LAFOURCHE PARISH GAME AND FISH COMMISSION
The Lafourche Parish Game and Fish Commission (Commission) has authority to issue permits for camp leases within the Lake Field/Lake Long
Game and Fish Preserve (Preserve). Approximately 115 camp leases have been granted along Bayou Folse (Camp Canal), Bayou Dumar, and Nolan Toups Canal.
No camp leases are granted in or around Lake Long.
The Commission requires that an orderly process for a transfer of an existing camp lease with an existing camp and/or significant physical improvements such as bulkheads, docks, spoil deposition, etc. be followed. The legal staff from the Office of State Lands earlier advised the Commission that only camp leases with a camp or significant physical improvements can be transferred with undergoing the State of Louisiana requirements of the public bid mandates. A generic camp lease document Instructions and necessary lease/camp transfer forms may be downloaded HERE and a camp lease document HERE. A summary of instructions follows.
First, initial approval from the Commission will be granted to the buyer after certain conditions are completed as documented on the Lease Checklist Form are completed:
There is currently a moratorium on new camp lots partially because of the difficulties associated with the State of Louisiana public process.
The embedded Bing web site map can be used to inspect the potential camp sites. The link below the image can be used for a larger size map.
State legislation passed during the 2012 legislative session expanded the coastal zone in Lafourche Parish to include the Lake Fields/Lake Long Preserve. Certain construction activities in the coastal zone will require a state coastal use permit (CUP). A camp per se does not require a CUP; however, a CUP is required if fill or spoil materials are placed on the lot, a hole is dug for the mandated septic system, or a bulkhead, boat house, or dock is constructed. If you have already constructed your camp, a CUP will still be required if you build or repair a bulkhead, dock, or boat house, place fill on your lot, or dig a hole for a septic system.
If you have any questions about whether your desired project would require a CUP, please contact the Lafourche Parish Coastal Zone Management office at (985)632-4666 or email at [firstname.lastname@example.org] or the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources at 800-342-4019 or 225- 342-7519. The state will also be opening an outreach office in Thibodaux one day a week to meet with residents in person. That office will be open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays at 1440 Tiger Drive, Suite B. You may also obtain information from the Parish web site at the coastal zone management page or the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources web site. Lease holders who are exempt from state coastal use permits may still have to apply for federal permits with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.