Outdoor Activities

Soft Adventure

Pond 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.

Lake Rosemound Lake Lake Rosemound
Bird Sancturay around two man-made spring-fed lakes in Tunica Hills area. Take US 61 north, approximately 15 miles north of St. Francisville, Louisiana.

Gazebo on Hemingboug lake. HemingboughLocated one mile South of St. Francisville - 238 acres - 45-acre lake - gardens lined with statuary. Ideal for photography, bird watching and easy hiking. You may hand feed the many peacocks that roam the grounds. This is the site where John James Audubon sketched many of his waterfowl.

A bridge along one of the many hiking trails at Port Hudson Port Hudson State Historic Site
Hike the six miles of well marked trails on this 899-acre historic battlefield. Along the trails you will find three observation towers, an elevated broadwalk 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.

Blackfork Bayou - on the scenic Blackfork Bayou Trail 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. Hiking trails are open to the public.

A bridge at Mary Ann Brown Preserve 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.

Not So Soft Adventure

One of many waterfalls at Clark Creek. Clark Creek Natural Area
Also referred to as Tunica Falls, this Mississippi state park encompasses 700 acres with more that 12 waterfalls from 10 to 30 feet in height. Approximately 25 minutes from the historic town of St. Francisville, Louisiana.

Beached along Bayou Sara - lower just south of low water bridge. Bayou Sara - The Waterway
One of the least mentioned attractions of the area is also one of the best. If you have a opportunity to visit this unspoiled sandy creek, bayou and swamp, you will not regret it.

Thompson Creek divides East and West Feliciana Parish Thompson Creek
Photographers' dreams are made on Thompson Creek with the abundance of different natural backdrops. Wetlands to 30 ft. bluffs, Thompson Creek has it all - birdwatching, hiking, paddling, sandy beaches, photography. Swimming near bridges can be hazardous.


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