[06/14/18] All hiking trails are currently closed due to flood damage.

Lake Fausse Pointe State Park


Length: 0.75 mile loop | 1.6 mile loop | 3.3 mile loop

Type: Packed Dirt | Boardwalk

Difficulty: Easy

Usages: Walking

Location: 5400 Levee Rd, St Martinville, LA 70582

Map: Trail Map | Park Map


Agency: Louisiana Office of State Parks

Contact: website | 337-229-6173 | lakefaussept@crt.la.gov


Animals: Must be on leash

Water: Water Fountain

Bathroom: Restrooms

Entrance Fee: $3 per vehicle

Camping: Allowed

Special Notes:

Lake Fausse Pointe State Park

Lake Fausse Pointe State Park contains 6,000 acres and has three excellent hiking trails that take you around Old Bird Island and up to the banks of Lake Fausse Pointe. Located in the Atchafalaya Basin, the area was formerly the home of Chitimacha Indians, but was later dominated by French and Spanish settlers and trappers. Today, it is home to three excellent hiking trails:

  • Trail A – Armadillo Ridge (0.75 miles) – This trail is labeled with white reflective markers and takes visitors through bottomland hardwood forest swamp.
  • Trail B – Cardinal Run (1.6 miles) – This trail is labeled with blue reflective markers and has a scenic overlook for catching some beautiful sunset. The trail goes through a cypress swamp and is a great place to catch a glimpse of Carolina Chickadees and Cardinals (hence the name).
  • Trail C – Barred Owl Trek (3.3 miles) – The longest of the trails at Lake Fausse Pointe State Park, this trail is marked with orange reflective markers. This trail has some primitive campsites that can only be accessed via canoe or this trail. But be careful, parts of this trail are often extremely wet because it is located in a low bottomland swamp.