Louisiana Hiking, Nature August 09, 2022
This Picturesque Park Is An Undiscovered Oasis Just Outside Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Just outside of Baton Rouge lies one of the most scenic parks in Louisiana, perfect for a day of outdoor exploration, hiking, fishing, and even swimming. The Blackwater Conservation Area is one of the most underrated parks in the Greater Baton Rouge Area, yet it’s one that will quickly capture your heart and become your new favorite spot.
You’ll find the Blackwater Conservation Area just outside of Baton Rouge in Baker.
It's a great spot for anyone in the city looking to escape the noise of city life for a few hours. It's less than 15 miles from downtown!
The area opened in 2002 and is one of the many parks maintained by BREC.
Fun fact: it used to be a dirt/gravel mine, but was abandoned in the late 90s. Today, it's a nature lover's paradise and a much-needed home to local wildlife.
The 57-acre park features about three miles of trails to explore.
All of the trails are less than a mile long, so you can mix and match them to fit your schedule.
There are also two large fishing lakes for you to drop a line in.
Or just find a good spot on the dock to watch the reflections bounce off of the water.
It's a great spot to do a little bird watching.
Egrets and herons love to search for snacks here.
The walking paths vary from wide-open paved walkways...
...to enchanting off-road adventures.
The park is nestled along the Comite River, and there's even a little stretch of beach to enjoy.
The refreshing water is so welcome after a day in the sun, especially for dogs.
And depending on what time of year you visit, the walking paths may be peppered with lovely wildflowers to light your way!
For more information, visit
BREC’s website. There are plenty of incredible parks in Louisiana to explore, which one is your favorite? Address: Blackwater Conservation Area, 9385 Blackwater Rd, Baker, LA 70714, USA