Louisiana has 21 state parks, each one worth exploring. (Louisiana previously had 22, but unfortunately, Hodges Gardens State Park is permanently closed). While many of the parks are well over 1,000 acres, there’s something to be said for the smaller parks in the state. These six state parks to visit in Louisiana are all under 900 acres and shouldn’t be overlooked—because sometimes the best things come in tiny packages!

What are your favorite state parks to visit in Louisiana? Let us know in the comments below!

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State Parks To Visit In Louisiana

What is the largest state park in Louisiana?

At 6,400 acres, Chicot State Park in Ville Platte is the largest state park in Louisiana. It also happens to be one of the oldest, established in 1939. It’s a gorgeous park that features a lake where you can go fishing and boating, a playground for the kiddos, and plenty of hiking trails to explore. 

What are some of the best things to do outside in Louisiana?

If you love exploring the great outdoors in Louisiana, explore some of the state’s natural wonders. Head to the Cypress Island Nature Preserve at Lake Martin where you will find a swamp and plenty of wildlife. Or maybe a hike to the summit at Driskill Mountain for treetop views is more your speed. You can learn about these and more in this post.

What are some of the best hiking trails in Louisiana?

If you enjoy hiking, you have to check out these incredible Louisiana hikes that will take you to some of the most scenic parts of the state.

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