Palmetto Island State Park

Layout map of Palmetto Island SP Located on the Vermilion River, Palmetto Island State Park offers a real south Louisiana outdoors experience. A boat launch provides access to the river for fishing and boating, while the interior lagoons allow canoers and kayakers an up-close look at the native plant and animal life.
Overnight guests can stay in one of six vacation cabins, each sleeping up to 8 people comfortably. The cabins, nestled among the trees and foliage, are outfitted with a full kitchen and bathroom, fireplaces for those chilly winter evenings and a screened-in porch for listening to the crickets and frogs sing out their evening melodies. 96 campsites are available for both RV and tent camping, for those who like to get a little closer to nature.
The visitor center complex will defintely be a "must do" for the day-use visitor, with a water playground and bathhouse. A multi-purpose room can be rented for meetings, family gatherings, weddings and many other events.The ever-present palmetto plants, for which the park is named, are echoed in many of the architectural elements around the park; so pack a picnic and have a scavenger hunt for them all!

  • From I-10 in Lafayette, take Exit 100 south onto LA 3184/Ambassador Caffery Parkway. Turn right onto US 167/Johnston Street, continuing into Abbeville. In Abbeville, turn left onto LA 14/W. Summers Drive, then right onto LA 82/N. State Street. Follow LA 82 out of town, turning left onto LA 690, then right onto Pleasant Drive.
  • GPS Coordinates: N 29 52.158, W 92 09.1010.
  • For reservations, call 1-877-CAMP-N-LA (877-226-7652) toll free.

Contact Palmetto Island State Park

Contact Palmetto Island State Park

19501 Pleasant Road
Abbeville, Louisiana  70510
Phone: 337-893-3930
Toll Free: 888-677-0094


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Vermilion Parish, Louisiana