Grand Isle State Park

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Grand Isle State Park

Louisiana

(985) 787-2559

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Overview

The Grand Isle State Park is a natural haven on the most popular barrier island off the coast of Louisiana. A beach ridge created by the action of the waves of the Gulf, Grand Isle serves as a breakwater between the Gulf and the network of inland channels that connect to the bayou tributaries of the Mississippi River. It is also the launching point for excellent deep-sea salt-water fishing adventures. The warm Gulf waters are enjoyed by swimmers most of the year, and Grand Isle State Park offers an excellent location for splashing in the surf. At the Visitor Center, exhibits portray how man and nature have shaped the unique story of Grand Isle, and an observation tower gives a bird's-eye view of the coastline. Birding enthusiasts will also delight in the beauty of the lagoons and the Gulf shore. This unique environment attracts numerous species of birds and other wildlife, so bring your binoculars or a camera to enjoy the opportunity to view nature unspoiled. Take a trip to the edge of Louisiana. Fishing, birding, swimming, crabbing, sunning, boating, or just relaxing, Grand Isle State Park gives you the best of Grand Isle.

Opened 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday through Thursday. All park sites close at 10 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and days preceding holidays.

Map of Grand Isle (LA)

Latitude, Longitude: 29.258360, -89.953737

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Activities

  • Boating

    Boating opportunities exist. Charter Boats Deep-sea fishing from snapper to marlin, along with coastal and marsh fishing for speckled trout, redfish, croaker and drum, are a fisherman's idea of heaven. For more information consult local guide services. Rental boats are also available.

  • Camping

    Visitors can enjoy camping at Grand Isle State Park in one the 49 premium campsites equipped with water electrical hook ups.

  • Fishing

    Over 280 species of fish are known to make their home in the waters off the coast of Grand Isle. Brown pelicans--the state bird of Louisiana--dive into the water. Seagulls appear to float on the wind above the shore. Crabs nimbly scamper out of reach of the children chasing them with their nets.

  • Hiking

    More active visitors can enjoy the park's 2 1/2 mile nature trail.

  • Picnicking

    Picnicking is a popular activity here.

  • Water Sports

    Visitors can enjoy a warm cool offs on the water front via the parks canoeing and swimming activities. The warm Gulf waters are enjoyed by swimmers most of the year, and Grand Isle State Park offers an excellent location for splashing in the surf.

Directions

Driving

From Lafayette, head east on US 90 to Houma.In Houma, take LA 24 east to Larose, then LA 1 south to Grand Isle. From Baton Rouge, head east on I-10 towards New Orleans. At Kenner, take I-310 south to US 90 westbound to Raceland. In Raceland, take LA 1 south. From New Orleans, head west on I-10 towards Baton Rouge. At Kenner, take I-310 south to US 90 westbound to Raceland. In Raceland, take LA 1 south.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(985) 787-2559

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