Things to Do
From outdoor adventure to the adventures of Louisiana's historic badlands, Vernon Parish boasts a legendary list of things to do. You can find ATV and horseback trails, stroll down Main Street and take in art, antiques and quaint boutique shopping, go hunting, fishing, birding or try your hand at a shooting range or indoor sports. And with Fort Polk a proud part of our offerings, even our nightlife boasts of adventure. You'll find so much to do in Vernon Parish that you'll want to stay a while.
Things To Do
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.
Skate Palace offers fun and excitement for kids of all ages. In addition to skating, the venue has pool tables, video games, and a concession stand. Open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday afternoons and evenings. Call for session times. Parents skate FREE on Sundays with a paid child skater!
Slagle Mall & Deli
Groceries, Hardware, Feed, U-Haul, Propane
Soileau's Cajun Specialty Meats
Authentic Cajun Foods Including Beef, Pork, Chicken & Seafood, Deer Processing
Sonny Boy's Barber & Beauty Shops
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.
Stage Department Store
Upscale Clothing for Men and Women, Decorative Gifts
Strike Zone Bowling Center
The Fort Polk Bowling Center is open to the public. They have a great snack bar plus a pro shop. Party plans are available.
Sugar Shack Lounge
Pool Tables, Live Music on Fri Sat, Karaoke on Wed, Big Dance Floor
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
Pool Tables, Grill
Boat Launch and Slips, Fishing
The Accent and Co.
The Cutting Edge
The Foxhole Sports Lounge
Pool Tables, TV, DJ every Saturday