Louisiana State Parks

Park name  Parish  Size  Year EstablishedRemarks  Image
Bayou Segnette State ParkJefferson Parish676 acres (274 ha)1987Bayou Segnette State Park features a wave pool with a capacity of up to 400 people depending on lifeguard staffing.
A grey tent set up on Bayou Segnette park grounds
Bogue Chitto State ParkWashington Parish1,786 acres (723 ha)2010Bogue Chitto State Park, pronounced bo–guh chit–uh, contains 14 miles (23 km) of equestrian trails with the trailhead located near Fricke’s Cave.
Beach cairs along the river at Bogue Chitto state park
Chemin-A-Haut State ParkMorehouse Parish503 acres (204 ha)1935The park was designed with children in mind and has two playgrounds at the day use area.
Canoes tied to a pole at Chemin-A-Haut state park
Chicot State ParkEvangeline Parish6,400 acres (2,590 ha)1939Chicot State Park contains the Louisiana State Arboretum, which has a mature beech–magnolia forest.
A fishing pier over the swamp
Cypremort Point State ParkSt. Mary Parish185 acres (75 ha)1970Most of the park is situated on a half-mile stretch of a man-made beach.
An outside pavilion on the grass
Fairview-Riverside State ParkSt. Tammany Parish98 acres (40 ha)1962The Otis house, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is located in the park.
A two-story light yellow plantation home
Fontainebleau State ParkSt. Tammany Parish2,800 acres (1,133 ha)1942The park was once the site of a sugar plantation and brick yard operated by Bernard de Marigny.
The sun setting over Lake Pontchartrain
Grand Isle State ParkJefferson Parish140 acres (57 ha)1968Grand Isle State Park is the only state-owned and -operated beach on the Louisiana gulf coast.
A pier extending into the Gulf of Mexico
Jimmie Davis State ParkJackson Parish294 acres (119 ha)1996Many of the largest bass caught in Louisiana have been in Caney Lake Reservoir which is in the park. As of 2010, the largest bass from Louisiana was caught at Caney Lake.
Two silhouetted people fishing on a boat
Lake Bistineau State ParkWebster Parish750 acres (304 ha)1938Lake Bistineau State Park is the first state park in Louisiana to accommodate African Americans, starting in 1956. The two separated areas are an artifact of the segregated nature of the park at the time.
Cypress trees covered in moss in reflective water
Lake Bruin State ParkTensas Parish53 acres (21 ha)1956Lake Bruin State Park was originally established in 1928 as a fish hatchery.
A shaded area next to a small pier
Lake Claiborne State ParkClaiborne Parish643 acres (260 ha)1974Lake Claiborne State Park is situated on, but does not include, Lake Claiborne, the park’s main attraction. When at full reservoir level, Lake Claiborne has a surface area of 6,400 acres (2,590 ha).
A pier extending out into the swamp
Lake D’Arbonne State ParkUnion Parish655 acres (265 ha)1967Lake D’Arbonne State Park offers disc golf. The course is located near the group camp.
A lifeguard watching people swim in a pool
Lake Fausse Pointe State ParkIberia and St. Martin parishes6,000 acres (2,428 ha)1987The site was once part of the Atchafalaya Basin and the surrounding land was once the home of the Chitimacha Native Americans.
A dried up swamp bed
North Toledo Bend State ParkSabine Parish900 acres (364 ha)1987The park is situated on Toledo Bend Reservoir, the 5th largest in the nation by surface area.
An motor home set up with party lights on the outside
Palmetto Island State ParkVermilion Parish1,299 acres (526 ha)2010The visitor center complex contains a water playground and a bathhouse.
A picture of a lake with dormant trees in the back
Poverty Point Reservoir State ParkRichland Parish2,700 acres (1,093 ha)2005Due to an active bear population, bear-proof containers are provided for waste disposal throughout the park.
A truck backing a boat into the water
St. Bernard State ParkSt. Bernard Parish358 acres (145 ha)1971A local family business donated the land for the park to Louisiana in 1971.
A brown brick welcome center building
Sam Houston Jones State ParkCalcasieu Parish1,087 acres (440 ha)1944The park is located north of the most productive birding region of Louisiana. At certain times of year, nearly 200 species of birds can be seen within 30 miles (48 km) of the park.
Cypress trees in a swamp.
South Toledo Bend State ParkVernon Parish1,000 acres (405 ha)2004South Toledo Bend State Park is a nesting ground for the bald eagle, which feeds from the supply of freshwater fish, including largemouth bass, catfish, bream, and white perch.
Visitor center surrounded by pine trees.
Tickfaw State ParkLivingston Parish1,200 acres (486 ha)1999Tickfaw State Park contains four distinct ecosystems: a cypress/tupelo swamp, a bottomland hardwood forest, a mixed pine/hardwood forest, and the Tickfaw River.
A small brook in a forest of cypress trees.