Lake Fausse Pointe State Park occupies a 6,000-acre site which was once part of the Atchafalaya Basin. The area surrounding the park was formerly the home site of the Chitimacha Indians. From the middle 1700s, the region was dominated by French and Acadian farmers and trappers, although the Spanish were in control of the land from 1763 until 1802. It was during this period that a major influx of Spaniards and Canary Islanders (called Isleos) emigrated to the New Iberia area, contributing to the cultural diversity of this section of Louisiana. Lake Fausse Pointe State Park, at the edge of a beautiful water wilderness, is a perfect point from which to explore the natural and cultural heritage of South Louisiana. Combine your wilderness adventure with a tour of nearby historic areas such as the city of St. Martinville and Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site. A stay at Lake Fausse Pointe State Park will be remembered as an introduction to the remarkable diversity of South Louisiana. Fishing, boating and canoeing opportunities abound. A boat launch gives visitors easy access to the labyrinth of waterways that winds through the Basin. A visitor center complex features a boat dock with rentals, and a nature center provides fun programs and activities as a way to learn about the surrounding environment.

Consists of 3 loops. Have to take the bridge over the small canal to get to the island. Nice trails with some wildlife. There is a lookout deck for people to sit and see the lake.

Really nice trail that I have done in the past. I went there today to have a nice little day hike and when I got there I found out all trails and overnight usage of the park is still closed steaming from the floods last year, seems like they should have had that cleaned up by now.

It was a beautiful trail to hike. We even saw a mother armadillo and some babies! The only downside was the mosquitos. We did this trail in the end of May, so that was to be expected. though. Especially in Louisiana. It has a small/ medium hill, but other than that the trail was very easy. Great short hike!

nature trips
Friday, May 13, 2016

It was a fun hike with 2 adults and a dog! Swamp hike, that can get a little muddy at times but very clearly marked and easy terrain. Chances to see wildlife but be careful and watch for snakes. $3 entry but it was a decent enjoyable time!

Really really cool park, perfect for wildlife lovers!

Great short swamp style nature trail with several primitive campsites!

hiking
Friday, January 02, 2015

Very nice trails and good scenery.

I second the wildlife comment! We saw an owl, a deer, an otter, and plenty of ibis, birds and squirrels. Stayed in a cabin there once before, a couple years ago, and saw several alligators in the lake. Nice leisurely walk and very well-maintained. Wanna take my bike there next time; it'd make for a super fun bike ride.

hiking
Saturday, September 28, 2013

Nice trail.

hiking
Tuesday, May 08, 2012

<3 the trails here... great for kids too. There are 3 different trail lengths to choose from. And plenty of wildlife. I've seen deer, owls, and much much more