unique cultural sites of Acadiana
Image
Lake Fausse Pointe State Park
Caption
Most of the cabins sit on the water, and are great for wildlife viewing
Image
Lake Fausse Pointe State Park
Caption
Hike, jog, or canoe in the same area that was home to Native Americans and later European settlers

Activities

Parks & Preserves
Parks & Preserves
Biking
Biking
Boating
Boating
Camping
Camping
Canoeing/Kayaking
Paddling
Fishing
Fishing
Hiking
Hiking
Swimming/Water Playgrounds
Swimming/Water Playgrounds
Wildlife Viewing
Wildlife Viewing

Nearby Lake Fausse Pointe State Park

Find Things to Do

 

 

Camping

A $6 non-refundable fee will be assessed on each reservation transaction made online, via phone, or as a walk-in.
(Campground and scout area)

14 Premium Campsites

$33/night plus tax, Fri-Sat
$30/night plus tax, Sun-Thurs, Apr-Sept
$25/night plus tax, Sun-Thurs, Oct-Mar

Includes sewer, water, and electrical hookup
12 Premium Campsites

$33/night plus tax, Fri-Sat
$30/night plus tax, Sun-Thurs, Apr-Sept
$25/night plus tax, Sun-Thurs, Oct-Mar

Includes water and electrical hookup, located waterfront
20 Improved Campsites

$28/night plus tax, Fri-Sat
$25/night plus tax, Sun-Thurs, Apr-Sept
$20/night plus tax, Sun-Thurs, Oct-Mar

Includes water and electrical hookup
Canoe campsites

$18 per night plus tax

(no hookups); 5 sites available, water accessible only
Backcountry campsites

$9/night per person plus tax

Maximum capacity of 6, 7 available on a first-come, first-served basis
Primitive camping area

$50 per night plus tax; reservations are by phone only.

Maximum capacity of 50
America the Beautiful Senior and Access Passes

Available through the National Park Service.

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).

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. (Bayou side cabins & conference center area)  (Cove side cabins area)

Deluxe Cabins

$150/night plus tax, Sun-Thurs
$175/night plus tax, Fri-Sat

8 available, 1 is ADA compliant; sleeps up to 8 people with 1 double bed, 2 bunk beds and 1 sofa sleeper
Pavilions

$50/day 4 available; Maximum Occupancy of 40 people, each. *Pavilion 4: $50/day Oct – Mar; $100/day, April – Sept $70/day Maximum Occupancy of 60 people.

Meeting Room

$220/day plus tax - The meeting room is closed due to its usage in the flood-related repairs at the park.

Capacity is 75 people for Conference set-up and 125 people for Theatre set-up
Other Rates
Use of Personal Golf Carts on State Park Property

$10/cart per day

$100 annual permit available.

Proof of cart insurance required; must be operated by a licensed driver.
Flat Bottom Boat Rentals

$20 per day

Includes 2 paddles and 3 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.
Canoe/Kayak Rentals

$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.

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

Water Playground 

Louisiana State Parks' water playgrounds operate Tuesdays through Sundays 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.