Mary Ann Brown Nature Preserve


Length: 0.67 mile loop | 1.33 mile loop

Type: Boardwalk | Packed Dirt

Difficulty: Easy

Usages: Walking

Location: 13515 LA-965, St Francisville, LA 70775

Map: Trail Map


Agency: The Nature Conservancy of Louisiana

Contact: website

Directions: The preserve is located 30 miles North of Baton Rouge off of Highway 61. Turn east on Highway 965 and travel 5.5 miles. The preserve will be on the left and a brick wall/iron gate identifies the entrance to the preserve.  If you reach the entrance road to The Bluffs, you have gone about a quarter of a mile too far.  Day use visitors should park in the small parking area to the right of the entrance gate.


Animals: Service animals only

Water: None

Bathroom: None

Entrance Fee: None

Camping: Allowed

Special Notes:

Mary Ann Brown Nature Preserve

The Mary Ann Brown Nature Preserve contains steep slopes and a permanent stream among a mix of native hardwoods with loblolly and shortleaf pines. It features a Main Loop Trail which is 1.33 miles long, and a 0.67 mile spur, the Outer Loop. There are numerous overlooks and benches on both of these trails.