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Fontainebleau State Park, Mandeville

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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4/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web
Fontainebleau State Park is located in Mandeville. Arrange your visit to Fontainebleau State Park and discover more family-friendly attractions in Mandeville using our Mandeville holiday planner.
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  • I have ran the Gulf Coast Half Marathon for a few years now and it starts and finishes at the state park. The park is very clean and a great place to camp out or go for a hike. 
  • Great place to picnic and hike. The newly renovated cabins offer overnight accommodations on lake Pontchartrain 
  • The park was beautiful and everything seemed well maintained except the boardwalk back in the alligator area. Many boards were rotted through. The peer and the beach were lovely. 
  • I grew up going to this park for many years before I began to appreciate it's family friendly atmoshphere, and wonderful cypress charm. It also has one of the only easily accessible beaches in Southeast Louisiana. It is in Lake Ponchatrain, so you may not love the water, but for just a few dollars for all day, it can be an incredible value for the amount of fun you and your family can have here.
  • Great place for a hike and camping. Took part in a hike and cooking event, and it was very nice. The trails were well marked and easy to navigate. We saw plenty of wildlife.
  • Louisiana has quite a few great parks to visit. This is one of their best. Camping sites are all clean and close to a restroom. Primitive and full hook-up camping. Free WiFi throughout the park.
  • Close to town yet they have nice grounds. It's nice to have the tent camping separate from the RV spots. Walkable restrooms to the tent camping. There are lots of gnats on the beach during the summer. We've been twice when the beach had a single sign saying not to swim because of "aquatic biology."
  • The park itself is beautiful and the recent additions of lakeside cabins and new playgrounds are great. It's a shame though that the visitor center at the old sugar mill is abandoned and left there with no official explanation of why. The staff, or lack thereof, is also very disappointing. Over the past year I probably visited close to 30 times and I was actually welcomed only a handful of those times. One employee specifically might as well put up a sign saying Go Away! This park needs only a overhaul of employees that convey a sense of welcome and maybe even the impression they are actually happy to have visitors would go a long way in improving a beautiful state park to achieve its true potential.
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