Baton Rouge Blackwater Hike

Baton Rouge Blackwater Hike

Blackwater Conservation Area

A Little Hike with Lots to Offer

Trails: 1.5 Miles

Drive time from Baton Rouge: 17 minutes

Located just west of the BTR Metro Airport is the Blackwater Conservation Area. Once a dirt and gravel mine, this 57 acre site is now brimming with native plants, trees, and wildlife. Over 1.5 miles of maintained gravel hiking trails surround Blackwater’s 2 large lakes each with a number of small piers providing easy access to fishing or just enjoying time by the water. Journey down the River Birch Forest trail to the sandy banks of the Comite River to play, explore or enjoy a picnic. 

The Blackwater Conservation Area is that small adventure that is close to home where you can enjoy a short hike or make a day of it with the whole family.


A small pavilion with a picnic table and restrooms is located in the parking area.
A number of park benches and trash cans are located along the main trail.

Gear Recommendations:

Light DayPack
Bug Spray
Shorts / Bathing Suit
Comfortable shoes / boots / sandals
Fishing Rod / Tackle / license
Snacks / Picnic Lunch
Water Bottle
First Aid Kit