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Beaches

Seven miles of white sand beaches are open to the public via 12 crossovers. Parking is also available.

Butterfly Dome

Featuring native butterflies and plants, the Butterfly Dome offers a glimpse into the habitat of these winged insects. The Dome is maintained through private donations and features guided (advance scheduling required) or self-guided tours.

Monday-Sunday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
2757 LA Hwy. 1, Grand Isle, LA 70358
985-787-2229

Elmer’s Island

Elmer’s Island Wildlife Refuge, owned and maintained by the state of Louisiana, is a 230-acre tract of barrier beachfront located on the southwestern tip of Jefferson Parish. It is located directly across Caminada Pass from Grand Isle.

Grand Isle State Park

At the east end of the island, Grand Isle State Park features pristine beaches, a 400-ft. fishing pier, nature trails and overnight camping.
Admiral Craik Drive, Grand Isle, LA 70358
985-787-2559 or 888-787-2559 toll free

Wake Side Cable Park

Wake Side is Louisiana’s first and only salt water cable park. Located at the west end of the island at the foot of the Grand Isle Bridge across LA 1 from Bridge Side Marina. Participants are pulled by rope attached to a cable system that provides a constant pulling speed.  The run is about 600 feet long and will include two jumps and a water obstacle.  Each ride lasts 10 minutes, which can be up to 5 laps for those that are skilled.  The system can tow anything from skis to wakeboards to inner tubes.
For more information:
985-309-6030
Wake Board Park

Grand Isle Birding Trail

The Grand Isle Birding/Nature Trail consists of five bird-watching locations, including the best remaining tracts of oak-hackberry forests on the island. Locations are either owned and operated by the Nature Conservancy or owned by locals. A round trip of the birding trail is approximately two miles.  Look for trail markers, educational kiosks and parking areas.
Grand Isle Birding Trail
Birding Trails of Barataria-Terrebonne
Preservation of Migratory Bird Habitat on Grand Isle