Nature & Wildlife in New Orleans

Fontainebleau State Park

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The park embraces 2,800 acres on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain. Camping, a nature trail, group camps, a lodge, swimming, a playground, fishing and the ruins of a plantation sugar mill are a few of the reasons why visitors return to Fontainebleau y... read more

Upper Ouachita National Wildlife Refuge

The refuge is flat in the Ouachita River flood plain, with rolling hills present along most of the western boundary. Approximately three-fouths of the area is inundated annually by backwater flooding... read more

Tickfaw State Park

Tickfaw State Park is a unique 1200-acre park located along three miles of the Tickfaw River. The park offers diverse recreational, nature and educational opportunities... read more

Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge

The refuge is one of the largest continuous blocks of bottomland hardwoods remaining in the nation. Programs on the refuge include cooperative farming, black bear research, neotropical migrant bird research, environmental education, and consumptive and n... read more

St. Bernard State Park Campsites

Natural Haven Fishing Opportunities Abound Woods, Wetlands, and Wildlife Located right along the Mississippi River, the park contains a network of man-made lagoons which provides a peaceful, natural setting for relaxation... read more

St. Bernard State Park

Warm breezes flowing through the shady trees and that special kind of quiet that comes with nature are part of the charm and attraction of St. Bernard State Park. Yet the 358-acre site is just 18 miles away from the hustle and bustle of New Orleans' Frenc... read more

South Toledo Bend State Park

This wooded paradise features lagoons, rivers, abundant wildlife, boating, fishing, camping, cabins and more.Pleasantly located on several small bluffs that extend over and into the Toledo Bend Reservoir, South Toledo Bend Reservoir State Park offers a sc... read more

Shell Keys National Wildlife Refuge

One of the oldest refuges in the National Wildlife Refuge System consists of one islet composed almost entirely of shell fragments. It is extremely dynamic and builds or recedes with passing storms. Vegetation is almost entirely lacking... read more

Sam Houston Jones State Park

This wooded paradise features lagoons, rivers, abundant wildlife, boating, fishing, camping, cabins and more. Crystal clear waters, towering trees, and beautiful vistas along unspoiled rivers and streams make this area a delight for those who enjoy natura... read more

Sabine National Wildlife Refuge

Between the Gulf's beach cheniers (oak ridges) and the coastal prairie lies a basin of wetlands that is one of the most productive and fertile areas of North America. This is where the river's fresh water and the Gulf's saline waters mix... read more

Poverty Point Reservoir State Park

The 2,700-acre, man-made lake that is the center piece for Poverty Point Reservoir State Park offers visitors an outlet for a variety of watersport activities and a scenic backdrop for waterfowl migration each spring and fall... read more

Ouachita-Black Rivers (4 L&D, Jonesville Pool)

Project has 9 public access points to Ouachita-Black Rivers with picnicking, fishing and boating. Pool extends from Riverton, LA south to Jonesville Lock & Dam located on LA 124 12 mi S of Jonesville, LA... read more

Ouachita-Black Rivers (4 L&D, Felsenthal Pool)

Project has 3 public access points to Ouachita River and Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge with boating, fishing, camping, and day use. Pool extends from H.K. Thatcher Lock & Dam south to the Felsenthal Lock & Dam located 5 mi NE of Huttig, AR on count... read more

North Toledo Bend

The park boasts a spectacular location on the bank of the 185,000 acre Toledo Bend Reservoir. Cabins, camping, outstanding fishing and water sports are available at the park. A nature trail, a swimming pool, playgrounds, picnic areas and a boat launch mak... read more

Mandalay National Wildlife Refuge

Mandalay NWR protects high quality freshwater marsh and cypress-tupelo swamp. The area contains significant migratory bird resources including neotropical migrants, bald eagles, waterfowl, wading birds and shorebirds... read more

Lake Ophelia National Wildlife Refuge

The refuge was established to protect the important Mississippi/Red River floodplain ecosystem. Bottomland hardwood forest, croplands, fallow fields, moist soil units, and cypress-tupelo brakes are intermixed with meandering bayous, pristine lakes, ponds... read more

Lake Fausse Pointe State Park

Lake Fausse Pointe State Park occupies a 6,000-acre site which was once part of the Atchafalaya Basin... read more

Lake D'Arbonne State Park

The park offers serenity in the peaceful rolling-wooded hills of Union Parish, as well as overnight camping, a boat launch and picnic areas on beautiful Lake D'Arbonne... read more

Lake Claiborne State Park

The park offers a multitude of recreational opportunities on and near the 6,400-acre Lake Claiborne... read more

Lake Bruin State Park

The park takes its name from the adjacent oxbow lake and features magnificent cypress groves along the shore... read more
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