Louisiana’s Cypremort Point State Park gets you close to the Gulf of Mexico for a day of fishing or playing on a sandy beach and swimming. This park is one of the state’s few coastal beach locations between Grand Isle to the east and Cameron Parish to the west.
A sandy beach with covered picnic pavilions creates an ideal place for family fun in the shallow water of Vermilion Bay. And a nearby pier is a popular spot for anglers to try their luck at saltwater fishing. Boaters will find a launch near the park entrance. And it’s only a 15 mile trip by boat across the bay to the Gulf of Mexico.
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You can walk a nature trail through a classic Louisiana marsh on the back side of the state park. The park manager told me that visitors frequently spot alligators in the marsh. So be on the lookout! The marsh is also home to other wildlife, including deer, nutria and coastal birds. Be sure to bring a camera with a zoom lens.
You are facing the western sky as you stand or sit on the beach at Cypremort point and look out across the bay. Be sure to stay late so you can enjoy sunset. The state park can accomodate overnight guests in several cabins. Construction is also beginning on a campground for campers and recreational vehicles. The campground is not expected to open before the Fall of 2023.
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Cypremort Point State Park is located 35 miles south of New Iberia, LA. Address: 306 Beach Lane, Cypremort Point, LA. Phone: (337) 867-4510.