Things To Do In Baton Rouge During A Pandemic: Outdoors & Recreation

We’ve compiled a list of the top 225 things to do in Baton Rouge during a pandemic including some of the top Outdoors & Recreational activities. Click here to see the full list from our guide.

Coronavirus particles spread less easily outdoors, giving us a reason to enjoy the many spaces in the region to hike, bike, run and play.

Check out the first 3 fun outdoor activities from our guide below:

1.) Head to Scott’s Bluff at Southern University for the best sunsets.

Drive through Southern to the west side of campus, and you’ll get to a bluff overlooking the river known as “the Bluff.” Legend has it this is where the famous “red stick”—from which Baton Rouge got its name—was found. Everyone entering the campus must have their temperatures checked and wear a mask.

2.)  Get a taste of extreme sports at Perkins Road Community Park.

Catch some air in the BREC park’s skate park or the BMX raceway (or just watch as the fearless bikers and skaters soar overhead). The skate park is open from sunrise to sunset daily, and the raceway is open Tuesday and Thursday, 4-9 p.m., Saturday, 4-9 p.m., and Sunday: 3-6 p.m. brec.org

3.) Bird watch at the Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center.

Grab a pair of binoculars and try to spot barred owls and red-bellied woodpeckers. Just watch out for water snakes. The center is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Guests will have their temperature taken and fill out a COVID-19 related questionnaire before entering. brec.org

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225 Things to Do in a Pandemic is sponsored by BREC, the East Baton Rouge Public Library, Window World and Raising Cane’s.

See a preview of the other categories of things we recommend to do in Baton Rouge below or click here to see the full guide.