MANDEVILLE, LA (WVUE) -
Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne announced on Wednesday that the cabins at Fontainebleau State Park in St. Tammany Parish will soon reopen, following approximately $1.5 million in renovations.
The cabins have been closed since 2012 due to damage sustained in Hurricane Isaac.
"This is an exciting day for Louisiana State Parks," Dardenne said. "The Fontainebleau cabins offer some of the most scenic views of our beautiful state and we are thrilled to reopen them and welcome visitors from all over the world to Louisiana's north shore."
Built on Lake Pontchartrain, the 12 Fontainebleau cabins are historically the most profitable asset in the Louisiana State Parks system.
During the year prior to Hurricane Isaac, the cabins were reserved for more than 3,500 nights.
The 2,800-acre park welcomes roughly 250,000 people each year.
Overnight accommodations include 12 cabins, 126 RV campsites, 37 tent sites, two group camps and a lodge.
Day-use amenities include a beach area, a bathhouse, a 300-foot fishing pier, a sailboat launch and more than 5 miles of nature trails.
According to Dardenne, the cabins will open for reservations on ReserveLaStateParks.com at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 17.