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.