Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser and the Office of State Parks announced that overnight facilities impacted by severe rain events and subsequent flooding in 2016 are again available to visitors. Portions of the campground at Lake Fausse Pointe State Park near St. Martinville have opened, effective Monday, May 21, while the deluxe cabins at Chemin-A-Haut State Park near Bastrop will open for the Memorial Day weekend, on Friday, May 25. Reservations of these facilities can be made by calling 877-226-7652 or visiting www.ReserveLaStateParks.com.
“Reopening these popular overnight facilities, right before the busy summer season, is a great step forward for our State Parks,” said Lt. Governor Nungesser, whose office oversees the Office of State Parks. “Our staff has worked diligently to get the Lake Fausse Pointe State Park campground and the cabins at Chemin-A-Haut State Park up and running for our guests.”
With the reopening of the deluxe cabins at Chemin-A-Haut State Park, the entire park is completely reopened following flooding that occurred during the March 2016 floods. Lake Bistineau State Park, also impacted during the March 2016 floods, is anticipated to reopen its cabins later this year.
Campsites 23-50 at Lake Fausse Pointe State Park will reopen first, with the remainder of the campground opening upon completion of the previously-scheduled renovation of the bathhouse.
Cabin repairs at Lake Fausse Pointe State Park have been split into two projects. Eleven of the cabins are being bid out for repairs to begin within the next 60 days and are anticipated to reopen by late summer/early fall 2018. The remaining 7 cabins will require more repairs and are anticipated to reopen by late winter/early spring 2019.