Fontainebleau State Park

  • Fontaine bleau
  • Fontainebleau sunset
  • Fontainebleau Cabins
  • Fontainebleau Cabins

Fontainebleau State Park

  • Location: 62883 Highway 1089, Mandeville, LA 70448

Project Planning

OVERVIEW:

Parish: St. Tammany; population: 245,829

Acreage: 2,896

Established: 1938

AMENITIES:

Overnight: 12 cabins, lodge, 163 campsites, 2 group camps, meeting room

Features: beach, fishing pier, picnic area/pavilions, water playground, playground, Tammany Trace, nature trails

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: 211,425

FY 2018: 223,935

FY 2017: 218,848

Cabin Occupancy (12 cabins): 54.15% weekday | 89.14% weekend

Campsite Nights Occupied: 22,203
In-state Visitation: 84%    Out of State Visitation: 16%

Revenue/Expenditures:

FY 2017 Revenue

$1,350,035.07

FY 2017 Expenses

$1,242,869.83

FY 2017 Profit

$ 107,165.20

POTENTIAL PROJECTS:

  • Resort/lodging development

  • “Pelican Park” property lease

  • Whole park concession

  • Lodging expansion

  • Timeshare

  • Rock climbing

  • Zip line

  • Restaurant on lake

  • Horse pavilion and trail rides

POTENTIAL CHALLENGES:

  • Wetlands mitigation/ periodic flooding

  • Coastal code requirements

  • Archeological presence

  • National Register of Historic Places

  • LWCF for non-outdoor recreational uses

OTHER:

  • LWCF Protected Site

  • Sugar mill ruins, left over from plantation for which the site is named