In honor of Louisiana Arbor Day, Mansfield State Historic Site will offer visitors a guided hike to identify the variety of trees and plants that grow here at the site and across the Piney Woods/South Central Plains region of Northwest Louisiana, such as loblolly and shortleaf pine, American sweetgum, water oak, and more! The tour will start at the visitor center, followed by a hike around the battlefield trail, and then across Highway 175 for special access to the unimproved west side of the battlefield! Visitors will want to dress appropriately for the winter weather with jackets and proper footwear for the terrain. The site will offer two hike times of 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM, with each hike covering two miles across both improved and unimproved terrain.
Mansfield State Historic Site is located on La. Hwy. 175, three miles south of Mansfield. Admission is $4.00 per person age 4-61; seniors 62 and over and children 3 and under are free. For more information, call (318) 872-1474 or (888) 677-6267, or visit our website at https://www.lastateparks.com/historic-sites/mansfield-state-historic-site.