Louisiana Natural Park Wonders

National and State Wonders Found in the Pelican State State:

Louisiana, also known as the Bayou State because of its many swamps and marshlands, is dominated by gently rolling hills and the Mississippi Delta.

Let us be your guide to discovering these natural wonders. Follow the links below to obtain more information, insider tips, and pictures, as well as ideas for where to stay when visiting.

Louisiana Welcome Sign National Monuments:

  • Poverty Point National Monument. Established: 1988. [Official Site]

    National Preserves:
  • Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve [Official Site]

    National Marine Sanctuaries:
  • Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary [Official Site]

    National Recreation Trails:
  • Marc Dupuy, Jr. Wildlife Trail
  • Chicot Nature National Recreation Trail
  • Sugar Cane National Recreation Trail
  • Wild Azalea Trail

    Jean Lafitte National Preserve National Forests:
  • Kisatchie National Forest. Location: Pineville, Louisiana. [Official Site]

    National Wildlife Refuges:
  • Atchafalaya National Wildlife Refuge
  • Bayou Cocodrie National Wildlife Refuge
  • Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge
  • Bayou Teche National Wildlife Refuge
  • Big Branch Marsh National Wildlife Refuge
  • Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge
  • Bogue Chitto National Wildlife Refuge
  • Breton National Wildlife Refuge
  • Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge
  • Catahoula National Wildlife Refuge
  • D'Arbonne National Wildlife Refuge
  • Delta National Wildlife Refuge
  • Grand Cote National Wildlife Refuge
  • Handy Brake National Wildlife Refuge
  • Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge
  • Lake Ophelia National Wildlife Refuge
  • Louisiana Wetland Management District
  • Mandalay National Wildlife Refuge
  • Red River National Wildlife Refuge
  • Sabine National Wildlife Refuge
  • Shell Keys National Wildlife Refuge
  • Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge
  • Upper Ouachita National Wildlife Refuge
  • Avery Island, Louisiana


    National Wilderness Areas:
  • Breton Wilderness
  • Kisatchie Hills Wilderness
  • Lacassine Wilderness

    National Scenic Roads and Byways:
  • Creole Nature Trail
  • Great River Road

    Louisiana State Parks, Campgrounds, Recreational Areas: Lake Claiborne State Park
  • Bayou Segnette State Park
  • Chemin-A-Haut State Park
  • Chicot State Park
  • Cypremort Point State Park
  • Fairview-Riverside State Park
  • Fontainebleau State Park
  • Grand Isle State Park
  • Jimmie Davis State Park at Caney Lake
  • Lake Bistineau State Park
  • Lake Bruin
  • Lake Claiborne State Park
  • Lake D'Arbonne State Park
  • Lake Fausse Pointe State Park
  • North Toledo Bend
  • Poverty Point Reservoir State Park
  • Sam Houston Jones State Park
  • South Toledo Bend State Park
  • St. Bernard State Park
  • Tickfaw State Park

    State Scenic Roads and Byways: Poverty Point Park
  • Attakapas-Coushatta Scenic Byway
  • Bayou Teche Scenic Byway
  • Bienville Trace Scenic Byway
  • Colonial Trails Scenic Byway
  • Jean Lafitte Scenic Byway
  • Longleaf Trail Scenic Byway
  • Louisiana Scenic Bayou Byway
  • Northwest Louisiana Scenic Byway
  • Promised Land Scenic Byway
  • The Real French Destination Scenic Byway
  • River Road Scenic Byway
  • San Bernardo Scenic Byway
  • Toledo Bend Forest Scenic Byway
  • Tunica Trace Scenic Byway
  • Wetlands Cultural Trail
  • Zydeco Cajun Prairie Scenic Byway

    Louisiana Office of Tourism: 800-677-4082

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