Louisiana has a number of trails with minimal obstacles. Some are very easy and others are wheelchair accessible. Here are just a few of them.
All of these links were found through Internet search. I would love some recommendations from people who have wheeled or walked these Louisiana trails. With your help, we can share our knowledge with disabled people everywhere and also increase awareness of the need for more accessibility. Please e-mail me with your suggestions using the form to the right.
To learn more about accessibility than is given on their website, here is the contact information for the Forest Supervisor :
Kisatchie National Forest:
2500 Shreveport Highway,
Pineville, Louisiana 71360-2009
Phone: (318) 473-7160 TTY: (318) 473-7254
The website also gives contact for each ranger district within the Forest. Some trails are described as easy, but that isn’t enough information for me to include them here.
The Wetland Walkway in the Sabine National Wildlife Refuge is described as ” ….1.5 mile (round trip) fully accessible boardwalk offers walking access into and over saltwater marshes. Viewing scopes, observation decks, five rest shelters along the path and a two-story observation tower offer exceptional views. Excellent site for nature photography with alligators and numerous bird species most often spotted. Restrooms available on site.”
Here is a chart of the facilities available at Louisiana State Parks. There are 11 trails marked as “ADA accessible”.
Here is a list of all of Louisiana’s public recreational land. This includes State Parks, forest and wildlife management areas and refuges and also the Federally run National Forest and wildlife areas and refuges. Looking through these, I am not seeing accessibility addressed, but there is contact information for each place so you could call or write to learn more.
The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy lists wheelchair accessible trails in Louisiana.