Louisiana September 10, 2017
This Dreamy Road Trip Will Take You To The Best Fall Foliage In All Of Louisiana
Louisiana has some incredible fall foliage, you just need to know where to find it. According to the experts at the Smoky Mountains, Louisiana won’t see peak fall foliage until the end of October, and then it’s the perfect time to get outdoors and head to these locations to see the spectacular amber, golden, orange, and red hues that nature takes on. We’ve created a wonderful road trip you can take so you can get the best views of the fall foliage in Louisiana.
To keep it a realistic drive, we've kept it to just the northern part of the state.
1. Chemin A Haut State Park
Situated on a high bluff overlooking Bayou Bartholomew, Chemin-A-Haut State Park is a lovely spot to start your leaf peeping adventure. This 503-acre park has two playgrounds, RV and Tent camping, cabins, and nature trails to explore. Visitors can also rent a boat to explore the water and do some fishing.
Located at 14656 State Park Rd, Bastrop, Louisiana 71220.
2. Jimmie Davis State Park
Jimmie Davis State Park is located on a peninsula on Caney Lake. While the lake is a big attraction to this state park, the colors in the fall are the number one reason to visit. After a day of exploring, stay a night in one of the cabins for a memorable weekend.
Located at 1209 State Park Rd, Chatham, Louisiana 71226.
3. Lake Claiborne State Park
With six different trails ranging from a quarter mile to five miles, there’s something for everyone here at Lake Claiborne State Park. During the fall, the colors will simply amaze you!
Located at 225 State Park Road, Homer, Louisiana 71040.
4. Lake Bistineau State Park
Not only does this state park have five nature trails to explore, but there’s also a 6-mile equestrian trail. Plus, the sunsets over Lake Bistineau are absolutely breathtaking.
Located at 103 State Park Rd, Doyline, Louisiana 71023.
5. North Toledo Bend State Park
As you continue your road trip, you’ll want to stop off at North Toledo Bend State Park. Located on one of the country’s largest man-made reservoirs, North Toledo Bend State Park offers more than 900 acres of nature, perfect for camping, picnicking and hiking. There are two trails to explore, and during its peak, the colors of the trees are magnificent.
Located at 2907 North Toledo Park Road Zwolle, LA 71486.
6. South Toledo Bend State Park
Since you’re in the area, you should check out the southern part of this reservoir. South Toledo Bend State Park is situated on several small bluffs that extend over the water, offering beautiful waterfront views from many vantage points. Check out their two hiking trails or their off-highway vehicle trail for some fun.
Located at 120 Bald Eagle Road, Anacoco, Louisiana 71403.
7. Kisatchie National Forest
The Kisatchie National Forest is more than 600,000 acres and is divided up into five ranger districts (Calcasieu, Caney, Catahoula, Kisatchie, and Winn) which span over seven parishes (Grant, Natchitoches, Winn, Rapides, Vernon, Caliborne, and Webster parishes). Kisatchie is great for the newbie hiker and the experienced outdoorsman. You can hike for miles over the rolling hills and beautiful vistas, set up camp, and relax by the campfires. It's the perfect way to end your epic leaf peeping adventure.
Do you plan on visiting any of these places for epic leaf peeping? Let us know in the comments below!