Where To Go

Avoyelles Parish (Marksville - Cottonport - Mansura)

Arts & Crafts FestivalDiscover Avoyelles Parish home to “joie de vivre”.  Come celebrate Louisiana’s French heritage along with the Tunica Biloxi Cultural Center and their history. Visit the ‘Pearl of Louisiana” at the Paragon Casino Resort and play a round of golf on Tamahaka Trails Golf Club, a part of Louisiana’s Audubon Golf Trail.

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Bienville Parish (Arcadia, Gibsland, Saline)

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Located east of Shreveport/Bossier along Interstate 20, Bienville Parish is home to Louisiana highest peak, Driskoll Mountain.  The infamous outlaws, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, met their demise nearby in 1934.  The town has two museums that reflect on this event along with the Bonnie & Clyde Trade Days Market one of Louisiana’s largest outdoor flea market events.
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Bossier Parish (Bossier City, Benton, Haughton)

CASINO CADDO BOSSIER PARISH jpeg 533px-Map_of_Louisiana_highlighting_Bossier_Parish.svgHome to one-half of the twin cities that make up Shreveport-Bossier, Bossier City packs a punch with Vegas-style gaming, a culturally diverse dining scene, renowned attractions and more.

Home to Barksdale AFB, Harrah’s Louisiana Downs, and Louisiana Boardwalk, the largest outlet mall in Louisiana.

Bossier Parish is also a great place to explore the many reasons why Louisiana is known as “Sportsman’s Paradise.” Located just 15 minutes north of Bossier City, Cypress Black Bayou offers fishing, swimming and camping, as well as Campinglousianatoppicnic grounds and a nature center. Lake Bisteneau State Park offers trails for hiking and biking, a lakefront beach, cabins, picnic areas and more. The newest addition to Bossier Parish’s natural offerings, Red River National Wildlife Refuge, features a 9,000 square-foot Visitor and Education Center.

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Caddo Parish (Shreveport - Vivian - Greenwood)

Caddo Parish is your destROSES SHREVEPORT RIVERFRONT jpegination for an eclectic mix of southern charm, great food and lagniappe fun. Located in Louisiana’s northwest corner and home to Sci-Port: Louisiana’s Science Center, American Rose Center, and the Louisiana Hayride.

Shreveport-Bossier’s moniker is Sportsman’s Paradise and for good reason. The destination is a haven for adventure seekers and people who enjoy outdoor activities. The most popular outdoor activity – fishing – has attracted the elite Bassmaster Classic and FLW Forrest Wood Cup tournaments. For recreational purposes, the Red River offers kayaking, cruising, and walking trails. Download our Outdoor Brochure

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Caldwell Parish (Columbia - Grayson - Kelly)

caldwell-compressorCaldwell Parish jpegDiscover why Caldwell Parish is called the “Gem of the Ouachita” when you visit. Home to the Louisiana Artist Museum, Martin House, and The Tree Farm, a state-operated tree nursery.

You’ll find a Sportsman Paradise in all four corners of the parish, Copenhagen to Kelly – Boeuf to Beaucoup, and all points in between provide a variety of attractions sure to peak the curiosity and interests of diverse travelers. Blessed with the Boeuf and Ouachita Rivers, LaFouche Bayou and Boeuf Wildlife Management Area make our fishing, hunting, La Beouf NWL Areawater sports and outdoor recreation like none other. Equestrian and hiking trails included.

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Catahoula Parish (Harrisonburg • Jonesville • Sicily Island)

533px-Map_of_Louisiana_highlighting_Catahoula_Parish.svgrock-falls-februaryCatahoula Parish has been leaving its mark on Louisiana History since 1808. Childhood home to Alamo hero Jim Bowie, Catahoula offers an abundance sights for nature and history lovers.

Visit all the communities located on the scenic LaDelta 65 Byway.

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Claiborne Parish (Homer • Haynesville • Lisbon)

claiborne courthouse (copyright Mark Susman) - CopyclaiborneClaiborne Parish has the distinction to be named after Louisiana’s first non-colonial governor, William C. C. Claiborne. Home to the Herbert S. Ford Museum, Lake Claiborne and the Claiborne Parish Courthouse, one of four Louisiana antebellum courthouses still used today.

Approximately 20,000 acres of the Kisatchie National Forest dot the landscape of Claiborne Parish creating beautiful Lake Claiborne campingLake Claiborne camping forest lands and seasonal hunting opportunities.

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Concordia Parish (Ferriday • Frogmore • Vidalia)

Delta Music Museum sign best533px-Map_of_Louisiana_highlighting_Concordia_Parish.svgConcordia Parish, nestled on the banks of the Mississippi River, claims it is the birthplace to largest amount of famous people per captia.  The area has been home to national-renowned journalists, an Irish duchess, and Rock and Roll legend, Jerry Lee Lewis at Delta Music Museum.

Frogmore Cotton Plantation & Gins, the only historical and modern working cotton plantation in the South.

Concordia Parish will be like heaven to a Sportsman.  Bayou Cocodrie National Wildlife Refuge and area lakes are havens for bream, crappy, catfish and bass. Located on the historic and scenic LaDelta 65 Byway

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Desoto Parish (Mansfield • Logansport • Stonewall)

533px-Map_of_Louisiana_highlighting_DeSoto_Parish.svgDESOTO PARISH CIVIL WARDesoto Parish is south of Shreveport on I-49. Home to Mansfield Female College Museum and Battle of Mansfield Historic Site, the last Confederate victory.

Located along the banks of the scenic Sabine River that separates Louisiana from Texas you’ll discover small historic communities with an abundance of charm.

Hunting, fishing and water sports abound along the western border of Louisiana.  Camping, RV parks at Toledo Bend State Park.  Visit Desoto Parish

East Carroll Parish (Lake Providence)


Located along the Mississippi River in northeast Louisiana you’ll discover the rural flat lands of the Mississippi Delta.  Located directly across from Vicksburg, Mississippi.  This rural area has some interesting Civil War history with the remains of Grant’s Canal and Byerley House.  Don’t miss a stop by Louisiana Cotton Museum and Panola Pepper.  It’s worth the trip just to discover  Transylvania.  Associated by many people in the United States with the Hollywood Dracula movies, the general store in the town sells Dracula- and bat-related merchandise to people passing through on scenic LaDelta 65 Byway.

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Franklin Parish (Winnsboro • Gilbert • Wisner)

Known as the “Stars and Stripes Capital of Louisiana,” Winnsboro is one of the most patriotic cities in America and displays over 400 American flags during patriotic holidays.

Winnsboro is also known as the home of the largest one-day festival in the state. The annual spring “Franklin Catfish Festival” is always a popular event.

Some of the best fishing in the state can be found in area lakes & rivers around the Big Lake State Wildlife Management Area.    Franklin Parish

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Grant Parish (Colfax • Dry Prong • Pollock)

MudfestGrant Parish is south of Natchitoches along the Red River.  It’s a great Sportsman Paradise destination for camping, hunting and fishing.  If you’re visiting during the fall you may want to catch the Louisiana Pecan Festival.   Louisiana Mudfest  is one of the largest mudding parks in the South.

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Jackson Parish (Jonesboro/Hodge • Chatman • Eros)


Sunset fishing on Caney Lake by fle-picsWelcome to Jackson Parish, “The Sunshine Parish”, home of the late two-term Louisiana Governor, Jimmie Davis. Governor Davis was known for the popular tune, “You Are My Sunshine”.

Check out the Jimmie Davis State Park located on Caney Lake. This small north Louisiana lake is a powerhouse for big bass fishing in Sportsman Paradise.  Visit Jackson Parish

LaSalle Parish (Jena • Olla • Tullos • Urania)

LaSalle Parish is located in central Louisiana along U.S. Highway 165 and the El Camino Real (U.S. Highway 84) and is known for its oil and forestry industries and its trees, trails and creeks and headquarters of the Jena Band of Choctaw.

Sportsman’s Paradise is here with Catahoula Lake and Catahoula National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge is 5,308 acres that borders nine miles of Catahoula Lake.

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Lincoln Parish (Ruston • Grambling • Dubach)

Lincoln Parish MuseumLocated in North Louisiana between Shreveport and Monroe, Ruston and Lincoln Parish is known for its thriving college-town atmosphere, an 18-block historic downtown district and the incredibly sweet peaches grown here. The area is home to Grambling State University and Louisiana Tech University, and boasts a variety of spec533px-Map_of_Louisiana_highlighting_Lincoln_Parish.svgialty shops and delicious restaurants.

Rated as one of the best mountain bike trails in America, Lincoln Parish Park is a treasure for mountain bike lovers and non-cyclist too. The ten mile trail offers a challenging and exciting course for not only the advanced rider, but beginners alike.

Come explore Ruston’s many arts, outdoors and historic attractions, such as the Louisiana Military Museum, and take part in one of our events and festivals. It’s easy to discover why Ruston Lincoln Parish is considered “a peach of a place to visit!”

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Madison Parish (Tallulah • Richmond • Mound • Delta)


Located along the Mississippi River in northeast Louisiana sits Madison Parish.  (FYI:) North America’s largest woodpecker, Ivory-billed Woodpecker, is thought to be extinct by most scientists, and it required large tracts of very old trees. One of the last verified recordings of the ivory-bill occurred in the early 1940’s on what was called the “Singer Tract” and is now the Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge property.

Madison Parish is truly a sportsman’s paradise and home to the annual Teddy Bear Fest on the grounds of the Courthouse Square in October.

Visit the historic and civil war sites and enjoy the abundance of cotton, soybeans, corn, rice, and wheat in various stages of growth.

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Morehouse Parish (Bastrop • Mer Rouge • Collinston)

Morehouse_Parish_Courthouse,_Bastrop,_LA_IMG_2803Simmons Sporting Goods, the South’s Largest sporting goods store with the most advanced hunting equipment available on the market is located in Morehouse Parish.  It’s a good thing because this are is the 5th largest duck hunting location in the United States and women love hunting for deals in the great specialty shops in the restored Main Street historic downtown Bastrop, a Louisiana Main Street Community.

Spend some relaxing time and explore the history and country charm of 533px-Map_of_Louisiana_highlighting_Morehouse_Parish.svgthis rural area.

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Natchitoches Parish (Natchitoches • Marthaville • Robeline)

In all of Louisiana, no other place as unique as the Cane River Country exists.  The oldest European settlement in the Louisiana Purchase territory, Natchitoches (Nack-a-tish) is a vibrant community dedicated to preserving its incredibly rich and diverse heritage. The original French Colony in Louisiana, established in 1714 and located on the historic El Camino Real de los Tejas designated a national historic trail in 2004.533px-Map_of_Louisiana_highlighting_Natchitoches_Parish.svg

Fishing and hunting is abundant on the many area lakes and rivers. Natchitoches is surrounded by the Kisatchie National Forest with hiking, biking and camping.

Melrose Plantation

Melrose Plantation

Enjoy the historic downtown shopping area and visit the many plantations, like Melrose along the Cane River Lake.

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Ouachita Parish (Monroe • West Monroe • Calhoun)

Biedenharn GardensLocated on Interstate 20 in northeast Louisiana along the scenic Ouachita River, Monroe-West Monroe is a shopper’s delight and extraordinary dining experience.

The area is surrounded by untouched nature at Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Ouachita Parish Map

You’ll find some World War II history at the Chennault Aviation and Military Museum of Louisiana, home of the famous “Flying Tigers”.

This area is an active sports complex hosting dozens of sporting events throughout the year.

This area also hosts wonderful family events all year around like the Louisiana Crawfish Gator Fest. And don’t miss the chance to visit Duck Commander headquarters.

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Rapides Parish (Alexandria • Pineville)
Alexandria Zoo White Tiger

Alexandria Zoo White Tiger

The longest hiking trail in Louisiana, the Wild Azalea Trail, is located in Rapides Parish in the Kisatchie National 533px-Map_of_Louisiana_highlighting_Rapides_Parish.svgForest. The trail is designated for foot or mountain biking traffic only and it is a challenging trail.

Located along Interstate 49 in central Louisiana overlooking the Red River, Rapides Parish is an area rich in military history and Civil War Red River Campaign sites.

Fishing and hunting abound in this community surrounded by numerous lakes, bayous and rivers.

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Red River Parish (Coushatta-Hall Summit)

Smack dab in the middle of Sportsman’s Paradise. There are approximately 4,900 acres of oxbows and backwater Red River Parishfishing areas accessible from the Red River in Red River parish.

Red River Parish boasts some of the most well known fishing and hunting areas on the Red River. The river dissects Red River Parish on a 33 mile stretch.

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Richland Parish (Delhi • Mangham • Rayville)

Home to the Black Bear Golf Course it is the “must play” on Louisiana’s Audubon Golf Trail.  533px-Map_of_Louisiana_highlighting_Richland_Parish.svg

Did you know that Richland Parish is home to the first parish wide public library in the State of Louisiana?

Richland Parish is mostly rural and has converted the rich soil underneath into the most productive farmland in an agricultural state.

Located near Poverty Point State Historic Site & State Park. Explore the culture of a highly sophisticated people who left behind one of North America’s most important archeological sites and this World Heritage Site.

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Sabine Parish (Many • Zwolle • Florien)

TBLA_BestBassLakeToledo Bend Lake Country, on the northwestern border of the state, provides the boundary between Louisiana and 533px-Map_of_Louisiana_highlighting_Sabine_Parish.svgTexas with its 186,000-acre lake was named #1 Bass Fish Lake in the country in 2015!

A true Sportsman Paradise location, Sabine Parish is located along the Sabine River that borders with Texas.

The area has a rich, culturally diverse history that can be found in communities like Zwolle, Florien and Many.

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Tensas Parish (Newellton • St. Joseph • Waterproof)

Tensas ParishLarge natural lakes were created when the Mississippi River changed its course. Lake Bruin and Lake St. Joseph have 533px-Map_of_Louisiana_highlighting_Tensas_Parish.svgbeen dated, by the Corp of Engineers, at over 3,000 years old in Tensas Parish.

Tensas Parish has many antebellum and Civil War sites along with nature trails and museums.

Unique for the Deep South, St. Joseph was planned and constructed in 1843 along a New England-style village green. The downtown along Plank Road is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Union Parish (Bernice • Marion • Farmerville)

Lake Darbonne State ParkThe largest man made lake in Northeast Louisiana, 15,000 acre Lake D’Arbonne, an excellent place533px-Map_of_Louisiana_highlighting_Union_Parish.svg for all types of fishing and other water sports, is located in Union Parish.  Located on the northern border of Louisiana with Arkansas, Union Parish is the gateway into Louisiana’s Piney Hills Country.

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Vernon Parish (Leesville • Ft. Polk)

VERNON PARISH MCRAE HOUSEThe history of the area is rich in folklore and looks back on a time when it was a part of the Western Frontier of the 533px-Map_of_Louisiana_highlighting_Vernon_Parish.svgUnited States.  Located in central southwest Louisiana along the Sabine River and surrounded by Kisatchie National Forest, Vernon Parish is a community you can venture in!  Lakes, bayous, rolling hills and wooded wilderness areas Vernon Parish offers visitors plenty of adventure.

Vernon Parish is home to Fort Polk, the largest military installation in Louisiana and welcomes the soldiers stationed here along with their family and friends visiting to festivals and events all year around.

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Webster Parish (Minden • Springhill • Doyline)
Germantown Colony Museum

Germantown Colony Museum

Located east of Shreveport along Interstate 20, the German settlement founded in 1818. Today you’ll find historic communities, museums and festivals. The heart of 533px-Map_of_Louisiana_highlighting_Webster_Parish.svgSportsman Paradise with hunting and fishing.

Muddy Bottoms ATV & Recreation Site This brand new off road park offers over 5,000 acres of woods trails and mud bogs and plans include adding RV hookups, cabin rentals, pro shop and much more.

Find out why Hollywood loves Minden and visit the Northwest Louisiana Film Trail sites.

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West Carroll Parish (Oak Grove • Epps • Forest)
Ancient Poverty Point UNESCO World Heritage Site

Ancient Poverty Point UNESCO World Heritage Site

West Carroll Parish is proud of Poverty Point State Historic Site, a prehistoric native american settlement constructed 533px-Map_of_Louisiana_highlighting_West_Carroll_Parish.svgby hunters and gathers over 3500 years ago recently named a UNESCO site.

Located near the northern border of Louisiana and eastern Louisiana, West Carroll Parish is one of the largest producers of sweet potatoes in the state.

Surrounded by rural farming land the largest community is Oak Grove with a historic downtown community with shopping and dining.

Big Colewa Bayou Wildlife Management Area consists of six separate units totaling 899 acres within West Carroll Parish. Most of the property was farmland prior to being acquired by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. Archery hunting for deer is available along with rabbit hunting. The most popular sport on Big Colewa Bayou WMA is dove hunting in the sunflower fields planted by department employees on the Bearskin Unit of the WMA.

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Winn Parish (Winnfield • Sikes • Dodson)
Political Museum - Winn Parish

Political Museum – Winn Parish

Winn Parish is home to three Louisiana governors from the area. They are featured in Louisiana’s P533px-Map_of_Louisiana_highlighting_Winn_Parish.svgolitical Museum.

Situated within the 600,000 acres of the Kisatchie National Forest sits Winn Parish.  Surrounds by streams, bayous and rivers it is a wonderful getaway in visit Kisatchie National Forest for various questions and rules.

Saline Lake encompasses 8,400 acres. The lake is primarily a wooded lake and is home to good populations of largemouth bass, crappie (known to many here as sac-a-lait or white perch) and sunfish. 

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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

5:00 pm Minden – Holiday Trail of Lights @ Downtown area & historic district
Minden – Holiday Trail of Lights @ Downtown area & historic district
Nov 16 2017 @ 5:00 pm – Jan 2 2018 @ 12:00 am
Fasching Fifth Season Lights Fantastic Enjoy a self-driving tour of the Christmas lights after dark each day from Nov. 16 to Jan. 2, 2018. The holiday lights are officially switched on for the Fasching Fifth[...]

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