BATON ROUGE, La. (THE LOUISIANA WEEKEND) - Summer is right around the corner. Many families are starting to plan family vacations. We found a vacation destination close to home. Fountainebleau State Park has many of the amenities that vacationers seek. Whether you want to enjoy a day at the beach, play games in open green space, or let kids play on the splash pad, you can do it all. At Fountainebleau State Park, you can sunbathe on white sandy beaches, go fishing on the pier, ride bikes or roller blades through the miles and miles of trails and so much more.
Many people enjoy gathering under the large live oak trees for a picnic or have large gatherings in the pavilions complete with picnic tables. If you want to go camping, there is an RV park, complete with restrooms and showers. You can also go glamping at one of the many Tentrr sites in the park. Some of the Tentrr sites are along the beach, while other Tentrr sites can only be reached by canoe.
Fountainebleau State Park is also full of history and is one of the stops along the African American Heritage Trail. Visitors can explore the original location of Fountainebleau plantation and the crumbling brick ruins of the old sugar mill that was built in 1829. Visitors can learn foraging techniques from the park rangers and roast marshmallows while listening to park history.
Learn more about the African American Heritage Trail and see the map HERE
To learn more about Fountainebleau State Park or to plan your trip, visit HERE
Watch our visit to a Tentrr location HERE
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