Friends of Palmetto State Park

Friends of Palmetto Island State Park (FPISP), a501(c)(3) public charity, has scheduled the 2nd Annual Jambalaya Plate Lunch sale for Sunday, May 27th. They’ll start serving at 11am at the entrance of the park.  The menu has stayed simple and the tickets are still just $5 each. Please note: the number of tickets available is limited. They’ll also offer soft drinks, water and sweets for sale, and membership applications and T-shirts will be available.

Friend of PISP maintains a close relationship with the staff of Palmetto Island State Park on the LOCAL level; when Friends of PISP have a fund raiser, the proceeds go DIRECTLY to a project decided upon during meetings between Friends and the PISP staff.  Last year, the money raised purchased much-needed communication radios for the Rangers; this year's proceeds have not yet been designated to any particular project, though many projects are being considered (with state budget cuts, the park’s wish list continues to grow).

If you’d like to help FPISP with this event there are several ways to do so. You can physically volunteer (on several different levels), help sell tickets, "Like" and "Share" the FPISP Facebook Page and Events, and, of course, you can buy tickets and come to the event.  They’ll be discussing more details and assigning areas at today's meeting.


In-kind donations are welcome and will be used to off set the cost of the fundraiser. Cash is always accepted; other items needed include jambalaya ingredients, sweets, drinks, paper goods…..etc.
To find out where tickets are on sale near you, to volunteer or to make a donation, please call 652-2484, or visit the FPISP Facebook Page.


Palmetto Island State Park is one of Louisiana's newest, located at 19501 Pleasant Road, Abbeville, LA.  According to the website, the park features:

  • 6 Cabins (with full kitchen and bath, fireplaces and screened-in porch, each sleeps up to 8 people comfortably)
  • 96 Camp Sites (hard and primitive)
  • Access to the Vermilion River (boat launch).
  • Fishing
  • Canoeing/kayaking
  • Native plant and animal, meeting/reception rooms
  • A visitor center complex with a water playground and bathhouse
  • A multi-purpose room (meetings, family gatherings, etc.)

(Via Facebook and LA Office of State Parks)