Tickfaw State Park, situated 7 miles south west of Springfield, in Livingston Parish, Louisiana, established in 1999 and quickly turned into one of Louisiana’s very most preferred state parks because of its all-natural setting, leisure opportunities, and proximity to the state’s 2 largest cities of New Orleans and Baton Rouge. The park contains a nature center, cookout shelters, a big day fishing pond, 14 cabins, and 50 camping areas.
Trails and more than 1 mi of boardwalks permit guests to explore 4 different environments within the park: cypress-tupelo overload, bottomland wood forest, combined pine hardwood forest, and the Tickfaw River. Much of Tickfaw’s 1,200 acres location lies within the Tickfaw River floodplain and is thus based on periodic flooding. About 560 acres of the park west of the Tickfaw River remain undeveloped.
Tickfaw State Park is recognized as one of 110 sites on the Louisiana Natural Areas Registry for its exceptional natural qualities. Its abundant natural habitat supplies a home for numerous birds, fish, reptiles and mammals including American alligators, nine-banded armadillos, North American beavers, Virginia opossums, rabbits, raccoons, white-tailed deer, foxes, and squirrels. Carolina anoles and skinks are regularly seen along the boardwalks.
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Canoeing is a well-liked leisure activity at Tickfaw State Park. Rafts are readily available for lease, or paddlers may bring their own. Throughout warm months, an on-premises water play area permits guests to cool off.