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 Great Raft on the Red River blocked any attempt to use the river for navigation. The Raft was a logjam hundreds of years in the making that blocked any…
Relaxing, peaceful and beautiful are a few words that come to mind at Lake Bistineau State Park. This northwest Louisiana gem, not far from Bossier city, has 27 square miles…
In a state known for its bountiful saltwater seafood, there is a lesser-known freshwater shrimp that generations of River Parish residents catch in the mighty Mississippi River. And a few…
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)