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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

Man-made impoundment located in the uplands approximately 15 miles west northwest of Alexandria.

Map Info: Cotile Lake Recreation Area 31.333818 -92.730706
Alexandria Golf and Country Club
8637 Hwy 165 S
Woodworth, LA 71485
United States

18 Holes/Private

Map Info: Alexandria Golf and Country Club 31.20125 -92.50557
Alexandria Zoological Park
3016 Masonic Dr
Alexandria, LA 71301
United States
Map Info: Alexandria Zoological Park
Bayou Cocodrie
6387-6201 LA-565
Jonesville, LA 71343
United States

Cocodrie Bayou is designated as a state scenic river. The Bayou Cocodrie National Wildlife Refuge is located 50 miles northeast of Alexandria, 3.5 miles south of Ferriday. There is a boating access at the southern end of the refuge.

Map Info: Bayou Cocodrie 31.553504 -92.82821
Bringhurst Golf Course
2822 Masonic Dr
Alexandria, LA 71301
United States

9 Holes/Public *Par 3 Courses

Map Info: Bringhurst Golf Course 31.28907 -92.45515
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
Golf Club at Timber Trails
8311 Shreveport Hwy
Pineville, LA 71360
United States

9 Holes/Semi-Private

Map Info: Golf Club at Timber Trails 31.412982 -92.482352
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. Part of the Alexander State Forest, Indian Creek Lake offers excellent fishing for freshwater species over flooded timberland. Fishing is permitted year round and in accordance with state fishing regulations.

Map Info: Indian Creek Recreational Area 31.099251 -92.511961

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