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Lake Fausse Pointe State Park

Outdoor Activities in Lafayette

Outdoor activities in Lafayette come in all varieties. Acadiana has an excellent year-round climate and topography for outdoor adventure, which contribute to Louisiana’s reputation as a “sportsman’s paradise.” The region has hiking and biking trails, championship golf courses, birdwatching, fishing, camping and opportunities for boating on nearby lakes and rivers.

The Lafayette area, encompassing the Atchafalaya Basin — the largest wetland in the United States — offers numerous opportunities for watching and photographing birds along Louisiana’s portion of America’s Wetland Birding Trail.

Freshwater fishing for bass, bream, catfish and more is a popular pastime in and around the Acadiana region. Fishermen frequent the 70-mile Vermilion River, the Atchafalaya Basin and a number of other lakes in the area for sport and recreational fishing.

Lake Fausse Pointe State Park is a popular destination for camping and outdoor activities in the Lafayette area. The park features primitive and bayou-side camping with fully stocked cabins that provide comfortable and picturesque accommodations for people looking to get away, fish, birdwatch, canoe or hike.