Thursday, October 2, 2014

Visit Fort Pike


**Unfortunately as of February 2015 Fort Pike was closed by the state due to budge cuts! This is sad for Louisiana!**

If you are an avid follower of our blog, you have probably discovered that Frugal Family Travelers love the state park systems, not just in Louisiana but in other states, as well.   State parks provide folks with an opportunity to experience history, nature and outdoor recreation without breaking the bank!   Investing in a Louisiana State Park Pass is a great way to capitalize on additional savings for your family, especially if you plan to visit many of the state parks in Louisiana during the year. 

If you live in Louisiana or are a tourist planning a trip to this area, consider paying a visit to Fort Pike State Historic Site.   Located just outside of Slidell, in the outskirts of New Orleans, on the Rigolets, Fort Pike was completed in 1827, after 8 years of construction.  Frugal Family Travelers have visited this site numerous times, as it is close to our home.   My son and I recently spent a dad-son day here exploring all of the areas of the fort.  We even had a picnic!  Whether touring the historic grounds, exploring the fort, experiencing the beauty of the waterfront or learning the rich history of this site, there is something for all ages to discover at Fort Pike State Historic Site.

Tips: 
Pack water, sunscreen, and insect repellent!!

Be sure to check the area for letterboxes!!  To discover more about letterboxing Click Here to read the information previously posted on our blog.
  
Note:  This is a great place to picnic!  

Directions:
27100 Chef Menteur Hwy, New Orleans, LA 70129







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