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Ribbon cutting celebrates improvements at Cypremort Point State Park

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Posted at 9:57 AM, Nov 05, 2021

ST. MARY PARISH, La. – A ribbon-cutting was held Friday for new improvements at Cypremort Point State Park.

Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser and Louisiana State Parks joined by the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority were part of the new upgrades to the point.

New upgrades include new concrete fishing decks on the north and south ends of Cypremort Point State Park, a kayak launch, and 18,000 cubic yards of new sand extending the beach out approximately 100 feet.

The old wooden Pavilion One Fishing Deck on the south side of Cypremort Point State Park was removed from the site, they say. In its place, Louisiana State Parks built a new concrete deck and fishing area, complete with a fish cleaning station, new lighting, and new built-in fishing rod holders and a kayak launch for those who want to paddle in Vermilion Bay. Visitors will also find new picnic tables, benches, and palm trees throughout the park. The north side now has a new concrete deck and site furnishings to include picnic tables and barbecue grills.

Additionally, finishing touches are underway for a new, 8-foot wide wooden boardwalk meandering more than a quarter of a mile through the swamp on the eastern edge of the park. This new walking trail, they say, will allow visitors the opportunity to get out into the marsh to view the native plant life and wildlife. The quiet observer may happen upon nutria, muskrat, deer, alligator, or a number of bird species native to the state. Another improvement to the park is a covered outdoor classroom with benches where visitors can view interpretive programs about the surrounding wetlands, marshes, and their inhabitants

In the works is a new campground at Cypremort Point State Park. The new campground will have 22 pull-through RV sites and full sewage hookups. The new campground is expected to open in spring 2023. As part of the new campground project, all the roads and parking lots at Cypremort Point State Park will receive a new asphalt top.

Nungesser said the Deepwater Horizon settlement dedicated $60 million toward 23 recreations use projects across coastal Louisiana, and that he and others look forward to bringing more education and recreational opportunities to Louisiana's Sportsman’s Paradise.

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