Louisiana has nearly two dozen state parks that offer outstanding opportunities for outdoor experiences. Enjoy superb fishing, boating, paddling and water sports. Or get up close with nature on biking and hiking trails, where birdwatching is some of the finest in the country. Numerous waterways—from lakes and bayous to swamps and lagoons—lie amid our verdant hills and rich marshlands. You'll find excellent camping and picnic areas, including well-equipped cabins and RV parks.
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.