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 Homer museum walks you through the history of this northern Louisiana town, from the area’s first inhabitants, to the pioneers and an early 20th century oil boom. The Herbert…
Experiencing fall color in Louisiana’s cypress trees can be short-lived. But at Lake Martin near Breaux Bridge, LA, it’s a goal worth planning for. All of the colors of the…
Once a year, musicians of all ages face off in a Cajun fiddle contest to crown the best players in southwestern Louisiana. The annual fiddling showdown is called the “Battle…
Dave’s Photo Favorites
Here are a few of my favorite images from Louisiana and beyond. As I’ve traveled across Louisiana looking for great stories to share, I have also developed a deep interest in landscape photography. And my travels have taken me far beyond the boundaries of one state to some of America’s greatest national parks and scenic treasures. Now, I’m offering prints of some of my favorites. Please check them out.
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)
Saving St. Louis Cathedral
Explore the fascinating history of this New Orleans icon and also go behind the walls, the ceiling and the floor of the aging Cathedral Basilica that is in need of repairs. New Orleans architects travel to the iconic Norte Dame Cathedral in Paris to see what they can learn about restoring an aging landmark in this television documentary.