Plan a Field Trip

Make a Reservation

To make a reservation for a field trip at Camp Salmen call 985.867.9490. You can also email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve a day. A ranger will be on-hand to greet you and give instructions on rules and regulations, as well as to direct you to an available pavilion.

Tours are self-guided.

What’s Going On?

There are hiking trails, boardwalks, the amphitheater and the ADA accessible playground. Enjoy picnic-style lunch under one of the three covered pavilions or at the 7 other picnic areas located throughout the park.

Getting Here

Camp Salmen is located at 35122 Parish Parkway in Slidell off of Highway 190. View Map


A ranger will welcome your group to the Camp Salmen Nature Park and point out any noteworthy areas, and answer any questions you may have. The orientation will also cover logistical details and park rules. The orientations are for teachers and chaperones as well as students. Please plan approximately 10 minutes for the orientation.

The ranger will not stay with you throughout your visit. However, the ranger is on-site if you need him.


Please note that we are unable to store student lunches. Students or chaperones should have a way to carry the lunches during the field trip.

Students and their chaperones are welcome to enjoy lunches picnic style, in our amphitheatre or under one of our pavilions.* Please remind your students to take care of their trash. If the weather is inclement, a ranger will help your group find a good place to eat.

*Pavilions and Amphitheater may be rented for the day. Please call our office to check availability or to reserve an area.

Hours of Operation

Friday - Sunday
9am to 4:30pm

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Download the rental agreement here.