Abbeville, Louisiana

Palmetto Island State Park

Abbeville, Louisiana



Abbeville, Louisiana
Phone: (337) 893-3930

Sites: 96
Recent Rate: $10 4/2015

Latitude: 29.8656747859998
Longitude: -92.1502947807312

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking no
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • yes-river Waterfront Waterfront yes-river
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond yes
  • River River yes
  • Creek Creek yes
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

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19 Reviews

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momma7279

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $10.00
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After having a bad experience with another park in the area. This place was very refreshing. Clean facilities, beautiful scenery and landscape, well kept. Can't wait to go back again! We camped at Palmetto Island State Park in a Motorhome.

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rncordy

Review Count: 119
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $23.00
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I agree with prior reviews. Lots of trees but our satellite worked fine. Our Verizon phone on hot spot were fine. And the big surprise in a world of iffy wifi, was that the campground wifi was excellent, at least at site 66. Next time we will try for 65 to get a little more afternoon shade. We camped at Palmetto Island State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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winnie1

Review Count: 18
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $9.00
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What a beautiful park! Most of the sites were large and private with palmettos and other low-to-medium height plants between sites. A few had no shade, but most were pretty shady. There are lots of places to walk and ride a bike. The fishing must be good as there were a lot of boats around. The dump station has 2 dumps in an island with access from either direction. This makes dumping go a lot faster, especially on a Sunday when so many campers are leaving at the same time. Laundry facilities are free and even have a screened porch to wait in. Our RV is 31' long. We camped at Palmetto Island State Park in a Motorhome.

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A-S_Travels

Review Count: 50
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: January, 2015 - $18.00
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A very nice park. Nicely separated campsites, good privacy. The park was clean, staff and camp hosts friendly & helpful. Free WiFi. Hiking/walking trails. Splash pad in summer. Free laundry machines, two washers dryers in each bathhouse. Yes, the park is in the swamp. This is a state park, not an RV park in the city. The swamp makes it interesting and different. The park's website does not try to hide the fact it is in a swamp. We would return if in the area. We camped at Palmetto Island State Park in a Motorhome.

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debmc

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: January, 2015 - $20.00
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Fairly new park. All around excellent. Lots to do in the park and area. Kayaking, fishing, walking & biking trails at the park. Lots of wildlife. We camped at Palmetto Island State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

Excellent restaurants nearby.

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User3589

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: December, 2014 - $18.00
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A real jewel of a State park. Well situated for touring this part of Acadiana or just to hang out in the campground. Many opportunities to canoe/kayak from the boat launch. The sites are very private and spacious. The camp hosts were very diligent with their duties and the park shined as a result. I highly recommend the sites in the end loops (64, 65, 66 & 67) for the most privacy. We will definitely be back! We camped at Palmetto Island State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Check out Shucks in Abbeville if you like oysters! :-)

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JohnBoyToo

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $16.00
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In our humble opinion we thought it was a HORRIBLE! You are literally IN the swamps - not BY them - IN them with mosquitoes - dirt roads - dust probably snakes and alligators - we didn't go out to see. Out rv'ing friends (6 couples in all) were staying at another park nearby and 11 of us went to see if this is somewhere we can visit in the future... EVERYONE said NO WAY !!!!! Way out of the way - filthy - did I say hot, mosquitoes, horrible ?!?!? I would say half the sites were out of commission due to having electrical work done on them, so they were off limits, but most seemed to have concrete pads only - everything else was dirt and presume mud when it rains or floods. We camped at Palmetto Island State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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gsnakehill

Review Count: 316
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 27

Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $22.00
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This is one of the newest state parks in Louisiana and it is not even on many maps. At this time, the campground is closed until July 1 to work on electric problems at some of the sites. If you have a reservation they are still honoring them but your sites might be changed and you cannot have any extensions. We had a one night reservation and we were glad that we did. Beautiful park with Palmetto’s all over. Campsites are private, big, picnic tables on a cement slab, campfire pit and all sites have water and electric. The bath house was clean, clean and clean. Laundry at this time was free. One can bike ride, bird watch, rent boats, hike, fish, visit the interpretive center, rent cottages, and view wildlife. It is really pretty. You can rent a canoe and paddle between ponds on a canoe trail. It cost us $22 for the night. It is just outside Abbeville where there is shopping, restaurants like Shucks (best for seafood) and gas stations. On the drive down to the campground you can see rice paddies. We would definitely return! We camped at Palmetto Island State Park in a Motorhome.

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pumper9x9

Review Count: 131
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: February, 2013 - $16.00
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This place is about 6 miles outside Abbeville. It currently had gravel roads and sites. The road is suppose to be paved this month. They have a pretty fast Wi-Fi but Verizon Mi-Fi works well, too. The showers are an A+. They have screened in porches on the rest room and there are two free washer and driers located there too. They automatically tack on a $6 booking fee to each block of time stay. They have a few trails around the park, a nice canoe route through a couple of lakes and canals that eventually lead to the Vermillion River. This is a nice quiet park that I'd stay at again in a heart beat. It should be noted that about 10-15% of their sites were not available due to apparent electrical issues. Our power was good but they had some strange breaker arrangements. They had 120 amp, 50 amp, 30 amp and 20 amp breaker set up. You had to have the 120 on for any of the others to work. But a check of the hook up revealed no problems. We camped at Palmetto Island State Park in a Motorhome.

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User2407

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2013 - $16.00
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Wow! What a find. Opened in 2010, this CG is well laid out with ample room between sites. Nice trails and a great central location for visiting Cajun, LA. Free laundry!! Excellent Wi-Fi signal but state has put limits on streaming, downloads, and content. Very impressed with this park. Great place to bike--no hills! Would stay here again in a flash. Would rate it 12 if I could. We camped at Palmetto Island State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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mccombk

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2012 - $20.00
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This park is in a beautiful setting and the facilities are new. Unfortunately, the roads are not paved but instead they are covered with a crushed limestone which creates a considerable amount of dust. Within a couple of hours, your vehicle takes on a new color! The sites are well spaced and some are very private. There are still sites not usable due to past flooding which damaged the electrical boxes. We stayed for 3 days, never saw a park ranger, other campers were very noisy on 2 nights, well past midnight. Apparently, they do not have quiet time at this park or any monitoring of campers. Even during the day, music was playing much too loud. We would not stay here unfortunately, because the settings is so pretty. We camped at Palmetto Island State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Jay Rutherford

Review Count: 141
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: February, 2012 - $19.00
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In contrast with the previous review, we did not find any of the issues that the reviewer did. The gravel road was not dusty, the gravel sites were capacious and well spaced, and the place was quiet and peaceful. The ranger came around often starting about 6:00 am. Our being there mid-week in early February, along with about 10 other campers, influenced our experience. Louisiana state parks charge a $6 reservation fee, even for people showing up with no reservations. The rate shown reflects the $16 daily winter rate plus half the $6 (we stayed 2 nights) fee. Louisiana offers reduced rates for residents of some states if the camper has a federal pass. The park is fairly new and the buildings are very well done. Since the park is in a swamp, the mosquitoes are a problem solved with some repellent. The campground wi-fi worked well, as did our Verizon air card plus the Tracfone. Plenty of off-the-air TV channels. There were plenty of places to eat in Abbeville, about 8 miles away. We'd stay again if in the area. We camped at Palmetto Island State Park in a Motorhome.

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tetraploid

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2011 - $10.00
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Stayed here for 5 nights for Thanksgiving in 2011 (and in 2010), for half price using the Golden Pass. Last year the park was filled, this year only 2/3 filled at Thanksgiving. The road is rock dust (very little gravel) so when it is not raining you have dust, and the dust is everywhere. The mosquitoes mentioned in other reviews are real. Any time it is warm and still, you will have dozens trying to land on you, and they are hungry. Be aware that sites 2 to 37 are seriously crowded. Most of the other sites have some space between and a few have a lot of space. The shower/restrooms are nice, though not well located for many campers. They have dribble showers with a minimum amount of water. Restrictors on the showers, and on demand, no control sink faucets prevent you from getting much hot water anywhere. Biggest problem is what I call PRESENCE. The management does not have a presence. In the mornings you will see the clean up crews around and maybe a ranger will drive through by noon, but after that there is nothing. No ranger, host, deputy sheriff, nothing. If you read the requirements for campers you will not see any restrictions on number of persons, vehicles, or boats at a camp site. A few camp sites will have 4 or 5 trucks with multiple tents, etc. There is no one around to enforce the quiet time rules, and one of the so-called hosts was as bad as some of the others. Last year we were lucky and we had good neighbors, but not this year. Only the cold nights quieted things down on some evenings. No rules on cleaning up your kennel mess when you leave, so you leave mounds around for the camper who follows you. I see the campground evolving more and more into a weekend party place for the locals. We camped at Palmetto Island State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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210jem

Review Count: 102
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: March, 2011 - $19.00
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Spent 2 nights here. Newly opened last Halloween (ranger told us) after repairs from Hurricane flooding and damage. Still some 10 or so electrical site outlets kaput. Sites gravel, level, nicely spaced, lots of shade trees, EW. Dump toward entrance. Ranger station, bath houses, nature center buildings are really really nice. Nearby pond for fishing and Vermillion river and boat put ins close by. When we were there the main campground dirt-gravel road was extremely dusty; you couldn't go slow enough to avoid a huge dust cloud. We are told clip paving was planned but over due. My only complaint. Other wise a very nice state park. May another hurricane not do it in. We did need our GPS to find our way to the park as it is out of the way. Would stay here again. We camped at Palmetto Island State Park in a Motorhome.

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TravelerRog

Review Count: 59
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: January, 2011 - $11.00
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Newly opened in Oct 2010, this secluded park is steeped in natural beauty. The name says it all: Palmetto - the plants are all around - near camp sites, etc. Spacious sites, many with shade. Ranger / naturalist led talks and walks. Adding to what others have said, boaters, fishermen, canoeists will love this camp. Verizon signal enough to make/receive calls. Only negatives: no sewer hookup - just a dump station, typical of state parks. And, probably too few washers/dryers - four of each - for a full camp; but, they are FREE. My count is 96 RV spots; a few cabins are available. Some temporarily unavailable due to apparent electrical hookup problems. Locals are to be credited with donating many dollars to enable opening of this camp because the state did not have sufficient funds to do so. Good discount for seniors. Bottom line; lovely park for those who like nature and the out-of-doors in a quiet setting. We camped at Palmetto Island State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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