Multiple state parks to close ahead of Tropical Storm Ida

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This OES-16 East GeoColor satellite image taken Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021, at 10:20 p.m. EDT, and provided by NOAA, shows Tropical Storm Ida in the Caribbean Sea. Tropical Storm Ida formed in the Caribbean on Thursday and forecasters said its track was aimed at the U.S. Gulf Coast, prompting Louisiana’s governor to declare a state of emergency and forecasters to announce a hurricane watch for New Orleans. (NOAA via AP)

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Louisiana State Parks will close multiple state park recreation sites and state historic sites to visitors ahead of Tropical Storm/Hurricane Ida. These facilities will remain closed until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 31.

State Parks Closing:

  • Bayou Segnette State Park; Westwego
  • Bogue Chitto State Park; Franklinton
  • Chicot State Park; Ville Platte
  • Cypremort Point State Park; Cypremort Point
  • Fairview-Riverside State Park; Madisonville
  • Fontainebleau State Park; Mandeville
  • Grand Isle State Park; Grand Isle
  • Lake Fausse Point State Park; St. Martinville
  • Palmetto Island State Park; Abbeville
  • St. Bernard State Park; Braithwaite
  • Tickfaw State Park; Springfield

State Historic Sites Closing:

  • Audubon State Historic Site; St. Francisville
  • Centenary State Historic Site; Jackson
  • Locust Grove State Historic Site; St. Francisville
  • Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site; St. Martinville
  • Port Hudson State Historic Site; Jackson
  • Rosedown State Historic Site; St. Francisville

All reservations for this time are canceled. Visitors affected by the cancellations will be notified regarding their options.

For more information about Louisiana State Parks visit, or follow Louisiana State Parks social media on Facebook and Twitter.

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