• Arboretum gate
  • School group
  • Tree canopy
  • Bald cypress trail
  • Backbone trail
  • Sweet Bay Magnolia sign

Along the many miles of hiking trails at the Louisiana State Arboretum are detailed interpretive signs packed with information about the species, habitats and soils found within the arboretum. Our Live Map helps you prepare for your visit to the arboretum by previewing each sign and showing you its exact location on the trail system.

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The Louisiana State Arboretum provides detailed information about dozens of key, featured species. Our searchable Featured Species section quickly puts tons of facts at your fingertips!

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The Louisiana State Arboretum offers a wide range of fascinating programs throughout the year. Get the latest info from the Arboretum, including upcoming events, by visiting the Arboretum's official Facebook page.

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The Louisiana State Arboretum consists of more than 600 acres with nearly six miles of trails winding through beautiful natural growth forest embellished with additional plantings of species that are indigenous to the state. It is located adjacent to Chicot State Park in Evangeline Parish in the heart of Louisiana.

As well as being a beautiful site, the Arboretum is geographically located at the interface of the delta's bottomland hardwood forest, the Cajun Prairie and the rolling pine savannah habitats. The blending of these three distinct plant regions makes this state arboretum site with 100 species of trees and innumerable wildflowers a richly textured environment worthy of study and recreational exploration.