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Hangout Music Festival (Gulf State Park, Gulf Shores, Alabama; www.hangoutmusicfest.com) — There's three days of music on the beach, plus food and drink vendors, art displays, a puppy-kissing booth, hammock beach and more. The music lineup includes Kendrick Lamar, The Killers, Dej Loaf, The ...
How we experienced 2 state parks on Toledo Bend. Travel and tourism reporter Leigh Guidry and her family are embarking on an adventure to explore their own state. They're visiting all 21 Louisiana state parks. Follow the journey on Instagram (@thedailyadvertisesr) and at theadvertiser.com. Loading…

Travel and tourism reporter Leigh Guidry and her family are embarking on an adventure to explore their own state. They're visiting all 21 Louisiana state parks. They started at Sam Houston Jones State Park in Moss Bluff. Follow the journey on Instagram (@thedailyadvertisesr) and at theadvertiser.com.
Illinois State University student Mitch Stengel worked in Arkansas to clean a state park during Alternative Spring Break 2017. (Photo courtesy Mitch Stengel). By Ashley ... Stengel is a leading a group to Louisiana to team up with the organization Junior Achievement. There, he will help teach underprivileged ...
Land Managers of Collier-Seminole State Park discovered an 11 foot female Burmese python in the park with a large bulge. When the snake was captured, wildlife biologists say the snake regurgitated a young white-tailed deer. According to the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, the fawn's mass was 35 ...
Officials with Alabama State Parks now want to know what they can do to improve a visit. In an effort to continually provide quality outdoor experiences, ASP has launched an online survey to learn more about the memories of anglers who utilize the pier. The survey takes only a few minutes to complete and ...

MORE STATE PARKS: Find quality family time on the playground at Bayou Segnette | Bogue Chitto State Park taught me a lot about being a mom. This "state park Sunday" was a long one for us, but packed full with family time. The trip meant at least two and a half hours in the car, one way, with a 3-year-old ...
LOUISIANA PURCHASE HISTORIC STATE PARK -- A special exhibit now at the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock can provide the impetus for a road trip to one of Arkansas' most secluded state parks. Louisiana Purchase Historic State Park is tucked away in a swamp reached via a dead-end road.
“With Louisiana crawfish representing more than 90 percent of the domestic U.S. crawfish supply, we felt it important to free Emile from crawfish pots, etouffees, poboys and anywhere else people around the country enjoy crawfish this time of year. Emile is sure to enjoy his freedom in our beautiful state park along Bayou ...
Bariola started with Arkansas State Parks in 1982 as a seasonal desk clerk at Lake Chicot State Park while attending Northeast Louisiana University. After graduating with a bachelor's in Wildlife Conservation and Management, she went to DeGray Lake Resort State Park as a seasonal park interpreter.
This weekend's road trip took us to Westwego (don't let the name fool you; we went east) to check out Bayou Segnette State Park, our 11th Louisiana state park to visit as a family. Just 20 minutes from New Olreans, it has a lot of unique things to offer. Even the sign was different from the others we've seen ...
After four years at Vermilionville, the Balfa Camp celebrates its 19th year April 20-26 at the place where it started, Chicot State Park, located north of Ville ... “No offense to Lafayette and Lafayette Parish, but this offers a cultural immersion that you can't quite get here,” said Fields, director of Louisiana Folk ...
JENNINGS — Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser shared his thoughts on the tourism industry's future Wednesday with area rice growers and other agriculture officials. Nungesser, speaking to Louisiana Rice Council and Louisiana Rice Growers Association members, touted plans to save state parks with ...
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This weekend's road trip took us to Westwego (don't let the name fool you; we went east) to check out Bayou Segnette State Park, our 11th Louisiana state park to visit as a family. ... State Park? | Bogue Chitto State Park taught me a lot about being a mom | See all 21 Louisiana state parks with the Guidrys ...
It's about the journey, not the destination. Whoever said that must have been talking about road trips with toddlers. No? Maybe not, but it still applies. My family of four (which includes two toddlers) has now visited 10 of Louisiana's state parks, so we're almost halfway to our goal of seeing all 21. The trips ...
Fontainebleau State Park is one of the most popular state parks in Louisiana and it includes hundreds of acres which some believe could be better utilized. "The trees were beautiful, a really nice park," said Anne Malteis from Quebec. A group of Canadian cyclists came to Louisiana to enjoy Fountainbleau, ...

He was referring to information gathered from focus groups answering the question "What is Louisiana?" Many of them ... RELATED: See all 21 Louisiana state parks with the Guidrys | How much does the lieutenant governor's office spend on travel? ... The best things about Fontainebleau State Park.
Our family adventure to see all 21 Louisiana state parks took us to Fontainebleau — however you want to pronounce it — on Sunday. ... MORE STATE PARKS: See all 21 Louisiana state parks with the Guidrys | Cypremort Point State Park stands out from the crowd | 5 things to do around Tickfaw State Park.
State parks stayed under the government control during the go-go years of Gov. Bobby Jindal, when all manner of public assets from office buildings to charity hospitals were turned over to for-profit enterprises. Republican Nungesser sees next year's “starve the beast” budget Democratic Gov. John Bel ...
Catfish or redfish? Freshwater or saltwater? Lake or offshore? These are the questions you'll be forced to answer when you prep your line to fish in Louisiana, a state that has become one of the lower 48's angling hot spots. Almost 18 percent of Louisiana is made up of water—that's more than 9,000 square ...
After visiting eight of Louisiana's 21 state parks, I started to worry. Maybe we'd seen it all somewhere between freezing and fishing at Cypremort Point State Park and hiking through the trees of Chicot. What else is there? Then my little family of four went to Fairview-Riverside State Park in Madisonville and ...
Visitors to Goat Island at Niagara Falls State Park are treated to a winter wonderland when mist from the falls freeze to the landscape. ( James Neiss via AP ). Comment. 0 shares. By The Washington Post. A "bomb cyclone" is coming - at least that's what the forecasts say. You may have heard it referred to ...
First of all, Cypremort Point was so different from the other six Louisiana state parks we've seen over the last two months. There is no tent or RV camping, but there are six highly elevated cabins if you want to stay the night. MORE: What our family learned at Chicot State Park | See all 21 Louisiana state ...
All that comes into play as officials analyze which, if any, state parks and historic sites will be closed, Burris said. Factors, such as potential for revenues, constantly change. For instance, at the top of a possible closure list had been Chemin-A-Haut State Park near Bastrop. Some of its cabins were damaged ...
He said this foundation is looking at ways to preserve Louisiana's state parks system. “We saw in the last eight years ... in Louisiana, Nungesser said. About three months ago, the state signed a contract with a private horseback riding business to operate in Bogue Chitto State Park in Washington Parish.
Start the new year in the great outdoors with a hike through your local state park. Louisiana State Parks is joining America's State Parks' First Day Hikes project, which offers individuals and families an opportunity to begin 2018 on a healthy note by taking a hike on Jan. 1. “Whether you're starting off 2018 ...
Some state parks are still recovering a year and a half after August 2016's record flooding in Louisiana, meaning thousands fewer visitors for at least one park. The nature trails and cabins at Lake Fausse Pointe State Park in St. Martinville remain closed after water reached up to 4 feet in some places and ...
One of the coolest things about Louisiana's 21 state parks is that they're spread out. That makes it easy to see one no matter where you are in the Bayou State. Whether you're going from home or on your way to somewhere else, you can just stop by. My family visited our fifth of Louisiana's state parks ...
Professor Margaret Cochran taught me ecology at the Louisiana Scholars' College at Northwestern State University. ... MORE: See all 21 Louisiana state parks with the Guidrys | 7 things you need to do at Sam Houston Jones State Park | What our family learned at Chicot State Park | Top picks of things to ...
After four years at Vermilionville, the Balfa Camp celebrates its 19th year April 20-26 at the place where it started, Chicot State Park, located north of Ville ... “No offense to Lafayette and Lafayette Parish, but this offers a cultural immersion that you can't quite get here,” said Fields, director of Louisiana Folk ...
In Louisiana, it's estimated at $50 (million) to $75 million a year,” said Louisiana Commissioner of Agriculture Mike Strain. At Fontainebleau, trappers use huge traps which are lowered by a switch triggered by cell phone when the hogs are spotted on video monitors. They can capture as many as 20 hogs at ...
The 1846 Madewood Plantation House is the first major design by Henry Howard, one of Louisiana's premier 19th-century architects. Lodging, dining, and tours are ... Note: According to the Louisiana State Parks website the area is available for visits "By appointment only. Call the site's district office at ...
After working in several other State Parks in Central Florida she took the job as Manager at Griffin Lake where she lives on-property with her husband, six cats and her dog – a Catahoula Leopard, the state dog of Louisiana. Rachel is also a fierce competitor in road and mud races in the area. “In a road race ...
Where's your favorite place to see holiday lights? Tell us by filling out this form. We'll create a map of everyone's favorite spots. MORE: See all 21 Louisiana state parks with the Guidrys | Did you know this about Louisiana state parks? | 7 things you need to do at Sam Houston Jones State Park | What our ...
My family project to explore Louisiana and its 21 state parks had us at Jimmie Davis State Park this weekend. It was far from home. We had spent our Saturday enjoying Natchitoches and its Turn on the Holidays event, so we decided to venture a little further north while we were at it. Sunday was a cool, ...
Here are a few things you probably didn't know about Louisiana's 21 state parks. ▻You can get married at a Louisiana state park. You can book a pavilion or meeting room facility by phone or online through the Reservation System (1-877-226-7652). You also should contact the manager of the site you've ...
Authorities are still searching for a north Louisiana man whom they say shot his brother and a second man at a state park Sunday. Nov. 13, 2017, at ... Cross is accused of shooting Terrance Rollins and Dana Cross as a birthday party was ended around 1:30 a.m. at D'Arbonne State Park near Farmerville.
My family and I headed to Ville Platte Sunday for week two of our staycation adventure — see all 21 Louisiana state parks. This week's destination was Chicot State Park. We had it all planned. We packed extra clothes in case it warmed up (it did), coordinated with our friend who was meeting us and left on ...
The second victim was taken to Northern Louisiana Medical Center in Ruston in a private vehicle. That victim was later transported to University Health in Shreveport. State Parks Director Robert Barham was informed of the shooting by The News-Star. "I'm shocked and disheartened and pray for the victims ...
So we've decided to visit all 21 Louisiana state parks and explore as a family, starting Sunday with Sam Houston Jones State Park in Moss Bluff (Lake Charles for those of you not from there). Being from Sulphur, this is a park I know pretty well. I've camped there, run a half marathon there and just spent the ...
The motorhome is currently parked at El Vado State Park about 30 miles ... Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, ...
... to Sam Houston Jones State Park in Moss Bluff (near Lake Charles). Next we will visit the other state parks within an hour or so of Lafayette, our ... as super cute baby photos (I'm biased) in the beautiful scenery of Louisiana.
And it has talked with the Louisiana Office of State Parks about potentially offering joint programming at nearby Fontainebleau State Park, Foley ...
... Fund Program, administered by the Louisiana Office of State Parks. ... to the State Parks Commission, and it remained a state park until 1978 ...
Businesses and fans delight in Hunting Island State Park's early reopen ... saw license tags from California, Louisiana and Minnesota- so there ...
(Tip: Check with Chemin-A-Haut State Park Rangers for a fall foliage ... of the oldest and largest cypress trees in Louisiana, one of the reasons ...
With only minor repairs remaining, the Gulf State Park Fishing and Education ... which made landfall in southeast Louisiana and again near Biloxi, Miss., ... To learn more about Alabama State Parks, visit www.alapark.com.
Alabama settles Gulf State Park lawsuit ... subtracted before the $20.8 billion BP settlement was finalized in a federal court in Louisiana in 2016.
Louisiana legislators are gearing up for another attempt at unlocking ... improvements to state parks, agriculture research in specialized areas ...


 

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