just did a quick google and found that there are 20 state parks in Louisiana. what are the best ones for camping?
Fountainbleu state park is nice. Trails to bike or hike on lead to Lake Pontchatrain. Also attached St Tammany Trace, a very long bike trail. Play areas for kids
Our favorite is LAke Bruin State Park. It has a dozen or so campsites right on the water, a boat launch ramp, splash pad, clean restrooms and showers and nicely kept.
Fountainbleau is nice but try Tickfaw. It’s certainly smaller but it has more shade and gives the LA swamp / wetlands experience. Fewer deer but more other critters to watch. I’ve seen rabbits, turkey, alligators, some harmless snakes, and when it first opened we saw a bobcat footprint. Lots of birds including banded owls and red tail hawks. The nature center is nice also (not sure if it’s open now). The trails are about half boardwalked. Nice park!
I know you asked for state parks, and our favorites are Fontainbleau and Bogue Chitto, however, do not overlook our National Forest. Kisatchie is really spread out with so many campgrounds to accommodate everyone’s interest.
In north LA Jimmy Davis, Lake Claiborne and Caddo (TX/LA line) are my favorites, each for different reasons. Further south I like Toledo Bend. Never camped lower than TB.
Late to the thread, but has anybody camped at Poverty Point State Park? It looks pretty nice, any feedback would be great.