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.
The historic town of Springfield is located in Livingston Parish. Visitors enjoy fishing, kayaking, camping and other outdoor activites at Tickfaw State Park. PGA Champion and Louisiana native David Toms designed his first signature golf course, Carter Plantation, in Springfield. It is among the twelve courses on the Audubon Golf Trail.