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
You can feel the strong Cajun tradition the moment you step inside the Savoy Music Center near the southwest Louisiana city of Eunice. The blend of strong black coffee, the…
An ambitious plan to fully restore the aging St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans is taking a first step forward with an excavation under the building’s foundation. The small excavations…
More than a half-century after a bag of seeds was carried to the moon and back, a moon tree stands tall in Louisiana’s Kisatchie National Forest. It is the only…
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.