Louisiana State Arboretum: A 600 acre preservation area for trees, shrubs and woody vines inside of Chicot State Park north of Ville Platte. It was established in 1961 and is the oldest state-supported arboretum in the United States.
Bayou Segnette State Park: An outdoor recreation area thirty minutes from New Orleans with boating, camping, fishing, wave pool swimming and more around the swamps and marshland.
Bogue Chitto State Park: A 1,786 acre park around one of the most scenic river systems in Louisiana. Highlights of the park includes parts of the Bogue Chitto River, the Fricke’s Cave sandstone formations, cypress-tupelo swamps, equestrian trails and a water playground.
Chemin-A-Haut State Park: An approximately 500 acre park on a bluff overlooking Bayou Bartholomew. It is popular with nature lovers enjoying the unspoiled beauty and families enjoying the playgrounds and swimming complex.
Chicot State Park: The largest state park in Louisiana, located near Ville Platte, is a 6,400 acre wildlife reserve around a 2,000 acre man-made lake.
Cypremort Point State Park: A 185 acre public recreation area at Vermilion Bay on the Gulf of Mexico known for its wildlife, half-mile beach and fine sailing.
Fairview-Riverside State Park: A 99 acre park at the Tchefuncte River two miles east of Madisonville. The park includes the Otis House Museum, which was built in 1885 and is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Fontainebleau State Park: A 2,800 acre state park on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain in St. Tammany Parish.
Grand Isle State Park: A 140 acre state park on the eastern end of Grand Isle, the only inhabited barrier island in Louisiana. It is popular with swimmers and birders.
Jimmie Davis State Park: A state park located near Chatham on a peninsula on the northern shore of Caney Creek Lake, a 5,000 acre reservoir popular for freshwater fishing and water skiing with camping, a beach and water playground.
Lake Bistineau State Park: The park is on the western shore of Lake Bistineau, a 15,550 acre waterway, near Shreveport.
Lake Bruin State Park: A popular park for camping, fishing and water sports on the approximately 3000 acres of Lake Bruin, an ox-bow lake of the Mississippi River.
Lake Claiborne State Park: A 643 acre state park in northwestern Louisiana near Homer on the southern shore of Lake Claiborne, a 6,400 acre man-made freshwater lake. It has a variety of wildlife, nature trails, freshwater fishing, camping and a sandy beach.
Lake D’Arbonne State Park: A 655 acre park on Lake D’Arbonne, a 15,250 acre man-made lake near Farmerville. It is popular for fishing, boating, water skiing, camping, cycling and wildlife watching.
Lake Fausse Pointe State Park: A 6,000 acre park in St. Martin Parish adjacent to the Atchafalaya Basin east of St. Martinsville. The area was once home to the Chitimacha Indians.
North Toledo Bend State Park: A 900+ acre park west of Zwolle on Toledo Bend Reservoir, one of the countries largest man-made reservoirs. The park is popular for water activities, camping, hiking and more.
Palmetto Island State Park: Established in 2010, this park south of Abbeville in Vermilion Parish is located on the Vermilion River with access to fishing and boating.
Poverty Point Reservoir State Park: A state park in northeastern Louisiana on 2,700 acre man-made Poverty Point Reservoir. It is popular for watching waterfowl migration, camping and watersport activities like swimming, fishing and boating.
St. Bernard State Park: A state park created in 1971 in St. Bernard Parish eighteen miles southeast of New Orleans. It is located along the Mississippi River and contains woodlands, wetlands and a network of man-made lagoons to explore.
Sam Houston Jones State Park: This 1,087 acre park is located at the confluence of the Houston and Calcasieu Rivers near the city of Lake Charles. The park is popular for water sports, birding and wildlife watching. It is named for former Louisiana governor Sam Houston Jones.
South Toledo Bend State Park: A scenic, waterfront park with about 1,000 acres at the shores of Toledo Bend Reservoir, one of two state parks on the lake.
Tickfaw State Park: One of the most popular state parks in Louisiana, it is located 7 miles west of Springfield near Baton Rouge and New Orleans. The park has over a mile of boardwalks through a cypress/tupelo swamp, mixed pine/hardwood forest, bottomland hardwood forest and the Tickfaw River.