Denham Springs Louisiana Travel, Tourism and Things to Do

Denham Springs Location and History

Just a few miles east of Baton Rouge on I-12 and U.S. Highway 190 is the city of Denham Springs, located in Livingston Parish.

The population of this rapidly growing community is over 10,000 residents. Many people who work in Baton Rouge live in the many new developments and subdivisions in Denham Springs and the nearby community of Walker.

In 1827, William Denham discovered a number of mineral springs on his property located on River Road.  The city was named after Mr. Denham.

Area towns include Walker, Port Vincent, Watson, Holden, and Maurepas. The Amite River runs north-south through Denham Springs, and serves as the parish line between East Baton Rouge Parish and Livingston Parish.

Denham Springs Attractions

We recommend visitors stop at the Old City Hall, 115 Mattie Street in the downtown Historic Preservation District. This historic building serves as the Denham Springs Welcome Center and City Museum.

The main street features a number of antique shops, boutiques and restaurants.

Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World has a large store in Denham Springs, at the intersection of I-12 and Range Avenue. Visit the store at 175 Bass Pro Boulevard, and phone (225) 271-3100 for additional information.


Outdoor World in Denham Springs is a popular South Louisiana destination, the anchor for a 75-acre development. 

The 163,000 square-foot outdoors store, equivalent in size to 3 and 1/2 football fields, features an expansive boat showroom and the uniquely designed 11,430 square-foot Islamorada Fish Company restaurant capable of seating 300 people.

Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World in Denham Springs offers equipment for hiking, backpacking, camping, outdoor cooking and more.  Shoppers will find outdoor apparel for men, women and children, along with a fine selection of outdoor, casual and athletic footwear. 

Louisiana is known as a "Sportsman Paradise", and Bass Pro caters to the large numbers of hunters, fishermen, hikers and campers in the area.

Photo of Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, Denham Springs, Louisiana (photo courtesy of Bass Pro)
Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs (photo courtesy of Bass Pro)

Denham Springs & Baton Rouge Area Hotels, Lodging, and Restaurants

Denham Springs offers a variety of new hotels, including Hampton Inn, Fairfield by Marriott, Candlewood Suites, and others. In addition, the nearby Baton Rouge area offers a total range of hotel and lodging properties.

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