Grand Isle State Park RV & Campground Guide

Louisiana

Grand Isle State Park

, off the coast of Louisiana, serves as a breakwater between the Gulf and the many inland channels that connect to the bayou rivers and offshoots of the Mississippi River. Grand Isle also serves as the perfect launch point for deep-sea fishing and other open-water adventures. In fact, fishing is a huge draw for visitors to the park. The warm Gulf waters also mean swimmers can enjoy a dip almost any time of year. 

Weather at the park is balmy and warm year-round, and the temperature only varies by about 30 degrees between the hottest and coldest days. However, the area can be very humid, making it feel hotter than it actually is. 

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Weather
Spring 61-86 F
Summer 80-88 F
Fall 31-82 F
Winter 53-65 F
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Nearby Cities
Grand Isle, LA
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Grand Isle State Park

Grand Isle State Park has 49 campsites that are pull-through, with water and electrical hookups. If you decide to rent an RV for camping, consider renting with RVshare. All rentals come with nationwide insurance, 24/7 roadside assistance, and a world-class team that will work with you to make sure you get the perfect RV for your trip.  

There are other campgrounds nearby you can try as well:

Xtreme Beachside RV Resort

Located beachside in stunning Grand Isle, LA, this campground is steps away from the Gulf where you can fish or crab, hop in for a swim, or just lay on the sand and relax.

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: yes
  • Wi-Fi: n/a
  • Pet friendly: n/a
  • Other amenities: fishing, beach access, planned activities, pavilion

Island House RV Park

Island House is considered by some to be the beginning of Hwy 1. Others say it’s part of the northernmost Caribbean island. Either way, the beach area is a world away from the hustle and bustle of big-city life. Island House is located a ½ block from the beach, and you can walk to the only grocery store around. 

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: yes
  • Wi-Fi: yes
  • Pet friendly: yes
  • Other amenities: beach access, laundry, showers, fish cleaning stations  

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What to Do at
Grand Isle State Park

Inside Grand Isle State Park

Every July, thousands of anglers and spectators descend on Grand Isle for the Tarpon Rodeo, a fishing competition offshore. There’s plenty to do at any time of year, however. Activities include:

Hiking: There is a 2.5-mile nature trail that provides beautiful views of the park and helps you explore more about the seashore ecosystem.

Fishing: Try your hand at catching speckled trout while surf fishing, or see if you can catch some redfish or other species. Crabbing is also a popular activity.

Swimming: The water is warm enough to enjoy at almost any time of year. Find a quiet spot to take a dip

Boating: Whether you’re taking a boat out for a day of fishing, or just for the fun of being on the water, boating is a great activity to try at the park. 

Outside Grand Isle State Park

Thanks to its seaside location, there are plenty of activities - both outdoors and in - that you can do while at Grand Isle. Spend a day at a wildlife refuge, try deep sea fishing, or do a little shopping for the perfect memento of your trip.  

Restaurants

Starfish Restaurant

The Starfish offers classic fare like burgers and steak, along with seafood and southern favorites such as fried okra and gumbo. There’s an entire menu of fried chicken options as well. And definitely save room for a beignet for dessert.

Type: Comfort food

Location: Grand Isle, LA

Hurricane Hole

This seafood restaurant offers fresh food, and will even cook your catch from the day. Sit down to a nice dinner, or grab a cocktail at the bar while watching the game. 

Type: Seafood

Location: Grand Isle, LA

Pirate Island Daiquiri

This daiquiri bar in Grand Isle makes the island drink their specialty - though they offer beer and other cocktails as well. Stop in and cool off after a day in the sun!

Type: Daiquiri bar

Location: Grand Isle, LA

Shopping

Blue Water Souvenirs

Shop for t-shirts, swimsuits, shorts, dresses, hats, inflatables for the pool and beach, souvenirs, and beachside supplies like chairs and bags at this Grand Isle souvenir shop.

Location: Grand Isle, LA

Sightseeing

Elmer’s Island Wildlife Refuge

Elmer’s Island Wildlife Refuge is an area of saltwater marsh, coastal dunes, and beaches. Visitors can fish, and the area is popular for birding especially during migration seasons.

Location: Grand Isle, LA

Grand Isle Butterfly Dome

See the 139 species of butterflies native to the state of Louisiana. There are brochures with each type of butterfly so you can identify them and keep track of how many kinds you find. Take a self-guided tour, or sign up ahead of time for a guided tour.

Location: Grand Isle, LA

Fort Livingston

Fort Livingston was build to defend the Louisiana coast in 1834, but its construction was interrupted by the Civil War. In spite of being buffeted by more than 100 years of sea storms, the fort ruins are still there and can be explored. Visitors can only get to the island by boat - a kayak, canoe, or motorboat are all good options.

Location: Grand Isle, LA

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How to Get to
Grand Isle State Park

From New Orleans: Get on I-10 W from Poydras St. Follow I-10 W, I-310 S and US-90 W to LA-308 S in 6. Take exit 215B from US-90 W. Turn left onto LA-308 S, following signs for Lockport. Follow LA-3235 and LA-1 S to Admiral Craik Dr in Grand Isle. Make a slight right onto Admiral Craik Dr.

Entering Grand Isle State Park

There is a fee to enter Grand Isle State Park

Per Vehicle : $3

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