Northwest Louisiana is an area known for its beautiful, natural environments, including vast landscapes and a multitude of activities that can be enjoyed in the outdoors. Residents across the region are able to take in a wide variety of outdoors activities — from mountain biking, to visiting some of the area's local wildlife habitats, to fishing, hiking, camping and more.
Splash Kingdom Waterpark contains 20 acres of water slides, pools and other attractions for visitors to enjoy, including a 17,000-square-foot wave pool and a lazy river. Nature lovers can experience the peace and serenity of the Red River National Wildlife Refuge, home to 6.5 miles of well maintained walking trails, meadows and swamps that contain a myriad of migratory birds, fish, alligators and more.
Listed as one of the “Top 10 Things for Families to Do in Louisiana” by Trekaroo.com, Gators and Friends is another unique attraction in Northwest Louisiana, located just 10 miles outside of Shreveport. At Gators and Friends, guests can see giant alligators in their natural habitat and take part in feeding the many exotic animals the habitat contains. The goal of the facility is not only to entertain but also to educate its guests about the many animals for which it provides a home.