5 Free or Inexpensive Activities in Louisiana

5 Free or Inexpensive Activities in Louisiana

In need of a getaway this summer but don’t want to travel outside of the state? We’ve compiled a list of five free or inexpensive things to do in Louisiana. Check them out below!

Kayaking in Lake Martin

Located just a few miles outside of Lafayette, Lake Martin is a beautiful place to go fishing or simply enjoy the peaceful water. There are several kayak rental places near the area, but if you’re looking for a guided tour option, check out Champagne’s Swamp Tours.

Hiking in Kisatchie National Forest

Kisatchie National Forest is home to many outdoor activities: hiking, biking, fishing, etc. Check out their website for a complete list of the recreational activities they offer.

Gator Grounds water park

Located in Bunkie, Gator Grounds is the perfect place for the whole family. Purchase a day pass and enjoy all the amenities they have to offer.

Local zoo or aquarium

Head to your local zoo or aquarium to experience close encounters with numerous animals and educational opportunities for kids of all ages. Here’s a list of all the zoos and aquariums in Louisiana.

Enjoy a weekend festival

If there’s one thing Louisiana natives love to do, it’s put on a festival. Good food, good music, and good company is all you need to have a good time, right? Some of our favorite Louisiana festivals are the Corn Festival (Bunkie), Festival International de Louisiane (Lafayette), French Quarter Festival (New Orleans), and the Crawfish Festival (Breaux Bridge).

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