Vernon Parish, Louisiana's Legend Country, definitely has legendary outdoor experiences. From Kisatchie National Forest to Hodges Gardens and water sports to geocaching, you will find enough adventures and beautiful scenery to suit the most ardent outdoorsman. Check out shooting ranges and other recreational sporting activities along with swimming and golfing opportunities.
Simpson Church of God
The Simpson Church of God has a walking path known to locals as the Pathway to God. It is open to the public and has meditation areas along the way where walkers can stop and rest. There is a pavilion with playground equipment nearby.
South Toledo Bend State Park Riding Trails
Approx. 12 miles of OHV trails thru 540 acres. The trail spine stretches from near the park's entrance on Hwy. 191 through the woods to Hwy. 392. Nine separate trails, offering varying degrees of challenging topography, branch off the spine, and then loop around to connect again. All of the trails except the spine are one-way.
Swany Creek Ranch
Swany Creek Ranch Riding School & Stables offers English and Western lessons for the beginner, intermediate, and advanced rider. The lessons include horse care, confidence building, safety, and riding fundamentals. Lessons are by reservation only. They have party plans with pony rides that include use of their grills and tables with chairs. Temporary and long-term boarding is available.
Birding, Canoe Rental, Tubing, Fishing
Boat Launch and Slips, Fishing
Vernon Lake Spillway Park
Birding, Dock, Free Boat Launch, Fishing, Picnics, Swimming
Warrior Hills Golf Course
Fort Polk's Warrior Hills Golf Course features an 18 Hole Championship Design, with a driving range and fully stocked Pro Shop.
Wolf Rock - Kisatchie National Forest - Vernon Unit
Wolf Rock is located in the Vernon Unit of the Calcasieu Ranger District of the Kisatchie National Forest. Archaeological evidence shows that primitive peoples once used the cave as a habitation. Access to the area is very primitive, so visitors should dress appropriately for walking in the forest.