The 2,800-acre park is located on the shore of Lake Pontchartrain. The park has two trails, including a 1.5-mile nature trail and a 4.8 mile hiking trail to Bayou Cane. The nature trail leads to a short boardwalk overlooking the marsh, then passes through the ruins of an old sugar mill. Over 400 different species of wildlife live in and around Fontainebleau. The Park is bordered on three sides by water--Lake Pontchartrain, Bayou Cane and Bayou Castine--and characterized by a convergence of diverse ecosystems, it has a multitude of habitats for birds.