Cypremort Point State Park

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Cypremort Point State Park
Cabins at Beach at Cypremort Point State Park.jpg
Cabins on the beach at the park
Map showing the location of Cypremort Point State Park
Map showing the location of Cypremort Point State Park
Map of Louisiana, United States of America
Location St. Mary Parish, Louisiana, United States of America
Coordinates 29°44′14″N 91°51′12″W / 29.73722°N 91.85333°W / 29.73722; -91.85333Coordinates: 29°44′14″N 91°51′12″W / 29.73722°N 91.85333°W / 29.73722; -91.85333[1]
Area 185 acres (0.75 km2; 0.289 sq mi)[1][2]
Established November 20, 2004 (2004-11-20)
Governing body Louisiana Office of State Parks
Official website

Cypremort Point State Park is a public recreation area located on Vermilion Bay, Louisiana near the end of La. Hwy. 319. It is named for nearby Cypremort Point. Cypremort means "dead cypress" in French. The 185-acre (0.75 km2) park, set against a backdrop of coastal marsh, contains a half-mile stretch of man-made beach which contains picnic sites, a fishing pavilion and sailboat launch. Also, there are 6 cabins on the park grounds which may be reserved by guests. Chitimacha tradition says that one of 4 markers for their tribal land was a great cypress, at present-day Cypremort Point State Park.[3] Cypremort Point is one of the few spots on the Louisiana Gulf coastline which may be accessed by road.

Water Activities[edit]

The park has a 100 foot fishing pier. Crabbing, water skiing, windsurfing and sailing are common activities.[2]

Fauna[edit]

A visitor may see nutria, muskrat, alligator, or a number of bird species. Deer, black bear, rabbits, possum, and red fox also make their home in the area.[2]

Gallery[edit]

Cypremort Point State Park
Located near the coast of Vermilion Bay are pavilions used for recreation. 
People typically use the bay for swimming and cooling down. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Cypremort Point State Park - Louisiana Office of State Parks". Retrieved 3 January 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c Louisiana State Parks Cajun Country Brochure. Louisiana State Parks. 2007. 
  3. ^ Section II: Federally Recognized Tribes (PDF). DoD Energy, Environment, Safety & Occupational Health. March 2008. p. 15. 

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