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Fontainebleau State Park

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Address: 67825 Highway 190, Mandeville, LA 70448
Phone Number: 985 624 4443
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Beautiful State Park

Fontainebleau State Park, located short drive from New Orleans, is a beautiful park. It offers various activities. The tourist has the options of camping, enjoying the beach... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
New Delhi, India
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New Delhi, India
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257 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fontainebleau State Park, located short drive from New Orleans, is a beautiful park. It offers various activities. The tourist has the options of camping, enjoying the beach, watching dam, walking along trails, and many more. We spent the whole day in the park as we enjoyed the various activities in the park. It is nice to visit the park for... More 

1 Thank schroff
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43 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in the cabins on the water. Very nice! But very bare. We have traveled a good bit and have stayed in alot of cabins and such. This literally had the bare minimum. No pictures even, guides of what to enjoy,nothing. Husband and I were shocked being that it was absolutely beautiful. Well set up. A great place to... More 

1 Thank Leighanna U
Asheville, North Carolina
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137 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fontainebleau State Park is filled with oak trees swathed in Spanish moss - typical of Louisiana scenery, but the lake views make it a very special place. In fact, Mandeville itself is filled with Louisiana history dating back to prehistoric times and the Revolutionary War. In the 1800s, Mandeville was a "getaway" place for the New Orleanians who came here... More 

1 Thank drmomaa
Rochester, NY
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94 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kayaked with friends down Bayou Cane to Lake Pontchartrain. We went through beautiful wetlands, seeing all kinds of birds, schools of fish leaping from the water, and one alligator. After the bustle of New Orleans it was nice to see another type of "real Louisiana."

Thank lioncloud
Austin, Texas
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300 reviews
196 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

My husband and I camped one night at Fontainebleau State Park. We would have loved to stay longer but the park was booked. The park has a nice white beach on Lake Ponchartrain, waterpark for the kids, the ruins of an old sugar mill, a pond with at least one alligator, a really nice long boardwalk over the lake and... More 

Thank M J
baton rouge
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

My husband and I spent our 38th anniversary getaway in one of the newly remodeled cabins at the park. The cabins are on piers over Lake Ponchartrain. There is a boardwalk that leads up to the cabin. Our cabin had a beautiful porch directly overlooking the lake with a screened in side porch. 2 cabins share steps that go down... More 

1 Thank Ernest M
New Orleans, LA
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

The remodeled cabins recently reopened (in Sept 2015) after damage from a hurricane. The camping area and the cabins (1-12) are now all open. We enjoyed our long weekend in cabin #11. In the literature and on the website, it says to bring towels, soap, etc., but it was all provided by the park. It would have saved us a... More 

3 Thank BayouGal
Saint Louis, Missouri
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33 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

The park is a beautiful setting with many wonderful trees beautifully draped in spanish moss ... it has ruins of a previous sugar mill. Many of the hiking trails go through a beautiful area, though, the boardwalk, many of the picnic areas, visitor center presently are is use from the damage of a previous storm. There is a great fountain... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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157 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Enjoyed the nature trails but were disappointed that the boardwalk going out to the bayou appeared to have been heavily damaged a long time ago and has not been repaired. It just ends and you can't get out to the water. The visitor center was closed and appeared to be used as storage. The area was weed covered as well.... More 

Thank cityhopper22
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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60 reviews
31 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Is a bit over an hour's drive from Baton Rouge, worth it. Nice swimming areas, a small sand beach, good restroom/shower facilities. Can get crowded/busy; go on a weekday. Several good walking/hiking trails. Many nifty picnic areas. Also offers tent and RV camping, and cabins with great Lake views, lake access.

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