National Parks / Natural World in Baton Rouge

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Baton Rouge
103 acres of incredible swamp and nature park where kids can connect with nature, and enjoy up-close experiences with snakes, turtles and alligators!
Springfield
Strolling through four ecosystems on over a mile of boardwalks through Tickfaw State Park, visitors can experience the sights and sounds of a cypress/tupelo swamp, a bottomland hardwood forest, a mixed pine/hardwood forest and the Tickfaw River.
St Martinville
Lake Fausse Pointe State Park occupies a 6,000-acre site which was once part of the Atchafalaya Basin. The area surrounding the park was formerly the home site of the Chitimacha Indians. From the middle 1700's, the region was dominated by French and ...
Madisonville
Scattered throughout the park beneath a canopy of huge oak trees, you will find numerous picnic tables, as well as a group pavilion, a playground, and comfort stations. Spend a relaxing afternoon on the river or venture out into the water for lively ...
Mccomb
Percy Quin is today a delightful blend of the old and new. Located just two and a half hours from New Orleans. The 1700 acre Percy Quin State Park, which includes a 700 acre lake and a championship golf course, provides a colorful natural backdrop fo...
Mandeville
The crumbling brick ruins of a sugar mill built in 1829 by Bernard de Marigny de Mandeville, founder of the nearby town of Mandeville, suggest an interesting history for this site, and indeed there is. The wealthy Marigny developed this area across L...
Cypremort Point
Between Grand Isle and Cameron, Cypremort Point is the only locality near the Gulf of Mexico that can be reached by car. A half-mile stretch of a man-made beach provides a delightful area for relaxing, picnicking and enjoying the water. It also affor...
Westwego
Bayou Segnette State Park offers the best of everything. Just a thirty-minute drive across the Mississippi River from New Orleans, a multitude of recreational opportunities awaits visitors of all ages--boating, fishing, canoeing, picnicking, playgrou...
New Orleans
City Park offers 1300 acres of year-round family fun. Located in the heart of New Orleans, City Park offers a wide menu of natural attractions, attractions for kids, sports and recreational activity including the New Orleans Botanical Garden, Storyla...
Ville Platte
The park covers over 6,400 acres of rolling hills and water in South Central Louisiana. The cool, clear waters of Lake Chicot have yielded record freshwater catches of largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill and red-ear sunfish. Fishermen will enjoy the c...
Abbeville
Featuring Splash Pad water playground, plus boat launch provided for boating and fishing, plus interior land lagoons for exploring by kayak or canoe.
Marrero
Comprises 6 adjoining sites which each boast, visitor centres, natural pleasures and wildlife to observe.
Braithwaite
St. Bernard State Park is the ideal spot for visitors who are seeking a family atmosphere and natural experience, as well as for campers who don't want to or cannot stray far from civilization. Many campers consider combining a camping vacation with ...
Wesson
Nestled in the shade of towering hardwood trees, Lake Lincoln State Park is the quintessence of serenity. Located in the northeast corner of Lincoln County, the park\'s close proximity to Interstate 55, U. S. Highway 51 and State Highway 27 provide e...
St Joseph
There are over 3,000 acres of water surface on Lake Bruin, and the visitors to Lake Bruin State Park have access to every acre for incomparable freshwater fishing, superb water sports and fine outdoor living. The 53-acre site was originally establish...
Waveland
On the beach of the Gulf of Mexico about 50 miles from New Orleans, Buccaneer State Park is a great vacation with real coastal beauty and lots of fun things to do.
Hattiesburg
Located in the heart of Mississippi\'s pine belt region, Paul B. Johnson is the gateway to a natural wonderland marked by majestic long-leaf and loblolly pines, delicate dogwoods and ancient oaks. The deep forests surrounding Paul B. Johnson State Pa...
Lake Charles
Embark on a journey along the Creole Nature Trail All-American Road through one of our nation\'s last great wildernesses - a lush realm of fertile prairies, delicate marshes and abundant wildlife. Discover 180 miles of winding roads through marshl...
Lake Charles
Get back to nature with the Creole Nature Trail! A fantastic outdoor adventure for the whole family.
Lake Charles
Originally named for the Texas folk hero who traveled extensively in the western reaches of Louisiana, Sam Houston Jones was given its current name in honor of the state's 37th governor, who was instrumental in setting aside this tract of land for th...
Jackson
Take an unforgettable journey back in time... 36 million years to an ancient log jam deposited by a river from halfway across our young continent.
Anacoco
Pleasantly located on several small bluffs that extend over and into the Toledo Bend Reservoir, South Toledo Bend Reservoir State Park offers a scenic, waterfront view from many vantage points. While the reservoir is nationally recognized as a destin...
Delhi
The 2,700-acre, man-made lake that is the center piece for Poverty Point Reservoir State Park offers visitors an outlet for a variety of watersport activities and a scenic backdrop for waterfowl migration each spring and fall.
Chatham
Located on a peninsula on Caney Lake, Jimmie Davis State Park offers two boat launches and a fishing pier that cater to the sportsmen looking for a prime freshwater fishing spot. Waterskiing is another way to enjoy the clear waters of the lake, which...
Gautier
Shepard State Park is nestled in the heart of Singing River (Pascagoula River) country and has 395 acres abounding with trees and wild flowers, bike and nature trails, 28 developed campsites, 1 bathhouse, tent camping and picnicking and 18 hole disc...
Florien
Over 700 acres of wild and cultivated beauty, Hodges Gardens State Park, located in Sabine Parish, is a unique member of the State Parks system.
Orange
An outstanding experience which includes exotic demonstration gardens and spectacular themed open air 'rooms'; Sensory, Vegetable, Bird and Butterfly Gardens; hands on learning in the Discovery Center; Discovery Theatre and Exhibit Hall.
Morton
Roosevelt State Park offers an abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities in a picturesque setting. The park scenic overlook provides a panoramic view of the Bienville National Forest. The landscape is particularly striking during the fall, when...
Zwolle
Located on Toledo Bend Reservoir, one of the country's largest man-made reservoirs, North Toledo Bend State Park provides a venue for a wide variety of water-related activities in a pleasant environment. And for land-based activities, more than 900 a...
Bastrop
Chemin-A-Haut State Park was designed with children in mind. Two playgrounds in the day-use area are a favorite spot of the younger patrons as is the wading pool in the swimming complex. Also, the park\\\'s swimming pool is open Memorial Day weekend ...
Farmerville
Piney forests, rolling hills, five fishing piers, and a beautiful lake draw visitors to this quiet, majestic state park. Designed to keep the focus on nature, park facilities blend with the natural landscape to enhance the outdoor experience of this ...
Quitman
Located just south of Meridian, Mississippi near the Mississippi-Alabama state line, Clarkco State Park has been favorite Mississippi recreation spot since 1938. Situated on 815 acres of gently rolling woodlands.
Dunns Falls
(184 Miles)
Enterprise
Nestled in the pristine hills along the Chunky River, in South Lauderdale County Mississippi lies Dunn's Fall's Water park. Here, along a shallow stretch of the Chunky River, the bluffs of the eastern bank rise to tree-top level.
Homer
Take your pick: swimming, fishing, birding, boating of all kinds, waterskiing, camping, hiking or just plain relaxing and enjoying unsurpassed natural beauty. It's all here . . . at Lake Claiborne State Park. For fishermen, the freshwater lake was la...
Doyline
Situated on the western shore of Lake Bistineau, this park offers a satisfying blend of beautiful vistas and outstanding recreational facilities. Memorable for its upland mixed hardwood forest, its open waters, and its enchanting stands of cypress an...
Durant
The beautiful hardwood forests of Holmes County State Park are home to an abundant of wildlife, and provide the scenic backdrop for a variety of outdoor activities.
Lake Village
The Mississippi Delta's captivating beauty and recreational opportunities come together at Arkansas's largest natural lake, Lake Chicot. Cut off centuries ago when the Mississippi River changed course, this 20-mile long oxbow lake is a peaceful setti...
Liberty Lagoon
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(2 Miles)
Baton Rouge
Elevated slides, a lazy river and a ton of pools! Kids can cool down in the Louisiana heat with Liberty Lagoon Waterpark!
Baton Rouge
Located on 80 acres at I-10 and Highland Road in Baton Rouge, LA right next to Blue Bayou Water Park, Dixie Landin is an Amusement Park designed for the entire family!
McComb
Offers a calm and gentle river ride with small rapids by your choice of canoe or inflatable tube ring.
Waveland
What’s wet, fun, and has a pirate ship? Barnacle Bills Water Park!
Gulfport
2 uphill water coasters, tube slides, body slides, wave pool, interactive water play structure, and lazy river.
Collins
Lazy river, bowl ride, interactive kids' water play area, tube slides, mat-racing slide, and body slides!
Biloxi
Standard swimming and learning pools plus zero depth entry leisure pool with one small and one large slide, water play structure and splashpads.
Spar Water Park
(135 Miles)
Sulphur
Municipal water park with lots of rides for kids of all ages.
Choctaw
Enjoy eight acres of white sand beaches and crystal clear pools in an amazing tropical environment. More than 300 palm trees surround guests catching some rays on the beach. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do w...
Baton Rouge
Over the past almost thirty-five years, the Zoo has grown to become the #1 year around family attraction in Baton Rouge. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Baton Rouge for kids.
Folsom
Feed the animals on a wild adventure at the largest totally free-roaming wildlife preserve of its kind the country, home to over 4,000 exotic, endangered, and threatened animals from all over the world!
New Orleans
Audubon Nature Institute is a family of nine museums and parks dedicated to nature.
Audubon Zoo
(71 Miles)
New Orleans
One of the country's top-ranked zoos, Audubon Zoo offers an exotic mix of animals from around the globe, engaging natural habitats, lush gardens and resting spots, the mystical Louisiana swamp and hands on animal encounters.

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Fun places to visit in Baton Rouge with kids

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