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Hiking, Boating and Camping at Tickfaw State Park

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At Louisiana’s Tickfaw State Park, visitors can bike, hike, stroll or skate their way through the scenic area’s quiet roadways and paths that connect its distinct ecosystem. Ranging from hardwood forest to a cypress swamp, this uniquely Louisiana habitat is only 30 minutes from Baton Rouge.

On-site activities that highlight the park’s watery terrain include kayaking, boating and fishing. A one-mile boardwalk leads from the popular camping and picnic area to a nature center with exhibits on the area’s animals and history, including an 800-gallon aquarium stocked with fish native to the Tickfaw. A splash pad offers refreshing fun for little ones on summer days. The park includes five miles of easy trails that reward hikers and birders with views of the river and the occasional up-close encounters with deer and other wild creatures.

Fully stocked cabins make it easy to spend a weekend or longer exploring the park. Cabins include screened-in porches and balconies with views of the river, making them popular gathering spots for friends and families throughout the year.  

Photo Credit: Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation & Tourism