On Saturday, we moved eastward into northern Louisiana. We chose one of our all-time favorite parks, Lincoln Parish, to spend our 29th wedding anniversary, April 27.

Occasionally while traveling, you happen onto that perfect little park, hidden away from the hustle and bustle, that seems like it was made just for you. Lincoln Parish is one of those parks for us.

We found it quite by accident several years ago, and return for a few days anytime we’re in the area. Located just 2.5 miles from Ruston, LA, it feels like a hundred miles away from anywhere. No traffic noise, just you, the birds, fish and a few other campers. Even motorboats are not allowed on the lake.

The camping sites are tucked in amongst the pines, overlooking the lake.

One of the offerings of the park is the Mountain Bike Trails, a 4 mile beginner trail and a 10 mile advanced, rated as one of the top trails in the country. For us, the bike trails provide excellent hiking.

A shorter, paved 1.25 mile path around the lake is just perfect ….

for that evening stroll,…

and catching the sunset.

Click here for a few more views throughout the park. (To return to blog, click your “back” arrow)