The park is completely open, including the splash-pad and the playgrounds. Everything is being disinfected several times a day. No visitors allowed inside of the fee station. All business is conducted at the drive-through window.
All visitors should still practice social distancing and wash their hands often.
19501 Pleasant Road, Abbeville, LA 70510
1300 acres, nestled in the quiet swamps of Vermilion Parish along the Vermilion River, Palmetto Island State Park is surrounded by water and indigenous palmettos that it was named for.
The park offers 6 two bedroom cabins, 96 campsites, 4 picnic pavilions, numerous picnic sites, water playground, a boardwalk overlooking the Vermilion River, a primitive group campsite, 2 playgrounds, nature center, 4 backpack tent sites and 2 nature trails. A boat launch provides access to the Vermilion River for fishing and boating, while 3 interior lagoons allow canoers and kayakers an up-close look at the native plant and animal life. Palmetto Island also houses a multipurpose room that can be rented for meetings, weddings, family gatherings and other similar events.