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Louisiana State Parks

Louisiana's State Parks and Preservation Area offer you and your family a uniquely rewarding experience of the state's natural beauty and historical riches. Each one of the State Parks was carefully chosen for its outstanding and excellent recreation potential.


You can hike, fish, bike and enjoy birding and nature trails. Most State Parks feature a waterfront location, campsites and picnic areas. Several have cabins and/or group camps (all with A/C) which, like other buildings in the parks, were designed to reflect each park's cultural environment and ambiance. For reservations, call 1-877-CAMP-N-LA, Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Featured Parks
Bayou Segnette State Park
Alligators, nutria, armadillos, red-tailed hawks, Mississippi kites, bald eagles, and cardinals are some of the many species that you may happen upon at Bayou Segnette. Located in Westwego, La.

Caney Lake/Jimmie Davis State Park
Situated on a premier trophy bass-fishing lake, the park offers cabins, lodges, a group camp, campsites, picnicking, boating, fishing, and an ideal spot to launch biking expeditions. Located in Chatham, La.

Chemin-A-Haut State Park
This 503-acre park near the Louisiana-Arkansas state line is situated on a high bluff overlooking Bayou Bartholomew and is a natural paradise for lovers of unspoiled beauty. Located in Bastrop, La.

Chicot State Park
Fishing, swimming, camping, picnicking, hiking programs--Chicot has all this and much more. The park covers over 6,400 acres of rolling hills and water in South Central Louisiana. Located in Ville Platte, La.

Cypremort Point State Park
Offering sailing, fishing, picnicking, beach swimming, restrooms and a unique marsh environment, The park is an ideal place to spend the day on the water. Located in Cypremort Point, La.

Fairview-Riverside State Park
The park includes picturesque moss-draped oaks and woodlands on the bank of the Tchefuncte River. Camping, canoeing, fishing, picnicking and relaxing are favorite activities at Fairview-Riverside State Park. Located in Madisonville, La.

Fontainebleau State Park
Camping, a nature trail, group camps, a lodge, swimming, fishing and the ruins of a plantation sugar mill are a few of the reasons why visitors return to Fontainebleau year after year. Located in Mandeville, LA.

Grand Isle State Park
The only state-owned and operated beach on the Louisiana Gulf Coast, Grand Isle State Park offers excellent opportunities for fishing, crabbing, sunning, camping and nature watching. Grand Isle, La.

Lake Bistineau State Park
The park offers two boat launches, hiking trails, playgrounds, two swimming pools, a lakefront beach, a baseball field, camping, cabins, lodges, and excellent fishing. Located in Doyline, La.

Lake Bruin State Park
Visitors can enjoy over 3,000 acres of water surface on Lake Bruin for incomparable fishing, superb water sports and fine outdoor living. Located in St. Joseph, La.

Lake D'Arbonne State Park
If you love pristine pine forests, camping, fishing, boating, biking, waterskiing, hiking, or just a quiet place to rest your mind, you will find a welcome spot at Lake D'Arbonne State Park. Located in Farmerville, La.

Lake Claiborne State Park
This 620-acre recreational facility offers remarkable beauty of nature.The piney woods, the rolling hills, and the cool, clear waters of Lake Claiborne inspire the outdoor enthusiast in all of us. Located in Homer, La.

Lake Fausse Pointe State Park
Situated in the heart of a thriving French culture, the park sits on a 6,000-acre site which was once part of the Atchafalaya Basin. Top activities include fishing, canoeing, hiking, camping or relaxing. Martinville, La.

North Toledo Bend State Park
The park boasts a spectacular location on the bank of the 185,000 acre Toledo Bend Reservoir. Enjoy cabins, camping, fishing, water sports, nature trail, a swimming pool, and more . Located in Zwolle, La.

Poverty Point Reservoir State Park
The 2,700-acre, man-made lake that is the center piece for the park, offers visitors an outlet for a variety of watersport activities and a scenic backdrop for waterfowl migration each spring and fall. Delhi, LA

St. Bernard State Park
An ideal spot for visitors who are seeking a family atmosphere and natural experience, as well as for campers who don't want to or cannot stray far from civilization. Located 18 miles from New Orleans.

Sam Houston Jones State Park
This wooded paradise features lagoons, rivers, abundant wildlife, boating, fishing, camping, cabins and more. Visitors can catch a glimpse of some of the diverse birdlife of the region. Located in Lake Charles, La.

Tickfaw State Park
Tickfaw State Park is a unique 1200-acre park located along three miles of the Tickfaw River. The park offers diverse recreational, nature and educational opportunities. Located in Springfield, La.

Next > For more listings & information on Parks and Preservation areas in Louisiana.

For more information, call The Office of State Parks toll free at (888) 677-1400 or (225) 342-8111, or write to P.O. Box 44426, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-4426 or send an email to parks@crt.state.la.us. For reservations, call 1-877-CAMP-N-LA (877-226-7652).
Information, pictures and maps provided by Louisiana Office of State Parks