This piece is part 3 of a series on Livingston parish.
Livingston Parish is located in historic South Louisiana and offers an array of activities for any traveler to enjoy. Whether traveling alone or with family, a stop in Livingston can add incredible experiences to any trip.
Spring is here! This is the time in south Louisiana to get outdoors and enjoy Mother Nature’s best. Camping, hiking, and fishing is fun and healthy for you and your family and friends to enjoy. Louisiana has twenty one beautiful state parks. The first one on your list to visit should be the Tickfaw State Park.
“Tickfaw State Park boasts 4 ecosystems — a cypress/tupelo swamp, a bottomland hardwood forest, a mixed pine/hardwood forest and the Tickfaw River — that you can access along the boardwalk.” says Leigh Guidry, Lafayette Daily Advertiser reporter. Guidry recently took her family on the River Overlook trail. Below are the trails to consider when you are planning your hike:
- Gum Cypress Trail: one-half mile (ADA accessible)
- Pine Hardwood Trail: one-half mile
- River Overlook/Bottomland Hardwood Trail: three-quarter mile
- River Trail: 3 miles (off the boardwalk)
Before you get the camping and fishing gear packed, here is some helpful info for travel preparations. And don’t forget the camera!
Facts to Know about Tickfaw
Address: 27225 Patterson Road, Springfield, LA
Hours: The site is open every day. The gate is open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. It stays open until 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
The entrance station is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and until 10 p.m. Friday, Saturday and days preceding a holiday.
Cost: $3 per person; free for seniors 62 and older and children 3 and under
Phone number: 225-294-5020
Where it get its name: The Tickfaw River runs through the state park.
To plan your next outdoor adventure, visit http://livingstontourism.com/stay/camping-rvparks/
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Photos by McHugh David, Livingston Parish News