8.8 Excellent
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Palmetto Island State Park

Abbeville, Louisiana


19501 Pleasant Rd
Abbeville, Louisiana 70510
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Sites: 96
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 29.86567
Longitude: -92.15029

Elevation: 9' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup no
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault yes
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes no
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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33 Reviews

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

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

Very clean, nice and quiet. Has nice space between sites. We camped at Palmetto Island State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
35
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 46
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $31.00
Overall Rating:

This is a fabulous state park! The newest in the Louisiana park system, it's clean and well-maintained. The "Comfort Stations" housing the restrooms, showers, laundry, and book exchange are very nice. And the laundry is FREE. Sites are among beautiful trees and a nice ways from each other. All park staff and camp hosts were helpful. There is an active Friends of the Park group that has events throughout the year. I can't add much to other reviews. We LOVED it! We camped at Palmetto Island State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
C1091
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Eat at Dupuy's in Abbeville!

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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $14.00
Overall Rating:

One of the cleanest state parks we have stayed in. Our site was level and well maintained. The grass was cut and neat. The park employees were friendly and professional. The roads are starting to get potholes and needing to be patched. We camped at Palmetto Island State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
CI005
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: March, 2018 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

Louisiana State Parks appear to take pride in their campgrounds and this shows. Sites are long and wide. Restrooms are clean and even have free laundry. The wi-fi is slow but it works. The hosts were very nice as were the kiosk staff. The surrounding swamps were just like you'd expect to see in a movie. Abbeville is not far, with the usual services including the requisite Dairy Queen. The interior roads could use some work, and better trail maps would be nice. We camped at Palmetto Island State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
90
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 344
States Visited: 40
Helpful Reviews: 94

Date of Stay: December, 2017 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

What a lovely park! The sites are well spaced and have vegetation between for visual separation. Everything was very clean. The bathrooms were spotless and kept that way by amazing, vigilant volunteer camp hosts. There are free laundry facilities that were also spotless thanks to the volunteers. When we were there it was very calm and quiet. However, fair warning, according to the staff, on many weekends the park turns into party central with the local folks. It can be late nights with lots of noise. According to the staff, the sites on the cul-de-sac around 66 are the biggest party sites. We were there on Christmas weekend and it was almost empty. There are roadways and trails for biking. Also, the roads just outside the park are calm enough to be good for biking. Do be wary for loose-roaming dogs. The birding is great if you are into that. There is park WiFi that sometimes worked, very slowly, so don't depend on it. We were able to get DirecTV satellite with our portable dish strategically placed, some sites would have more of a problem. We had very good Verizon voice and data. We started out on site 67 but moved to site 66 since a big family with music came in next to site 67. We would definitely stay here again, but would avoid weekends. We camped at Palmetto Island State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
67 66
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Abbeville, with grocery stores, is about 30 minutes away, so you might want to come well stocked.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2017 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Such a beautiful gem. We loved the trails for our bikes. Camp host was very helpful. Mosquitos were bad. The restrooms were very clean. Our site, 91 was very private and level. We camped at Palmetto Island State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
91
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Visited the Tabasco factory on Avery Island, about 50 minutes away. It was a fun tour and I loved the Tabasco shop and restaurant. We also visited Abbeville. St Mary Magdalan Catholic Church was a beautiful church to visit and we even got a private tour from the friendly local priest.

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Review Count: 98
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 30

Date of Stay: December, 2016 - $18.00
Overall Rating:

One of the nicest state parks I've been to. The sites were large and fairly private, walking trails were short but fun and the local wildlife was plentiful. The grounds are very lush and peaceful. The hosts picked up trash at least twice a day and kept the place immaculate. The free laundry was in good shape. Showers/bathroom also very clean. There are plenty of bear warning signs but also watch out for the feral pigs. I don't know if they're aggressive or not but hearing them snorting at you as you're walking through the woods is a bit unusual. Please note the roads around this park can be pretty horrible. I found this common through Louisiana. I would highly recommend you follow the directions listed on the park website to get in and out of the park. I followed my GPS on the way in and it was extremely rough. I followed the park instructions on the way out and it was well worth the extra 15 minutes travel time considering how much better the roads were. Site accessibility (Easy to get to. Roads inside the park were great. Level sites) - 5 Campground location (Good location if you want something remote. Fairly close to Lafayette for bigger town stuff and Abbeville for small town stuff) - 4 Nearby amenities (Everything you could need was nearby) - 5 Site Privacy (Spacious sites and fairly private) - 4 Campground amenities (Free laundry, trash cans near every site, clean bath/showers) - 5 Dog friendly (Great walking loops and plenty of space) - 5 Activities (hiking, biking) - 5 Cost ($18/night for 50 amp W/E) - 5 Staff friendliness (Very nice and helpful staff) - 5 Connectivity (Good signal w/out a booster for both ATT and Verizon with good download speeds. Great OTA) - 5 Total rating = 4.8. We camped at Palmetto Island State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
49
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Abbeville is a small but close town to get anything you need. I would also recommend Shucks for dinner if you want some great seafood.

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

Date of Stay: December, 2016 - $9.00
Overall Rating:

A very clean park with level back-in sites. Bathroom and shower facilities are clean. Free laundry at the comfort stations. Sites are private. We really enjoyed our stay. We camped at Palmetto Island State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
56
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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Review Count: 166
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 46

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

The newest park in the Louisiana system, Palmetto State Park is about as good as it gets. I think everyone of it's sites back up to a canopy of tropical vegetation. Nice separation between sites. Two very clean bathrooms with FREE laundry facilities. Abundant wildlife in park. We saw deer, hogs, raccoons, armadillos, and rabbits. Very quiet during the week. Nice biking throughout the park. We camped at Palmetto Island State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
91
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $22.00
Overall Rating:

Beautiful park. Definitely a spring/fall camping kind of place. I would think it to be very hot during the summer months, due to the heavy woods that help to make for a beautiful, almost secluded type feel. Laundry room/ bath houses are immaculate! We camped at Palmetto Island State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

This state park is one of our favorites. It is a relatively new park that has level, spacious, shaded sites that are somewhat private because of the vegetation that is left to grow between them. The bath houses are always clean, as is the park in general. Kids will love the large splash pad, while the whole family will have fun canoeing the trails through the swamp areas to the Vermillion River. There are several nature trails that pass by three ponds that are excellent fishing holes. Bring your bikes to ride several miles of paved roadways.

The only reason that it doesn't get a 10 is because there is no sewer connection. We camped at Palmetto Island State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
26
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Great kayaking or canoeing!

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Review Count: 118
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 21

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $21.00
Overall Rating:

Very clean park. Vegetation between sites. Remote park in beautiful rural area. Nearest state park to New Iberia and Avery Island both of which offer interesting sightseeing. Black bear plentiful in park. We camped at Palmetto Island State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 172
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 65

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $18.00
Overall Rating:

This is close to my perfect campground. Beautiful grounds, lots of space between most of the sites, electric & water for only $18, AND FREE LAUNDRY FACILITIES. Eight months on the road and I've NEVER seen THAT! And the restroom & laundry facilities are all perfectly clean and modern and the showers are about as good as you get. There are nature trails, ponds, and a canoe/kayak trail and it's convenient to everything in south central Louisiana. There are lots of bugs, but, hey, it's LOUISIANA. You're in the swamp...stock up on the bug spray. The only think I'd ding it for is that it's apparently a big weekend party camp. Midweek was wonderfully serene. Friday night, well, not so much. And everyone around here seems to haul a golf cart with them to cruise around the camp in circles checking out the different parties. Seems to be a "thing" around here that we haven't experienced until we got to Louisiana. So, if you want peace & quiet, I'd advise coming during the week. There is even wi-fi, not the best, but works at least some of the time. It's something, though, and not something I expect in state campgrounds. And the best I got on Verizon was two bars. We are already planning on coming back. We camped at Palmetto Island State Park in a Truck Camper.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
72
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

The tour of the Tabasco factory on Avery Island was actually pretty interesting.

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $34.00
Overall Rating:

Park is well off the beaten path, lots of shade trees , spacious and laid out pretty good. The road in was pretty rough but the park is pretty nice. Abbeville is about 15 miles , no cable and no full hookups but otherwise no complaints. We camped at Palmetto Island State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
South loop
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Abbeville , Walmart etc.

Golf course 20 miles

Fishing , kids play area

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Review Count: 161
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 19

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $23.00
Overall Rating:

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.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
66
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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