There are some great Grand Isle State Park cabins for travelers who want to enjoy their holiday in peace, and Grand Isle State Park hotels offer a more social experience. Surrounded by warm Gulf waters, this park is a haven for migratory birds and other wildlife.
Places to Stay Near to Grand Isle State Park
Planning your Grand Isle State Park Getaway
Visit this 14-mile-long state park and hike through sand and stone. Iron Wood Nature Trail is great for a tree-filled excursion, Grand Isle Beach is a joy on the beach, and Eagle Mountain Trail is a blessing to all of your senses. Grand Isle State Park cabins are perfect for some relaxation after all your hiking.
1. Iron Wood Nature Trail
Enjoy your hike on this trail filled with beautiful ironwood trees. There’s a fascinating bedrock dome you'll cross in the last third of the hike, and a wonderful 15-foot observation tower.
2. Grand Isle Beach
Walk along a 13-mile beach and feel the cool air off the water nearby. There's an abundance of local wildlife, including 35 warbler species. You can even bring your dog, as long as it's on a leash.
3. Eagle Mountain Trail
Visit this out-and-back 1.5-mile trail for scenic views. It's an easy trip, perfect for a picnic and, even better, your dog can be off its leash!
The Best Family Activities in Grand Isle State Park
Grand Isle State Park’s beachside activities are perfect for keeping children entertained, and there are always excellent adventures in store. Explore the waterfront, check out the wildlife at the butterfly dome, walk through the forest, and go camping by the beach. Alternatively, wander outside Grand Isle State Park hotels to check out nearby restaurants' great menus.
1. Calmwaters Charters
Take a trip with Captain Danny Wray. The Bay Boat tour is a two-hour excursion that includes lectures about local history and wildlife. You can even try kayak fishing to capture elusive fish.
2. Butterfly Dome
Is there any place better to bring children than a dome filled with butterflies? Bring your children to the home of over 139 butterfly species. There is a wonderful collection of brochures that will explain the different types.
3. The Oak-Hackberry Forest
Visit this nature-conservancy trail, home to 100 different bird species, including flycatchers and thrushes. Experience “fall out,” when thunderstorms can cause birds to fall like rain into the safety of the waiting trees.
4. Camping on the beach
Where better to camp than a place under the stars and close to the water? There are 45 pull-through sites to choose from by the beach, as well as 14 tent sites if you really want to go rustic.