Camp Salmen Nature Park was not on our radar for our family road trip. It was a nice surprise when we stumbled across this beautiful park. This summer our family went on a road trip from Lafayette, LA to Jacksonville, FL. On our way there, we stop in Slidell, LA at Camp Salmen Nature Park to eat lunch. We pick lunch up at Sam’s (it’s cheap and easy, and we needed gas).
First, when we get lunch on the road, we usually stop at a park to eat. Then we let our kids run around on the playground to play to burn some energy. We are so surprised by Camp Salmen Nature Park. It is over 100 acres of nature, a historical site, awesome playground, great hiking trails, and more.
Things to Do at Camp Salmen Nature Park
Most of all, our kids had a fun time exploring what we could of Camp Salmen Nature Park. The playground was a lot of fun, and I thought the old trading post historic site was really neat. There is a pond area with a decent view and lots of old oak trees for us to climb on.
I wish that we could have hiked on some of the hiking trails while we were there. We simply ran out of time. We were needing to get to our hotel down highway I-10 to continue our road trip. Therefore, I see us coming back to this park to visit longer. We only were able to see probably about 15% of this amazing nature park.
In addition, our family loves to go hiking. Due to these time constraints and the fact that it was a hot a humid day in Louisiana, we did not get to hike the trails. Finally, here is a fun video of our family’s time exploring this nature park.