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

VISITATION:

FY 2017: 83,471

FY 2016: 88,535

Cabin Occupancy (6 cabins):

13.79% weekday

86.11% weekend occupancy

Campsite Nights Occupied: 13,191

Revenue/Expenditures:

FY 2017 Revenue

$474,124.93

FY 2017 Expenses

$419,522.93

FY 2017 Profit

$ 54,602

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