Attractions July 06, 2017
The 8 Most Incredible Natural Attractions In Louisiana That Everyone Should Visit
We have some spectacular natural attractions here in Louisiana. If you’re looking to get outdoors and explore Louisiana’s natural side, check out these places. They’re some of the most incredible natural attractions in the state,
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1. Driskill Mountain
Yep, Louisiana has a mountain. Two, actually. Driskill Mountain is 535 feet, a hill compared to mountains in other states, but still! The hike to the summit doesn’t take long at all, and offers some lovely views of the area. Driskill Mountain’s little brother, Mount Jordan, isn’t far from Driskill Mountain and you could easily hike both in a day!
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2. Atchafalaya River Basin
The Atchafalaya River Basin is the country’s largest swamp, and it’s simply breath-taking. Take a tour through the swamp and glide under the cypress trees, through beautiful Spanish moss canopies, and keep your eyes peeled for gators, snakes, raccoons, wild hogs, and all the hundreds of other species that call the river basin home.
3. Avery Island
This notorious salt dome is best known for being the home of Tabasco, but it made this list because of the jungle gardens and amazing bird rookery. Sure, it may have had a little human help with the landscaping, but it’s certainly worth you time to check out.
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4. Barataria Preserve
Just a little south of New Orleans in Marrero is perhaps one of the prettiest swamp trails you can take in Louisiana. Several different boardwalk trails will lead you through the 20,000 acres giving you glimpses of Louisiana’s wetlands you wouldn’t normally be able to experience.
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5. Honey Island Swamp
Honey Island Swamp originally got its name because of the plethora of honeybees seen nearby. The swamp is located in St. Tammany Parish, and it’s worth taking a tour to explore what some consider to be one of the most pristine swamplands in the United States.
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6. Bayou Sauvage National Refuge
The refuge is home to hundreds of birds, gators, snakes, turtles, nutria, and so many other furry (and scaly) friends. At 23,000 acres, it’s the national’s largest urban wildlife refuge, and it’s all within the city limits of New Orleans.
7. Lake D’Arbonne State Park
655 acres of rolling hills, forests, hiking trails, and a massive 15,250-acre Lake make up Lake D’Arbonne State Park. Whether you’re looking to go on a hike, go swimming, or test your luck fishing, this is the place.
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8. Kisatchie National Forest
Louisiana’s only national forest spans over seven parishes and is more than 600,000 acres of tall pines, rolling hills, bayous, and tons of wildlife. The forest is perfect for a weekend of camping, hiking, and escaping to nature. Both the backbone trail and the azalea trail offer spectacular views that’ll make you do a double take.
How many have you been to? Let us know in the comments below!