Chemin-A-Haut State Park (East of US 425,10 miles north of Bastrop) - This 503-acre park is situated on a high bluff overlooking scenic Bayou Bartholomew, along an old Indian trail once used for seasonal migrations. Chemin-a-Haut is French for "high road." Located near the Louisiana/Arkansas line, the park offers 26 improved campsites, six vacation cabins, a rally camping area, and a day use area with a swimming pool, picnic area, and two playgrounds. Two barrier-free nature trails and a conference room make this a popular area year-round.
Poverty Point State Historic Site (East of Monroe and north of I-20 on LA 577 northeast of Epps) - The site is considered one of the most significant archaeological finds in the country. It has a complex of Native American ceremonial mounds built between 1700 and 700 B.C. and a museum, and guided tours interpret a culture that once flourished on the site.
Poverty Point Reservoir State Park (3 miles north of Delhi/I-20 on LA 17) – A marina and beach area, along with a fully-stocked man-made lake, makes this an ideal spot for a variety of watersport activities. The site also offers 4 lodges for overnight visitors.
Lake Claiborne State Park (7 miles southeast of Homer on LA 146) - Located on the banks of a 6,400-acre lake. With steep ravines and rolling hills, the park features excellent picnicking, pavilions, 10 vacation cabins, 87 improved campsites, a swimming beach, boat launch, fishing pier, and nature trails.
Jimmie Davis State Park at Caney Lake (Off LA 4 southwest of Chatham, on Lakeshore Drive and State Road 1209) - Situated on an outstanding bass-fishing lake, the park offers camping, picnicking, 2 boat ramps, a fishing pier, swimming beach and is an ideal spot to launch biking expeditions.
Lake Bistineau State Park (Southeast of Shreveport off LA 163 south of Doyline) - Situated on the western shore of Lake Bistineau amidst enchanting stands of cypress and tupelo trees, the park offers two boat launches, hiking trails, playgrounds, two swimming pools, a lakefront beach, a baseball field, camping, cabins, lodges and excellent fishing.
Kisatchie National Forest-Corney Lakes Recreation Area (Off LA 9, 18 miles north of Homer) - This beautiful 2,300-acre lake is set in the Kisatchie National Forest. There are excellent areas for fishing, waterfowl hunting, camping, picnicking, and a boat ramp.
Lincoln Parish Park (Off LA 33, north of Ruston and I-20) - This 260-acre park has picnic pavilions, hiking trails, a swimming beach, playgrounds, and campsites.
Georgia Pacific Wildlife Management Area (5 miles northwest of Bastrop on Parish Road 592) - Visitors and hunters may use this 28,000-acre area, managed primarily for timber.
Handy Brake National Wildlife Refuge (6 miles North of Bastrop on Cooper Lake Road) - Wildlife viewing is made easy with an observation tower. The site is open daylight hours only.
Louisiana Purchase Gardens (Bernstein Park) (Standifer Road off US 165 south, Monroe) - Formal gardens, moss-laden trees, winding paths, and lagoons surround naturalistic habitats of many rare and exotic animals that live in the zoo. Tour by boat and train.
Tensas National Wildlife Refuge (Off I-20 via US 65 [Tallulah Exit] or off I-20 via LA 577 [Waverly Exit]) - This refuge encompasses 57,000 acres of bottomland forest. Hunting, fishing, hiking, wildlife viewing, canoeing, interpreted trails, a boardwalk, and educational programs abound. A Visitor Center contains brochures, exhibits, species lists, and regulations.