Cross Lake

Take in a sunset or bring your boat to cruise on Cross Lake. This lake is man-made and spans 8,575-acres. Moss covered cypress trees line the banks. It’s a popular fishing, sailing, and skiing spot, and it’s a wonderful place to look for birds, turtles, and other wildlife. 

Red River Wildlife Refuge

Red River National Wildlife Refuge provides different wildlife-based recreational opportunities. Discover more about Louisiana’s most beautiful and unique birds and wildlife that call the refuge home by enjoying the exhibits at the Visitor Center, walking the trails, or participating in hunting and fishing activities.   

Gators & Friends

Gators & Friends is the largest adventure park in Northwest Louisiana with an estimated 150 Alligators and more. Guests can zipline over a swamp-filled gator habitat or speed around curves on Gator Raceway in high-performance Go-Karts. 

American Rose Center

The spectacular Gardens, located on a 118-acre wooded tract and is home to the national headquarters of the American Rose Society. It is the nation’s largest park dedicated to roses!  The American Rose Center features more than 65 individual rose gardens and 20,000 rose bushes.

Clyde Fant Bike Trail

Experience this 11.1-mile out-and-back trail on the Shreveport side of the Red River. This trail is great for birding, road biking, and running. The trail is open year-round and is beautiful to visit anytime.

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Arthur Ray Teague Multi-Use Trail

On this trail you’ll find a 9.2-mile out-and-back trail. This trail is also great for road biking, running, and walking. The trail is open year-round and is beautiful to visit anytime. 

Cypress Black Bayou Park & Recreation Area

Cypress Black Bayour is a reservoir that offers water skiing, boating, camping, cabins, fishing, a zoo, and other activities such as a beach for swimming.