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Tickfaw State Park

Just a short drive east of Baton Rouge is Springfield, LA and the Tickfaw State Park. The park goes through four unique ecosystems including cypress/tupelo swamps, a bottomland hardwood forest, a mixed pine/hardwood forest, and the Tickfaw River. There are seven (7) individual trails with over a mile of boardwalks, and all are fairly easy. 


Like all state parks, there is a small day use fee that is paid at the entrance station. The trail map they provide is out of date and does not include all the trails in the park. Click Here  to download and print out the map I have provided

Quick Stats

Length: 6.5 Miles

Difficulty: Easy

Multiple Trails


Mural on the Nature Center


Nature Center Trail boardwalk overlooks Cypress Tupelo swamp


Nature Center Trail - Loop - 3/4 Mile


The first trail in the park is the Nature trail at the Nature Center. The trail begins behind the Nature Center. This is a beautiful Cypress Tupelo swamp and the boardwalk provides a great view. The trail is easy and great for kids and dogs. Check out the Nature Center after you finish the trail.


Boarwalk section on the Cut Through Trail

Cut Through trail - One way - 1/2 Mile 


The Soggy Bottom Trail has a great place to sit and enjoy nature


Soggy Bottom Trail - Loop - 1/2 Mile 


Boardwalk on the Gum Cypress Trail


Gum Cypress Trail - Loop - 1/2 Mile 


Trail sign off the main park road


Pine/ Harwood Trail - Loop - 1/2 Mile 


Beware, nature will hurt you!


River Trail - Loop - 2-3 Miles 


The trail ends at a point where the river converges


Oxbow Trail - Out and Back - 1 Mile

Trail Map / Driving Directions

Anchor 1

Video Guide

Anchor 2

Acadiana Nature Station Website

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