Palmetto Island State Park

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Palmetto Island State Park

  • Location: 19501 Pleasant Road, Abbeville, LA 70510

Project Planning

OVERVIEW:

Parish: Vermilion; population: 59,616

Acreage: 1,283

Established: 2010

AMENITIES:

Overnight: 6 cabins, 95 campsites

Features: boat launch, picnic area/pavilion, water playground, nature trails, lagoons, nature center/ meeting room

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: 70,849

FY 2018: 78,737

FY 2017: 83,471

Cabin Occupancy (6 cabins): 14.56% weekday | 82.23% weekend

Campsite Nights Occupied: 11,141

In-state Visitation: 92% Out of State Visitation 8%

Revenue/Expenditures:

Revenue by Facility

Day Use - $83,887.50

Premium & Improved Campsites - $269.459.54

Tent Campsites - $1,888.72

Cabins - $127,740.97

Lodges -

Group Camps -

Pavilions - $5,348.20

Meeting Rooms - $10,365.43

OTHER Revenue sources:

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

POTENTIAL PROJECTS:

  • Whole park concession

  • Lodging expansion

  • Timeshare

  • Rock climbing

  • Zip lines

  • Restaurant

  • Concession stand/park store

POTENTIAL CHALLENGES:

  • LWCF for non-outdoor recreational uses

  • Wetlands mitigation

  • Black Bear habitat

OTHER:

  • LWCF Protected Site

  • Located on the Vermilion River, offers boating and fishing, while interior lagoons offer kayaking and canoeing