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480 Richland Place,
Monroe, LA 71203

Property Description

1700-acre lake, nature trails/boardwalks, pier, observation deck, nature center, fishing, birdwatching, environmental education, canoe rentals, boating. The visitor center, a restored 19th-century planter's house, was purchased and renovated with funds raised almost entirely from the private sector. Next to the visitor center are the Conservation Learning Center with live animal exhibits, an arboretum with native Louisiana woody plants, and a prairie demonstration area with native wildflowers. 


7 miles north of I-20 off Hwy. 165; turn off is about a mile past CenturyLink Corp HQ on right. There is a Guaranty Bank on the corner. When road splits, bear to right.

Boardwalk in Cypress Swamp
Boardwalk in Cypress Swamp
  • Bicycling
  • Birding
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Natural Wildlife Viewing
  • Swamp Walks
  • Hiking/Nature Trails
  • Lakes, Bayous & Rivers
  • National Wildlife Refuges
  • Nature Interpretive Center
  • Nature Preserve
  • Walking Tours
Disabled Traveler Information
  • Handicapped Accessible
Facility Amenities
  • Boat Ramp
  • Bus Parking
  • Pier
Guest Information
  • Family Friendly
Rate Information
  • Free Admission
  • Canoe Rental
  • Kayak Rental
Suitable for Ages
  • All Ages