Sailing, windsurfing, pleasure boating, fishing, swimming,
waterskiing--if it's a water-related activity, you can enjoy
it at Cypremort Point State Park.
One of Louisiana's finest areas for sailing, the park includes
a sand launch designed especially for catamarans, sunfish
and windsurfers. As sailboats and windsurfers race across
Vermilion Bay, families picnic, sunbathe, play along the beach
and enjoy the spectacle. 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.
Numerous picnic tables, barbeque grills and covered picnic
pavilions with nearby restroom facilities and outdoor showers
are located throughout the park, adding to Cypremort Point's
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. In addition to excellent sailing and swimming facilities,
the 185-acre park also holds a special attraction for nature
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.
Whether you prefer slicing through the water on the wind,
venturing out into the Bay or nearby Gulf for great fishing,
quietly watching for the wildlife of the Louisiana marsh to
make an appearance, or picnicking with the family, you will
enjoy a journey to Cypremort Point--where every day is a day
at the beach.
Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site --(LA Hwy. 31,
St. Martinville)--Situated on the banks of Bayou Teche, this
157-acre park interprets the history of the French-speaking
peoples of Louisiana. The park features Maison Olivier, built
circa 1815, and an Acadian Farmstead and house. The visitor
may see livestock, crops, kitchen and herbal gardens, living
history and interpretive programs, the Visitors Center, a
picnic pavilion and an outdoor classroom.
Lake Fausse Pointe State Park
--(18 miles southeast of St. Martinville)--Located at the
edge of the Atchafalaya Basin, the park offers 50 improved
campsites, 18 Acadian-style waterfront cabins with fishing
piers, pavilions, picnic tables, a playground and nature and
walking trails through woods and swamp. A conference center
is also available.
Chitimacha Indian Museum --(On LA 326 in Charenton)-- For
centuries, Chitimacha Indians have lived by the Atchafalaya
River and Grand Lake. The museum features cultural displays
and a craft shop offers quality crafts.
Plantation Homes along Bayou Teche --The rich and colorful
heritage of South Louisiana is kept alive in the stately plantation
homes, churches and unique historic structures along Bayou
Original Swamp Gardens --(725 Myrtle Street, Morgan City)--A
guided walking tour through 3.5 acres of natural swamp depicts
life in the great Atchafalaya Swamp and native animals such
as deer and alligator.
Cypremort Point State Park --(306 Beach Lane, Cypremort Point,
LA 70538; 337-867-4510 or 1-888-867-4510) is located 24 miles
south of Jeanerette off LA 319. From I-10, exit onto US 90
and head south to LA 83. Continue south and turn right onto
Offering sailing, fishing, picnicking, beach swimming, restrooms
and a unique marsh environment, Cypremort Point State Park
is an ideal place to spend the day on the water. To reserve
a picnic pavilion, call 1-877-CAMP-N-LA toll free (877-226-7652).
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