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I took a trip to the Tickfaw State Park in Springfield, Louisiana when they reopened after high water covered the park last summer. This happens from time to time because it sits alongside of a flood prone river.
The alligators are back and bigger than ever!
Tickfaw, which is a Native American Indian name for "Rest Among The Pines," is an applicable label for this Louisiana state park situated in Livingston Parish, LA. Tickfaw State Park provides site visitors and campers lots of areas to sit back and take it easy, amidst the pines. Relax in a kayak or canoe travelling down the relaxing Tickfaw River or paddle past the picturesque vacation cabins and campgrounds.
The park reveals its many different individualities throughout every season of the year. Spring season delivers the most activities along with a periodic flooding of the lowlands near the Tickfaw River. that nurtures indigenous vegetations as well as gives reproducing scenery for its wildlife. The thick tree covers, water playground as well as great river deal break in the course of warm summertime, and also the loss and also cold weather supply even more seclusion as well as factors to maintain cozy by the gas grill.
Begin your journey at Tickfaw State Park's nature facility, which holds programs concerning the park's ecology and also biodiversity. Have a look at the 800-gallon aquarium tank that holds indigenous marine life discovered in the Tickfaw River.
Canoe and kayak launches are easily situated within the park, as well as fishing for largemouth bass is a prominent activity. Canoeists are constantly keeping an eye out for alligators as well as turtles, concealed below covers of trees using lots of color (canoes are readily available for rental fee at the park). The hiking trails are incredible and consist of over a mile of boardwalks over the cypress-tupelo swamps as seen in the picture below.
Outdoor camping as well as accommodations c at Tickfaw consist of outdoor tents as well as Motor Home sites, newly renovated vacation cabins, and also a group camp that fits as many as 52 visitors. Lodgings are spread out throughout the park, so anywhere you select to relax, you'll have plenty of space to spread out.
Tickfaw State Park lies between Baton Rouge, New Orleans as well as the Northshore community of Covington/Mandeville. In spite of the park's isolated location, it's convenient all 3 areas and within an hrs' drive. The tourist attractions of those towns are all-natural locations that consist of Fairview-Riverside State Park, BREC Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center in Baton Rouge and also the Global Wildlife Park in Folsom just north of Covington.
Below are some pictures of my trip to Global Wildlife Center along with my grandchildren. All 6 of them had a blast!