With year-round hunting, fishing, golf and countless other opportunities for outdoor recreation, it is easy to see why Louisiana's nickname is "Sportsman's Paradise.” Sure, that’s a lot to live up to. But with thousands of hiking and biking trails, beautiful State Parks, and one of the largest game preserves in the United States, Louisiana is the ultimate playground for all outdoorsmen. Our vast expanse of coastal wetlands and countless birding trails make our state a habitat for many rare and endangered species and a natural paradise for bird watchers as well. Come step into the wild outdoors of Louisiana.
Buras is a small town on a ribbon of road traversing the water-pocked islands and peninsulas of southernmost Louisiana. That road, Highway 23, goes past some of the best fishing grounds you’ll find on the Gulf of Mexico. Buras is right in the middle of it. The town was founded in the 1840s; 20 years later, it was the site of Civil War battles at Forts Jackson and Philip. Today, the Buras area is known for hauling in much of the state’s oysters. Visitors looking to get a piece of the action can hire one of any number of fishing boats headed towards the Gulf or into the bayous.