Off the coast of Louisiana. A beach ridge created by the action of the waves of the Gulf, Grand Isle serves as a breakwater between the Gulf and the network of inland channels that connect to the bayou tributaries of the Mississippi River. It is also the launching point for excellent deep-sea salt-water fishing adventures.
Every July, a Tarpon Rodeo attracts thousands of fishing competitors to these prolific waters offshore. Speckled trout can be caught by surf fishers year round, especially in the spring and summer. Redfish venture into the range of the surf fishermen in the fall and winter.
The warm Gulf waters are enjoyed by swimmers most of the year, and Grand Isle State Park offers an excellent location for splashing in the surf. . Birding enthusiasts will also delight in the beauty of the lagoons and the Gulf shore. This unique environment attracts numerous species of birds and other wildlife, so bring your binoculars or a camera to enjoy the opportunity to view nature unspoiled.
So take a trip to the edge of Louisiana. Fishing, birding, swimming, crabbing, hiking, sunning, boating, or just relaxing–Grand Isle State Park gives you the best of Grand Isle.
The main camping area at Grand Isle State Park consists of 45 pull-through sites. It’s an outstanding spot for relaxing under the stars and cooking freshly caught seafood over an open campfire. Sites have electrical and water hook-ups. The sites do not have sewerage hook-ups, but there is a central dump station located directly outside the campground. Two bathhouses provide the basic necessities for settling into the natural wonders of Grand Isle. There is an observation tower, fishing pier, crabbing pier, and nature trails. There are also 14 unimproved (no water or electricity) tent camping sites on the beach. Vehicles are not allowed on the beach, so beach camping guests must carry their camping equipment to their sites.
Pets are not allowed in any park buildings or on the beach. Pets are also not allowed in the beach tent camping area.