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Outdoor Recreation

Outdoor Recreation in the Alexandria/Pineville Area

Outdoor Recreation

Explore the great outdoors in Rapides Parish. Adventure awaits visitors around every bend, turn, and hill in the Alexandria/Pineville Area. From the blooming azaleas in the Spring to the fall foliage throughout the area forests in the Fall, even a simple drive can be an adventure for the eyes.

  • Enjoy hiking, biking, horseback, ATV, and multi-use trails in the Kisatchie National Forest, as well camping areas, beaches, piers, and historic sites. You can also try to see the endangered Red Cockaded Woodpecker in the Forest, or ask about the three bat caves on the land. Visit http://www.fs.usda.gov/kisatchie for more information about this area.
  • Hike the Wild Azalea Trail - Louisiana's longest hiking trail at 31 miles long.
  • Enjoy a horseback ride through the forest. Hayes E Daze Riding Adventures will take you on a guided ride along trails in the National Forest.
  • Camping, picnicking, swimming and fishing can be found at Indian Creek Recreational Area in the Alexander Forest.
  • A walk along the boardwalks at Forts Randolph/Buhlow State Historic Site will introduce you to the indigenous trees and birds of the area. This is also a great area to take in the sites of the mighty Red River at the overlook at the site of Bailey’s Dam.
  • Fishing opportunities are abundant. Of course, you can fish the recreation areas in the National Forest, or you can drop a line at Cotile Lake Recreation Area, Indian Creek, the Red River, and many other places. For more information about the Red River visit www.redriverwaterway.com.
  • Experience camping, trail riding, mud riding and more at Louisiana Mudfest in Colfax. Visit http://www.louisianamudfest.com for a list of special events, live entertainment, and camping rates.
  • Birding and nature watching is an easy pastime in Central Louisiana with so diverse a landscape and foliage.

But do not just take our word – come visit and see for yourself why the Heart of Louisiana is the Heart of Outdoors.

Cotile Lake Recreation Area
75 Cotile Lake Rd
Boyce, LA 71409
United States
Map Info: Cotile Lake Recreation Area
Alexandria Zoological Park
3016 Masonic Dr
Alexandria, LA 71301
United States
Map Info: Alexandria Zoological Park
Forts Randolph/Buhlow State Historic Site
135 Riverfront St
Pineville, LA 71360
United States

A walk along the boardwalks at Forts Randolph/Buhlow State Historic Site will introduce you to the indigenous trees and birds of the area. This is also a great area to take in the sites of the mighty Red River at the overlook at the site of Bailey’s Dam.

Map Info: Forts Randolph/Buhlow State Historic Site
Gone Wild Safari
805 Hooper Rd
Pineville, LA 71360
United States
Map Info: Gone Wild Safari
Hayes E Daze Riding Adventures

Enjoy a horseback ride through the forest. Hayes E Daze Riding Adventures will take you on a guided ride along trails in the National Forest.

Map Info: Hayes E Daze Riding Adventures
Indian Creek Recreational Area
100 Camp Ground Rd
Woodworth, LA 71485
United States

Camping, picnicking, swimming and fishing can be found at Indian Creek Recreational Area in the Alexander Forest.

Map Info: Indian Creek Recreational Area
Kincaid Recreation Area
Forest Services Rd
Boyce, LA 71409
United States
Map Info: Kincaid Recreation Area
Louisiana Mudfest
12220 Louisiana 8
Colfax, LA 71417
United States
Map Info: Louisiana Mudfest
River Paddle Rentals
1164 Palmer Chapel Road
Pineville, LA 71360
United States

It all started as a bright idea while paddle boarding in the Palmer Chapel Oxbow. James and Karen Waight decided to create a rental service that would bring some of the best SUP brands to CENLA. River Paddle Rentals strives to be the area's number 1 SUP rental service with a family atmosphere. 

We feature YOLO boards. Each rental comes with a leash, paddle and PFD. We have inflatable boards that can easily fit in a car and provide delivery service. Based near the old Oxbow Marina we can work out package deals with delivery to you, or come to us for hourly rentals on weekends. 

2017 Price List

1Hr $20

Additional Hours $10

All Day $75

Delivery $25

Additional PFD $5

Additional Paddle $7

Map Info: River Paddle Rentals
Wild Azalea Trail
352-398 Castor Plunge Rd
Woodworth, LA 71485
United States

Louisiana's longest hiking trail at 31 miles long.

Map Info: Wild Azalea Trail

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