Cypremort Point State Park
306 Beach Lane, Cypremort Point, LA 70538
337-867-4510 or 1-888-867-4510 toll free
For reservations, call 1-877-CAMP-N-LA (877-226-7652) toll free.
Directions: From I-10, exit onto US 90 and head south to LA 83. Continue south and turn right onto LA 319, following this road to the park. GPS Coordinates: N 29 44.2332: W 91 51.1998.
Hours of Operation: Gates are open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday through Thursday. April-September, entrance station is open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; October-March, entrance station is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. All park sites close at 10 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and days preceding holidays.
Entrance Fees: $1 per person; Free for Seniors (62 and older) and children age 3 and under
Between Grand Isle and Cameron, Cypremort Point is the only locality near the Gulf of Mexico that can be reached by car. A half-mile stretch of a man-made beach provides a delightful area for relaxing, picnicking and enjoying the water. It also affords an opportunity for fishing, crabbing, water skiing, windsurfing and, of course, sailing.
A boat launch just outside the park's entrance is only a few miles from the Gulf of Mexico, and fishermen can venture out to fish in the Gulf or Bay. Catches of flounder and redfish are not uncommon in the area. For those interested in fishing from the shore, a 100-foot fishing pier is situated on the Bay. Overnight visitors also have access to adjacent boat docks and a fishing cleaning station.
In addition to excellent sailing and swimming facilities, the 185-acre park also holds a special attraction for nature enthusiasts. Located in the heart of a Louisiana marsh, the site contains an abundance of wildlife. The quiet observer may happen upon nutria, muskrat, alligator or a number of bird species native to the state. Deer, black bear, rabbits, opossum and red fox also make their home in this area, so stay aware of your surroundings and you may discover more of the natural charm of Cypremort Point.
|Deluxe Cabins||6 available; 2 are ADA compliant||$120/night, Oct-Mar; $150/night on Fridays & Saturdays, Apr-Sept, sleeps up to 8 people with 1 queen bed, 2 bunk beds and 1 queen sofa sleeper|
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