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Grand Isle State Park Campground

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State Park

Grand Isle State Park Campground, nestled near the town of Grand Isle, LA, offers a unique camping experience right on the beach. This spot is perfect for those who love the sound of waves and the feel of sand between their toes. The campground is open year-round and caters to both tent and RV campers, with some cabins and glamping options available too.

One of the standout features here is the beach access. You can take a leisurely stroll along the shoreline, which is a great way to start or end your day. The sites are lined up along the beachfront, providing a decent amount of space and a bit of privacy thanks to the dunes. Each site comes with a picnic table, and there are fire rings for those cozy campfire nights.

For those who need their creature comforts, the campground has electric and water hookups, as well as clean restrooms and hot showers. There's also a sanitary dump station for RVs. Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along for the adventure.

Fishing and birding are popular activities here, with plenty of shorebirds and skimmers to spot. The sunrise and sunset views are nothing short of spectacular, making it a photographer's dream. If you're into biking, the park's level terrain makes for easy rides, though some paths can be a bit narrow.

A word to the wise: the sun can be relentless, and the mosquitoes are pretty much a given in this region, so pack plenty of sunscreen and bug spray. And if you're a fan of local cuisine, don't miss out on the nearby casual southern dining options.

Overall, Grand Isle State Park Campground offers a blend of natural beauty and practical amenities, making it a great spot for a beachside getaway.

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Location

Grand Isle State Park Campground is located in Louisiana

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Directions

From New Orleans, Take Highway 90 west bound to Highway 308. On 308 cross the bayou and take a left at LA 1. Continue on Highway 1 until you come to a sign for Grand Isle. Take a right on the access road which will take you to a four-lane road. Take a left on the four-lane road which will turn back into LA 1. Follow this for about one hour to Grand Isle State Park, which is located on the east end of Grand Isle, off LA 1 on Admiral Craig Drive.

Coordinates

29.25767481 N
89.956077 W

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.
  • Hike-In
    Backcountry sites.
  • Boat-In
    Sites accessible by watercraft.

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
    Available
  • Verizon
    Available
  • AT&T
    Available
  • T-Mobile
    Available

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group
  • Cabins
  • Tent Cabin

Features

For Campers

  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • Showers
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Sewer Hookups
  • Water Hookups
  • Pull-Through Sites
  • Big Rig Friendly

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19 Reviews

Emily C.
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2022

Cool night on the beach

We stayed on a beach site in October of 2020 and it wasn’t too crowded - all of the sites are in a line down the beach front but there’s decent space in between each spot and they back up to the dunes. It’s a gorgeous beach front to walk down and it’s decently isolated from developed areas of grand isle. There is a picnic table at each spot and we hid our food container underneath it, however we didn’t secure it enough and animals got into it over the night. There is no cover or respite from the sun or sand, and the bathroom is near the parking lot. Perfect time of year because the nights were cool , however you can’t avoid an early wake up with the sun and heat in the morning.

SiteCU11
Month of VisitNovember
  • Review photo of Grand Isle State Park Campground by Emily C., July 24, 2022
  • Review photo of Grand Isle State Park Campground by Emily C., July 24, 2022
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Kelly E.
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2022

CLOSED until further notice March 2022

Campground is closed to the public post Hurricane Ida. Camp sites are being occupied by displaced locals. Locked gate with 24/7 guard at the gate.

Month of VisitApril
  • Review photo of Grand Isle State Park Campground by Kelly E., March 22, 2022
  • Review photo of Grand Isle State Park Campground by Kelly E., March 22, 2022
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Andrew R.
Reviewed Aug. 21, 2021

Very convient

The beach was a 5 minute walk from the campground. The park was clean with clean restrooms and nice people mainly quiet. Kind of narrow paths so be careful if your bringing a big trailer that doesn’t turn so sharp.

Site35
Month of VisitSeptember
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  • Review photo of Grand Isle State Park Campground by Andrew R., August 21, 2021
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Reviewed May. 5, 2021

Very RV orientated for a state park

Very well done and very RV orientated, Nicely spaced level sites. Decent dell service on both ATT & Verizon. Quite a hike to the beach thru mosquito infested under brush. The wholeark islevel making for easy bike riding.

Site9
Month of VisitJune
  • Review photo of Grand Isle State Park Campground by Gary P., May 5, 2021
  • Review photo of Grand Isle State Park Campground by Gary P., May 5, 2021
  • Review photo of Grand Isle State Park Campground by Gary P., May 5, 2021
Ray & Terri F.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2021

Nice small park at the end of the island

The campground is nice and well maintained. We were in site 14 for 8 days. Some of the turns, though open, were a little tight for bigger rigs, with several leaving deep tracks in the soft ground and mud. Most of the sites, though reasonably level, had fairly large low areas that tended to flood with water a few inches deep. The water did tend to drain within a day or so after the rain stopped. AT&T coverage was“fair”, generally with 3 Bars and up to~9 MB/s, but usually around or less than 0.4 MB/s. Although the campground is supposed to have WiFi, I was unable to get a connection to it. There is no cable, but we did have DISH satellite coverage at our site, as would any of the sites, so I didn’t test OTA DTV channels

The beach area was nice, but it was rainy and very windy most of our stay, as two major winter storms raged across the country, though Terri did get out to walk it whenever the weather permitted. One day we did see a shoal of porpoises just out from the park’s pier.

There is only one trail in the campground looks to have low lying areas that flood or hold water most of the time, making hiking it problematic. Although there is a grocery/hardware/everything store a just a few miles down the road, their selection of groceries was rather limited, so don’t plan to get fancy.

Site14
Month of VisitMarch
  • Review photo of Grand Isle State Park Campground by Ray & Terri F., February 23, 2021
  • Review photo of Grand Isle State Park Campground by Ray & Terri F., February 23, 2021
  • Review photo of Grand Isle State Park Campground by Ray & Terri F., February 23, 2021
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K
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2021

RV park and beach camping

Good spot for fishermen and birding, but the sites are not private at all. The electric sites are $30 a night and it’s an RV park with manicured lawns covered in tiny mammal poops and lawn trimmings and 1-2 palm trees per site. You get electric and water, but the water tastes very chlorinated. There’s at least 2 dishwashing stations. Great access to the beach, lots of shorebirds and skimmers, spectacular sunrise and sunset. The bathrooms are nice too, but far from the electric sites so it’s a hike or a bike ride to use them. Showers are hot and clean. The tent sites feel more private since it feels more nature-y on the beach and less like a neighborhood, and they each have a fire ring and picnic table. Mosquitos are a given for the region, as is heavy morning dew in January. Some great casual southern dining options nearby.

Hamza
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2020

Beautiful place

It was thanksgiving morning when si arrived the place is beautiful after so much driving it’s worthed The lady in the entrance was kind of didn’t want to work the holiday By the grass or the lagoon it was lot of mosquitoes and flies other then that everything amazing

Bounding Around
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2020

Unique Area of Louisiana

This park is way south in Louisiana. It was a super interesting area to explore. We had some of the best fried chicken we have ever had from a gas station! The beach view isn’t the greatest with oil rigs dotting the horizon, but it is such an interesting area and we are so glad we checked it out! The campground was nice and it also had free laundry which is a huge plus!

Month of VisitMarch
  • Review photo of Grand Isle State Park Campground by Bounding Around , July 1, 2020
  • Review photo of Grand Isle State Park Campground by Bounding Around , July 1, 2020
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L
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2020

Nice,clean

All pull through, paved sites. Nice boardwalk to the beach. Don’t expect clean white sand and blue water though. If you like to fish, this is your spot. BRING FANS AND BUG SPRAY

  • Review photo of Grand Isle State Park Campground by Lelia  R., June 17, 2020
  • Review photo of Grand Isle State Park Campground by Lelia  R., June 17, 2020
Trip Over Life
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2020

peaceful camping with beach access

When I stayed here in April it was basically empty other than some fishermen. Peaceful and quiet. Easy beach access; maybe better suited to beach walks than swimming though. Free laundry too!

Month of VisitMay
Lee D.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2019

Bring your bug spray!

It is a long drive to the end of Grand Isle, but you are rewarded with a nice state park with clean amenities. Large flat pull-through sites (much larger than we needed but they can accommodate large RVs). Bathrooms are among the cleanest I have ever seen in any state park. Free laundry is a nice perk but do it early (I was first at 7 am and it piled up soon after). Beach access. Not nicest beach but ok. The $25 fee does not include a $6 processing fee (only applicable for the first night) or tax. The only thing I didn’t like were the vicious mosquitoes!

Site40
Month of VisitMarch
  • Review photo of Grand Isle State Park Campground by Lee D., December 20, 2019
  • Review photo of Grand Isle State Park Campground by Lee D., December 20, 2019
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Dan D.
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2019

Really Nice Park

This state park is located at the very tip of the Island. It is a beautiful spot that allows you to camp directly on the beach with tents and a stones throw from the beach in an RV. There are about a dozen tent sites and probably 30 RV pull through spots with water and electric hookups. The shower and bathroom are air conditioned and are very well maintained and there is even a dish washing station right outside the wash center. It is $18 a night to camp with a tent and I believe it’s $30 for a pull through spot (in the off season). Only downside to this park is that the gates close at 10 PM and if you’re not already registered to camp (with the key code for the gate) you won’t be able to camp here if you are arriving late and there are no other camp sites for tents on the island. So show up early and enjoy!

  • Review photo of Grand Isle State Park Campground by Dan D., October 8, 2019
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Stephen G.
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2018

Windy and cold but nice

We went winter camping and fishing. It’s quite a ways from the parking lot to the beach. Camping is on the beach right on the Gulf. Sand gets everywhere. It was cold but the wind was the killer. The wind howled all night. The campground was fairly nice with tables and a fire pit. The bathrooms were far away. You were better to walk behind the thick brush and take a leak.

Ber M.
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2018

On beach Camping! Incredible place

Beautiful is an understatement! We camped right on the beach. The beach was very clean, but the ocean was a little dirty from the flooding. Beautiful sunsets and sunrises. We saw baby dolphins and crabs. Only wish we could’ve drove up on the beach as well. Showers/bathrooms were spotless!

  • Review photo of Grand Isle State Park Campground by Ber M., October 13, 2018
  • Review photo of Grand Isle State Park Campground by Ber M., October 13, 2018
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D
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2018

Great State Park

This is a fun campground on Lake Champlain! They have large sites, playground for kids, a boat launch and swimming spot on the lake!

J
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2018

Beach Camping

Pros:

  • Great beach camping
  • You will see lots of dolphins
  • Speckled trout fishing is good
  • Crabbing is great!
  • It is secluded and the town is nice too, if you forget something and need to head in or just want to go grab a daquiri

Cons:

  • Mosquitos are insane here, get the strongest bug spray you can and you will be OK
  • There is a plant nearby and industrial noises woke me up throughout the night, EVERY night. I was hoping the sound of the waves would drown it out
SiteTent camping site 2
Month of VisitAugust
  • Review photo of Grand Isle State Park Campground by Jeremy M., August 14, 2018
Stephanie J.
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2018

Beach camping

Great beach tent camping. Fantastic facilities including FREE laundry. Great crabbing! Just trow a chicken neck on a string and just pull them in. Unfortunately, we had a major storm on our first 2 days but we had a blast. The locals are awesome!

SiteTent beach sites
Month of VisitApril
  • Review photo of Grand Isle State Park Campground by Stephanie J., August 11, 2018
  • Review photo of Grand Isle State Park Campground by Stephanie J., August 11, 2018
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K
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2018

you will have fun!!

this is a wonderful place to go. me and my family went when they had the boat blessing and had a blast. we also did fishing and the beach.

Paula W.
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2017

"A quaint drinking town with a fishing problem"

So many ways to break this down

1. The campgrounds. RV and tent camping sites are all pull through. Not big spots, no privacy or shade ... location, location, location. They all have fire pits, water and elect. Some have separate grills. The Tent only sites are on the beach. You have to carry your gear, no driving on the beach. Pick a site closer to the bath houses - there are 2. Big bath houses, plenty of showers.

2. The Park. There are 2 piers for saltwater fishing as well as a dock for inlet fishing. There are other small marshy areas to fish depending on the tide.

3. The town. Grand Isle is all about being at the end of the world and fishing. Be prepared to see cars parked along the side of the road and people fishing from any spot there is water. There is water everywhere.

We were not prepared to do serious fishing on this trip but still had a blast. We played with crabs in the inlet, put our feet in the Gulf, watched shrimp boats. There is a hiking trail, but at high tide it is flooded so you can't access it.

No matter the time of year or the wind speed - BUG SPRAY IS A NECESSITY!

Month of VisitNovember
  • Review photo of Grand Isle State Park Campground by Paula W., October 15, 2017
  • Review photo of Grand Isle State Park Campground by Paula W., October 15, 2017
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Frequently Asked Questions

Does Grand Isle State Park Campground have RV hookups?

According to TheDyrt.com, Grand Isle State Park Campground has water hookups and sewer hookups.

What is the max vehicle length at Grand Isle State Park Campground?

Grand Isle State Park Campground allows vehicles up to 70 feet.

Are fires allowed at Grand Isle State Park Campground?

Yes, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, fires are allowed at Grand Isle State Park Campground, although make sure to check current fire restrictions in the area.

Does Grand Isle State Park Campground have wifi?

No, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, Grand Isle State Park Campground does not have wifi.

Is there cell phone reception at Grand Isle State Park Campground?

According to campers on TheDyrt.com, Verizon signal is available, AT&T is available, and T-Mobile is available.