Overnight facilities at two Louisiana State Parks are reopening after they were damaged by the 2016 floods. Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser announced that portions of the Lake Fausse Pointe State Park near St. Martinville opened Monday and newly renovated cabins at Chemin-A-Haut State Park near Bastrop will open Friday.

“We are excited about, with summertime coming, finally getting some of the repairs from the floods of 2016 back up and running. Every week we are getting more and more cabins and sites back up that have flooded.”
Along with park restorations, Nungesser says his office is focusing on partnerships to improve the parks and bring back lost revenue from the floods.

“We’re putting zip lines, we just put horseback riding in Bogue Chitto, and so we are looking for those kinds of private-public partnerships to improve the parks, add new amenities and new attractions.”

Chemin-A-Haut State Park has completely reopened and Lake Bistineau State Park is projected to reopen its overnight facilities later this year. Campsites at Lake Fosse Pointe will reopen first and the rest of the park will open upon bathhouse renovation. Nungesser says there will be announcements every month about the progress of the parks.

“We continue to improve and renovate the cabins. Every month we will be announcing new parts of the park that will be available for people to enjoy.”

For more information about our State Parks visit LaStateParks.com.

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