Historic park offers 2,800 acres with beautiful view of Lake Pontchartrain. Stay in cabins* built over the lake, 130 improved campsites, 180 unimproved campsites, 3 group camps, lodge, and several "glamping" sites. Make reservations and book glamping sites on the Louisiana State Parks website.
Established in 1942, and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1999, the most-visited park in Louisiana has nature trails, a sandy beach, a playground with splash pad, and the ruins of an 1829 sugar mill situated among towering oaks. It is a popular location for film productions,
*As of January 2022, cabins are closed due to damage sustained during Hurricane Ida (September 2021). Boardwalk access to trails may be inaccessible due to ongoing cleanup (trails are open).
Entrance fee (to the park) is $3.00 for persons 4-62 years old, free for children 3 and under and 63+.
See our event listings for educational programs taking place at the park, including guided hikes, and when possible, seminars with park rangers, botanists and more.