Louisiana State Travel Guide



Located on the Gulf of Mexico, the “Bayou State” is home to 8 units within the National Park Service including: Atchafalaya National Heritage Area, Cane River National Heritage Area, Cane River Creole National Historical Park, El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail, Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park, Poverty Point National Monument and Vicksburg National Military Park. This biologically diverse state is also home to the 600,000 acre Kisatchie National Forest, and Saline Bayou which is designated a National Wild and Scenic River. There are over 22 state parks, 17 state historic sites, 1 state preservation area, over 955,000 acres of Wildlife Management Areas, and over 51 rivers, streams and bayous to explore.

Louisiana became the eighteenth U.S. state on April 30, 1812. While Baton Rouge is the capital city, New Orleans is the largest and Natchitoches is the oldest. A culturally diverse state, Louisiana celebrates a vibrant blend of French, Spanish, African, Native American, Creole, Acadian and Cajun cultures. From its bayous and swamplands to its rich history, music, food and festivals, there’s no shortage of fun and adventure in Louisiana!  

“Laissez les bon temps rouler.”

Our Louisiana State Travel Guide features: Parks & Public Lands, Articles & Interviews, Park Gateway Communities, Travel Info & Services, Where to Stay, Food & Drink, See & Do, and Shopping.

visitor bureaus, chamber of commerce, national park travel information, tour operators, tours, roadside help
hotels, motels, campgrounds, RV parks, where to stay in national parks
Restaurants, bars, clubs, gourmet food, coffee shops, eateries that are near to National Parks & Public Lands.

Attractions and activities near to National Parks and public lands.
Shopping in and around National Parks and public lands




Geography Books for Kids
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