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Tickfaw State Park, Springfield

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Tickfaw State Park, located 7 mi (11 km) west of Springfield, in Livingston Parish, Louisiana, opened in May 1999 and quickly became one of Louisiana's most popular state parks because of its natural setting, recreation opportunities, and proximity to the state's two cities: New Orleans and Baton Rouge. The park contains a nature center, picnic shelters, a large fishing pond, 14 cabins, and 50 campsites.

Trails and more than 1 mi (1.6 km) of boardwalks allow visitors to explore four different ecosystems within the park: cypress-tupelo swamp, bottomland hardwood forest, mixed pine hardwood forest, and the Tickfaw River. Much of Tickfaw's 1,200 acres (490 ha) area lies within the Tickfaw River floodplain and is thus subject to periodic flooding. About 560 acres (230 ha) 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 outstanding natural characteristics. Its rich natural habitat provides a home for various birds, fish, reptiles and mammals including American alligators, nine-banded armadillos, North American beavers, white-tailed deer, foxes, Virginia opossums, rabbits, raccoons, and squirrels. Carolina anoles and skinks are frequently seen along the boardwalks.

Canoeing is a popular pastime at Tickfaw State Park. Canoes are available for rent, or paddlers may bring their own. During warm months, an on-premises water playground allows guests to cool off.
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Tickfaw State Park reviews

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  • Lovely state park. Walking trails are closed now so to damage from Ida. We chose a spot that we could not back into because of location of tress and cement pad was laid. Michelle helped us and we... 
    Lovely state park. Walking trails are closed now so to damage from Ida. We chose a spot that we could not back into because of location of tress and cement pad was laid. Michelle helped us and we...  more »
  • Driving through a rural residential area, you wonder if there really is a state park at the end of the road. There is! And it's fabulous! From the park attendant on duty to the campsites that are....  more
    Driving through a rural residential area, you wonder if there really is a state park at the end of the road. There is! And it's fabulous! From the park attendant on duty to the campsites that are....  more »
  • We came here to camp in Dec 2021. Park looks like it was beautiful at one time but Hurricane Ida wrecked havoc on it. Lots of fallen trees and most trails are closed bc of it. Sad to see. Hopefully... 
    We came here to camp in Dec 2021. Park looks like it was beautiful at one time but Hurricane Ida wrecked havoc on it. Lots of fallen trees and most trails are closed bc of it. Sad to see. Hopefully...  more »
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  • Great place for a weekend getaway. The RV spots have an elevated deck that keeps you out of the mud. Picnic table, fire pit etc…. The sites are secluded enough to enjoy the beautiful surroundings and get lost in the sounds of the swamp. The nature center is a must see. Inside you will find information and displays of the local flora and fauna. There are several aquatic animals in tanks for viewing. We spent about an hour looking around and if we weren’t starving we would have stayed longer. There is playground and a splash pad area that makes the park great for kids. The camping and cabin areas are paved which makes biking and scootering around easy. The only downside to this park is most all the trails and all of the boardwalk trails are closed due to massive storm damage. I commend the work that has been done to restore this park after the multiple storms we have had however, there is substantial damage to what I consider the “main attraction” of the park, the natural surroundings. That being said you will still see an abundance of cypress, pine and oak trees. Don’t forget to visit the grandmother tree! (400-800 years old) Definitely worth a visit.
  • Stayed here in March 2022 for a wedding in Springfield. Really nice and quiet. Hurricane Ida damage is still evident but overall we had a great time and as always met some great fellow campers / new friends. Will definitely be going back.
  • I went on a (primitive) camping trip here with my dad around mid November. The bathhouse was only a short walk away and also had laundry machines and vending machines inside. The Nature Center had an aquarium with the local aquatic wildlife which was really neat. Town wasn’t too terribly far away either.
  • Good place to hangout with kids. It rained couple of days back ...so there was mud and was slippery few places. Better cover full and have some mosquito/ insect repellent creams. Also lookout for snakes. ... Isolated area and cellular signals are almost dead.
  • Great place cabin's are fabulous the screened in porch wonderful . Clean facilities. 💖

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