Submitted May 2018
Lafayette Travel and the Bayou Vermilion District partnered to create a three day overnight paddle trip down the Bayou Vermilion from Vermilionville to South Side City Park, Richard’s Sale Barn and Palmetto Island State Park. Participants were able to paddle a little over 50 miles of the Vermilion River through Lafayette and Vermilion Parish and was able to get up close and personal with Cajun and Creole Country. Last stop was Palmetto Island State Park where they could enjoy the amenities of the cabins or camp at the primitive camp sight. Get the full story and 2019 registration info here. Registration is open for the March 21-24, 2019 event. Early bird registration of $300 will only be available until October 2018. More pictures and videos of all the stops can be found on Lafayette Travel’s Facebook page.
2nd Annual Golf Cart Parade
submitted March 2018
The Krewe of Palmetto’s Golf Cart Parade was created and organized by park patrons Christine Fontenot and Shawn Bordelon. I had a chance to visit with them after the event. Even though the weather chased away a lot of people, they still had 14 golf carts participate. A little rain has NEVER dampened these two ladies spirit and their plans to have fun at Palmetto Island State Park. The King and Queen were crowned and the parade rolled! They are already planning for 2019 and will announce the date when plans are in place.
On the Record....
submitted January 2018
You may have seen the article on the front page of the Abbeville Meridional’s Friday, December 29 edition featuring Palmetto Island State Park called “Palmetto State Park preparing”. We’d like to thank the Meridional for highlighting the park and sharing parts of the article that were published in a Baton Rouge paper about the budget cuts to State Parks. I can’t and won’t comment on how or if the budget cuts will impact Palmetto Island State Park, because we (Friends’) just don’t know. The state doesn’t share that kind of info with us. A lot of times, we find out the same way you do. Read more
New Floors in Meeting Room
submitted June 2018
Friends of Palmetto Island State Park partnered with the Louisiana Office of State Parks in having the floors in the meeting room and cabins changed and repaired. We are very excited to announce that the meeting room and cabins 1 and 2 are complete! Bon Ami Flooring in Abbeville helped to guide us in choosing and then installing an appropriate commercial floor that is not only durable, but also beautiful. The remaining cabins will be done at a later date this year. Proceeds from previous fundraisers were used in purchasing and installing the floors. This is a great example of Patrons’ donations at work! The meeting room and cabins can be reserved online at Reserve America or through the reservation Call Center 877-226-7652
5th Annual Cracklin' Cookin' Demo
submitted March 2018
GREAT EVENT!.... OMG! …..AWESOME DAY!..... WOW!..... I just don’t seem to have the right words to express our joy about this event. I wish I could just share how good it feels to get all of the positive comments, feedback and appreciation that patrons shared with us about our 5th Annual Cracklin’ Cooking Demo. Your appreciation and attendance helps keep our volunteers strong in their commitment to Palmetto island State Park. People ask us why we don’t charge for this event. It’s our way to give back to the patrons who support us. We do this event for YOU! It’s fast becoming the most anticipated event that Friends’ hosts at the park. Read more
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Park of the Quarter
Submitted April 2018
Because so many of you sent positive comments to Baton Rouge about Palmetto Island State Park, the park was awarded 'Park of the Quarter'. Thank you for sharing the things you like about our favorite park. Keep sending your comments in! Pick up a comment card in the entrance station or fill it out on line here.
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