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Seaside Summer

Seaside Summer

Seaside Summer - July-August 2018 issue of Louisiana Life Grand Isle is an important part of the River Delta and dwindling Chenier Plain habitats, as well as a popular fishing and birding hub for both residents and visitors BY PAUL F. STAHLS JR. It’s the surrounding...

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Camping at Grand Isle State Park

Camping at Grand Isle State Park

Written by Kristy Christiansen Sleeping under the stars and other grand adventures on a barrier island beach. The wind was roaring through our open windows as we passed the guard’s gate at Grand Isle State Park and slowly made our way back to the sparsely populated...

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Into the Wild of Grand Isle (Country Roads Magazine)

Into the Wild of Grand Isle (Country Roads Magazine)

All kinds of folks—from quiet birders to rowdy rodeo fishermen—enjoy this island outpost Written by Jyl Benson Grand Isle State Park is the only state-owned-and-operated beach on the Louisiana Gulf Coast. Were it not for the sparse, spooky ruins of the 160-room Ocean...

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Return to Grand Isle

Return to Grand Isle

From Country Roads Blog... It's amazing how much can change in a year. Last April, we visited Grand Isle for the annual Migratory Bird Festival, an event the whole island embraces as residents open their yards to birding enthusiasts. The island was bustling with...

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Journey to Grand Isle

Journey to Grand Isle

From Louisiana Travel... Pack your fishing pole and birding binoculars for this simple beach getaway that offers a chance to get away from it all in the splendor of Louisiana's outdoors. By Kristy Christiansen There’s a solitary strip of road that cuts a path through...

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Louisiana Life Magazine

Louisiana Life Magazine

Grand Isle  – Life on a Barrier Island BY Cindy Ross Photos by Steve Wewerka Five-year-old Mica takes careful aim, leans into her pitch and tosses the metal washer down the hole in the plywood box 15 feet away. Every night she plays with her dad and a handful of other...

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Louisiana Conservationist Magazine

Louisiana Conservationist Magazine

Grand Isle: An Adventure Close to Home By Kristy Christiansen Photos by Jackson Hill As the parents of two children being raised in the city, we spend our weekends treating the boys to “adventures” across the state—and sometimes across the country. In fact, we travel...

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