What's New at Louisiana State Parks

Louisiana is home to 21 beautiful state parks featuring experiences for the entire family. This winter, take advantage of cooler temperatures by booking a getaway at one and you’ll notice lots of new things to do – and some major improvements, too.

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Lakefront glamping site at North Toledo Bend State Park

Waterfront glamping sites at North Toledo Bend State Park

Cabin at Sam Houston Jones State Park

Stay in a luxury cabin at Sam Houston Jones State Park.

South Toledo Bend State Park road improvements

Improved roads and camping pads at South Toledo Bend State Park

Head to the heart of Southwest Louisiana for a visit to Sam Houston Jones State Park. Historically one of Louisiana’s most-visited parks, it was closed for nearly two years following Hurricane Laura but has since been completely reimagined.

The more than 1,000-acre park is a favorite for outdoor lovers and bird watchers alike, attracting more than 200 species of birds annually. RV campers will love the 31 site pull-through campground complete with 50-amp electric hookups and full sewer systems. Or relax in one of 10 gleaming two-bedroom luxury cabins featuring granite countertops and screened porches equipped for entertaining.

South Toledo Bend State Park in Anacoco reopened in September with a full slate of upgrades. When your tires hit the pavement, you’ll immediately notice that major road repairs were completed throughout the park. Off-roaders also flock here for the elaborate ATV trail system. Campers will enjoy new asphalt campsite pads and other modern amenities.

If you prefer indoor accommodations, make yourself at home in one of 19 renovated deluxe cabins – most featuring water views! Prefer a hybrid experience? Book one of the 11 Tentrr glamping sites, where you can sleep under the stars in the comfort of a queen-sized bed. The fish are always biting on Toledo Bend Reservoir, so book your fall getaway now.

Speaking of glamping, campers can now enjoy the comfort and convenience of Tentrr sites at parks across the state, including new campsites at North Toledo Bend, Sam Houston Jones and Tickfaw state parks. Enjoy turnkey camping experiences at these fully equipped campsites in some of the most unique and breathtaking Louisiana landscapes. Get more glamping details or explore glamping sites to make reservations.

Did you know there’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Louisiana? Poverty Point World Heritage Site in Pioneer is launching a new immersive technological experience that will allow visitors, including people with disabilities, to experience the site in an entirely new way. Be one of the first guests to experience the virtual reality exhibition powered by the TimeLooper app to learn about the ancient civilization that called this prehistoric earthwork home. Stick around for the weekend to enjoy the outdoors and stay in an over-the-water cabin at Poverty Point Reservoir State Park in nearby Delhi. You won’t regret it!

Ready to plan your escape? Learn more about all Louisiana State Parks and start making reservations for an ultimate outdoor getaway! If you’re looking for spooky fun for the whole family, check out these October events in parks across the state!