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Fairview-Riverside State Park

Enjoy camping, paddling, boating and fishing on the calm, clear waters of the Tchefuncte River . Includes 22 premium campsites, 59 improved campsites, 20 unimproved campsites, numerous picnic tables, a pavilion, playground and public restrooms/comfort stations.

Freshwater fishing on the Tchefuncte River yields bass, bluegill, white perch, and bream near the park area, and channel catfish, speckled trout and redfish where the river meets the lake. Crabbing in the lake and the river is also popular. Madisonville public boat launch, just two miles from the park, accesses the river and Lake Pontchartrain.

Pontoon boat tours of the Tchefuncte River offered by Louisiana Tours and Adventures.

The historic Otis House Museum is on property and conducts tours by appointment. Originally built in the 1880s as the family home for sawmill owner William Theodore Jay, thie home was later purchased and renovated in the 1930s by Frank Otis, serving as his summer home until his death in 1962. Mr. Otis left the property to the State of Louisiana to be developed into a recreational site for visitors. The house was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.

Gates open 7am-9pm Sunday through Thursday, 7am-10pm Friday, Saturday and days preceding holidays. Entrance station open 8am-5pm Sunday through Thursday, 8am-10pm Friday, Saturday and days preceding holidays. Admission fee is $3 per person for ages 4-61, free for 3 and under and 62+.

Hours: 
Gates open 7am-9pm Sunday through Thursday, 7am-10pm Friday, Saturday and days preceding holidays
St. Tammany Parish
119 Fairview Dr.
Madisonville, LA 70447
Phone: (985) 845-3318
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