Parks and Trails
Exploring the Louisiana Coast leads to exciting new adventures. Pioneer the murky marshes of Louisiana on an exhilarating swamp tour. Journey off the beaten path to experience the unmatched natural beauty of Louisiana’s State Parks, historic sites, and preservation areas Along the sprawling Louisiana Coast, there are 20 National Wildlife Refuges and State Parks where you can enjoy world-class fishing, hiking through historic grounds, reliving famous battles, two-stepping to Louisiana music, or camping under the stars along a picturesque shoreline.
While visiting, enjoy our unique culinary trail. Across the Louisiana Coast, you can experience out delectable, world-renown cuisine. A recent scientific study ranked Louisiana as the nation’s happiest state, and our menu of magnificent foods is good reason to make you smile. Pull up a chair and join us for bite. The Louisiana Coast is ready to host you for an unforgettable dining experience.
The National Heritage Area encompasses 14 parishes (counties).
Bayou Segnette State Park offers the best of everything. Just a thirty-minute drive across the Mississippi River from New Orleans, a multitude of recreational opportunities awaits visitors of all ages--boating, fishing, canoeing, picnicking, playgrounds and, of course, swimming in the wave pool, as well as an ecosystem that offers you the chance to spot plants, trees and wildlife from both swamps and marshland.
A 9.5 acre park in a natural setting next to lovely Lake Palourde (a French word meaning "shellfish"). The 106 ft. tall carillon tower contains 61 bronze bells which were cast in Holland. Bells play two selections every 15 minutes. The park is a designated bird sanctuary and a must for naturalists and photography buffs.