The Best of Both Worlds: Livingston Parish
Just east of Baton Rouge off Interstate 12 lie the communities of Livingston Parish, with the charming Denham Springs at its core. This large parish has something for everyone. The cities and towns are as diverse as they are beautiful.
Denham Springs lies at the western edge of the parish and offers a hot spot for antique hunting. This quaint but booming small town offers fabulous antique shopping in the historic downtown district. Stroll down the avenue that has been transformed into a treasure trove of antique shops, boutiques and art galleries. You will find over 25 stores located within a 3 block area to search for that special treasure. Delight in original art, hard-to-find collectibles, unique gifts, handmade sterling silver jewelry, and so much more. Stop in at one of the restaurants to refresh and refill on delicous dishes of local fare.
Denham Springs is also home to the massive Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, a 163,000-square foot retail space that's part outdoors museum, gallery, and education space. Here, you'll find everything you need to explore the rest of the parish.
Livingston Parish has everything an outdoor lover could wish for: pristine wilderness areas, hundreds of miles of deep-water navigable waterways, endless anchorages, marinas, and restaurants. The southern part of Livingston Parish is a water wonderland, where water enthusiasts will find exactly what they're looking for!
Tickfaw State Park hugs three miles of the Tickfaw River and part of the Gulf Coast Birding Trail. Grab a canoe and enjoy cypress-tupelo swamp, a bottomland hardwood forest, a mixed pine hardwood forest, and not to mention the lazy Tickfaw River. Rent a cabin or pitch a tent and you'll find Louisiana home to numerous egrets, owls, herons, songbirds, and many migratory visitors.
Come on by the Livingston Visitor Center if you need more information on where to play and stay.