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9 Photos of Louisiana During Autumn That Will Take Your Breath Away Louisiana

The magical season of autumn is amongst us. Every state has its own unique take on the season. The bayou is no exception. I have searched the internet looking for some of the best photos of Louisiana during autumn and have come up with some real beauties. Sit back and enjoy these 9 photos of Louisiana during autumn as the season is about to begin.

New Orleans

View from a plane of New Orleans during autumn - Photo by FrodoLives121

View from a plane of New Orleans during autumn – Photo by FrodoLives121

The colorful dying leaves of New Orleans are just as beautiful as anywhere else in the world.

New Orleans – The French Quarter

Autumn in the French Quarter of New Orleans - Photo by sprusak

Autumn in the French Quarter of New Orleans – Photo by sprusak

The French Quarter is the perfect place or the autumn season. It’s a year-round autumnal playground!

New Orleans

Lafayette Cemetery - Photo by Greg Davis

Lafayette Cemetery – Photo by Greg Davis

The autumn sun breaks through the gates of Lafayette Cemetery with a powerful force.

Union Parish – Finch Lake

Finch Lake during autumn in Union Parish, Louisiana – Photo by finchlake2000

This gorgeous image of Finch Lake as the early morning fog rolls over the lakeside, truly epitomizes autumn in bayou country.

Union Parish – Harrell Lake

Harrell Lake in Union Parish - Photo by finchlake2000

Harrell Lake in Union Parish – Photo by finchlake2000

The beautiful tree-lined Harrell Lake is the perfect place to take in the sight of autumn leaves.

Union Parish

Floating camp on the Ouachita River - finchlake2000

Floating camp on the Ouachita River – finchlake2000

Floating camp on the Ouachita River near Finch Lake. There are no roads to this camp, the only access to it is by water. The camp is floating on pontoons and Styrofoam with the pole on the sides guide the camp up and down as the water rises and falls.

The Bayou

Autumnal alligator - Photo by Farshid Karim Pour

Autumnal alligator – Photo by Farshid Karim Pour

This alligator takes in the golden autumnal sun as it bathes in the bayou.

Caddo Lake State Park

Caddo Lake State Park, Louisiana - Photo Ryan Macon

Caddo Lake State Park, Louisiana – Photo Ryan Macon

On the Louisiana/Texas border, Caddo Lake State Park is a beautiful swamp location to take in the sights mother nature provides. In all honesty, I believe this forest to be quite magical.

Upper Ouachita National Wildlife Refuge

Finch Lake in Louisiana’s Upper Ouachita National Wildlife Refuge - Photo by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Finch Lake in Louisiana’s Upper Ouachita National Wildlife Refuge – Photo by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Cypress trees surround Finch Lake with their autumn colored leaves making for a breathtaking sight indeed.


Anytime in Louisiana is an excellent time for visitors. Autumn though might just be the best because the weather is quite agreeable and the natural scenery is truly breathtaking.

John Newell

John Newell is a professional musician as well as student, who is currently working on his PhD in Rhetoric and Composition at The University of Washington. He is also a photographer and freelance writer.

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