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Campgrounds under construction at Cypremort Point State Park

Work continues on the $4.5 million dollar project to revamp Cypremort Point State Park.

Officials say that tourism is the main focus for the construction.

Paul Naquin, St. Mary Parish Councilman District 9 said, “It’s a beautiful place. What I love most is that you can go fish any way you want. You can go fish out here its fresh water, go fish out there its salt water.”

Cypremort Point has been a sportsman’s dream come true for many years, but the park only has 6 cabins available for those who want to camp.

“As you see we have several big campers over there, but that’s property owners, not rental,” Naquin said.

The park is securing funding that will add 32 RV spots.  The grounds will have access to electric, sewerage and other amenities. RVs will also have enough room to turn around to exit.

Naquin believes the renovations will encourage visitors from all over to come to the parish. Naquin said, “I think, well I’m saying we’re going to have snowbirds come and join us during the winters.”

Cypremort Point is not the only area seeing renovations.  Blue Point is also in the final phase of completing a 100-foot fishing pier.  The pier is wheelchair accessible and has eight handicapped access fishing facilities.

Naquin says that pier will be complete in three weeks.

Katie Easter

Katie Easter

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