Camp in Louisiana’s State Parks and Discover Extraordinary Landscapes

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March 21, 2017

Louisiana State Parks, Monroe Poverty Point Reservoir

Incredible Outdoor Experiences

Louisiana’s State Parks and campgrounds offer incredible outdoor experiences that are never far from the food, music and culture that make Louisiana so unique. Whether you are looking for an idyllic spot along a lovely stream to set up camp, the comfort of an amenity-packed cabin or a convenient place to set up your RV, you’ll find plenty of options. Take your pick of hiking, biking, boating, fishing, canoeing, birding, swimming or other outdoor adventures to fill your days. Enjoy and interact with the state’s natural beauty.

Louisiana's State Parks, Longleaf Vista Scenic Byway

Charles Phillips and his son, Cullen Phillips, camp at the Kisatchie Bayou Recreation Area. The recreation area is just off the Longleaf Vista Scenic Byway in the Kisatchie National Forest. The byway offers natural beauty as well as access to trailheads, camping sites and scenic views.

Friends and Families

Friends sit in the light of a campfire and tell tales, an act of camaraderie that goes back millennia.  Lovers huddle together on a starry night, gazing up into the sparkling blackness.  Families ramble down a woodland trail, away from the routine of daily living, and children revel in a feeling of freedom and adventure.  In Louisiana State Parks, the joys of camping are at their finest.

Louisiana's State Parks, Monroe Poverty Point Reservoir

Poverty Point Reservoir State Park offers 8 Deluxe Cabins which are located on the park lake.

All 22 State Parks offer camping options—whether tent-camping, cabins, group camps, RV sites or a combination thereof. Few other places offer bayou-side camp sites and a chance to explore cypress forests or sleep in a cabin perched on piers over a lake.  Many of the tent-camping sites in Louisiana’s state parks are nestled among piney woods overlooking sparkling waters. Where else can camping place you amidst the most elegant collection of waterfowl in North America?

Naturally, Louisiana’s State Parks take advantage of the state’s wealth of water. Many are named after the waters they touch.  At Lake Fausse Pointe, you can sleep in a cabin on piers and tour the views while paddling in a kayak or canoe. Other State Parks position themselves alongside scenic rivers, like Bogue Chitto, where tubers glide peacefully along the waters. Cypremort Point State Park, on Vermilion Bay in south central Louisiana, gives visitors boat access to the Gulf of Mexico.

Louisiana’s State Parks help preserve our state’s natural treasures and provide an opportunity for future generations to enjoy them. To enjoy them yourself, visit LouisianaTravel.com for more details on camping, as well as State Parks and the hundreds of other outdoor adventures to be had in the Sportsman’s Paradise.

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