Discover Endless Adventures: Recreational Paradise in St. Tammany Parish

St. Tammany Parish is renowned by outdoor enthusiasts and sportsmen for its 26 parks, nature trails, bike paths, playgrounds, and sports complexes, including:

Tammany Trace – This 31-mile rails-to-trails conversion meanders through lovely, wooded areas and links five St. Tammany towns, permitting runners, walkers, cyclers, and even equestrians.

Fontainebleau State Park – This historic park offers 2,800 acres with beautiful cabins built over Lake Pontchartrain, 130 improved campsites, 180 unimproved campsites, several nature trails, three group camps, a lodge, a sandy beach, a playground, and the ruins of an 1829 sugar mill situated among towering oaks.

Fairview-Riverside State Park 
Located on the Tchefuncte River, Fairview-Riverside State Park offers the Historic Otis House Museum, 22 premium campsites, 59 improved campsites and 20 unimproved campsites where guests can fish and have picnics.

Northlake Nature Center – A nature preserve with a boardwalk, children’s programs, and nature activities, located on 400 acres of ancient pines and hardwood forest along Bayou Castine. Hosts the annual Great Louisiana Birdfest.

Big Branch Marsh National Wildlife Refuge – Federal wildlife refuge on 15,000 acres of pine flatwoods and coastal marsh.

Bogue Chitto National Wildlife Refuge – 36,000-acres of the Pearl River Basin.

Golf Courses
St. Tammany Parish is home to eight public and private golf courses, all offering 18 holes:
     Abita Springs Golf and Country Club
     Beau Chene Country Club
     Covington Country Club
     Money Hill Golf and Country Club
     Oak Harbor Golf Club
     Pinewood Golf Club
     Royal Golf Club
     Tchefuncta Country Club

Professional and Collegiate Sports
Located between New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, St. Tammany Parish is the ideal home for fans of both the New Orleans Saints professional football team and the Louisiana State University Tigers collegiate football team. Both teams enjoy a dedicated regional and national fan base. For fans of professional basketball, the New Orleans Pelicans franchise calls New Orleans home.

Other collegiate sports teams in the region include the Southeastern Louisiana University Lions football and baseball teams, the Tulane University Green Wave football and baseball teams, and the University of New Orleans Privateers basketball and baseball teams.