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PRESS RELEASE

State Announces Closures of State Parks
BATON ROUGE, La. (August 31, 2008) – The following State Parks properties have been closed.  All sites have been evacuated.

  • Bayou Segnette State Park, Westwego
  • Fort Pike SHS, New Orleans
  • Cypremort Point State Park, Cypremort Point
  • Fairview-Riverside State Park, Madisonville
  • Fontainebleau State Park, Mandeville
  • Grand Isle State Park, Grand Isle
  • Lake Fausse Pointe State Park, St. Martinville
  • Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site, St. Martinville
  • St. Bernard State Park, Braithewaite
  • Sam Houston Jones State Park, Lake Charles
  • Tickfaw State Park, Springfield

In coordination with local Emergency Operation Centers, the Office of State Parks has issued a mandatory evacuation of Chicot State Park in Evangeline Parish.  The park is currently clear.  There is also a voluntary evacuation of North Toledo Bend, South Toledo Bend, and Hodges Gardens State Parks in Sabine Parish.

Media inquiries concerning State Parks and closures should be directed to Seth Harvey at (225) 342-8153.

General inquiries concerning State Parks should be directed to (225) 342-5927.

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