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Outdoor Recreation - Fishing

Outdoor Recreation

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 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
  • Experience camping, trail riding, mud riding and more at Louisiana Mudfest in Colfax. Visit 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.

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
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
Links on the Bayou Golf Course
271 Vandenburg Dr
Alexandria, LA 71303
United States

18 Holes/Public

Map Info: Links on the Bayou Golf Course 31.313757 -92.527068
LSU Alexandria Golf Course/ Oakland Plantation
8100 US-71
Alexandria, LA 71303
United States

9 Holes/Public

Map Info: LSU Alexandria Golf Course/ Oakland Plantation 31.300084 -92.479726
OakWing Golf Club
2345 Vandenburg Dr
Alexandria, LA 71303
United States
Audobon Golf Trail/Course
Map Info: OakWing Golf Club 31.322506 -92.526924

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