Grand Isle State Park is a natural haven on the edge of Louisiana. It's located on a barrier island off the coast, and serves as a breakwater between the Gulf of Mexico and the network of inland channels that connect to the Mississippi River. This is a popular launching point for deep-sea fishing adventures. One of the main highlights of the park is the 400 foot fishing pier that gives access to deeper, more prolific waters for fishing. Whether you like to fish or just want to take a stroll, this pier offers beautiful views. The Grand Isle can be quite rugged and have turbulent weather, so be sure to check the weather report before planning your trip!
This park features an easy family friendly nature trail that welcomes four-legged family members too! The nature trail is about 2.5 miles long, and features plenty of beach views. You’re likely to see much of the flora and fauna that is native to the area. Bird watchers better not forget their binoculars and camera, because the unique lagoon environment attracts numerous species of birds. Be sure that you pooch stays leashed, on the trail, and that you stoop and scoop whenever necessary.
If you’d like to wake up to a beautiful sunrise over the Gulf of Mexico, why not stay a night at one of the campsites? There are 49 premium campsites with water and electrical, and 14 beach tent campsites. The campground welcomes dogs as long as they stay leashed or confined, and don’t disturb the other campers.
There are plenty of other things to do at the Grand Isle State Park, including boating, swimming, crabbing, birding, and biking. Don’t forget relaxing! Dogs are allowed throughout the park except for the designated swimming areas. With all the fun things to do on the sunny, Louisiana coast, the Grand Isle State Park is sure to get your dog’s tail wagging!