MADISONVILLE, La. (AP) - The front campground of Fairview-Riverside State Park near Madisonville will be closed during May as crews cut down weather- and insect-damaged pine trees. The Office of State Parks says the trees pose a danger to the public. Officials said Tuesday that new oak trees, pines and... more »
ABBEVILLE, La. (AP) - The Community Foundation of Acadiana says businesses, individuals and local governments have pitched in nearly $300,000 since October to keep Palmetto Island State Park open in Vermilion Parish. Construction on the $13 million park was complete this year, but state budget cuts nearly kept it closed... more »
Today, at a joint announcement with Community Foundation of Acadiana (CFA), Lt. Governor Scott Angelle announced that $284,000 has been secured for the operations of Palmetto Island State Park. Donors to the Palmetto Island State Park Fund Include: AGL Resources - $75,000 Chesapeake - $35,000 Stir the Pot Fundraiser -... more »
The highly anticipated Palmetto Island State Park is about to open in Vermilion Parish, between Abbeville and Intercoastal City.
This thirteen million dollar project has been in the making for years but was put on hold after several hurricanes.
Now, after the oil spill, the tourism dollars are... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's newest state park opens next week. The Louisiana Office of State Parks says Bogue Chitto State Park, located outside of Franklinton, will host its grand opening on Aug. 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Along with the official ribbon cutting, the park is... more »
VILLE PLATTE, La. (AP) - The Chicot State Park is getting an upgrade. The Louisiana Office of State Parks is opening two deluxe lodges on the state park on Aug. 3. Also, the park is adding a new pavilion, fishing pier, boat launch and playground. Stuart Johnson, the assistant secretary... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state spent $13 million on Palmetto Island State Park, a new park in Vermilion Parish that was supposed to open later this year. But parks officials say Palmetto Island won't be able to open at all, with the funding proposed in Gov. Bobby Jindal's... more »