Are you looking for Southern charm with a modern twist? Livingston Parish just might become your new go-to! Only 10 minutes from Baton Rouge and 45 minutes from New Orleans, this Louisiana hotspot is one of the fastest-growing parishes in the state—and it is easy to see why. Originally part of the Florida Parishes, Livingston Parish was created in 1832 when the State Legislature split St. Helena Parish in two. What they created was an utterly unique spot—one that combines slow, southern charm and modern urbanism perfectly to make a trip to Livingston Parish a memorable favorite you will return to repeatedly.
The cities and towns of Livingston Parish are as diverse as they are beautiful. Each offers a unique opportunity for visitors to enjoy. You will discover vibrant communities like Walker and Denham Springs and charming smaller municipalities like Albany, French Settlement, Killan, Springfield, Maurepas, Watson, Livingston and Port Vincent. Take advantage of incredible shopping venues and indulge in some authentic local cuisine. Experience delicious Cajun eats, eccentric arts and vibrant culture, live music, specialty shopping and more. Sample spicy crawfish and savor the taste of award-winning seafood in Livingston Parish. Hear country music in Walker, gospel in Marion or bluegrass near Port Vincent.
Ready to get lost in the wild? Good! Because there is a lot of it to go around in Livingston Parish. With the rolling hills and miles of natural waterways, it is a gorgeous place to take nature walks and enjoy the outdoors. Whether fishing, floating, or roaring along, Livingston has over 400 waterway miles to enjoy, and campers have plenty of sites parish-wide to explore. Discover unique and delicious restaurants along the beautiful rivers and in the small towns and get to know some of the friendliest people you will ever meet. Explore the numerous opportunities for outdoor recreation, including the Bonnet Carre Spillway and Lake Pontchartrain. Go ahead and get out on the water! You can canoe, kayak, or paddleboat your way through all this beauty. Don’t forget your fishing pole because the fish will be biting, for sure!
If you are looking for something a little more off the beaten path, head over to Livingston Wetland Preserve. Encompassing 700 acres (about the area of Central Park in New York City) of wetland marshland, this destination is home to a wide variety of wildlife and unique plants that cannot be found anywhere else in Louisiana. The preserve is also family-friendly, with trails for hiking or biking and picnic areas where you can enjoy lunch while taking in all the beauty around you.
When you are ready to take a break from all that rugged outdoor fun, don’t worry, because Livingston Parish has you covered. Stay the weekend at the Carter Plantation Resort and Golf Course. Venture to Greystone Golf & Country Club in Denham Springs, just minutes from the Bass Pro Shops. Wetlands Golf Course is an 18-hole course tucked away in the middle of all this natural beauty. Located just outside of Baton Rouge, this links-style course is perfect for players of every skill level.
Make sure you get a chance to walk around downtown Denham Springs during your stay. The historic downtown has more than 40 shops where you will find locally made artisans', a culinary haven and one-of-a-kind gifts. Shop for hidden treasures, sample spicy crawfish, or listen to live country, bluegrass or gospel music near Port Vincent. Whatever you are in the mood for, you will find it in Livingston Parish.
If you are looking for adventure, look no further. Livingston Parish has everything you could ever want from shopping in Livingston Parish’s charming downtown to visiting the state-of-the-art parks and museums, a weekend here will be packed with excitement.