Outdoors

Allen Acres Native Ventures

Dr. Charles Allen, author of several books devoted to native Louisiana flora, and his wife Susan, have spent years developing the gardens to attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Other gardens focus on various curiosities, such as night-blooming flowers, bird watching, and "yard art". Trails lead into the forest where trees are labeled for identification.
Plant Identification Walks and/or Workshops are available on demand for groups of five or more -- with or without a room. Options include an outdoor tour, indoor workshop, or both. Sessions generally last four hours, but Dr. Allen will work with you to customize your trip.
Chinese cooking classes are available for groups of five or more at Allen Acres Bed & Breakfast in Cravens, LA. Taught by Susan Allen (aka Yen Hoa), the classes may be customized to suit your group's needs. 
Each class lasts about three hours and provides an opportunity for the group to choose three items from a list including egg rolls, won tons, pot stickers, stir fry and more. When you've finished, you get to take your food and the recipe home with you.

5070 Hwy. 399
Pitkin LA 70656
337-328-2252

Bass Haven Resort

Boat Launch, Fishing

665 Bass Haven Resort Dr.
Anacoco LA 71403
888-286-9239

Bevins East

Birding, Fishing, Free Boat Launch

McConathy Rd.
Anacoco LA 71403

Bevins West

Birding, Free Boat Launch, Fishing, Picnic, Swimming

Hammock Rd.
Anacoco LA 71403

Bullseye Shooting Range

Firearms Training and Shooting Complex

683 Hazel Jeanes Rd.
Leesville LA 71446
337 424-1885

Burr Ferry Confederate Breastworks

Covered Pavilion, Picnic Tables, Grills, Civil War Historical Site. 

Hwy 8
Burr's Ferry LA

Circle KRJ Ranch

(Off Hwy. 10 - 1/2 mile from Fort Polk's South Gate). Circle KRJ Ranch offers horse boarding, riding lessons and group trail rides -- small groups of at least two can do a mini trail ride around the porperty, while larger groups can opt for a longer ride through the Kisatchie National Forest. 

288 Lonnie Jeane Loop
Leesville LA 71446
337- 537-3373

Cooter's Bog in Kisatchie National Forest

The U.S. Forest Service is dedicated to educating the public on the value of native plants. Their website "Celebrating Wildflowers"offers a wealth of information relating to the subject and provides a list of nation-wide viewing areas which includes Cooter's Bog in Vernon Parish. The bog is part of the Kisatchie National Forest and is a frequent destination of Dr. Charles Allen's nature tours.

La Highway 463
Pitkin LA 70656
318-472-1840

Dodge City Paintball

Dodge City Paintball is located at Swany Creek Ranch and they're open from 10:00 am until sundown. If you don't have your own gear, you can rent it here. Available for events. Archery-Shooting-Paintball.

193 Reeks Rd.
Leesville LA 71446
337-238-1762 or 337-353-2400

Dogwood Park

Dogwood Park is located on Belview Rd. near Leesville High School; it is lighted and has chain climbers and benches.

Belview Rd.
Leesville LA 71446

Enduro Multi-Use Trail

The Enduro Multi-Use Trail is the only trail in the Vernon Unit of the Kisatchie National Forest that has been approved for Off-Highway Vehicles (OHVs). It has been designated as a Day-Use area and costs $5.00 per operator, which can be paid at a self-service fee station.

Junction of Forest Road 440 and 442
Pitkin LA 70656
318-793-9427 or 800-225-9733

Fort Polk Mini Golf and Go Carts

The Fort Polk Mini Golf course and Go Cart track have recently opened. They are located on 9th St. and are OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

BLDG 1402, 9th & Mississippi Ave.
Fort Polk LA 71459
337-531-5481 or 337-531-5468

Fort Polk Recreational Paintball

The Range accommodates many shooting styles and skill levels. Whether skeet or trap, paintball, archery, or pistol, the Fort Polk Shooting Complex covers it all. Open to the public although users must follow strict guidelines when bringing weapons on post. Also available for group events. 

4111 California Ave.
Fort Polk LA
337-531-7552

Fort Polk Recreational Shooting Range

The Range accommodates many shooting styles and skill levels. Whether skeet or trap, paintball, archery, or pistol, the Fort Polk Shooting Complex covers it all. Open to the public although users must follow strict guidelines when bringing weapons on post. Also available for group events.
Archery-Shooting-Paintball.

4111 California Ave.
Fort Polk LA 71459
337-531-7552

Fullerton Town & Mill Site

Hwy. 10
Fullerton LA 70642
318-793-9427

Hadden's Ferry Public River Access

Birding, Canoeing, Free Kayak/Canoe Launch, Fishing

Holcomb Rd.
Anacoco LA 71403

Harmony Equestrian Services, LLC

Harmony Equestrian Services has certified instructors who offer lessons and training for western, dressage, and jumping in a variety of ways -- group or individual riding lessons and summer camps. They also lease, board, and buy/sell horses. ​​​​ 

578 Brown Ln.
Leesville LA 71446
318-308-9066

Hickory Ridge Recreational Park

Hickory Ridge Rd.
Leesville LA 71446
337-238-0324

Hodges Gardens State Park

1000 Hodges Loop, Hwy 171
Florien LA 71429
800-354-3523 / 318-586-4020

Hornbeck Sports Park

The Hornbeck Sports Park, maintained by the Hornbeck Optimist Club, is located on Hwy. 392 East and has a half-mile path that circles the ball parks and a playground for children.

Hwy. 392
Hornbeck LA 71439

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