Fall Is The Perfect Time To Visit This Historic Riverboat Town In Louisiana

St. Joseph is a tiny little town in northeastern Louisiana that’s hiding a hidden gem that’s perfect for a fall outing. Often called St. Joe, this unique town was actually developed not that long ago, in 1843. Even though that’s more than 175 years ago, it’s still 125 years after New Orleans was founded, not much more than 200 miles away.

The town was developed by European-American settlers around a traditional New England-style village green, and not long after it was founded, St. Joe became a major landing route across the Mighty Mississippi for the Confederacy’s Trans-Mississippi Department from 1862 to 1865.

There are several historic buildings peppered around that are worthy of a day trip, including the entire downtown portion of Plank Road, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. For those seeking a little outdoor adventure, you’re in for a treat! St. Joe is home to Lake Bruin State Park, one of the most underrated parks in Louisiana, and it’s ideal for a fun fall exploration.

During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.

Ready to book your stay? Head over to Lake Bruin’s website for rates and availability. If you’ve ever visited Lake Bruin State Park or St. Joseph, tell us about it in the comments below!

Address: Lake Bruin State Park, 201 State Park Rd, St Joseph, LA 71366, USA