Traverse all of the wild terrain you can handle when you stay at Palmetto Island State Park. A relatively new place to camp, this park has everything you need for a comfortable stay out in the wet woods of Louisiana. Not only that, but it's also just a hop, skip, and a jump away from the town of Abbeville, where restaurants, grocery shops, and other conveniences abound!
For those looking to set up camp here, you'll be choosing from almost 100 campsites -- all of which include electric hookups with a select few also including a tent pad. If a stronger structure is what you seek, there are 6 cabins in addition to the standard campground area, though puppers are not allowed inside of the buildings. You'll totally forget you're ruffing it outside when you step foot inside of the climate-controlled comfort stations, and a complimentary laundry room is also provided.
To enter the park, all visitors need to purchase a permit for $3 (children and seniors excluded). Overnight fees begin at $20 for off-season stays from Sunday to Thursday, and go all the way up to $35 a night for the primitive group lot.
The water that surrounds Palmetto Island comes from the Vermillion River, which creates many pools that flood the forest floor. To best explore these aquatic wonderlands, hop aboard a canoe or kayak and paddle around this incredible area -- just don't forget your doggo's lifejacket! When you're back on land, be sure to check out the Visitor Center Complex -- complete with a splash pad for the kiddos in your crew.
All furry visitors must stay on their best behavior. Remember to be a good pet parent during your stay by promptly and properly cleaning up after your woofer. The leash rules at this park are not clear -- so err on the side of caution and keep your pooch at your side at all times, using a leash to do so if necessary.
Experience island life like nowhere else at Palmetto Island State Park!