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 1811 Kid Ory House in Laplace, Louisiana has an amazingly diverse history. It’s the birthplace of an early jazz legend. But it’s also the place where enslaved people attempted…
jamming to old time music Once a month the West Baton Rouge Museum hosts a gathering of musicians and those who enjoy listening to a jam session featuring “old time…
louisiana’s ancient mounds The complex of ancient mounds known as Watson Brake is among the oldest groups of earthworks in the United States. The mounds are located southwest of Monroe…
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)
This plantation house, which dates to 1793, has an amazingly diverse history. It’s the birthplace of jazz legend Kid Ory, and also the place where enslaved people attempted a rebellion to gain their freedom.