LOUISIANA PARKS & GARDENS
Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center, Jean Lafitte National
Historical Park & Reserve
Site includes Museum, boardwalk, video theater, gallery w/
changing exhibits, performing arts theater & sales area.
Grp reservations required.
AVERY ISLAND, LA
Avery Island's most spectacular feature. Camillias, azaleas
& tropical plants, when in season, form a beautiful display.
Open daily 9:00-5:00. Admission charge.
Chemin-a-Haut State Park
This park offers freshwater fishing, cabins, group camp, playground,
swimming pool, picnicking, trails & a meeting room. Daily
BATON ROUGE, LA
Atchafalaya Trace Heritage Area
This culturally rich region in South Louisiana encompasses
13 parishes in and around the Atchafalaya River Basin, America's
largest freshwater swamp.
Mississippi River Road Commission
Created to preserve, enhance & promote the Mississippi
River Road as a historic, cultural, scenic, natural &
economic resource for Louisiana. Call to resolve concerns,
safety and preservation issues.
St. Bernard State Park
350-acre park on Mississippi River offering 51 excellent campsites,
swimming pool, trails and picnicking facilities, just minutes
from N.O. Daily 7am-9pm.
Jimmie Davis State Park at
Caney Creek Lake *featured
Woodlands surrounding 5,000-acre reservoir offer cabins, lodges,
group camp, camping, picnicking, fishing w/ 2 boat launches
& pier, beach & swimming. Daily 6am-9pm.
Kalorama Nature Preserve
Native plants, birds, butterflies & habitat preservation
& restoration. Old forest on steep slopes. Guided tours
only. Admission fee $5. Hours vary by season.
CYPREMORT POINT, LA
Cypremort Point State Park
On the shore of Vermilion Bay, a great spot for sailboating,
swimming, picnicking & fishing. Man-made beach. Cabins
availablein 2004. Daily 7am-9pm
Lake Bistineau State Park
Set in the heart of a pine forest, this park has camping,
cabins, group camping, playground, picnic pavilions, fishing,
swimming & trails. Daily 6am-9pm
Lake D'Arbonne State Park *featured
This site features cabins, lodges, group camp, tennis courts,
camping, picnicking & fishing w/ a boat launch & fishing
pier on a man-made lake. Daily 6am-9pm.
Natural garden & wilderness camping. 60 acres of seasonal
flowers. 225-acre trophy bass fishing lake, full service RV
sites & Cabins. Between Many & Leesville.
GRAND ISLE, LA
Grand Isle State Park
Features swimming, surf-fishing, boating, crabbing, camping,
picnicking, bathhouses, large fishing pier for day/night fishing
on the Gulf of Mexico. Daily 7am-9pm.
Louisiana Oil and Gas Park
Lake Claiborne State Park
On the shores of a 6,400-acre lake. Features fishing, swimming
beach, picnicking, overnight camping, cabins, trails, playground
and pavilions. Daily 6am-9pm.
31-acre park with replica of La.'s first oil derrick. Picknicking,
fishing in 11-acre lake, duck feeding. Jogging/walking trail.
Tourist information. M-Sa 8:30am-5pm.
Acadian Cultural Center (Lafayette)-Jean Lafitte National
Historical Park & Preserve
Facility features exhibit which tells the story of Acadian
life in La. 40-minute film explains Acadian exile, shown hourly
from 9am-4pm. Daily 8am-5pm.
LAKE CHARLES, LA
Creole Nature Trail All-American Road
World famous 180-mile drive through vast marshland providing
a natural habitat for alligators, migratory fowl, exotic birds
& wildlife. Gulf beaches.
Sam Houston Jones State Park
1,068-acre park located at confluence of 3 rivers. Offers
camping, vacation cabins, boating, fishing, picnicking, trails,
boat launch, pavilions. Daily 6am-9pm.
Visit beautiful 150-acre azalea garden; includes 20-acre lake.
Open Mar.-mid-April for self-guided walking tours. Approx.
15 mins. from Hammond. Daily 10am-6pm.
Fairview-Riverside State Park
81 improved campsites & boat launch access to scenic Tchefuncte
River. Fish, picnic & tour historic Otis House (Wed-Sun
9am-5pm). Daily 7am-9pm.
Fontainebleau State Park
More than 2700 acres on the north shore of Lake Ponchartrain.
Offers overnight camping, grp camps, picnicking, pool &
a marked nature trail. Daily 7am-9pm.
Northlake Nature Center
Hiking trails & boardwalk, bayous, swamps & forests,
birding & wildlife viewing, picnic, programs, group tours,
historic site & Great Louisiana Birdfest.
Barataria Preserve Unit-Jean Lafitte National Historic
Park and Preserve
Explore 20,000 acres of hardwood forest, bald cypress swamp
on 8 miles of boardwalk or hard surfaced trails & over
20 miles of waterways. Visitor Center.
Louisiana Purchase Gardens & Zoo
Exotic animals, boat ride, LA Purchase Exhibit. Exciting family
fun & educational. Adm. charge. Hrs. 10am-5pm daily. NE
LA's premier attraction
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Fishing, picnicking, and boating opportunities on the Oachita-Black
Rivers Navigation Project, Red River Waterway and Bayou Bodcau