8.7 Excellent
     
Abbeville, Louisiana

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: 29.865674786
Longitude: -92.150294780731
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • 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 yes
  • 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
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT, Verizon, Sprint Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT,Verizon,Sprint
  • 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 yes
  • 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 yes
  • 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

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27 Reviews

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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: 55
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 7

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: 119
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 38

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: 0

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: 101
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 15

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: 160
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 56

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: 11
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

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: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     
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Review Count: 141
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 17

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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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $9.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
3
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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Review Count: 66
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 7

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

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
68
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: January, 2015 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
65
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade, Mostly Shady, Covered Forested
Tips for other Campers:

Excellent restaurants nearby.

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: December, 2014 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
65
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

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

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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

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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