Best Places and Times to See Fall Foliage in North Louisiana
It's the time of year when even the dogs don't mind going outdside and taking a little walk. Fall... my favorite time of the year. As temperatures begin to drop, you will start smelling fireplaces in the neigborhood, pumpkins begin appearing in peoples' lawn decorations, and of course, there are Christmas displays are already up in the stores.
But if you want to enjoy any of this, you have to be quick in Louisiana. We seem to go from summer to winter in the wink of a squirrel's eye. If you check the Farmer's Almanac, the best time to see the beautiful leaves changing colors in Louisiana is November 2nd through the 11th.
And like the commercial says, here in north Louisiana, the forest is right in your own backyard. Louisiana boasts 21 state parks across the state. If you want to grab the family for a fun little jaunt, there are several state parks right in north Louisiana that you can take a "One Tank Trip" and enjoy the fall leaves.
Lake Claiborne State Park- 225 State Park Road, Homer, LA, 71040
Lake Claiborne State Park is just down I-20 E less than an hour from Shreveport and offers hiking trails, camping and boating.
Lake Bistineau State Park- 103 State Park Road, Doyline, LA, 71023
Also right in our backyard, Lake Bistineau State Park is a quick drive east and offers hiking trails, and even equestrian trails.
The Kisatchie National Forest
Kisatchie National Forest actually covers over 600,000 acres over 7 parishes. Kisatchie offers camping, hiking, rolling hills and beautiful vistas.
Even closer to home are also several options to enjoy an afternoon drive including Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Park near Blanchard, the Eddie B. Jones Park near Chimp Haven, and even the beatiful grounds around RW Norton Art Gallery.
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