Four Cabins to Reopen at Jimmie Davis State Park


BATON ROUGE, La. – Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser and the Office of State Parks announce four cabins at Jimmie Davis State Park, damaged during a tornado in May 2019, are now open for booking. Those cabins are cabins 7, 8, 16, and 17. Effective immediately, reservations of these facilities can be made by calling 877-226-7652 or visiting for stays beginning Friday, January 24.

"We are happy to announce further progress in getting operations at Jimmie Davis State Park back to normal," said Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser, whose office oversees Louisiana State Parks. "Our appreciation goes out to the staff for their efforts in getting these cabins available to our visitors, and we hope to have the rest of the park's facilities open as soon as possible."

The park was hit by a tornado on May 8, 2019, damaging most of the park with the majority of the damage coming from fallen trees. The group camp and north boat launch reopened less than two weeks later on May 17, 2019, with day-use and the beach area reopening in time for the July 4th holiday weekend. Campsites 1-40 reopened in September 2019.

The remaining cabins, lodges, and campsites at Jimmie Davis State Park are still under repair. Their reopening has not yet been determined.

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