Historic park offers 2,800 acres with beautiful view of Lake Pontchartrain. Established in 1942, and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1999, the most-visited park in Louisiana has nature trails, a sandy beach, a playground with splash pad, and the ruins of an 1829 sugar mill situated among towering oaks. It is a popular setting for numerous film productions. Also, an all-terrain track wheelchair is available for use by visitors with limited mobility (scroll below for details).
Stay in cabins* built over the lake, 130 improved campsites, 180 unimproved campsites, three group camps, a lodge, and several "glamping" sites provided by Tentrr. Make reservations and book sites on the Louisiana State Parks website.
See our event listings for educational programs taking place at the park, including guided hikes, and when possible, seminars with park rangers, botanists and more.
Entrance fee (to the park) is $3.00 for persons 4-62 years old, free for children 3 and under and 63+.
All-terrain Track Wheelchair
The special design of the all-terrain, electric-powered chair provides the user with the ability to navigate trails and areas of the park not suitable for conventional wheelchairs. There is no fee to use the chair; however, it must be reserved 48 hours in advance. Users must complete a user agreement and liability waiver form as well as training in order to check out the all-terrain chair. To reserve the Fontainebleau State Park all-terrain chair, go to www.lastateparks.com/all-terrain-chair or call the park at 1-888-677-3668.
*NOTE: As of January 2022, cabins are closed due to damage sustained during Hurricane Ida (September 2021). While trails are open, boardwalk access to trails may be inaccessible due to ongoing cleanup.