Fontainebleau State Park
62883 Hwy. 1089
Mandeville, LA 70448
Tel: (985) 624-4443
(877) 226-7652


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+.

  • Park Hours: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday; 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, Saturday and days preceding holidays
  • Entrance Station Hours - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday through Thursday; 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, Saturday and days preceding holidays
  • Splash Pad Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, in season. Closed Mondays for cleaning and maintenance.

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 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.

September 30, 2023

Celebrate all things German while helping a good cause at Northshore Oktoberfest by A Rhea of Hope, Saturday, September 30, 2023, at Fontainebleau State Park in Mandeville, 2 p.m.-7... Read More

Dates vary between October 21, 2023 - October 28, 2023

Bring the kiddos to Fontainebleau State Park's campground, October 21 and 28, for Halloween Trick-or-Treating, 6-8 p.m. each evening. To ensure the safety of all participants, the... Read More

December 9, 2023

Come and run/walk this 5K (3 miles) in a Santa suit! This event is not only a Q50 trail race, it's also a toy drive for the New Orleans Mission shelter, and takes place in... Read More