When the summer sun starts to burn, there’s nothing like swimming in the lake, river, or gulf to cool off. Here are some of the most beautiful places to do just that in Louisiana.
1) Caney Lake Recreation Area
This swimming spot is part of Kisatchie National Forest and Jimmie Davis State Park.
2) Lake Pontchartrain
A popular public beach on Lake Pontchartrain can be found at Fountainebleau State Park.
3) Sabine River, Toledo Bend State Park
This river near the Louisiana-Texas border attracts swimmers from around the state.
4) Lake Claiborne
You can find a sweet swimming beach at this state park near Homer, LA.
5) Cypremort State Park
Another popular swimming spot that is part of a state park.
6) Bogue Chitto River
Just north of Covington, the beach at this river is also popular for tubing.
7) Poverty Point Reservoir
Swimming, fishing, and birding are all popular at this spot.
8) Rutherford Beach
This beach in Eastern Cameron Parish is perfect for shelling and can be found along the creole nature trail.
9) Grand Isle
This famous beach destination is popular with both the two and the four legged!
Have you ever been swimming in one of these places? Let us know where your favorite spot is in the comments below!