When you enter the park, you
will notice a large home facing the water. This is Otis House,
originally built in the 1880s as the family home for sawmill owner
William Theodore Jay. It was later purchased and renovated in the
1930s by Frank Otis, serving as his summer home until his death in
1962. Mr. Otis left the property to the State of Louisiana to be
developed into a recreational site for visitors. The house was
placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.
The Otis House Museum is open
for tours between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday,
except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Museum admission
is $4 per adult. Children (12 and under) and seniors (62 and over)
are admitted free. Call 985-792-4652 for group tour information.