Grand Isle is a barrier Island in Louisiana's Jefferson Parish and is the state's only inhabited barrier island. At the eastern end of Grand Isle lies Grand Isle State Park, which offers easy access to a host of outdoor activities and opportunities for relaxation. Best of all, pets are welcome in this beautiful park.
Acting as a breakwater between the Gulf of Mexico and the inland channels linking to the bayou tributaries of the Mississippi River, Grand Isle is famed as the starting point for excellent deep-sea fishing adventures off the coast. A Tarpon Rodeo is held each July and attracts thousands of competitors, but the area is also popular with surf fishers all year round.
If you're a keen swimmer, the warm waters in this part of the world make Grand Isle State Park the perfect spot for a relaxing dip during many months of the year. Birdwatchers also visit the park in the hope of catching a glimpse of an extensive variety of species, while its enviable coastal location makes it a great location to just sit back and relax.
Other features in the park include 2.5 miles of hiking trails, a fishing pier, visitors center, and a picnic pavilion. For those looking to stay for a night or perhaps longer, the main camping area at Grand Isle State Park features 45 pull-thru sites. Pets are welcome in this campground, but they're not permitted in a separate beach camping area for tents only.
When visiting Grand Isle State Park with your dog, make sure your pet is either caged, crated, or kept on a leash of six feet or shorter. You'll also need to supervise and control your dog at all times, and remember to clean up after them whenever necessary. Grand Isle State Park is the paw-fect location for anyone who loves deep-sea fishing, swimming, or just relaxing on the beach, and is ideal for vacationers seeking a pet-friendly camping getaway.