Fairview-Riverside State Park

Fairview-Riverside State Park

  • Location: 119 Fairview Drive, Madisonville, LA 70447

Project Planning

OVERVIEW:

Parish: St. Tammany; population: 245,829

Acreage: 99

Established: 1963

AMENITIES:

Overnight: 101 campsites, boat launch/ dock

Features: fishing piers, picnic area/pavilion, playground, riverwalk/swamp boardwalk

Tourism Region (Marketing): Greater New Orleans

Hours of Operation: Office: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sun-Thurs, 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. Fri-Sat; Gates: 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sun-Thurs, 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. Fri-Sat

VISITATION:

FY 2019: 49,225

FY 2018: 55,820

FY 2017: 60,901

Campsite Nights Occupied: 14,113

In-state Visitation: 79%   

Out of State Visitation: 21%

NATURAL RESOURCES:

  • Mineral rights: None

  • Alligator tags: None

  • Deer hunting: None

  • Timber Contacts: None

  • NRDA projects: None

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:

No Friends’ group nor Community partner

POTENTIAL PROJECTS:

  • Whole park concession

  • Lodging expansion

  • Timeshare

  • Rock climbing

  • Restaurant

  • Concession stand/park store

POTENTIAL CHALLENGES:

  • LWCF for non-outdoor recreational uses

  • Limited acreage for additional development

  • Wetland mitigation/periodic flooding

  • Location of Otis House Museum – on National Register of Historic Places