Public Access

port commission office

Port Commission Office/Tourist Information Center

The Grand Isle Port Commission Office, located at 2757 LA Highway 1, is also home to the Grand Isle Tourist Information Center. Stop by to pick up information on Grand Isle’s attractions, including fishing, beaches, birding, Grand Isle State Park and tours of historic homes.

flowers in butterfly house

Butterfly Dome

Featuring native butterflies and plants, the Butterfly Dome offers a glimpse into the habitat of these winged insects. The Dome, which is maintained through private donations, is located next door to the Port Commission Office and Tourist Information Center at 2757 LA Highway 1. Self-guided tours are available daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., or call 985-787-2229 to schedule a guided tour.

kayak launch sign

Kayak Launch

The Port donated use of property at our Ludwig Lane site, immediately west of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Oyster Hatchery. All funds for the construction were donated by Friends of Grand Isle, CCA, a Ride the Bull Kayak Tournament and statewide kayak clubs.

fishing pier

Public Fishing Pier

The Port recently constructed a public fishing dock on the island’s bayside. The dock is handicapped accessible, has night lighting and is equipped with video security. It is located on the west side of the commercial shrimp dock on Smith Lane. Follow the signs coming in from Smith Lane, and turn left immediately before the Louisiana Dried Shrimp building.