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Afton Villa Gardens
Blossoms Among the Ruins---When Afton Villa Plantation burned to the ground in 1963, nothing much remained but the gardens. Genevieve and Morrell Trimble saw the 250 acres of rubble and overgrown landscape, fell in love with it, and in 1972, embarked on their huge 20-year project to restore the lost gardens.Afton Villa is open from March 1 - June 30 and October 1 - November 30th of each year.
Audubon State Historic Site (Oakley House)
Highlights; West Indies plantation home, hands-on museum, trails, herb gardens, slave quarters, barn with animals and out-buildings, such as a kitchen. To do: Guided plantation tour, visit out-buildings & barn, hiking & birding trails, photograph scenic views, picnic and talk with "Gus," the live turkey which roams the grounds. Audubon State Historic Site is closed on Sundays and Mondays.
Park Manager: John R. House III. Audubon State Historic Site Locust Grove State Historic Site Louisiana Office of State Parks Office: (225) 635-3739 Fax: (225) 784-0578
Cat Island National Wildlife Refuge
Currently 9,623 acres Wildlife Refuge open to hiking, canoeing, birding, photography, and hunting and fishing. A permit avalible from the West Feliciana Parish Tourist Commission, $15 money order, is needed for hunting and fishing.
Mary Ann Brown Preserve
Owned by The Nature Conservancy. 109 acres of deep ravines, loblolly forest and meadows.
Parker Memorial Park
Majestic live oaks, numerous camellia shrubs surround the central gazebo. Locale to numerous local festivals and events. Picnic grounds.
Port Hudson State Historic Site
Site of a Major Civil War Action. Longest siege,with first employment of African-American Troops. Walking tours and living history events.
Tunic Hills Wildlife Management Area
Several biking and hiking trails through steep ravines, creek bottoms, and bluffs to the river. Wide variety of green growth and wildlife. No camping, please.
Louisiana West Feliciana Parish Tourist Commission, Email Us 1 (800) 789-4221
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