Grand Isle State Park, Grand Isle
Categories: Islands, Nature & Parks
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.Grand Isle State Park is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Grand Isle Edition.
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We stayed here for a week camping. The staff and workers were very nice. Super clean park, Very nice walkways to the beach.
Loved the state park. The facilities were very good. The RV park was very nice, very neat, and clean. The best part - you can fish like a demon oh and you can also bring the pets! Great fun!
Watched the sunset from the tower. Beautiful view nice piers. Didn't spend alot of time there but it looks like you coukd have a nice day here
We had such a great time @ Grand Isle State Park!! We spent 5 days over this past Memorial Day weekend and wished we could have stayed longer. Bath houses are immaculate as far as cleanliness, and the ac felt wonderful!! Awesome group of people that work within the park and met some great campers. We camped in a tent, lot #3, not along the beach, and had no issues. The mosquito's are a given, since this park does have lagoons and marshy areas. Just be prepared to bring plenty of repellent and you will be fine. Plus, the park does spray right before night fall. Looking forward to our stay next year!!!
It has been a few years since I been to Grand Isle state park , I use to every time I got a chance . but not anymore because it now all about the RVers . I use to love to go camping on the beach Would drive my pick up to the camp site and set up and enjoy myself for days . Now I see there's only 14 tent sites and you have to walk to the tent site ! That's kind of hard to do with when packing tent , .bedding , ice chest , food and fishing gear . It seems that they forgot about the little people ( those of us that stay in tents and started it all ) and now it's all about these monstrositys that they call RVS . That's not camping .. camping is a tent !! So I guess this was my last time to go to Grand Isle state park . I hope all the other true campers agree with me . Camping is a tent not bringing your home with you on wheels
Super clean--a rarity in the south and almost non-existant in Louisiana. Fantastic RV parking. Would gladly endure the terrible drive in again just to stay at this hidden gem!
Very nice park. Watch out for the mosquitos!
Friendly people lovely scenery nice fishing nice camping
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