Fairview-Riverside State Park

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Fairview-Riverside State Park

Louisiana

(985) 792-4652

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Overview

When you enter the Fairview-Riverside State Park, you will notice a large home facing the water. This is Otis House, originally built in the 1880s as the family home for sawmill owner William Theodore Jay. It was later purchased and renovated in the 1930s by Frank Otis, serving as his summer home until his death in 1962. Mr. Otis left the property to the State of Louisiana to be developed into a recreational site for visitors. The house was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.

The Otis House Museum is open for tours between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday, except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

Map of Otis House at Fairview-Riverside (LA)

Latitude, Longitude: 30.408420, -90.142130

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Activities

  • Camping

    Fairview- Riverside State Park offers a variety of camping options with 101 sites. 81 sites have water and electircal hook ups.

  • Fishing

    The cool, crystal-clear waters of the Tchefuncte River yield bass, bluegill, white perch, and bream near the park area, and channel catfish, speckled trout and redfish where the river meets the lake. Freshwater fishing from the river bank or a boat offers unmatched delights for even the most casual fisherman. Crabbing in the lake and the river is also popular.

  • Historic Sites

    The Otis House Museum is open for tours.

  • Picnicking

    Scattered throughout the park beneath a canopy of huge oak trees, you will find numerous picnic tables, as well as a group pavilion, a playground, and comfort stations.

Directions

Driving

From Covington Hwy 1. Head southeast on Covington Hwy toward St John St 164 ft 2. Turn left at St John St 0.1 mi 3. Turn right at Main St 0.2 mi 4. Turn left at LA-22/Mulberry St Continue to follow LA-22 1.0 mi 5. Turn left at Fairview Dr 0.2 m

Phone Numbers

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(985) 792-4652

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