Palmetto Island State Park


Length: 2.0 mile out-and-back/loop | 1.65 mile out-and-back | 0.25 mile out-and-back

Type: Primitive Trail | Gravel | Crushed Seashell

Difficulty: Easy

Usages: Walking | Biking

Location: 19501 Pleasant Road, Abbeville, LA 70510

Map: Trail Map


Agency: Louisiana Office of State Parks

Contact: website | 337-893-3930 |


Animals: Must be on leash


Bathroom: Restrooms

Entrance Fee: $3 per person

Camping: Allowed | Campground | Primitive Campsites

Special Notes:

Palmetto Island State Park

Palmetto Island State Park is located on the banks of the Vermilion River and gets its name from the numerous Palmetto plants around the park. Visitors can choose between a couple hiking options. There is a 1.5 mile hiking trail that loops around the nature center and through the park; on the return trip, visitors can use primitive trails for approximately 2.0 miles total. There is also a 1.65 mile out-and-back crushed seashell trail that starts at the boat launch area and ends at Pleasant Drive by the park entrance. Finally, there is a 0.25 mile out-and-back trail that allows access to the 9 primitive campsites.

Additionally, there is a nature center, water playground, rentable multi-purpose room, campsites/cabins, and a boat launch at the park.