Tickfaw State Park


Length: 0.5 mile loop | 0.5 mile loop | 0.7 mile loop | 0.75 mile loop | 3 mile out-and-back

Type: Handicapped Accessible | Boardwalk | Primitive Trail | Packed Dirt

Difficulty: Easy

Usages: Walking

Location: 27225 Patterson Rd, Springfield, LA 70462

Map: Park Map


Agency: Louisiana Office of State Parks

Contact: website | 225-294-5020 | tickfaw@crt.la.gov

Directions: From Baton Rouge, take I-12 to the Albany/Springfield exit. Travel 2 miles south on La Hwy 43, merge with Hwy 42 and continue one mile to the center of the Town of Springfield. Turn west on La Hwy 1037 and travel six miles to Patterson Road (across from Woodland Baptist Church), then south 1.2 miles to the park entrance.


Animals: Must be on leash

Water: Spigot

Bathroom: Restrooms

Entrance Fee: $3 per person

Camping: Allowed

Special Notes:

Tickfaw State Park

Tickfaw State Park is 1,200 acres of backwater swamps, bottomland hardwood forests, and mixed pine hardwood forests. There are five major trails that run through the park for a total of approximately 6 miles of exploration and fun. Two of the trails offer opportunities to view Tickfaw River, from which the park gets it’s name.

  • Gum Cypress Trail (0.5 miles, ADA accessible)
  • Pine Hardwood Trail (0.5 miles)
  • River Overlook/Bottomland Hardwood Trail (0.75 miles)
  • River Trail (3 miles)
  • Nature Center Trail Loop (0.7 miles)