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
Residents of coastal Louisiana are marking the 130th anniversary of a monster Hurricane in 1893 that wiped out the community of Cheniere Caminada. The unnamed category 4 hurricane is considered…
Alison Pelegrin, the Poet Laureate of Louisiana, says she often finds inspiration for her poetry as she takes walks along the Tammany Trace. “I like to pay attention to my…
You are likely to do a double-take if you drive south of the city of Houma on LA Highway 56 through the bayouside community of Chauvin. There, across the waterway,…
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.