Outdoor Activities

Looking for that outdoor excitement?
Or a view of our scenic swamps, rolling hills, abundant wildlife and flora.  Find the area's most sought after places.
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Soft Adventure

Daylillies at Afton Villa Afton Villa - Gardens & Birds
Four miles north of St. Francisville on US Hwy 61 are 20 acre formal gardens & grounds of Afton Villa. Ideal for garden & plant lovers, photography, bird watching and easy strolling/hiking. Fee charged.
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Visit Cat Island NWR just outside of St. Francisville, Louisiana Cat Island National Wildlife Refuge:
Cat Island National Wildlife Refuge was established in October 2000 as the 526th refuge in the National Wildlife Refuge System. The refuge was established to conserve, restore, and manage native forested wetland habitats for migratory birds, aquatic resources, and endangered and threatened plants and animals.
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Cross Creek Stables:
Rent a horse and ride Tunica Hills. Just 20 minutes from St. Francisville, La.
Spring time at Lake Rosemound a must see. Lake Rosemound
Bird Sanctuary around two man-made spring fed lakes in Tunica Hills area. Take US 61 north approximately 15 miles north of St. Francisville, Louisiana.
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Mary Ann Brown Preserve - picnic area Mary Ann Brown Preserve - Nature Conservancy
The Mary Ann Brown Preserve encompasses 109 acres rich in upland forest, wildlife and flora. Several well-marked hiking trails, including a self-guided interpretive trail, provide a relaxing adventure through slightly steep slopes, sandy bottom streams and easy walks on ridge tops. The Preserve is run by the Nature Conservancy.
Museum & Interpretive Center at Port Hudson Port Hudson State Commemorative Area
Hike the six miles of well marked trails on this 899 acres of historic battlefield. Along the trails you will find three observation towers, an elevated boardwalk over the breastworks in the Fort Desperate Area, a museum, a picnic area and restrooms. And of course there are creeks, ponds, flora, and plenty of wildlife.
Location just ten minutes south of St. Francisville, Louisiana on U.S. Highway 61.
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West Feliciana Parish Sports & Recreational Park
Parish facilities include; baseball fields, basketball courts, tennis courts, soccer fields, picnic areas, hiking trail, and more.

Not So Soft Adventure

Tunica Falls or Clark Creek Natural Area Clark Creek Natural Area
Also referred to as Tunica Falls, this Mississippi state park encompasses 700 acres with more that 50 waterfalls from 10 to 30 feet in height. Approximately 25 minutes from the historic town of St. Francisville, Louisiana.
Bayou Sara Lower section - canoeing Bayou Sara - The Waterway
One of the least mentioned attractions of the area, can be one of the best. If you have a opportunity to visit this untouched creek, bayou and swamp; you will not regret it.
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Thompson Creek divides West from East Feliciana Parishes Thompson Creek
Photographers' dreams are made on Thompson Creek with the abundance of different natural back drops. Wetlands to 30 ft. bluffs, Thompson Creek has it all - birdwatching, hiking, paddling, photography.
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Tunica Hills Wildlife Management Area - (coming soon)
Wildlife viewing, birding, photography and hiking on 3,366 acres of rugged hills, bluffs and ravines.
Located 14 miles northwest of St. Francisville on LA 66.


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