This was our first time in several years to go back to Lake Fausse. We had much misfortune that kept us from going camping again. I had the bright idea to take a shortcut from Baldwin and Charenton to get to the park on the levee road that shaved five miles from having to go through New Iberia and Loreauville. We had been told that the road had been paved, but it wasn't paved all the way south to Charenton; only south to the park entrance. That left a few miles of dirt and gravel to conquer, and after a hard rain, made everything terribly filthy. My wife was driving the Sedona with everyone else in it and lost control landing in the ditch. Everyone was okay and the van had no damage. She did good; it could've been worse. It took several hours to get all the mud and gravel out from under the van and camper after we got home. Lake Fausse State Park is a great park and gets plenty of traffic even though it's out in the boonies. No cell phone service! You have to drive 8 miles back up the road to the grocery store to get at least 3 bars. Oh yeah, the park no longer has an onsite store and as I was told, hasn't had one for a few years. There are flat-boat(jo-boat), canoe, and kayak rentals for the boaters; three different nature trails, and a water park for the children. No dirt bikes or 4-wheelers are allowed. If you go take Darnell Road from Highway 90 all the way in to Highway 86 and follow the signs to the park. It may be accessed from I-10 at Henderson, LA to the north. Just don't go through Baldwin and Charenton like I did, you'll be sorry. 2000 Jayco Laurel Heritage pop-up 1997 Grand Marquis 2003 Kia Sedona 3 children 3 grandchildren 1 son-in-law 11 dogs & 7 cats YIKES! Only one dog comes with us camping.