Tickfaw State Park

Tickfaw State Park
27225 Patterson Road
Springfield, Louisiana 70462
225-294-5020
888-981-2020

http://www.crt.state.la.us/parks/itickfaw.aspx

Although Tickfaw State Park is fairly new, opened in 1999, it is easily one of Louisiana’s most popular parks. Just seven miles west of the town of Springfield, it has easy access from Baton Rouge and New Orleans. It is a listed site of the Louisiana Natural Areas Registry. The park is considered a natural habitat to the area’s wildlife, including white tailed deer, North American beaver, nine-banded armadillo, American alligator, fox, raccoon, squirrel, Virginia opossum, skinks, snowy egret, blue heron, turtle, wild turkey and Carolina anoles. There are plenty of human activities available at Tickfaw State Park as well.

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Poverty Point Reservoir State Park

Poverty Point Reservoir State Park is located at 1500 Poverty Point Parkway, Delhi, Louisiana 71232. The telephone number to reach the park staff is 318-878-7536 or 800-474-0392 toll free. The Poverty Point Reservoir State Park is open year round.

Poverty Point Reservoir State Park is a great place for year round fishing for blue gill, channel catfish, large mouth bass, and black crappie. There are two regular boat launches, a fishing pier, fish cleaning stations and a slip marina providing easy access to the waterways as well as a place to take care of the fish. While water sports and fishing make up a large part of the park’s activities, the park is located in the Mississippi Flyway. Depending on the season, visitors may see pelicans, ducks, cormorants, and geese. The lake is a 2700 acre man-made lake.

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Lake Bruin State Park

Lake Bruin State Park is located in St. Joseph, Louisiana. The park is located between Lake Bruin, State Park Road, and Louisiana Highway 604. Lake Bruin is a u-shaped body of water and is called an oxbow lake. The lake has over 3,000 acres of water surface. Cypress trees surround the lake and have been documented by travelers from as early as 1540. The park itself is 53 acres and began development in 1956. Visitors have access to incredible fishing, water sports, and outdoor recreational activities.

In 1928, the lake and park were originally established as a fish hatchery. Today, the lake is specifically for fishing and is equipped with three spacious fishing piers, a boat launch that is open year round, and a boat shed for convenient docking. Boats and canoes are also available to rent. Fishing can be done all year, however large mouth bass are best caught during the months of April, May, June, September, and October. White perch, also called crappie, can be caught swimming around the piers in the early spring. Bluegills are best caught in the shallower waters that are located at the ends of the lake. There is a fish cleaning station nearby as well as grills so that visitors can easily prepare and enjoy their catch.

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