Throughout Louisiana, water is abundant. Rent a boat or kayak for a great way to explore the depths of a cajun swamp, charter a boat to go deep sea fishing or climb aboard for a guided tour up the river. The majority of the state parks offer bodies of water like lakes with easily accessible boat ramps, canoe and kayak rentals and dedicated swimming areas, while others offer wooded bayous and reservoirs that are perfect for fishing and enjoying a day out on the water.
Farmerville is the largest town in Union Parish, Louisiana. This rural community is home to one of Louisiana's most stunning state parks, Lake D'Arbonne State Park. Rolling hills and pine forests greet visitors who come for fishing, camping, kayaking and just relaxing with family. Each year during the last weekend of July, thousands descend upon Farmerville to enjoy the Louisiana Watermelon Festival.