January 4, 2013

Exploring: Palmetto Island State Park



We spent Christmas Day exploring Palmetto Island State Park. It's a fairly new park south of Abbeville and it's great. Beautiful swampy areas for canoeing, nice paths for wandering, super clean bathrooms, and interesting Louisiana wildlife. We saw several alligators, turtles, and hawks.



In addition to the trails, the park also has a campground and some new cabins that can sleep up to 8 people. My sister and her husband stayed in one of the cabins a few months ago and kept raving about it. I am thinking we might try to do that on a future trip home, perhaps in the summer months when the splash park is open. Did I mention there is also a cool looking splash park? To be honest, I was kind of shocked by how nice this park is. It really is a special little spot in South Louisiana and it turned out to be a perfect Christmas Day outing. 



7 comments:

Tonya @ The Traveling Praters said...

What a beautiful state park and beautiful pictures!

Kate said...

What a fun little adventure. Love the shot of the leaves--so beautifully colorful.

Dawn Suzette said...

It looks like a neat spot.
I have to agree about that shot of the leaves. Just beautiful!

likeschocolate said...

Thanks for sharing! I never knew that State Parks were open on holidays like Christmas. That might be a fun way to spend the day one year! I love LA!

Kim said...

We might have to check it out on our next visit to Louisiana. We never seem to have enough time when we visit in December!

Mary {The World Is A Book} said...

This park looks so peaceful and beautiful. I love the images you captured. Many state parks nowadays are neglected and it's nice to know there are still some out there worth visiting.

Sonja said...

I've never seen flowers blooming in a swamp before! Very cool looking park!