Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser announces the reopening of the campground at Tickfaw State Park, effective Jan. 30.

Reservations for the campsites can be made, effective immediately.

The park was closed in August due to historic flooding in Baton Rouge and the surrounding parishes.

Many park structures and campground locations incurred severe water damage which require extensive repairs.

Day-use of the park reopened on Dec. 1, 2016; repairs to the cabins and group camp continue.

“Our staff have worked hard to get the campgrounds open, and we appreciate their efforts,” said Lt. Governor Nungesser, whose office oversees Louisiana State Parks.

“We will continue to move forward with reopening the park completely, as soon as possible.”

Tickfaw State Park is located 7 miles southwest of Springfield and about 40 minutes east of Baton Rouge, off I-12.

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