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FONTAINEBLEAU STATE PARK
FONTAINEBLEAU STATE PARK
62883 Highway 1089
Mandeville, Louisiana   70448

Phone: 888-677-3668
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Im sure this Cypress tree has had its photo taken so many times that now it poses for us.

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At Fontainebleau State Park, the setting sun blazes through live oaks draped with Spanish moss. 2010, Lana Gramlich

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A Wintering bald eagle perches in a dead tree at Fontainebleau State Park. 2012, Lana Gramlich

The crumbling brick ruins of a sugar mill built in 1829 by Bernard de Marigny de Mandeville, founder of the nearby town of Mandeville, suggest an interesting history for this site, and indeed there is. The wealthy Marigny developed this area across Lake Pontchartrain from New Orleans as a sugar plantation until 1852. The plantation income helped support his lavish lifestyle. He named his large land holding Fontainebleau after the beautiful forest near Paris, a favorite recreation area of the French kings.

The 2,800-acre park is located on the shore of Lake Pontchartrain. On a clear day, visitors can see the lake dotted with multi-colored sailboats of all sizes and types. The sandy beach also is a delight for sunbathers. An old railroad track that runs through the park has been converted into the Tammany Trace as a part of the Rails to Trails program. It is a wonderful route for cycling, hiking and in-line skating.

The park's nature trail is a favorite of nature lovers. Interpretive signs along the trail will help you identify many of the common trees and shrubs. Always be on the lookout for birds and other animals. Over 400 different species live in and around Fontainebleau. The Fontainebleau Birding Guide is a good resource for enthusiasts to identify the numerous species of birds found in the area. Bordered on three sides by water--Lake Pontchartrain, Bayou Cane and Bayou Castine--and characterized by a convergence of diverse ecosystems, it has a multitude of habitats for birds.

Hours of Operation: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday through Thursday. All park sites close at 10 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and days preceding holidays.
FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES OVERVIEW
Day-UseFishingyes
 Hiking Trailyes
 Swimming Beachyes
BoatingLaunch Rampsyes
CampingPrimativeyes
 Electric Sitesyes
 Water/Electric Sitesyes
 Full Hookup Sitesyes
Camping
In the camping area, there are 126 improved campsites with water, electricity, barbecue grills and picnic tables at each. An adjacent bathhouse and dump station are also provided. In addition, there are 37 unimproved campsites and a primitive camping area for those who want to "rough it." There are also 200 undesignated campsites.

The park also offers a group camp. Camp Number 3 can accommodate 65 people. A nearby swimming pool is available for guests at the group camp and lodge. A fishing pier with freshwater fishing is available at this camp. All group camps include dormitory sleeping areas and fully equipped kitchens.

Just across U.S. Highway 190 from the main part of the park is the Fontainebleau State Park Lodge. The Lodge includes sleeping facilities for ten people, with a maximum capacity of twelve, as well as a kitchen and two baths.
Cabins
12 available, 2 are ADA compliant, sleeps up to 8 people with 1 double bed, 2 bunk beds and 1 queen sofa sleeper
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Trails
4.8-mile hiking trail

1-1/4 mile nature trail
Area Attractions
Fort Pike State Historic Site --(adjacent to Old Spanish Trail on Old US 90, approximately 23 miles east of downtown New Orleans)--This historic masonry fort was completed in 1827 to defend New Orleans. Stroll through arched casemates and stand overlooking the Rigolets as sentries once did, enjoy living history programs, visit the museum or picnic at the pavilion.

Fairview-Riverside State Park --(2 miles east of Madisonville on LA Hwy. 22)--Nestled among magnificent live oaks and situated on the cool clear waters of the Tchefuncte River, this gem of a state park features 81 improved campsites, excellent fishing, canoeing and picnicking. A nearby boat ramp offers access to the park and Lake Pontchartrain.

Town of Mandeville--(I-10 to US 190 north of New Orleans, on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain)--Take the longest bridge over water in the world to scenic byways, swamp tours, antiques, shopping, festivals and trails.

Town of Madisonville--(LA 22 northwest of US 190 on north shore of Lake Pontchartrain)--Nostalgic river town of Tchefuncte River with great restaurants, antiques, boating and specialty shops.

Town of Covington--(I-12 to US 190)--A charming town of specialty shops, antiques, scenic byways, festivals, trails, campgrounds and B&Bs. A short drive from New Orleans and the Gulf Coast.

St. Bernard State Park--(18 miles southeast of New Orleans at Poydras)--Located on the Mississippi River, just minutes from New Orleans, the park features 51 improved campsites, a covered pavilion with grill, picnic tables, playground, swimming pool and nature trail in a tranquil and quiet setting.

Bayou Segnette State Park--(7777 Westbank Expressway, Westwego)--Minutes from New Orleans, the park offers 20 waterfront cabins, 98 improved campsites, a group camp, wave pool, conference center, playgrounds, picnic tables and pavilions, a large boat launch, and abundant wildlife.

Tammany Trace--(Koop Drive, Mandeville)--Thirty-one miles of this "Rails-to-Trails" conversion are open from Slidell to Abita Springs. The Trace is a popular spot for cyclists, horseback riders, runners, skaters and walkers.

New Orleans and the Historic French Quarter-- Visit downtown New Orleans' museums, casinos, Aquarium of the Americas, the Riverwalk, or take a cruise on the Mississippi River.

Louisiana State Museum--(French Quarter, New Orleans)--One of New Orleans' top ten attractions, the State Museum is comprised of the Cabildo, Presbytere, 1850 House and the Old U.S. Mint.

Antique Shopping in Ponchatoula --"America's Antique City."

Swamp Tours --Contact local guides for tours of Honey Island Swamp.

Pearl River Wildlife Management Area--(2 miles east of Slidell in St. Tammany Parish)--This 34,896-acre area is managed for wildlife and includes a cypress-tupelo swamp and hardwoods. Visitors may enjoy fishing, canoeing, boating, birding, crawfishing, hunting, a nature walk and rifle range.
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
December 10 Mr Frog Truly is a Prince by JuJu
My Sweet Boyfriend set up a daytime campsite for me. We had such a romantic peaceful lovely time and picnic lunch. The Park was so pretty and I am so lucky to have such a good man in my life. Thank you to all who take care of this special place and Thank you JJ for being U... )
November 12 Park Police by Denise C.
I have always loved everything about this park. Thanks to my new friend JAMIE (Park Police)for the fire wood, fire and company. I was feeling warm that chilly night! Hope to see ya soon!
August 8 Great place for Scouts by Jen
We recently took a group of 21 Boy Scouts here for the weekend, and they had a wonderful time. Thank you for making this a special trip for the boys and the parents:)
February 24 Family Fun by G.J.KnightII
Great place for a family outing. Bring the bikes nice and easy bike trail and lots of pavement,also a camera plenty of deer to be seen up close. Nice restrooms and showers up to date.
September 26 Diversity of Activities by Erik Willie
Years ago I was scared away from this park because of how filthy and run down it was. However, last year I went back and discovered that there have been some MAJOR changes!! The park is a great place for a family to get away for a week or just a day. The beach offers hours of entertainment for those of all ages. There are endless places to hike or ride bikes. The black top bike trail is a plus as well. The travel trailer spots are well suited for even the largest of rvs. The only down side is there isnt much in the way of fishing compared to other parks. It is on the lake so consequentley there is no boat launch. But you can just drive down the road a couple of miles and launch in the river. I would reccomend this park to anyone.
September 11 Bacteria levels!!
We came to the park hoping to let our children swim at the beach. When we walked down to the beach/ lake front and there was an bacteria advisery that said it was not suitable for swimming. When I called to ask about swimming I wish they would have told us that the beach was not suitable for such. There were several families there letting there children swim in the high bacteria leval water! How could u not heed the warning!!? There is a reason that the department of health and hospitals put these warnings up!! Also the splash park was not operational. Atleast have clean water if the beach is under advisery! Other than that it was a great park, very clean.
March 25 Peaceful by Jerry Meeks
Lovely place, very well maintained


Area Campgrounds
New Orleans East Kampground
56009 Highway 433
Slidell, LA
985-643-3850
Weather Forecast, (70471)

Directions
Fontainebleau State Park --(67825 Highway 190, Mandeville, LA 70448; 985-624-4443 or 1-888-677-3668) is located southeast of Mandeville on US 190. The park embraces 2,800 acres on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain. Camping, a nature trail, group camps, a lodge, swimming, a playground, fishing and the ruins of a plantation sugar mill are a few of the reasons why visitors return to Fontainebleau year after year. To reserve a campsite, group camp, picnic pavilion or the lodge, call 1-877-CAMP-N-LA toll free (877-226-7652).

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