LFP campground nears reopening
Officials with the Louisiana Office of State Parks disclosed this week that the campground facilities at Lake Fausse Point State Park are scheduled to reopen sometimes next month.
Sharon S. Broussard with the OSP’s Public Relations Office said the electrical repairs to the campground’s 50 sites are 95 percent complete. She added that the department plans to do “a staggered soft opening” some time in May.
“We are staggering the opening of campsites to anticipate any last minute repairs and allow for any need to move overnight visitors to working sites,” she added.
The entire park was flooded in August 2016, with major damage to the campground, the park’s 18 cabins, the water splash pad and some of the nature trails.
Since that time, the park has been open to only day use of the four large pavilions and boat launching.
Regarding the popular cabins, Broussard that the repairs have been split into two projects. “The 11 cabins that have less damage will be bid out in the next 30 days. We will use in-house staff to make updates to the cabins, things like switching out light fixtures and fans, and painting. These 11 cabins should be reopened by late summer or early fall. The other seven cabins have extensive damage to their subfloors and will require more repairs and are anticipated to reopen by late winter/early spring 2019.