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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.

Kisatchie Bayou
Bayou Camp rd
Provencal, LA 71468
United States

Bass, crappie, catfish, bluegill and Sandbass. There is a large, multi-directional open and covered fishing pier.

Map Info: Kisatchie Bayou 31.421593 -93.164707
Lake Buhlow
Lake Buhlow
Pineville, LA 71360
United States

“Fastest Lake in the US”

Map Info: Lake Buhlow 31.33528 -92.444346
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
Little River
Little River Road
Jonesville, LA 71343
United States

Rapides, Grant, Catahoula and LaSalle Parishes – From the juncture of Dugdemona River and Castor Creek to its entrance into Catahoula Lake.

Map Info: Little River 31.5843234 -92.3065138
Louisiana Mudfest
12220 Louisiana 8
Colfax, LA 71417
United States

Rapides and Grant Parishes, located along the Red River, offers off-road, ATV, and multi-use trails. Mudfest also features several special events each year including mud riding, live concerts and more!

Map Info: Louisiana Mudfest 31.506629 -92.701029
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
Red River

Several boat launches and fishing areas along the Red River.

Map Info: Red River 31.3118073 -92.440588
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
Spring Creek
12029 US-165
Glenmora, LA 71433
United States

Rapides Parish – From Otis to Cocodrie Lake in Rapides Parish.

Map Info: Spring Creek 31.0458474 -92.6131808


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