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 far western portion of Louisiana was once known as “No Man’s Land”, and it attracted outlaws who took advantage of the disputed territory to avoid justice. Charles “Leather Britches”…
Students at the University of Louisiana Lafayette are able to learn to play and sing Cajun and Creole songs and earn a degree in Traditional Music. It’s a one-of-a-kind program…
The driving tour of the Louisiana Quilt Trail takes you to homes and businesses that display colorful painted quilt blocks. But a closer look at the blocks provides an imaginative…
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)