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

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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 www.lastateparks.com/all-terrain-chair or call the park at 1-888-677-3668.

*NOTE: As of September 2021, cabins are closed due to damage sustained during Hurricane Ida. While trails are open, boardwalk access to trails may be inaccessible due to ongoing cleanup. Tentative re-opening in Summer 2024.

May 4, 2024

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a run through Mandeville's beautiful Fontainebleau State Park in the 7th annual Q50 Races' Cinco de Mayo trail run, Saturday, May 4, 2024. Runners can... Read More

August 17, 2024

The Q50 Races "Bleau Moon" 5 & 10 Miler is a unique trail event. It happens at night! The annual run through beautiful Fontainebleau State Park in Mandeville is a fast, flat... Read More

December 7, 2024

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