Louisiana State Parks

Louisiana's state parks are sprinkled through the state. They attract campers for many diverse reasons-fishing, hiking, historical sites, beaches, culture, and more. The Louisiana parks that will suit you the best will be the ones that are near the attractions and activities that interest you. Here is a list of Louisiana's state parks that are popular for camping:

North Toledo Bend State Park - This Louisiana state park is popular for campers who are looking for a wide variety of water activities. This park features one of the largest man-made reservoirs in the nation and its many fishing competitions attract fishermen year round. This state park covers 900 acres and the land is a mixture of valleys and woodlands. There are many nature trails in the park where campers can easily spot wildlife, and the visitor center has an Olympic size swimming pool.

Poverty Point Reservoir State Park - The big draw to this park is it 2,700 acre lake. In addition to water recreation, campers have excellent viewing of seasonal bird migrations, and may even see the occasional black bear. Another area of interest in this park is Marsden Mounds. These mounds are believed to have been started around the time of Christ, and are thought to be part of Native American culture as far back as approximately 1,000 years ago.

Lake Claiborne State Park- Campers love this Louisiana state park because of it clear water, piney woods, and hills. The 6,400 acre lake is brimming with largemouth bass, black crappie, bream, white perch, channel catfish, bluegill sunfish, and others. It's a great spot for campers who want to enjoy water recreation, or explore the woods.

Lake Fausse Pointe State Park - This park covers 6,000 acres and was home to the Chitimacha Indians. It's located on the edge of the Atchafalaya Basin, the state's largest watery wilderness. This park offers canoe trails, a boat launch, fishing, hiking, and other outdoor adventures.

Tickfaw State Park- Camping at this state park is popular for campers who love the wetlands and exploring. There are raised boardwalks that change with the rise and fall of the river. Canoeing is a favorite pastime of campers and canoes can be rented at the park. The park is conveniently located 45 minutes from Baton Rouge. Campers love having the state park as their home base as they explore the old city.

Campgrounds can be found in the following Louisiana State Parks: Chemin-A-Haut State Park, Chicot State Park, Cypremort Point State Park, Fairview - Riverside State Park, Fontainebleau State Park, Grand Isle State Park, Lake Bistineau State Park, Lake Bruin State Park, Lake Claiborne State Park, Lake D'Arbonne State Park, Lake Fausse Pointe State Park, North Toledo Bend State Park, St. Bernard State Park, and Sam Houston Jones State Park.