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Palmetto Island State Park

19501 Pleasant Rd, Abbeville, LA 70510-9011
+1 337-893-3930
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Nice park but a bit noisy

This is a relatively new state park and it shows. The bathrooms are very modern and in very good... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2017
Norman, Oklahoma
Perfect camping destination for couple or family!

We loved Palmetto Island and will definitely be back soon. We stayed in a tent (had water and... read more

Reviewed 22 March 2017
Maggie G
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  • Average9%
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“hiking trails” (7 reviews)
“splash pad” (16 reviews)
“canoe rentals” (3 reviews)
19501 Pleasant Rd, Abbeville, LA 70510-9011
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Reviewed 20 April 2017

This is a relatively new state park and it shows. The bathrooms are very modern and in very good condition. Plenty of showers and the bathrooms are air conditioned. There is a laundry in the bathroom area and it is free. Big emphasis on recreation...More

1  Thank Sarracenia
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We loved Palmetto Island and will definitely be back soon. We stayed in a tent (had water and electric hookups). Bathroom/shower facilities are VERY clean - in fact, the park overall is very clean and well kept. Park map is easy to follow as the...More

Thank Maggie G
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Check out their website for events. Just went for the cracklin cookoff and almost hurt oirselves. All was free. About 30 venders and had fried sweet potatos. Boudin ball, every way to cook cracklins you can imagine and you can bring uour own icechest, chairs...More

Thank 414percym
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

The newest state park in Louisiana features gorgeous walking paths, picnic gazebos, pond and river access, canoe rentals, RV hookups (plus laundry and bath houses and free wifi), a splash pad and much more! If you're wanting to get back to nature without totally letting...More

Thank erin_lsc
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We stayed at the park in our fifth-wheel for three nights. Huge campsites, clean, modern facilities, and a great atmosphere. The second Saturday is Dutch Oven Gathering - and while we couldn't attend, there were quite a few people headed that way. Great place to...More

1  Thank budzilla
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

The campsites in this park are nicely laid out, the palmettos provide privacy between each. The camp hosts on site 59 and 62 were superior--keeping everything clean and providing lots of great tourist advice. Armadillo sightings we're routine, saw a wild pig and heard a...More

1  Thank suebruno
Reviewed 5 February 2017

This is an exceptional State Park for camping. The sites are large and have a lot of space between them, giving a nice feeling of privacy. If you can get a site on the outside edges, you look out at forest and palmettos. The only...More

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Beautiful park, always clean and kept up. The splash pad is very nice and the boat docks. But Beware of the park ranger that drives a white truck, he backed up into my car & drove off quickly. Left a big dent. Other than that,...More

1  Thank Ty R
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Palmetto Island State Park fronts the Vermilion River as it branches out towards the Gulf — great for fishing and boating — but there's so much to enjoy here. There are wonderful cabins that sleep many, hiking trails, a water park for little ones in...More

Thank Cheré C
Reviewed 15 January 2017

We were welcomed to come after office hours, advised of our site. Sites spacious, and separated by palmettos. We came across 3 Armadillos along the road the comfort stations are just that, very nice, clean and comfortable. They have large screened in porches which I...More

1  Thank NCfan58
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13 March 2017|
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Response from suebruno | Reviewed this property |
The showers were individual, with shower curtains on each. There was a small dressing area in the front of each shower. They were always clean. Excellent campground hosts.
6 September 2016|
Response from 786nealh | Reviewed this property |
I think so
23 April 2016|
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Response from Roberta M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but they must be kept on a leash and you must clean up after them.