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