Parks & WMA

Parks and Wildlife Management Area’s (WMA) is a huge topic and there is no way we can cover all of the details and things to do. We will start with a summary and continue to expand the details and list as more people experience the place and would like to share their experience.

State Parks – There are several state parks throughout Louisiana that offer fun filled camping, hiking, biking, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, and other outdoor experiences.  Below is a list of the 22 parks.

  • Bayou Segnette State Park
  • Bogue Chitto 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
  • Hodges Gardens State Park
  • Jimmie Davis State Park
  • Lake Bistineau State Park
  • Lake Bruin State Park
  • Lake Claiborne State Park
  • Lake D’Arbonne State Park
  • Lake Fausse Pointe State
  • North Toledo Bend State Park
  • Palmetto Island State Park
  • Poverty Point Reservoir State Park
  • St. Bernard State Park
  • Sam Houston Jones State Park
  • South Toledo Bend State Park
  • Tickfaw State Park

National Forest – Louisiana also boast a national forest that offers lots of camping, hiking, horse trails, etc to explore.

  • Kistachi National Forest

BREC Parks – There are over 180 Baton Rouge Recreational Committee (BREC) parks including a unique mix of facilities, which mirror the history and rich natural resources in the region. Exhibits and activities including a state-of-the-art observatory, a swamp nature center and conservation areas, a performing arts theatre, an equestrian park, an art gallery, an arboretum, an accredited zoo, seven golf courses and an extreme sports park with a 30,000-foot concrete skate park, rock-climbing wall, BMX track and velodrome. Since 2004, BREC has constructed twelve community parks, five dog parks, a family-sized Aquatics Center, a growing trails system, fishing ponds, larger playgrounds and procured two mobile recreation units to serve play deserts in the area.

The combination of new and renovated facilities, innovative programming and careful attention to community needs help BREC fulfill its mission to contribute to a healthier, more vibrant community by providing exceptional parks, open spaces and recreation experiences for all of East Baton Rouge Parish.

WMA’s – There are numerous Wildlife Management Area’s throughout Louisiana. Below is a list. Some of the WMA’s below will have details as people begin to share their experiences.

  • Acadiana Conservation Corrido
  • Alexander State Forest
  • Atchafalaya Delta
  • Attakapa
  • Bayou Macon
  • Bayou Pierre
  • Ben Lilly Conservation Area
  • Big Colewa Bayou
  • Big Lake
  • Biloxi
  • Bodcau
  • Boeuf
  • Buckhorn
  • Camp Beauregard
  • Catahoula Lake
  • Clear Creek
  • Dewey Wills
  • Elbow Slough WMA
  • Elm Hall
  • Floy Ward McElroy WMA
  • Fort Polk WMA
  • Grassy Lake
  • Hutchinson Creek
  • J.C. “Sonny” Gilbert WMA
  • Joyce WMA
  • Lake Baeuf
  • Lake Ramsey Savannah
  • Little River
  • Loggy Bayou
  • Manchac
  • Marsh Bayou
  • Maurepas Swamp
  • Ouachita
  • Pass A Loutre
  • Pearl River
  • Peason Ridge
  • Pointe-aux-Chenes
  • Pomme de Terra
  • Richard K. Yancey
  • Russell Sage
  • Sabine Island
  • Sabine
  • Salvador/Timken
  • Sandy Hollow
  • Sherburne (see page)
  • Soda Lake
  • Spring Bayou
  • Tangipahoa Parish School Board
  • Thistlethwaite
  • Tunica Hills
  • Walnut Hill
  • West Bay

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