With millions of tourists visiting every year, it can feel like just about everywhere in Louisiana is teeming with people. But there are still some secrets hiding in the pockets of our great state. Here are some of the most exciting new and old hidden gems in Louisiana that are just waiting for a visit. See how many of the following little-known destinations you’ve visited.

What are some of your favorite hidden gems in Louisiana? Did any of these places miss the list? If so, be sure to let us know in the comments below — we’d love to hear from you!

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What are the best state parks in Louisiana?

Now that you've learned about some of the top hidden gems in Louisiana, it's time to explore some of the best natural spaces in the state: Louisiana's incredible state parks. These places are perfect if you're looking to delve into the natural landscape while also enjoying a variety of recreational activities. Though each state park is worth a visit, the following is a list of some of the most popular state parks (as well as national forests and national parks)in Louisiana: Lake Fausse Point State Park, Kisatchie National Forest, Lake Bistineau State Park, Hodges Gardens State Park, Atchafalaya Delta State Wildlife Management Area, Grand Isle State Park, Jean Lafitte National Park, Chicot State Park, and Fontainebleau State Park. How many of these beautiful natural spaces in Louisiana have you experienced?