Louisiana State Parks
Bayou Segnette State Park
Located in Jefferson Parish on 676 acres. Bayou Segnette State Park features a wave pool with a capacity of up to 400 people depending on lifeguard staffing.
Bogue Chitto State Park
Located in Washington Parish on 1,786 acres. Bogue Chitto State Park, pronounced bo–guh chit–uh, contains 14 miles of equestrian trails with the trailhead located near Fricke’s Cave.
Chemin-A-Haut State Park
Located in Morehouse Parish on 503 acres. The park was designed with children in mind and has two playgrounds at the day use area.
Chicot State Park
Located in Evangeline Parish on 6,400 acres. Chicot State Park contains the Louisiana State Arboretum, which has a mature beech–magnolia forest.
Cypremort Point State Park
Located in St. Mary Parish on 185 acres. Most of the park is situated on a half-mile stretch of a man-made beach.
Fairview-Riverside State Park
Located in St Tammany Parish on 98 acres. The Otis house, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is located in the park.
Fontainebleau State Park
Located in St Tammany Parish on 2,800 acres. The park was once the site of a sugar plantation and brick yard operated by Bernard de Marigny.
Grand Isle State Park
Located in Jefferson Parish on 140 acres. Grand Isle State Park is the only state owned and operated beach on the Louisiana gulf coast.
Jimmie Davis State Park
Located in Jackson Parish on 294 acres. Many of the largest bass caught in Louisiana have been in Caney Lake Reservoir which is in the park. As of 2010, the largest bass from Louisiana was caught at Caney Lake.
Lake Bistineau State Park
Located in Webster Parish on 750 acres. Lake Bistineau State Park is the first state park in Louisiana to accommodate African Americans, starting in 1956. The two separated areas are an artifact of the segregated nature of the park at the time.
Lake Bruin State Park
Located in Tensas Parish on 53 acres. Lake Bistineau State Park is the first state park in Louisiana to accommodate African Americans, starting in 1956. The two separated areas are an artifact of the segregated nature of the park at the time.
Lake Claiborne State Park
Located in Claiborne Parish on 643 acres. Lake Claiborne State Park is situated on, but does not include, Lake Claiborne, the park’s main attraction. When at full reservoir level, Lake Claiborne has a surface area of 6,400 acres.
Lake D’Arbonne State Park
Located in Union Parish on 655 acres. Lake D’Arbonne State Park offers disc golf. The course is located near the group camp.
Lake Fausse Pointe State Park
Located in Iberia and St. Martin Parishes on 6,000 acres, The site was once part of the Atchafalaya Basin and the surrounding land was once the home of the Chitimacha Native Americans.
North Toledo Bend State Park
Located in Sabine Parish on 900 acres. The park is situated on Toledo Bend Reservoir, the 5th largest in the nation by surface area.
Palmetto Island State Park
Located in Vermilion Parish on 1299 acres. The visitor center complex contains a water playground and a bathhouse.
Poverty Point Reservoir State Park
Located in Richland Parish on 2,700 acres. Due to an active bear population, bear-proof containers are provided for waste disposal throughout the park.
St. Bernard State Park
Located St. Bernard Parish on 358 acres. A local family business donated the land for the park to Louisiana in 1971.
Sam Houston Jones State Park
Located in Calcasieu Parish on 1,087 acres. The park is located north of the most productive birding region of Louisiana. At certain times of year, nearly 200 species of birds can be seen within 30 miles (48 km) of the park.
South Toledo Bend State Park
Located in Vernon Parish on 1,000 acres. South Toledo Bend State Park is a nesting ground for the bald eagle, which feeds from the supply of freshwater fish, including largemouth bass, catfish, bream, and white perch.
Tickfaw State Park
Tickfaw State Park contains four distinct ecosystems: a cypress/tupelo swamp, a bottomland hardwood forest, a mixed pine/hardwood forest, and the Tickfaw River.