New Orleans November 01, 2018
The 1,200-Acre State Park Near New Orleans That Stands Out From The Rest
Louisiana has 21 state parks peppered throughout the state, each one with its own unique features and beautiful scenery. This particular state park is just a short drive from New Orleans and is the perfect weekend getaway when you need to take a break from city life. Let’s take a closer look.
Located in Livingston Parish, Tickfaw State Park is a 1,200-acre state park that you’re sure to love.
It’s about an hour drive from the city, making it an easy day-trip adventure or a weekend getaway.
Nestled up on the Tickfaw River, the park is a fisherman’s paradise.
Visitors can expect to catch brim, bass, perch and more from several fishing holes and ponds at the park. Canoe rentals are also available is you’d like to see the park from an entirely new perspective!
One of the most unique features about the park is the various ecosystems you’ll encounter.
The park features a cypress/tupelo swamp, a bottomland hardwood forest, a mixed pine/hardwood forest, and the Tickfaw River.
Because of this, the park is teeming with wildlife.
From gators to migratory birds, you’ll have the opportunity to see a multitude of wildlife during your visit.
There are several trails to explore, too.
See the various ecosystems up close and personal with a stroll through their boardwalk/gravel nature trails. The trails range from half a mile to three miles, and you’ll see some spectacular scenery along the way.
If you’d really like to experience the park, bring a tent and spend a couple of days here.
Falling asleep to the symphony of sounds from the swamp sounds like a perfect Louisiana experience!
Not a fan of roughing it? No problem.
They recently renovated their cabins, so now is a perfect time to reserve one.
All of the cabins come fully furnished and equipped with everything you’ll need during your stay.
Just bring some food and you’re good to go. There are fourteen cabins and each cabin can sleep up to eight people, so bring the whole family!
Be sure to check out their Nature Center while you're there.
Not only do they have a massive 800-gallon fish tank with fish from the Tickfaw River, but you'll learn about the history of the park, and get to see some animals too.
You can find Tickfaw State Park at 27225 Patterson Rd, Springfield, Louisiana 70462.
Have you ever been? Let us know in the comments below!