Fontainebleau State Park RV & Campground Guide


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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Spring 40-65 F
Summer 71-91 F
Fall 47-88 F
Winter 18-45 F
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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!

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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

Fontainebleau State Park Per Person : $3.0

There’s no better way to create memories with those you love than by traveling the country in an RV. Renting an RV with RVshare makes the trip easy and stress-free. Whether you choose to rent an RV near your home and make the trek, or fly closer to your end goal and rent an RV for camping, you’re sure to have an adventure you won’t soon forget! We would love to see pictures of your travels - be sure to send us photos of your trip to [email protected] and tag us on social media. Your memories could be featured on our blog, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter page!

Frequently Asked Questions About Fontainebleau State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Fontainebleau State Park?

Late Autumn and early winter are the best times to visit Fontainebleau State Park. The hurricane season is over in early winter but the weather is still very mild and pleasant.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Fontainebleau State Park?

They are not called "designated RV campsites," but there are 19 pull-through "premium" sites with full hookups intended for larger RVs, including sewer, as well as 103 "improved" campsites with electric and water.

Do you have to reserve a camping spot at Fontainebleau State Park and what is the cost?

It's always a good idea to reserve a camping spot ahead of time. There is a $4.50 fee to reserve a campsite at Fontainebleau State Park, whether you do so over the phone, in person or online.

Are pets allowed at Fontainebleau State Park?

Yes, pets are welcome at the park, but they must be leashed at all times and cleaned up after. There are no additional fees or breed restrictions when bringing your pet.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Fontainebleau State Park?

Fontainebleau State Park is a favorite among local birdwatchers to sight both songbirds and water birds, and you can spot plenty of reptiles of all sorts in the swamp environment near Lake Pontchartrain.