Lake Fausse Pointe State Park

  • Lake Fausse Pointe State Park Boardwalk

Lake Fausse Pointe State Park

  • Location: 5400 Levee Road, St. Martinville, LA 70582

Project Planning

OVERVIEW:

Parish: Iberia; population: 73,913

Acreage: 6,000

Established: 1974

AMENITIES:

Overnight: 18 cabins, 50 campsites, back country camping

Features: boat launch, picnic area/pavilions, water playground, conference center, nature trails

Tourism Region (Marketing): Cajun Country

Hours of Operation: Office: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sun-Thurs, 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. Fri-Sat; Gates: 6 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sun-Thurs, 6 a.m. – 10 p.m. Fri-Sat

VISITATION:

FY 2019: 19,476

FY 2018: 6,394

FY 2017: 12,978

Cabin Occupancy (18 cabins): 8.58% weekday | 56.18% weekend

Campsite Nights Occupied: 3,599

In-state Visitation: 86% Out of State Visitation 14%

 

Revenue/Expenditures:

Revenue by Facility

Day Use - $18,207.00

Premium & Improved Campsites - $100,088.90

Tent Campsites - $1,611.38

Cabins - $142,595.35

Lodges - $40,270.79

Group Camps - 0

Pavilions - $1,292.24

Meeting Rooms - 0

OTHER Revenue sources:

Keltec LLC-Coin Operated Washers/Dryers - Annual Lease: $4500

*Closed due to 2016 flood; profitable prior to flood

POTENTIAL PROJECTS:

  • Whole park concession

  • Lodging expansion

  • Timeshare

  • Rock climbing

  • Zip line

  • Restaurant

  • Concession stand/park store

  • Houseboat rentals

POTENTIAL CHALLENGES:

  • Wetlands mitigation/periodic flooding

  • Limited useable acreage

OTHER:

  • Located on the Atchafalaya Basin near home site of Chitimacha Indians

  • Canoe trail for primitive camping