Grand Isle is the only inhabited barrier island along the Louisiana coast. It’s state park lures visitors with a sandy beach, saltwater fishing and camping on the edge of the Gulf of Mexico.
saltwater fishing without a boat
A 900-foot-long fishing pier extends over Grand Isle’s sandy beach and places anglers above the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. In addition to catching a wide variety of salt water fish, beach-goers can catch crabs and hunt for seashells in the Gulf surf.
But away from the beach at Grand Isle, visitors to this Louisiana state park can enjoy a peaceful stroll along a nature trail. Two miles of trails take you through a coastal forest and saltwater marsh. The area is full of songbirds, wading birds and summer flowers. An observation tower gives park-goers a birds-eye view of the Gulf of Mexico and Fort Livingston on nearby Grand Terre Island.
The natural sand beach is the perfect place for picnicking, sunbathing or going for a swim in the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. However, swimmers should use extreme caution. Strong current can pose a hazard. Rock jetties protect a portion of the beach from erosion. And campers pitch a tent on the beach or use one of the 49 pull-through RV sites in the campground.
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getting to grand isle state park
Grand Isle, Louisiana is located at the southern end of LA Highway one. The address is Admiral Craik Drive, Grand Isla, LA – Phone: 985-787-2559