Birding

In addition to the information from our venues, make sure to download our birding guide to help plan your birding adventure!

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

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

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

Hadden's Ferry Public River Access

Birding, Canoeing, Free Kayak/Canoe Launch, Fishing

Holcomb Rd.
Anacoco LA 71403

Hodges Gardens State Park

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

Jim E. Johnson, Nature Photography

Licensed bird bander and nature photographer is available for conducting birding tours.

23 Rougeau Lane
Lecompte LA 71346

LA Department of Wildlife & Fisheries

1213 North Lakeshore Dr.
Lake Charles LA 70601
337-491-2575

Methodist Landing Campground

RV & Primitive Camping, Boating, Fishing, Birding, Hiking
Methodist Landing Extension Rd.
Leesville LA 71446
337-238-0324 - Fax: 337-238-0240

Pirates Cove Marina

Birding, Boat Launch, Fishing Pier, Live Bait, Lunker Program Weigh-Station, Swimming, Restaurant, Store

1567 Caribbean Dr.
Florien LA 71439
318-565-4467

Pleasure Point Park - SRA Hornbeck

Birding, Boat Launch, Fishing Pier, Swimming, Restrooms with Showers

1190 Pleasure Point Rd.
Hornbeck LA 71439
318-565-4810

Sandy Creek Boat Launch

Birding, Free Boat Launch, Dock, Fishing, Picnics

Hwy 8 - West of Leesville
Leesville LA 71446

Tack-A-Paw Expeditions

Birding, Canoe Rental, Tubing, Fishing

2340 Toro Rd.
Anacoco LA 71403
337-286-9337

Vernon Lake Spillway Park

Birding, Dock, Free Boat Launch, Fishing, Picnics, Swimming

Spillway Rd.
Leesville LA 71446