Lake Fausse Pointe State Park

Lafayette Area
Lafayette Area
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At the edge of a beautiful water wilderness is Lake Fausse Pointe State Park, a perfect point to explore the natural and cultural heritage of South Louisiana. Fishing, boating and canoeing opportunities abound, and a boat launch gives visitors easy access to the labyrinth of waterways that wind through the Atchafalaya Basin. A visitor center complex features a boat dock with rentals, and a nature center provides fun programs and learning activities.

The park occupies 6,000 acres that once were part of the Atchafalaya Basin, the home of the Chitimacha Tribe. French and Acadian farmers and trappers came to the area 1700s, while Spanish Canary Islanders (called Isleños) later immigrated to the area, contributing to the cultural diversity of this region.

After your ride, tour nearby historical areas such as the city of St. Martinville and Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site to experience this unique blend of cultures.

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Contact Info:
Lake Fausse Pointe State Park
Address: 5400 Levee Rd., Martinville, LA 70582
Telephone: (337) 229-4764