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Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park

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  1. Hiking Trails
  2. Nature Trails
  3. Paved Parking
  4. Pavilion
  5. Restrooms
  6. Visitor Center
Updated 6/30/2020
The Visitor Center is currently closed to the public until further notice due to Covid-19.
Trails, outdoor animal exhibits, and picnic pavilion restrooms are accessible during normal park hours.
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The Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park is dedicated to helping the citizens of Northwest Louisiana connect with nature by conserving a pine-oak-hickory forest for interpretation and recreation.

The Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park is the recognized center for outdoor interpretation in northwestern Louisiana.

Located three miles west of Blanchard, the 160-acre nature park contains a pine-oak-hickory forest accessible by five miles of nature trails. The park has an interpretive building, a rentable pavilion with restrooms, a handicapped-accessible trail, and several naturalists who provide information and interpretation to park visitors. Nature oriented programs are available on an appointment basis.

Annual Events: Special events are scheduled on a regular basis and advertised through the local media. An annual environmental day camp, called Earth Camp, is offered each summer in the park.