Louisiana's Nature and Wildlife

Explore Louisiana's wild side

Louisiana is alive with nature and wildlife, making it the perfect place to visit for those wanting to experience Mother Nature at her best.

In the capital city of Baton Rouge, you can visit the stunning Botanic Gardens, while Tunica Hills is a real winner for outdoor enthusiasts, characterised by ravines, bluffs, rugged hills and mountainous slopes. The area has great spots for hiking, cycling, bird watching and horseback riding, and thanks to its diverse geography, an equally diverse habitat with animals not found anywhere else in Louisiana.

A popular way to get up close and personal with Louisiana's wildlife is with a guided swamp tour: just a short drive from New Orleans, you'll find picturesque swamps that are waiting to be explored, lined with cypress trees and home to alligators, birds and other animals. 

We also recommend visiting one of New Orleans' many parks, such as Audubon Park and Lafayette Square, to enjoy the abundant green space and beautiful surroundings.