It was once the site of the largest cypress sawmill in the United States and maybe even the world. Now, you can learn about that huge operation and the disappearance of Louisiana’s giant cypress trees at a state museum in Patterson.
It’s very green, extremely fast growing and it’s gaining in popularity with home gardeners and sustainable manufacturing. That plant is bamboo, and it has found a home in the rolling hills of Washington Parish.
If the urge to spend more time outdoors has you thinking about a camping trip, but you don’t have all of the gear, there is a comfortable option at some Louisiana state parks. It’s called glamping, where you get a nice large tent with a bed and outdoor furniture.
Some families have spent decades loading up the camper and heading to the lakes and forests for a week or two of relaxation. But thanks to a drastic change in travel habits, some folks are now getting that first camper and discovering our state parks.