Grand Isle State Park, Grand Isle

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Grand Isle State Park, lies at the eastern end of Grand Isle, a barrier island in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, USA. Grand Isle is the only inhabited barrier island in the state.The park has been seriously affected in the past by Hurricanes Katrina, Gustav, and Ike. However, much of Grand Isle State Park has been renovated. Beach restoration in the area is ongoing. At one time, the park's fishing pier was especially popular, but it was destroyed in 2005 and has yet to be rebuilt. <--date? An observation tower provides fine views of the surrounding coastal scenery. Visitors come to 160acre Grand Isle State Park to beachcomb, birdwatch, boat, camp, crab, fish, and sunbathe.On May 22, 2010, the beach was closed due to oil contamination from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. On May 3, 2011, a portion of the beach reopened. On June 26, 2011, volunteers, organized by the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana, planted 1,600 black mangrove trees along the coast to prevent erosion.
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  • August 11, 2017
    Long Beach mostly deserted. Nice trip to get up here. Sea a little rough today but with the hot water and for some metro remains low. Here you have to just come here. Beautiful houses in stilts overlooking the sea. Unique landscape not to be missed.
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  • July 22, 2017
    Every year, 4 groups of us go to Grand Isle State Park for two weeks for crabbing and fishing. The park staff does a good job keeping the grass cut and trimmed and facilities clean. We all have fifth ...  more »
  • July 5, 2017
    April we take extempore ride from New Orleans to Grand Isle. We are from Finland and scenes totally diffrent than in our home. Bridges were endless and final destination Grand Isle were at april quiet...  more »
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  • June 16, 2017
    This was a great park. I visited off-season. I stayed three days on the beach and it was beautiful. The people who worked at the park were friendly. The woman at the main entrance warned me about the mosquitoes before entering. Thank goodness she did so I could be prepared. The view at night was almost too much for this city girl. The wind and the sound of the waves were captivating. I plan on visiting again. I am from Buffalo, Illinois. P.s. The beach house with bathrooms and showers were immaculate!
  • July 5, 2017
    We went to the park on a day trip. Make sure to go to the furthest pavilion and not the one for campers. The campers pavilion has exclusive bathrooms and fewer tables to eat. Otherwise the terrain was nice. Not sure if you can swim here usually but there was a caution against swimming when we were there.
  • May 28, 2017
    Worst beach I have ever been to. Litter and seaweed everywhere. The weird thing is that even with all that, it is also crowded for some reason. Definitely not even worth 3 dollars to get in the park... It may have also been bad timing, because the was a bacteria advisory suggesting not to swim (not that I want to swim in trash anyway...), and the hiking trail appeared to be flooded. A nice waste of $3 and 30 mins... Oh well, at least the drive here was cool scenery.
  • February 4, 2017
    We just happen to come here to check it out for a day or two and ended up staying a week. What a great place. We loved the nice big sites, nice clean and well kept grounds. Close to the ocean with nice walk out pier and observation tower. Then to top it all off they offer free laundry machines for guest to use. We will definitely be back.
  • June 20, 2017
    This place used to be great, it has gone downhill in recent years. The beach isn't as clean as it used to be and restroom facilities work , but water pressure is low and showers are falling apart. Price of admission has increased.

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