Lt. Gov. Landrieu Opens New Cabins at Fontainebleau State Park -- 04/04/2008
Office of State ParksFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 4, 2008
Lt. Gov. Landrieu Opens New Cabins at Fontainebleau State Park
MANDEVILLE - Lt. Governor Mitch Landrieu announced the opening of new cabins at Fontainebleau State Park near Mandeville. The 12 new cabins, looking over the waters of Lake Pontchartrain, accommodate up to eight people, and include a full kitchen, living room and dining area, bathroom and a lakeside porch.
"We are proud to have one of the finest state parks systems in the nation," said Landrieu. "These beautiful cabins represent the kind of investment we are making in our state parks. These facilities will serve our citizens here in Louisiana, and will attract visitors from across the country. "
The State Parks system is overseen by Landrieu's Department of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism. The new cabins are part of a larger $10.47 million improvement project that also includes a new 300-foot fishing pier and a visitor center, consisting of a nature area, meeting room, and outdoor classroom. Reservations for the cabins can be obtained online at ReserveAmerica.com or by calling the Office of State Parks Reservation Center at 1-877-226-7652.
Fontainebleau State Park is located off U.S. 190 in Mandeville on 2,800 acres on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain, offering a beautiful outdoor setting for camping, hiking and picnicking opportunities. For more information on Fontainebleau State Park or any of Louisiana's State Parks, visit www.lastateparks.com.