Fontainebleau State Park RV & Campground Guide

Louisiana

Bernard de Marigny de Mandeville, the founder of the nearby town, built a sugar mill and developed this area as a sugar plantation. The plantation income supported his lavish lifestyle, and he named the area Fontainebleau after a forest near Paris. The park is on the shore of Lake Pontchartrain, across from New Orleans. There is sailing on the lake, and sunbathing and swimming at the beach. An old railroad track that ran through the park has been converted into a trail for hiking and cycling. 

The park gets about a week of rain each month. The weather doesn’t get too hot, topping out in the low 90’s, or too cold. However, it can get very humid in Louisiana and it can feel hotter than it actually is. 

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Weather
Spring 40-65 F
Summer 71-91 F
Fall 47-88 F
Winter 18-45 F
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Nearby Cities
Mandeville, LA
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Fontainebleau State Park

Fontainebleau State Park has 23 premium campsites - 19 pull-through sites (one with sewage hookup) and 4 campsites with sewerage hookups, all with water and electrical hookups. If you choose to rent an RV for your adventures, consider renting with RVshare. All rentals come with nationwide insurance, 24/7 roadside assistance, and a world-class team to make sure you get the perfect vehicle for your travel plans.  

There are other campgrounds nearby you can try as well:

Land-O-Pines Family Campground

Land-O-Pines has a swimming pool and waterslide, and plans family activities for guests. It’s close to the state park, and to the lake so you can spend the day at the beach or on the water. 

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: yes
  • Wi-Fi: yes
  • Pet friendly: n/a
  • Other amenities: showers, laundry, mini-golf, playground, pool, waterslide

Abita Springs RV Park

The pine forests, fresh air, and mineral waters at Abita Springs are sure to be part of a great vacation! The campground is close to city restaurants and shopping, but also secluded and rustic enough to provide a getaway to nature. 

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: yes
  • Wi-Fi: yes
  • Pet friendly: yes
  • Other amenities: fishing, dog run, laundry, playground, pool 

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What to Do at
Fontainebleau State Park

Inside Fontainebleau State Park

There’s lots to do at Fontainebleau! The nature trail is popular among visitors, and birding is plentiful. Here are some activities you can do at the park:

Hiking: There are a 4.8-mile hiking trail and a 1 1/4 mile nature trail at the park. The nature trail has interpretive signs along the way to help you identify many of the trees and shrubs on the path.

Birding: Over 400 species live in and around the park. The Fontainebleau Birding Guide helps birders identify the numerous birds you’ll find in the area. Because the park is bordered on three sides by water, there are a variety of habitats for a variety of birds. 

Water play: The water playground is open through the summer, every day except Mondays. It’s a great way to cool off!

Outside Fontainebleau State Park

There’s lots to do near the park as well! Its proximity to New Orleans means there is a wealth of activities, and whether you’re interested in the history of the area or the nature surrounding you, you’re sure to find something you love. 

Restaurants

Brennan’s

Brennan’s is known as an upscale restaurant that serves up genuine Creole cuisine, fancy breakfasts, and delicious bananas Foster. Food is local and seasonal.

Type: Creole

Location: New Orleans, LA

Commander’s Palace

Another refined Creole restaurant, that’s also known for its elegant jazz brunch served beneath sparkling chandeliers. The Commander’s Palace has been a fixture in The Garden District since 1893.

Type: Creole

Location: New Orleans, LA

Casamento’s Restaurant

Casamento’s serves up fresh oysters and other seafood in a tiny, tiled spot that’s been in business since 1919.

Type: Seafood

Location: New Orleans, LA

Shopping

Meyer the Hatter

This third-generation hat store, that prides itself on being the south’s largest hat store, has a variety of styles and prices for both men and women. The store has show windows, a selling floor, two upper floors for stock, and a balcony that’s the perfect vantage point for Mardi Gras parades.

Location: New Orleans, LA

Sightseeing

French Quarter

Visit the historic heart of New Orleans. The French Quarter is famous for its nightlife and colorful buildings and ironwork. Bourbon Street has jazz clubs, restaurants, and bars, while quieter side streets lead to local food and crafts.

Location: New Orleans, LA

St. Louis Cathedral

The Cathedral is one of the city’s most notable landmarks, overlooking Jackson Square. It’s the oldest Catholic cathedral in continual use in the United States. 

Location: New Orleans, LA

Audobon Aquarium of the Americas

Right on the Mississippi River, adjacent to the French Quarter, the Audobon Aquarium of the Americas has a Great Maya Reef with a walk-through tunnel, and penguins and sea otters charm everyone who visits. Touch a stingray, feed a parakeet, and watch for sea turtles.

Location: New Orleans, LA

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How to Get to
Fontainebleau State Park

From New Orleans: Take I-10 W. Take exit 228 toward Mandeville. Keep left and follow signs for Causeway Blvd N. Continue onto Lake Pontchartrain Causeway. Take US-190 E. Turn right onto LA-1089.

The park is located at 62883 Hwy. 1089, Mandeville, LA.

Entering Fontainebleau State Park

There is a fee to enter Fontainebleau State Park

Per Person : $3

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