Lake Fausse Pointe State Park, Saint Martinville

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Lake Fausse Pointe State Park is located in Iberia Parish, Louisiana and St. Martin Parish, Louisiana, USA. It is located about east of St. Martinville adjacent to the Atchafalaya Basin. The park is in size and was once the home of the Chitimacha Indians.FeaturesLake Fausse Pointe State Park offers a boat launch, playground, splash park, picnic area and pavilions, restrooms, nature trails and canoe trails. Overnight facilities include primitive hike-to and canoe-to campsites, 50 RV campsites, and 18 furnished cabins (10 facing a cove, 8 facing a swamp). The park is home to a number of wild animal species, including whitetail deer, raccoons, black bears, cottonmouth snakes, armadillos, alligators and bobcats. An interpretive center provides information and exhibits specific to the plants and animals found in the park. Also at the interpretive center is a boat launch and dock for canoes and other small boats. Dock typically houses rental boats, but generally will have space for canoe campers looking for a place to load up and ship out. All canoe campsite distances shown below are distances from the interpretive center.There are three hiking trails that also allow biking: Trail A, Armadillo Ridge, is and takes about 15 minutes to hike. This hike is "easy strolling".Trail B, Cardinal Run, is and includes a scenic overlook onto Lake Fausse Pointe. It takes about 30 minutes to hike and has a footbridge along a slough and swamp.Trail C, Barred Owl Trek, is and follows the perimeter of the park. It takes about 2–2.5 hours to hike or 30 minutes to bicycle. This trail has many footbridges over the wettest areas. There are also numerous canoe trails which follow well marked waterways and include access to several primitive canoe only campsites.
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  • We had a day trip here for our family reunion. My brother-in-law had his camper parked at a site just 25 yards from one of the small fishing piers. We were near the bathhouse which was incredibly...  more »
  • newly rennervated cabins great fishing cool splash park internet play area for children boat launch.  more »
  • Beautiful place. Only launched my boat and went fishing, but everyone was nice and the place seemed well kept.
  • You can tell that you are getting into the back country when the streets are getting less traveled and the bridges start looking less and less trustworthy. You cannot get closer to nature than camping in a tent next to the water. An ~ 8 foot alligator was hanging out next to the small fishing boating pier probably because he got fed before. Sleeping in a tent 30 feet from that guy felt adventurous. The short loop hike in the park was filled with reptiles and we almost stepped on what we believe was a cottonmouth sun bathing about one foot away from the trail. The morning brought a blue heron fishing in the small pond between the bath house and the campground.

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