Cypremort Point State Park
|Cypremort Point State Park|
Cabins on the beach at the park
|Location||St. Mary Parish, Louisiana, United States of America|
|Area||185 acres (0.75 km2; 0.289 sq mi)|
|Established||November 20, 2004|
|Governing body||Louisiana Office of State Parks|
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. Cypremort Point is one of the few spots on the Louisiana Gulf coastline which may be accessed by road.
The park has a 100-foot (30 m) fishing pier. Crabbing, water skiing, windsurfing and sailing are common activities.
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.
- "Cypremort Point State Park - Louisiana Office of State Parks". Retrieved 3 January 2011.
- Louisiana State Parks Cajun Country Brochure. Louisiana State Parks. 2007.
- Leeper, Clare D'Artois (19 October 2012). Louisiana Place Names: Popular, Unusual, and Forgotten Stories of Towns, Cities, Plantations, Bayous, and Even Some Cemeteries. LSU Press. p. 77. ISBN 978-0-8071-4740-5.
- Section II: Federally Recognized Tribes (PDF). DoD Energy, Environment, Safety & Occupational Health. March 2008. p. 15.
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