Louisiana Parks Pass

Expiration: Must start using within 365 days of purchase

Is a camping experience on your bucket list? Do you want to learn more about Louisiana’s history? Well, look no further than your very own Louisiana State Parks and Historic Sites to get you started.
We offer a variety of camping experiences from glamping, tent camping and RV camping to cabins and lodges; and unimproved camping grounds for the adventurous. Check out our state historic sites and take a journey into the past beginning with Louisiana’s indigenous mound builders to the battlefields of the American Civil War. You can do all of this and you earn official state parks swag by using the Explorin’ Louisiana State Parks mobile pass. It’s a free, fun way to explore what’s in your own backyard.

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Audubon
Oakley Plantation was built between 1799 and 1806, in a colonial architectural style that is simple but sophisticated. Take a guided tour of the home’s 17 rooms, reconstructed kitchen, barn, gardens and slave quarters, all restored to the time period coinciding with John James Audubon’s...
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Bayou Segnette
Bayou Segnette State Park is located just thirty minutes outside of New Orleans in the historic fishing village of “Salaville”, now known as Westwego. The park offers a little bit of everything from fishing and camping to hiking and swimming; so there’ something for everyone. Stay in one of...
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Bogue Chitto
A day trip to Bogue Chitto State Park will be a full one, with a river perfect for canoeing or kayaking, 11 lakes stocked with a variety of freshwater fish, a water playground, equestrian trails, horse rentals, numerous picnic pavilions, disc golf, four miles of mountain bike trails and hiking...
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Centenary
In the rolling hills of East Feliciana Parish are the remains of what was once Centenary College. During the Civil War, the dormitories became hospital space in October 1862 and during the siege of Port Hudson in 1863. Union troops used the Main Academic Building as an area headquarters. Centenary...
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Chemin-A-Haut
Chemin-A-Haut State Park gets its name from the French phrase meaning “high road.” The park provides primitive camping sites, hiking trails, equestrian trails, picnic areas with grills and tables, playgrounds for the kids, a seasonal swimming pool, and a castle (well, a tree named Castle)!...
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Chicot
Located in Prairie Cajun Country, Chicot State Park is a great place for anglers, mountain bikers, paddlers, and those who just want to enjoy the sounds of nature. This beautiful 6,400-acre park has hiking trails, fishing piers, deluxe cabins, picnic areas, RV camping sites, and group camps....
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Cypremort Point
The natural charm of Cypremort State Park will have you coming back after your first visit. Cypremort, French for “dead cypress,” is located on Vermilion Bay and offers deluxe cabins, a marsh hiking trail, fishing, and beautiful sunsets for visitors seeking to escape from the city. Launch your...
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Fairview-Riverside
Day trippers and casual fisherman visiting Fairview-Riverside State Park can appreciate the cool, crystal-clear waters of the Tchefuncte (chuh-funk-tuh) River that passes through the recreational site. Guests will enjoy one of the most photogenic rivers while hiking along the scenic nature trails,...
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Fontainebleau
Fontainebleau State Park was once the site of a large sugar mill built under the direction of Creole planter and Senator Bernard de Marigny in 1829. The 2,800-acre park is located on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain and provides its visitors with man-made beach for seasonal sunbathing, nature...
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Fort Jesup
Visitors can learn about the Neutral Ground, aka “No Man’s Land,” and Fort Jesup’s role in Louisiana history, via self-guided tours of the grounds and by making a stop at the visitor’s center. Fort Jesup is a reminder of a young nation's growing pains and a relic of Louisiana's rich...
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Fort St. Jean Baptiste
Fort St. Jean Baptiste is located on Cane River Lake (formerly the Red River) a few hundred yards from the original fort site. The fort replication was based upon Ignace Francois Broutin's plans and on extensive archival research in Louisiana, Canada and France. The original fort was built to serve...
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Forts Randolph & Buhlow
After the Battle of Mansfield, halting the Union advance to the West in spring of 1864, Forts Randolph and Buhlow were constructed by Confederates on the Red River at Alexandria in order to repel future Union attacks through Northwest Louisiana. Located on Red River in downtown Pineville, the site...
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Jimmie Davis
Located on a peninsula on Caney Lake, Jimmie Davis State Park offers two boat launches and a fishing pier that cater to the outdoors enthusiast looking for a prime freshwater fishing spot. Off the water, you’ll be impressed by some of the prettiest scenery in north Louisiana. The hilly upland...
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Lake Bistineau
Situated on the western shore of Lake Bistineau, this park offers a satisfying blend of beautiful vistas and outstanding recreational facilities. Memorable for its upland mixed hardwood forest, its open waters, and its enchanting stands of cypress and tupelo trees, the park offers two boat...
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Lake Bruin
Three large fishing piers, a year-round boat launch, and a boat shed for docking make things convenient for the casual or serious fisherman at Lake Bruin State Park. There are over 3,000 acres of water surface on Lake Bruin, and visitors to the park have access to every acre for incomparable...
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Lake Claiborne
The woods of Lake Claiborne State Park are home to a wide variety of wildlife. Lovely nature trails and a scenic overlook allow you to appreciate the beauty of the area at your own pace. One of the most popular activities for visitors of all ages is swimming at the park's sandy beach. The...
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Lake D'Arbonne
Piney forests, rolling hills, five fishing piers, and a beautiful lake draw visitors to this quiet, majestic state park. Cyclists will enjoy the challenge of the rolling hills of the park as a starting point for biking excursions into the steep inclines and scenic beauty of North Louisiana. Tennis...
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Lake Fausse Pointe
Lake Fausse Pointe State Park occupies a 6,000-acre site in the Atchafalaya Basin, and the area surrounding the park was formerly the home site of the Chitimacha Indians. A boat launch gives visitors easy access to the labyrinth of waterways that winds through the Basin. Overnight visitors can...
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Longfellow-Evangeline
Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site, the first in the Louisiana State Parks system, honors the story of Evangeline and the author who made her famous. The site explores the cultural interplay among the diverse peoples along the famed Bayou Teche. Acadians and Creoles, Indians and Africans,...
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Los Adaes
Los Adaes, the symbol of New Spain in Louisiana, was once the capital of Texas and the scene of a unique cooperation among the French, the Spanish and the indigenous Native Americans. An area rich in archaeological finds, it thrives today as one of Louisiana's most intriguing state Historic Sites....
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Mansfield
The Mansfield-Pleasant Hill engagement was actually a series of encounters taking place over several days. After a two-hour cavalry fight with Union forces near Wilson's Farm on April 7, 1864, Confederate commander General Richard Taylor (son of President Zachary Taylor) elected to defend a site...
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North Toledo Bend
Toledo Bend Reservoir is an absolutely gargantuan body of water. North Toledo Bend State Park provides a venue for a wide variety of water-related activities in a pleasant environment. For land-based activities, more than 900 acres are available for camping, picnicking, hiking, and relaxing in the...
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Palmetto Island
Located on the Vermilion River, Palmetto Island State Park offers a real south Louisiana outdoors experience. The most scenic way of reaching the river is via a boat launch near the center of the park, which also offers kayakers and canoers easy access to narrow channels and tucked-away lagoons....
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Plaquemine Lock
The Plaquemine Lock was designed by Colonel George W. Goethals (1858-1928), the assistant to the chief engineer of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Completed in 1909, the lock was significant for having the highest freshwater lift of any lock in the world. In 1961, a larger set of locks began...
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Port Hudson
The siege of Port Hudson began on May 23, 1863 and lasted into early July of that same year. Roughly 30,000 Union troops, under the command of Major General Nathaniel P. Banks, were pitted against 6,800 Confederates, under the command of Major General Franklin Gardner. The ensuing battles...
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Poverty Point
Dated between 1700 and 1100 B.C., Poverty Point is unique among archaeological sites on this continent. The site's inhabitants imported stone and ore over great distances. Projectile points and other stone tools found at in the area were made from raw materials originating in the Ouachita and Ozark...
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Poverty Point Reservoir
Poverty Point Reservoir is a 2,700-acre man-made lake set against a backdrop of the wide, flat Mississippi Delta bottomlands. It’s a haven for anglers, birdwatchers, families, weekend adventurers and I-20 travelers looking to explore rural north Louisiana. Overnight guests can choose from...
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Rebel
Set in the piney hills of northwestern Louisiana, the Louisiana Country Music Museum contains exhibits that tell the story of how various folk music traditions developed in this region--from early gospel and string band music to the country sounds we enjoy today. Guests are invited to walk the...
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Rosedown Plantation
Cotton made Rosedown Plantation’s owners, Daniel and Martha Turnbull, extremely wealthy. The husband and wife saw their estate completed in 1835, filling the house with luxurious furnishings from Europe and the Northeast, many of which survived the ravages of the Civil War and remain in the house...
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South Toledo Bend
South Toledo Bend State Park offers a scenic, waterfront view from many vantage points. While the reservoir is nationally recognized as a destination for bass fishing tournaments, visitors to the park can also enjoy other outdoor recreational activities such as hiking, cycling, birding, camping and...
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St. Bernard
Located right along the Mississippi River, the park contains a network of man-made lagoons which provides a peaceful, natural setting for relaxation. Woodlands meet wetlands in St. Bernard and the park's nature trail is the perfect way to introduce children to the joy of discovery in nature....
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Tickfaw
Tickfaw, a Native American name meaning “rest among the pines,” is a fitting name for this state park. Tickfaw State Park offers visitors plenty of places to rest, among pines, in a canoe cruising the lazy Tickfaw River or in one of the scenic cabins or campsites. Start your trip at Tickfaw...
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