While many tourists come to Louisiana for the gators and swamps, most are happy to discover that there's a lot more to the Pelican State than just those two things. In fact, if you travel far enough from the city, you'll find that Louisiana has scattered gems strewn all about. This lush Louisiana park is a road trip away from New Orleans and Baton Rouge is worth the extra miles during your next visit.

Lincoln Parish Park is located in Ruston, Louisiana, and is the perfect place for bikers, hikers, or just plain nature lovers.

Admission is $3 per person, and their campgrounds even have RV and campsite spots for people to spend the night at.

Just think, the longer you're able to spend here, the more you're able to explore!

If you're bringing kids along with you, Legacy Park, which lies within Lincoln, is the perfect place to take them to stay active.

The park even has a "sandy beach" to lie out on and transport yourself to the Bahamas. It's open every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

The swimming area even has a lifeguard on duty, so you know they're keeping an eye on you! And thanks to all the water, you'll even spot a waterfall or two.

There's a 1.25-mile walking path for those who just need a break from the hustle and bustle, though the 10-mile biking trail is perfect for anyone looking for adventure.

If you're looking for a peaceful day in nature, look no further than Lincoln Parish Park.

From morning to night you'll get to enjoy many aspects of the Pelican State you can't find just anywhere.

Lincoln Parish Park

Price: $3

Address: 211 Parish Park Rd., Ruston, LA

Why You Need To Go: Whether you want to bike, picnic, or enjoy the water, you can't go wrong at this lovely Louisiana park.

We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.

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