From stunning sunsets on the Amite River and picturesque views at Tickfaw State Park to historic storefronts in downtown Denham Springs and scenic golf courses, there are always plenty of things to do in Livingston Parish. The only problem is knowing where to start! Located between New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Livingston Parish is not only the largest parish in the state, it’s one of the most diverse and scenic places you will ever visit. Explore 400 miles of navigable waterways winding through rolling terrain covered by slash pine and hardwood forests in its northern part, and head south to discover rich cypress forests and marshes that border on Lake Maurepas and the Amite River. A geographical gem, Livingston Parish is full of fun, family-friendly activities that are sure to create lasting memories.
When you're ready to get out and explore Livingston Parish, start with their biggest attraction—400 miles of navigable waterways (more than Venice!). Fishing sites are extremely plentiful and numerous boat launches and bait shops are easy to find. Embark on a fishing charter, if you’d like, and plan on catching largemouth bass, perch, crappie and speckled trout, plus crawfish and crabs. Rent a boat for an afternoon or join one of the many tours that leave every day. Choose from swamp tours, airboat rides, sunset cruises, and more. Into hunting? You’ve found your haven in Livingston Parish, where the most sought-after species of the game, white-tailed deer, squirrels, rabbits and raccoons, roam on over 67,000 acres available to hunters on Maurepas Swamp Wildlife Management Area.
Play a round of golf on a 19th century plantation and tee off on one of the top three toughest golf courses in the state. Greystone Golf & Country Club, near Denham Springs, features 14 lakes and three distinct areas to include towering pines, bottomland hardwoods, and open wetlands, making the course more unique than any others in the region. Friendly staff will welcome you and take care of things for you throughout the day. Get ready for state-of-the-art golf when you utilize the GPS course navigation system available to you. Be sure to check out the 7,000 plus yard, par-72 David Toms Signature Gold Course, located at Carter Plantation and named among the “Top 10 Courses You Can Play” by Golf Week.
From kayaking on the Tickfaw River to tubing with Tiki Tubing, and all points in between, you'll never want to leave. One of your first stops should be Tickfaw State Park, where you will stroll through four ecosystems on over a mile of boardwalks through the park. Experience sights and sounds from a cypress/tupelo swamp, a bottomland hardwood forest and the Tickfaw River. Discover this invaluable habitat and breeding ground for fish and wildlife, watching turtles, hawks, deer, raccoons, alligators, eagles and owls. Hike the nature trails, go boating, fishing, swimming or water skiing. Visit Tiki Tubing and tube leisurely on the waterways. Enjoy year-round camping from the expanse of Tickfaw State Park to the pristine Lakeside RV Park. Warm welcomes await your family and friends, and outdoor opportunities are endless. Explore all of your camping and RV park opportunities offered in Livingston Parish by clicking here.
Speaking of enjoying things together, there are plenty of places to satisfy your Cajun craving! There are so many wonderful places to eat in Livingston Parish—from casual eats like pizza parlors or BBQ joints like Wayne’s Barbeque—that no matter what kind of craving hits you, rest assured it can be satiated in Livingston Parish. Sink your teeth into some of the best crackling you’ve ever tasted at Porky’s or visit Satsuma Seafood to eat some of the biggest, freshest crawfish you’ve ever experienced in your life. Whether you're looking for a five-star restaurant or a backwoods barbecue, Livingston Parish aims to please every palate.
Do you enjoy shopping, no matter where you roam? Shopping opportunities are endless in Livingston Parish, with Juban Crossing and Bass Pro Shops in Denham Springs. Explore the Farmers Market every weekend and attend the fabulous festivals during your stay. Livingston Parish is full of fun, family-friendly activities that are sure to create lasting memories. Whether you're looking for a quiet day out on the water or a big adventure with family and friends, there's something here that will be right up your alley.