Lake Bruin State Park (East of US 165 near St.Joseph) - This delightful state park features a magnificent cypress grove along the shore of the 3,500-acre Lake Bruin. Fifty improved campsites located on the water's edge, three large fishing piers, a boat launch and rental boats are popular features. A swimming beach, covered picnic pavilion,picnic facilities and playground appeal to every age.
Historic St. Joseph, La. - Take the walking tour of St. Joseph to see a number of Victorian homes and buildings. The downtown area is home of a variety of antique shops, gift shops, the interesting St. Joseph Museum, library and restaurants.
Town of Newellton - The town of Newellton is located in the midst of Tensas Indian Mounds. It is also home of Lake St. Joseph and Yucatan Lake, that is well known for its good fishing and duck hunting. For more information, call the Newellton Chamber of Commerce at 318-467-5050.
Tensas National Wildlife Refuge (Off I-20 via US 65 [Tallulah Exit]or off I-20 via LA577 [Waverly Exit]) - This refuge encompasses 57,000 acres of bottomland forest. Hunting, fishing, hiking, wildlife viewing, canoeing, interpreted trails, a boardwalk and educational programs abound. A Visitor Center contains brochures, exhibits, species lists and regulations.
Buckhorn Wildlife Management Area (Access by road off LA 4 and 128 in Tensas parish,14 miles northwest of St. Joseph) - With over 8,955 acres of bottomland hardwood forest, this wildlife area provides numerous outdoor opportunities including hunting, fishing and wildlife viewing.
Poverty Point Reservoir State Park (3 miles north of Delhi/I-20 on LA 17) – A marina and beach area, along with a fully-stocked man-made lake, makes this an ideal spot for a variety of watersport activities. The site also offers 4 lodges for overnight visitors.
Poverty Point State Historic Site (East of Monroe and north of I-20 on LA 577 northeast of Epps) - The site is considered one of the most significant archaeological finds in the country. It has a complex of Native American ceremonial mounds built between 1700 and 700 B.C. A museum and guided tours interpret a culture that once flourished on the site.