Louisiana destinations, parks and attractions
Are you going on a road trip to Louisiana, looking for tips about the destinations so you and your party can enjoy it, be comfortable and not spend a fortune?
Here are some of the top destinations in Louisiana and tips about visiting them
National parks and monuments in Louisiana
- Cane River Creole National Historical Park:,
The Cane River region is home to a unique culture; the Creoles. Generations of the same families of owners and workers, enslaved and tenant, lived on these lands for over 200 years. The park tells their stories and preserves the cultural landscape of Oakland and Magnolia Plantations, two of the most intact Creole cotton plantations in the United States.
- El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail,
Various States TX,LA.
Explore a diverse array of histories contained within El Camino Real de los Tejas’ 150-year life, including the Spanish struggle to missionize American Indian nations, the growth of cattle ranching in the Mexican period, and the movement for Texan independence and statehood.
- Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve:,
New Orleans, LA.
In Jean Lafitte's day, silver and gold filled a pirate's treasure chest, but today's treasures are people, places, and memories. Discover New Orleans’ rich cultural mix. Learn Cajun traditions from people who live them. Watch an alligator bask on a bayou’s bank. Walk in the footsteps of the men who fought at 1815’s Battle of New Orleans. Follow the link to discover the treasure of Jean Lafitte.
- New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park:,
New Orleans, LA.
Only in New Orleans could there be a National Park for jazz! Drop by our visitor center temporary location at the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve French Quarter Visitor Center at 419 Decatur Street to inquire about musical events around town. In the mood for a world class musical experience?
- Poverty Point National Monument,
Now a nearly forgotten culture, Poverty Point at its peak 3,000 years ago was part of an enormous trading network that stretched for hundreds of miles across the continent. It was - and is - also an engineering marvel, the product of five million hours of labor. Explore the culture of a highly sophisticated people who left behind one of North America’s most important archeological sites.
- Vicksburg National Military Park,
To Confederate President Jefferson Davis, Vicksburg was the "nailhead that holds the South's two halves together." President Abraham Lincoln remarked "Vicksburg is the key" to victory, and could be the north's lifeline into the south. As the federals closed in on the Fortress City, they were met by a ring of forts with over 170 cannon. The resulting battle would determine the war's outcome.
Louisiana State parks and historic sites
Audubon State Historic Site
- Bayou Segnette State Park, Westwego
- Black Bear Golf Club,
- Bogue Chitto State Park, Franklinton
- Centenary State Historic Site, Jackson
- Chemin-A-Haut State Park, Bastrop
- Chicot State Park, Ville Platte
- Cypremort Point State Park, Cypremort Point
- Fairview-Riverside State Park, Madisonville
State Park, Mandeville
- Fort Jesup State Historic Site, Many
- Fort Pike State Historic Site, New Orleans
- Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site, Natchitoches
- Forts Randolph and Buhlow State Historic Site, Pineville
- Grand Isle State Park, Grand Isle
- Jimmie Davis State Park, Chatham
- Lake Bistineau State Park, Doyline
- Lake Bruin State Park, St. Joseph
Louisiana Seasons, bugs, topography and climate
Hot and humid in the summer, bugs are fierce. Late August is the time hurricanes start (Katrina and again in 2021), so check the weather forecast and bring Deet. Winters are mild!
Louisiana Camping tips
Stay in a Louisiana State Park. Overnight reservations maybe made for cabins, lodges, group camps and campsites.Louisiana Parks Campgrounds - Make a Reservation