Known before as the Hodges Gardens, Park and Wilderness Area, Hodges Gardens State Park is popular for its horticultural wonders. It was opened in 1959 and was transferred under Louisiana public parks system in 2007.
Measuring of approximately700 acres, Hodges Gardens State Park features trails, formal gardens, a series of small ponds, fountains, and mini waterfalls, and a 225-acre manmade lake where visitors can go boating and fishing. It is also a well known camping site, where people can also rent cabins to spend the night in.
The name of the Hodges Gardens State Park came from its original owners, AJ Hodges, Sr. and family. A small admission fee is requested to guests. Extra fees apply for other facilities.