St. Bernard State Park

  • St Bernard State Park
  • St Bernard State Park

St. Bernard State Park

  • Location: 501 St. Bernard Highway, Braithwaite, LA 70040

Project Planning

OVERVIEW:

Parish: St. Bernard; population: 44,409

Acreage: 419

Established: 1971

AMENITIES:

Overnight: 51 campsites

Features: picnic area/pavilion, playground, water playground, nature trails

Tourism Region (Marketing): Greater New Orleans

VISITATION:

FY 2017: 43,699

FY 2016: 49,740

Campsite Nights Occupied: 5,209

Revenue/Expenditures:

FY 2017 Revenue

$120,737.49

FY 2017 Expenses

$383,035.04

FY 2017 Deficit

($262,297.55)

POTENTIAL PROJECTS:

  • Whole park concession

  • Lodging expansion

  • Timeshare

  • Rock climbing

  • Restaurant

  • Concession stand/park store

  • Visitor center/meeting room

POTENTIAL CHALLENGES:

  • LWCF for non-outdoor recreational uses

  • Wetland mitigation

  • Coastal code requirements

  • Ageing infrastructure

  • Reversion clauses

OTHER:

  • LWCF Protected Site

  • Located along the Mississippi River, the park has network of man-made lagoons