Take opportunity to admire Louisiana outdoors while refreshing perspective

Louisiana is filled with natural beauty that is meant to be enjoyed. If you are feeling cooped up and need fresh air, you can still safely enjoy that splendor while following all COVID-19 mitigation measures. Just get in your vehicle and travel to one the following Louisiana lakes, reservoirs or even the Gulf of Mexico. No matter the time of day, these locations may reset your New Year with a positive perspective and a chance for calm introspection and appreciation of everything Mother Nature has to offer.  

1. Alligator Lake — this peaceful location offers the Fort Polk community a chance to soak up the environment in all its glory as well as making use of canoe and paddle boat rentals if they want to explore the lake. Alligator Lake is located at 430 Alligator Lake Loop, Fort Polk. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday from noon-5 p.m.