A CORNUCOPIA OF NATURAL BEAUTY.
One of the most culturally diverse regions in the United States, Louisiana's Cajun Country also boasts some of the state's most fascinating and richly varied natural environments. From the haunting beauty of its cypress swamps to its abundant wildlife, Louisiana's Cajun Country offers the adventure of a lifetime to outdoor enthusiasts of every description.
GET AWAY TO THE CENTER OF IT ALL.
One of the oldest areas of the state, the Crossroads region is the site of much history as well as some of the state's best fishing and outdoor recreation. From historic Natchitoches, founded in 1714 and considered the oldest European settlement in the Louisiana Purchase Territory, to the Toledo Bend Reservoir area, a favorite of serious anglers everywhere, Crossroads is the preferred destination of many outdoor enthusiasts.
WILDLIFE OF A DIFFERENT SORT.
From the tall pines of Lake Pontchartrain's Northshore, to the moss-draped serenity of an exotic tropical swamp, to historic forts and exceptional fishing, the Louisiana State Parks in the greater New Orleans area offer you the chance to experience wildlife of a different sort.
DISCOVER THE LAND WHERE COTTON WAS KING.
From exquisitely maintained plantation homes and historic forts to fascinating family graveyards, river locks and a wealth of outdoor activities and scenic beauty, the State Parks and Historic Sites of Louisiana's Plantation Country offer the visitor a treasure trove of unique and memorable experiences.
THEY DON'T CALL IT SPORTSMAN'S PARADISE FOR NOTHING.
Without a doubt, Sportsman's Paradise is the undisputed king of Louisiana's State Park system. With more than twice the number of State Parks and Historic Sites than any of the state's other four regions, Sportsman's Paradise in North Louisiana has it all!
Each one of the area's State Parks and Historic Sites was carefully chosen for its outstanding recreation potential. You can hike, fish, bike and enjoy birding and nature trails. Most State Parks feature a waterfront location, campsites and picnic areas. Several have air-conditioned cabins and/or group camps which, like other buildings in the parks, were designed to reflect each park's cultural environment and ambiance.