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Louisiana's nature is abundant. Get outside while on vacation to experience Louisiana's parks and nature up close.
Azaleas in bloom at R.W. Norton Gardens in Shreveport.
Cypress Bend Park's Beach on Toledo Bend Reservoir in Louisiana.
Creole Stuffed Shrimp from Wine Country Bistro. Photo: Louisiana Kitchen and Culture Magazine, Joe Noetzel. ©Louisiana Kitchen and Culture Magazine, Joe Noetzel
Bayou Segnette State Park Cabin ©Louisiana Travel
"Muffy" sandwich at Fertitta's in Shreveport.
Red River in Alexandria
Lake Claiborne State Park in Homer, Louisiana
Enjoy the rolling hills and gorgeous rivers in Bogue Chitto State Park.
Catch some throws at a family-friendly Mardi Gras parade in Shreveport.
Madisonville's Tchefuncte River lighthouse was built in 1837.
Sunset fishing on Lake Bruin.
Fishing dock at the Poverty Point Reservoir State Park in Delhi, Louisiana
Nightlife in Shreveport
Stroll across the lagoon at Sam Houston State Park.
The aquatic pavilion at Palmetto Island State Park is fun for the family.
Ancient Native American mounds at Poverty Point World Heritage Site.
Hike the Tunica Hills Wildlife Management Area outside Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Audubon Park Carousel
Look out over the big waters of the Calcasieu River at Lake Charles Riverside Park.
Commune with nature at Lake Fausse Pointe State Park.
Uncle Sam Jam - Jefferson Parish ©Uncle Same Jam - Facebook
Camping in Kisatchie National Park
Stay overnight in cabins at Tickfaw State Park.
Stroll the boardwalks at Louisiana State Arboretum State Preservation Area
Tour the Oakley House in Audubon State Historic Site where John James Audubon painted some of his nature paintings.
Stay in the beautiful cabins at Lake Claiborne State Park.
Outdoors at Poverty Point State Park
Drop by Herby K's restaurant in Shreveport, Louisiana for their famous food! ©Shreveport-Bossier CVB
In Shreveport, visit the Huddie Ledbetter - he was the talented bluesman more popularly known as "Leadbelly."
Explore Bogue Chitto State Park.
Enjoy birding, fishing and outdoor activities along the Creole Nature Trail ©Lake Charles Southwest Louisiana CVB
Sunset over downtown Shreveport, Louisiana.
Take a guided tour of Lake Claiborne State Park.
Sunsets are second to none at Cypremort Point State Park.
Explore the beautiful art at the Shreveport Multicultural Center of the South.
Stay overnight in a lodge or cabin at Poverty Point Reservoir State Park.
Thrill seekers enjoy rides at the Louisiana State Fair in Shreveport
Gardens at the R.W. Norton Art Gallery
Enjoy Louisiana on horseback.
Go tubing in Bogue Chitto State Park Louisiana
Play in the sand and sun at Grand Isle State Park.
The LSU Lakes are a great place to get outdoors and go for a run, walk SUP or kayak in Baton Rouge.
Stay at a cabin while experiencing Louisiana's outdoors in Poverty Point State Park
Catch a red snapper while deep sea fishing off the coast of Louisiana.
Gorgeous sunsets can accompany your fishing trip on Poverty Point Reservoir State Park.
Red River Revel Festival in Shreveport
Take in the beautiful fish and marine life at the Shreveport Aquarium in Shreveport, Louisiana ©Shreveport-Bossier CVB
The Strand Theatre in Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana
Gulf Pig Underground Dinner Club offers contemporary-Southern cuisine. ©Gulf Pig Underground Dinner Club
Beachcombers enjoying an afternoon at Grand Isle State Park.
Tap room at Great Raft Brewing
Lake D'Arbonne State Park
Admire the amazing gardens in the Afton Villa Gardens in St. Francisville, LA
Strolling the Louisiana boardwalk in Shreveport, Louisiana
Herby K's famous shrimp buster po'boy sandwich. ©Shreveport-Bossier CVB
Barataria Preserve ©LouisianaTravel.com
Bayou Segnette State Park ©LouisianaTravel.com
Hike the trails at Tunica Hills Wildlife Area just a short drive outside Baton Rouge.
Take a tour of Shreveport's Municipal Auditorium, former home of the Louisiana Hayride.
Head to the Mudbug Madness Festival in Shreveport for amazing music and all the crawfish you can eat!
Strawn's Eat Shop ice box strawberry pies