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Palmetto Island State Park Campground

About

State Park

Palmetto Island State Park Campground, nestled near Abbeville, LA, is a gem for those looking to escape into nature. This place offers a mix of tent, RV, cabin, and even glamping accommodations, making it versatile for all types of campers. The campground operates year-round, so you can plan your visit whenever the mood strikes.

One of the standout features here is the spaciousness of the sites. Many visitors appreciate the privacy provided by the vegetation between sites. The park is also big rig friendly, which is a huge plus for RV travelers. For those who need to stay connected, there are electric hookups available.

Nature lovers will be thrilled with the wildlife sightings. Expect to see alligators, deer, opossums, and a variety of birds. The park also has some great walking trails and even a canoe/kayak trail for those who enjoy water activities. If you're into backpack camping, there are four remote tent sites that offer a more secluded experience.

Amenities include clean restrooms, showers, and a sanitary dump station. There's also a laundry facility on-site, which is a nice bonus for longer stays. Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along.

Some campers have noted that weekends can get a bit lively with locals enjoying crawfish boils and music, so if you prefer a quieter experience, weekdays might be your best bet. Overall, Palmetto Island State Park Campground offers a great mix of natural beauty, wildlife, and essential amenities, making it a solid choice for your next camping trip.

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Location

Palmetto Island State Park Campground is located in Louisiana

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Directions

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.

Address

19501 Pleasant Road
Abbeville, LA 70510

Coordinates

29.85846192 N
92.14926727 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
    Good
  • Verizon
    Available
  • AT&T
    Good
  • T-Mobile
    Unknown

Site Types

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

Features

For Campers

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

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Sewer Hookups
  • Water Hookups
  • 30 Amp Hookups
  • Big Rig Friendly

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19 Reviews

Travels W.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2023

Nice park , but not my favorite

We arrived at this park on a Thursday . It was fine, although the restrooms were extremely far from our site. They were very clean . We also used their nice laundry facilities. On Friday , the crowds started to arrive. We learned many locals frequent this campground. By evening, the park was full . Groups being a bit rowdy and playing music very loud. We are not prudes but I really don’t want to be 8 sites away and hear blasting music. Over all the week days I think would be a little quieter . Sites we large. Ours had a bit of vegetation to separate us from neighboring sites.

Site10
Month of VisitApril
  • Review photo of Palmetto Island State Park Campground by Travels W., March 29, 2023
christine T.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2023

Backpack camping

It's has been an amazing experience for Daisy my pup and myself.

SiteBackpack 4
Month of VisitApril
  • Review photo of Palmetto Island State Park Campground by christine T., March 25, 2023
Tyler H.
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2022

Clean and Quiet

Has spaced out sites and 4 backpack tent sites. A few walking trails. Saw alligators, jumping fish, deer, opossums and all kinds if wildlife.

Site58
Month of VisitOctober
  • Review photo of Palmetto Island State Park Campground by Tyler H., September 9, 2022
  • Review photo of Palmetto Island State Park Campground by Tyler H., September 9, 2022
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SThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2022

Away from civilization

A good camping state park and far away from civilization. Large sites very private.Good equipments. For being over 65, I had a rebate of 45$...! The closest town is Abbeville, a nice little town.

Kelly E.
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2022

Palmettos everywhere!

Basic state park camping Bonus is onsite laundry 50/30/20 amp service (you have to flip all the breakers for 20 amp service - strange). A couple good hardened trails. Also a canoe/kayak ‘trail’. Four remote tent camp sites that are far enough from camp sites to enjoy. Sites are on lake lafluer.

Site53
Month of VisitApril
  • Review photo of Palmetto Island State Park Campground by Kelly E., March 25, 2022
  • Review photo of Palmetto Island State Park Campground by Kelly E., March 25, 2022
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C
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2021

Secluded and quiet

In the middle of nowhere so it's quiet. Nice bath, laundry facilities. Sites were gravel. Bugs were awful. Screen porches around restrooms.

Siteunsure
Month of VisitJanuary
D
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2021

Nice Bottomland Hardwood Area

Campground is well maintained and plenty of sites are available.

Site69
Month of VisitSeptember
  • Review photo of Palmetto Island State Park Campground by Dion B., September 20, 2021
Brandon R.
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2021

Quiet with a Feeling of a Little Privacy

The spot was surrounded by small trees essentially hiding the view of the neighbors. Pretty area with a good hiking trail. Wild pigs hang around, so don’t get close!

SiteCI056
Month of VisitApril
  • Review photo of Palmetto Island State Park Campground by Brandon R., April 30, 2021
  • Review photo of Palmetto Island State Park Campground by Brandon R., April 30, 2021
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Lisa S.
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2021

Pretty Park

March 30, 2021 Site #65 for three nights. Well maintained park with clean facilities and laundry. (Bring quarters. Nearby Dollar General dispenses them by the roll)
Sites in the circles at end of campground roads offer the most space and privacy with water and electric. Bold Wild hogs came into my site and disturbed my dogs. Hogs stood their ground, and did not back down. Trails for walking and a couple of ponds, one for swimming.

  • Review photo of Palmetto Island State Park Campground by Lisa S., April 3, 2021
  • Review photo of Palmetto Island State Park Campground by Lisa S., April 3, 2021
  • Review photo of Palmetto Island State Park Campground by Lisa S., April 3, 2021
SThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2021

A nice state park

The campground is heavily wooded and the campsites are well spaced. We stayed only night but would definitely consider staying here again

Kevin H.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2020

Lovely spot, bad road in, expensive for what you get

Fantastic nature wise. Drive in is miserable. With fees, it was $30 per night with additional $6 one-off reservation fee. Few sites have septic. Elec and water fine. Had a great 5 mile walk around the park, and that was the paved roads. WiFi sucks. Cell signals in and out - I would not be doing conference calls from here. Don’t think I would come again - expensive for a state park. BTW. Laundry needs quarters, so bring plenty

  • Review photo of Palmetto Island State Park Campground by Kevin H., December 20, 2020
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Trip Over Life
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2020

One of the best, cleanest campgrounds ever

We stayed in 2016 and it was one of the best and cleanest state park campgrounds we've ever stayed at. Complete with free laundry!

Month of VisitMay
Tara L.
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2019

Great park!

We stayed here this last weekend for the first time and really enjoyed it! There are a couple of kayak/canoe trails that were great! The hiking trails are also great and well maintained. The RV spots are spacious and most of them shaded. I would suggest bug spray since the park is surrounded by water. We would definitely go back here!

  • Review photo of Palmetto Island State Park Campground by Tara L., December 30, 2019
  • Review photo of Palmetto Island State Park Campground by Tara L., December 30, 2019
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Bill D.
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2019

Decent Spot

It's a decent spot for being nearby to Lafayette. The thing I don't like is the expensive prices for State Parks in Louisiana and the closed gates that don't allow late night entrance. Small man made pond in the back, watched a kid catch a large bass a few years back. The primitive hike in spots are on the back side of the pond so you have to hike in about a mile to rent camp for cheaper than the price of the RV pull up spots. This is a newer state park and it has nice, clean, large facilities with showers and bathrooms. The trail is super short. Overall the park is very small. Fun spot for kayak fishing. Noticed lots of invasive apple snails.

Mark J.
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2019

Nice campground

Very secluded, roomy sites with room to roam. Gravel roads good condition. Has a boat landing with fresh water fishing.

JThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 15, 2019

Great State Park

Located south of Abbeville, LA, in a swampy region. They honor National Park Pass with half price sites. Water and electric adequate. No sewer. Washers and dryers available. Splash pad. Pavilions for rent. Educational program by rangers. They just upgraded 8 sites with sewage.

Blake D.
Reviewed May. 9, 2019

Nice state park

Very nice state park and quit

W
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2017

Great State Park

Super quiet, Loved seeing all the wildlife

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Palmetto Island State Park Campground have RV hookups?

According to TheDyrt.com, Palmetto Island State Park Campground has 30 amp electric hookups, water hookups and sewer hookups.

What is the max vehicle length at Palmetto Island State Park Campground?

Palmetto Island State Park Campground allows vehicles up to 65 feet.

Are fires allowed at Palmetto Island State Park Campground?

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

Does Palmetto Island State Park Campground have wifi?

Yes, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, Palmetto Island State Park Campground does have wifi.

Is there cell phone reception at Palmetto Island State Park Campground?

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