Lake Fausse Pointe State Park RV & Campground Guide

Louisiana

For thousands of years, Lake Fausse Pointe and its sister Lake Dauterive absorbed the overflow of the Mississippi River's annual floods. The ebb and flow of waters acted like a heartbeat, encouraging massive forests and diverse wildlife. The introduction of European settlers changed the relationship between the Mississippi River and Lake Fausse Pointe. With the completion of the Basin Levee System, the lake area was effectively cut off from the pulse of the Mississippi but remained an enclave of ancient forests, hanging Spanish Moss, and an incredible array of wildlife. Today, Lake Fausse Pointe State Park occupies 6,000 acres along the eastern shore of the lake. The park is easily approached either from the west via Lafayette and Saint Martinville or from the south via Charenton.

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RV Resorts & Campsites in Lake Fausse Pointe State Park

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Lake Fausse Pointe State Park Campground

Lake Fausse Pointe State Park Campground offers 50 RV campsites that come with picnic tables and fire rings. All the sites are back-in with asphalt pads, keeping leveling chores to a minimum. The park provides a dump station for guests to clean their waste tanks. Warm showers and restrooms with flush toilets raise the comfort level of the park. A coin-operated laundry facility is available for the use of every guest. Kids enjoy a splash station and a playground. A boat launch is available, as well as a boat/canoe/kayak rental concessionaire.

  • Water Hookup: Yes
  • Electric Hookup: 30/50 amps
  • Sewer Hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi Available: Yes
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Fee: $20 to $28 per night

Cajun Palms Resort

Cajun Palms Resort is a privately owned resort in Henderson, LA. The resort offers 403 RV campsites that are available for temporary visitors. Every site is paved, of which 325 of them have pull-through potential with the capacity to handle rigs up to 65 feet in length. There are 20 feet between each site, allowing plenty of room for your rig and a large picnic table and fire ring. Public showers, restroom facilities, and a laundry facility allow guests to extend their stay. There are two swimming pools, including one for adults with a beverage bar and a kiddie pool. A hot tub is available for adults over 18 years of age. This resort offers well-stocked fishing ponds where children can learn the art of angling. Cajun Palms Resort offers free cable TV with 70 digital channels from which to choose.

  • Water Hookup: Yes
  • Electric Hookup: 30/50 amp
  • Sewer Hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi Available: Yes
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Fee: $40 to $80 per night

Frog City RV Park

Frog City RV Park sits 48 miles west of Lake Fausse Pointe State Park. The park offers 32 sites for temporary RV camping. Each campsite is paved with pull-through capability and dimensions of 30 feet in width and 70 feet in length. The park supplies warm showers, restrooms with flush toilets, and laundry facilities. A heated outdoor saltwater swimming pool, a rec hall, and a playground are available for families to enjoy. Other amenities include a self-service RV washing facility, metered propane station, dog park, and cable TV.

  • Water Hookup: Yes
  • Electric Hookup: 30/50
  • Sewer Hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi Available: Yes
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Fee: $35 per night

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What to Do at
Lake Fausse Pointe State Park

Inside Lake Fausse Pointe State Park

Most guests come to Lake Fausse Pointe State Park to observe and enjoy nature in its primitive form. Visitors pursue this favorite activity either by hiking one of the four trails that wander through the park or using the water. Access to the lake and its small tributaries is available via a boat launch. Fishing is another activity favored by guests. 

Outside Lake Fausse Pointe State Park

While the small communities near Lake Fausse Pointe State Park offer some engaging cultural experiences, visitors must travel some distance to find shops other than local convenience stores. However, restaurants that provide a mix of cuisines seem to spring from the ground in the small towns. The local history is rich, and museums preserve the peoples who inhabited the land in the past.

Restaurants

The St. John’s Restaurant

The St. John’s Restaurant is a family restaurant that specializes in Cajun and Creole cuisine. Try their shrimp and grits or crawfish dinner for a satisfying meal.

Type: Cajun, Creole

Location: 203 North New Market Street, Saint Martinville, LA 70582

Mr. Lester’s Steakhouse

When nothing but a steak dinner will do, drop by Mr. Lester’s Steakhouse. The restaurant is located inside the Cypress Bayou Casino and is noted for its excellent steak menu.

Type: Steakhouse

Location: 832 Martin Luther King Road, Charenton, LA 70523

Shopping

Unique Finds Antiques and More

The difficulty in finding an antique shop with quality merchandise ends at Unique Finds Antiques and More. This business specializes in antiques found in southern Louisiana.

Location: 107 C. Kaliste Saloom Road, Lafayette, LA 70508

Pack and Paddle

If you are unfamiliar with the use of a kayak, drop by the Pack and Paddle to get some lessons. You may even purchase a kayak while you are there.

Location: 601 East Pinhook Road, Lafayette, LA 70501

Sightseeing

Museum of the Acadian Monument

To see an important piece of Louisiana history, visit the Museum of the Acadian Monument. This museum is dedicated to the Acadians, who found refuge in southern Louisiana after the British forced them out of Acadia.

Location: 121 South New Market Street, Saint Martinville, LA 70582

Chitimacha Museum

If you are interested in the history of the original inhabitants of the area before the Europeans arrived, visit the Chitimacha Museum. Listen to the history of the tribe conserved through oral history. Discover the considerable influence the tribe has on the famous Louisiana cuisine.

Location: 3209 Chitimacha Trail, Jeanerette, LA 70544

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How to Get to
Lake Fausse Pointe State Park

Visitors from the New Orleans area often take the southern route to Lake Fausse Pointe State Park, which is more scenic than the northern way. To take this road, get onto Interstate 10 West (I-10 W) for 13.3 miles. During this section of your trip, you must use the left lanes to stay on I-10 W. At mile 12-13, get into one of the two right lanes to use Exit 220 toward Interstate 310 South (I-310 S). Drive for 11.9 miles until you reach Boutte, LA.

In Boutte, take a right onto United States Highway 90 West (US-90 W). Stay on US-90 W as you travel through several small communities for 80.9 miles. Take the Louisiana Highway 321 North (LA-321 N) exit. Keep right at the fork to merge onto LA-321 N/Northwest Boulevard. After 0.5 miles, turn left onto Yokley Road. Drive for 1.8 miles and turn right onto Louisiana Highway 182 South (LA-182 S). After driving for three miles, turn slightly left onto Katy Bridge App Road. Continue for 0.5 miles and turn left onto Louisiana Highway 87 (LA-87). Drive for 4.9 miles into Charenton, LA.

In Charenton, turn right onto Charenton Beach Road. Follow it for one mile, then turn left onto West Atchafalaya Basin Spillway. After 4.7 miles, the name of the road changes to Levee Road. Continue driving for another 9.2 miles and then bear left before turning left onto Bayou Benoit Levee Road. After driving another 2.3 miles, you will find the park entrance on the right.

Entering Lake Fausse Pointe State Park

Lake Fausse Pointe State Park is a day-use area that is open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday

Entry fee (per person) : $3

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