Saint Martinville Day Trips: Going to Lake Fausse Pointe State Park

Take a day trip to Lake Fausse Pointe State Park when you stay in a Saint Martinville Inn. Saint Martinville is a city of culture and history. Once you see the sights on Main Street and the Historic District, travel to the state park. BBOnline put together three fantastic places you can visit. Day trips are made easy with this guide to Lake Fausse Pointe State Park and other locations in Louisana.

Lake Fausse Pointe State Park
5400 Levee Rd
St. Martinville, LA 70582
(877) 226-7652
www.crt.state.la.us

Lake Fausse Pointe takes up over 6,000 acres of wilderness and lake. There are several boat launches, picnic areas and trails. A nature center sits near Old Bird Island Chute, a waterway near the park. You can rent boats near the visitor complex. At this complex, you'll see exhibits and informative displays about the park. There are family activities and programs open to the public. Canoe and kayak launch areas are also provided at the state park. You're welcome to explore the various waterways by kayak or canoe. Just stop by the visitor complex for maps and information.

Cypremort Point State Park
306 Beach Lane
Cypremort Point, LA 70538
(888) 867-4510
www.crt.state.la.us

Cypremort Point State Park is about an hour from Saint Martinville. This large coastal park has a visitor center and sailboat launch. The family picnic pavilions sit near the center of the park, just behind the beach area. Boat launches are found behind the parking lot locations as well. They lead out to Shark Bayou.

Along with swimming, sailing and water skiing, you can enjoy nature viewing. Cypremort has a large number of animal species living within the park's boundaries. Deer, alligators, black bears and other animals are seen as you hike the trail systems. Park officials would like for you to enjoy these amazing sights, but safety comes first. Please be aware of your surroundings and follow all park rules.

Fishing is abundant in the Gulf of Mexico and Vermilion Bay. You can fish at the fishing pier or along the shoreline. Most people find the pier to be a better choice when doing this activity. Plan your day trip to Cypremort Point State Park when you want to explore outside of your Saint Martinville Bed and Breakfast.

Iberia Parish Convention and Visitor Center
2704 Hwy 14
New Iberia, LA 70560
(337) 365-1540
www.cityofnewiberia.com

New Iberia is the perfect day trip if you're looking for more interesting attractions. This town has a large number of sites to pique your interest. If you love shopping and sightseeing, then perhaps taking a walking tour of Main Street is something you'd enjoy. A performance arts theater, museum and farmer's market are popular places to visit. Art walks and special events are held throughout the year on Main Street. Contact the convention and visitor center for more details on Main Street and Iberia. They will provide you with a walking tour map and more information about the town's many activities and attractions.