Cypremort Point State Park
—Atchafalaya Water Heritage Trail —Between Grand Isle and Cameron, Cypremort Point is the only locality near the Gulf of Mexico that can be reached by car.Cypremort is derived from the French words cyprés (cypress) and mort (dead). This point of land at Vermilion Bay may have been created by an old distributary of the Mississippi River during the building of the Maringouin Delta (between 5,000 and 7,500 years ago). The Chitimacha Tribe inhabited this area before European contact, and tribal tradition states that one of their boundary markers—an especially large or great cypress—grew at this site. The Chitimacha had some permanent villages inland, but members also traveled to the coast—especially in the winter—to fish and harvest oysters. During the summer, they typically moved inland, away from the possibility of high water during hurricanes and tropical storms.
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15R E 610731 N 3289872|
|Decimal Degrees||29.73411667, -91.85498333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 29° 44.047', W 91° 51.299'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||29° 44' 2.8199999999998" N, 91° 51' 17.94" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||337, 985|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near Beach Ln, Franklin LA 70538, US|
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