The following listing of Internet links is provided for your convenience. Every effort is made to provide current, correct information. Please report broken links so that we may remove them. Some web sites may be under construction, or may only be available on a seasonal basis (i.e., at or near Christmas). Links to local, Washington Parish web sites are provided on the Detail page for individual items, along with e-mail address, if known. These include Attractions, Fairs & Festivals, and Events links.
America’s Byways: National Scenic Byways Online
America’s Byways™ are gateways to adventures where no two experiences are the same. The National Scenic Byway’s Program invites you to come closer to America’s heart and soul…
The America’s WETLAND campaign was launched by the State of Louisiana in order to raise public awareness of the impact the state’s wetland loss has on the state, nation and world. By educating the public about its world ecological significance…..
Coastal Wetland Forest Conservation and Use
This site was established to inform the public of the Governor’s Science Working Group and Advisory Panel activities related to Conservation, Protection, and Utilization of Louisiana’s Coastal Wetland Forests.
Louisiana is blessed with an abundance of natural resources. Approximately 40% of the coastal wetlands of the lower 48 states is located in Louisiana.This fragile environment is disappearing at an alarming rate. LA loses 1 acre of land every 35 minutes.
Bird Watching in Louisiana
“BirdLouisiana is an organization of birding enthusiasts, tourist commissions, festival organizers and bird clubs. Our goal is to promote the spectacular birding opportunities that Louisiana has to offer year round.”
National Audubon Society
Audubon’s mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity.
Orleans Audubon Society
Information includes:SE LOUISIANA BIRD GUIDE; LOUISIANA IMPORTANT BIRD AREA PROJECT; BIRDER’S SE LA WEATHER INFORMATION
“Riding the backroads of Louisiana, will allow you to savor the food, and feel the pulse of the music and people that make this State one of the most exciting and diverse tourist areas in the United States.”
The 2006 Cycle Zydeco Bike Tour will take place from Thursday, April 20th through Sunday, April 23rd.
Web link to Louisiana Travel, and camping info.
Go Camping America
The premier source of information on private parks and campgrounds all across the country.
Canoe and Trail Adventures
Canoe and Trail is a business that specializes in offering outdoor adventure trips and wilderness skills classes primarily to residents of the greater New Orleans area.For the local outdoor community, a wide selection of outings are offered.
Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism, a UL-Lafayette Center of Excellence; WP information available
The Center enhances cultural and eco-tourism in Louisiana through four avenues: its extensive online tourism guide, annual statewide tourism conference, interaction and research of its fellows, and community outreach.
Encyclopedia Louisiana-WP information included
An adventure in history and economic development.Prosperity through cultural literacy. State and Parish information available.
“Welcome to Louisiana.gov (Official web site of the State of Louisiana)We appreciate your interest and hope you will find easy access to services provided by the state as well as information about the State of Louisiana.”
Keep Louisiana Beautiful
Keep Louisiana Beautiful, an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, works passionately to spread the word that litter has no place in Louisiana. Litter is a serious problem in Louisiana. We spend $15 million thousands of man-hours each year cleaning up…
Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Information available at this site include Office of Tourism, Division of Historic Preservation, Division of the Arts, Museums, Libraries, State Parks, all under the Lt. Governor’s Office
Louisiana Office of Tourism website
“In Louisiana, music is a cultural treasure. Cajun, jazz, zydeco, rockabilly, country, gospel…every region of the state has its own soundtrack & its own special festivals celebrating the music,food,culture & outdoors for which we’re known worldwide.”
Louisiana Travel Promotion Association
“The Louisiana Travel Promotion Association is a non-profit, private sector trade association representing the State’s travel and hospitality industry.”
Louisiana Tourism Data Resource Website
“The site contains recent statistical data, research materials, such as economic impact reports, demographic projections, industry trends and links to various tourism research web sites.”
Louisiana Division of Historic Preservation
The Division of Historic Preservation encourages the preservation of Louisiana’s significant historic sites and buildings, such as plantation homes, lighthouses, log cabins and battlefields.
Washington Parish buildings on the National Register
List and links to locations within Washington Parish that have been placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Index of Washington Parish buildings on the National Register
Listing of details on Washington Parish buildings on the National Register
National Parks Service-National Register of Historic Places
“The National Register of Historic Places is the Nation’s official list of cultural resources worthy of preservation. Authorized under the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Register is part of a national program…”
Louisiana Heritage Network
A guide to the cultural & natural heritage resources of Louisiana & the Lower Mississippi Delta Region. LHN is an ongoing research & community service project of the Office of Community Preservation at LSU.
Louisiana State Museum
New Orleans’ most prominent heritage attraction is the Louisiana State Museum, a complex of national landmarks housing thousands of artifacts and works of art reflecting Louisiana’s legacy of historic events and cultural diversity.
Louisiana State Parks
State Park and State Historic Sites information
Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries
The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is charged with the responsibility of managing and protecting Louisiana’s abundant natural resources.
Louisiana Ducks Unlimited
Ducks Unlimited’s wetland conservation program continues to grow and gain popularity. We are finding and responding to excellent opportunities for wetland conservation throughout Louisiana on both private and public lands.
Louisiana Sportsman magazine, the state’s largest outdoor publication,highlights outdoor-related news.
Louisiana Rod & Reel
Welcome to Louisiana Fishing and Hunting. Fishing and Hunting reports, Outdoor News, Sportsmen’s calendar.
The Nature Conservancy
The Nature Conservancy is a leading international,nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the diversity of life on Earth. The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to preserve plants,animals & natural communities that represent the diversity…
Louisiana Chapter of The Nature Conservancy
Louisiana Chapter – Together with our members & conservation partners, the Louisiana Chapter of The Nature Conservancy has protected over 325,000 acres of critical natural lands.
Louisiana Attractions Association
“Members of the Louisiana Attractions Association are especially committed to providing top-quality service to their visitors. Attractions statewide are working together to promote all of the wonderful things to do in Louisiana…”
Louisiana Bed and Breakfast Association
“The Louisiana Bed and Breakfast Association is made up of Louisiana’s finest bed and breakfast establishments.” There is also a members-only web site for owners through LTPA. www.ltpa.org/associations.htm
Louisiana Association of Fairs & Festivals
The Louisiana Association of Fairs and Festivals provides a way to improve events by promoting them and by educating event organizers. Fairs, festivals, and special events are a major part of tourism in our state.
Louisiana Municipal Association
“The LMA…continues to provide the kind of discerning leadership that the officials of every village, town, and city in Louisiana must have to fulfill their sacred responsibilities in public service at the municipal level of government.”
Louisiana Restaurant Association
The Louisiana Restaurant Association is one of the largest business organizations in the state, representing 7,000 restaurant operations and related businesses.
Louisiana Office of Film & Television
The Governor’s Office of Film & Television Development is the public agency within the state of Louisiana Department of Economic Development that serves as an informational clearinghouse & provides technical assistance to individuals & entities…
State Library of Louisiana
The State Library of Louisiana is one of your greatest sources for research, cultural, and governmental information, with special emphasis on resources unique to Louisiana.
SLU-Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies
The Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies preserves and promotes the history and the cultures of Louisiana’s Florida Parishes, southwestern Mississippi and surrounding areas through scholarly research, lectures, and publishing
Take Me Fishing
Welcome to your single source of information on fishing, boating, and caring for the water. Find helpful tips, information, and local resources to get out on the water.
Southeast Tourism Society
A non-profit, membership organization dedicated to the development of industry organizations & professionals and the promotion of tourism within and to STS member states. STS Membership: AL, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV. Names Top 20 Events
Escape to the Southeast-website of the Southeast Tourism Society
Experience the riches of the Southeast United States. Explore each state & find the majesty of the mountains & the wonders of the sea or create an escape into the southeast region with romance, family fun,adventure and so much more.
SeeAmerica.org-Your link to traveling, touring, & vacationing in the U.S.
SeeAmerica.org is the premier online portal to all the U.S. travel websites you need to make your travel decisions. The site contains more than 10,000 links to hotels, airlines, attractions, convention and visitor bureaus, state tourism offices, and more.
WEGOPLACES-Vacation and Travel Planning
WeGoPlaces makes vacation & travel planning easy! Search our list of tourist attractions and accommodations. Tourism Business Owners & Event Organizers: Add/update your Accommodation, Activity, Tourist Attraction, Event, Restaurant, or Travel Info.
Zachary Taylor Parkway
The corridor stretching from Alexandria on the west to Poplarville on the east covers eight Louisiana parishes and one Mississippi county – a diverse mix of small towns,scenic countryside,homegrown businesses,thriving agricultural area,historic tourist…