Explore Louisiana’s state parks
Louisiana has 20 state parks that allow you to experience the best of the Bayou State. Camp, rent a vacation cabin, fish, paddle, hike or bike in Louisiana’s great outdoors. Check out these beautiful parks that get you back to nature!
Experience world class adventure close to home.
This Week’s Featured Stories
The whooping crane, Louisiana’s rarest and largest bird, is making a comeback. After completely disappearing from the state in the 1950’s, a decade-long effort to reintroduce the big white birds…
The old school in Husser has stood for a century. I like old buildings. And they seem even more interesting when they pass the age of one hundred. There is…
Fort dela Boulaye was one of the most important sites of early Louisiana. The fort, built by French explorers, succeeded in turning around the British. But the location of the…
Dave’s Louisiana Favorites
Here are a few of my favorite places and experiences in Louisiana. Whether it’s hiking, canoeing, photography or visiting a small town museum, Louisiana is full of great places to visit.
Dave McNamara has spent much of his career as a journalist traveling across his home state of Louisiana reporting on its unique places, attractions, cultures and people. He’s discovered a few favorites along the way. (full bio)