Fairview-Riverside State Park is a pupular spot that stretches over 99 acres of land in St. Tammany Parish. Several attractions that make Fairview-Riverside State Park a unique place for visitors to come are the gorgeous moss-draped oaks and woodlands, the Tchefuncte River and the historic Otis House.
The Otis House was built in the 1880s as the family home of a sawmill owner, and today offers museum tours for those who love local history. Unfurtunately, if you have your dog on your adventure, you'll have to stick to the outdoor attractions, as pups are prohibited inside any park buildings. There is plenty for your dog to explore in the rest of this furbulous park.
For those that love the water, take out a boat on the Tchefuncte River with your sailing pup, or cast a line and try your hand at catching bass, bluegill and bream. Be sure to get your fishing license before you come. Although dogs are not allowed in any bathing areas, you can catch a dip outside of those areas along the winding river.
There's lots of wooded land to explore if your furry adventurer is a land lover. Stroll down the 1/4 mile hiking trail, or forge your own path. A playground, picnic area and pavilion are on site for day use as well. If you want to sleep under the stars with your pup, this park offers over 100 campsites from primitive to full water and electric hookups.
Your dog is allowed in all outdoor areas of this pawtastic park, so long as they stay on a leash no longer than 6 feet in length. Always have drinking water to share with your thirsty pup, as well as clean-up bags. Be sure to pick up whatever your pup leaves behind to help keep this beautiful space clean and dog-friendly. Access to this woofderful park is $3 per vehicle per day, or you can get an annual pass for $80 good for all of Louisiana's state parks.
Get back to nature and explore the Fairview-Riverside State Park with your dog today!