caldwell parish Recreation

Caldwell Parish is the ideal destination for outdoor enthusiasts and brings a variety or recreational opportunities to our residents that promote a healthy, active lifestyle. Its vast range of recreation opportunities include hunting, fishing, camping, and biking in natural beauty.

Find plenty of urban and cultural activities to enjoy, such as visiting a variety of museums, historical sites, cultural activities, festivals, parades, and clubs. With its rich culture and abundant nature resources, Caldwell Parish has something to offer everyone looking to explore the great outdoors or experience local history.

From relaxing at the Country Club to selling goods at our local festivals to enjoying a day out on the water, Caldwell Parish has plenty to offer and is the epitome of a charming home town with a bustling community.!

Caldwell Parish recreation

Museums & Historical Sites

caldwell parish Recreation
caldwell parish Recreation
caldwell parish Recreation


Full of contemporary art, the Schepis Museum is on Main Street in historic Columbia, and it brings new life to its historic setting. Not only does it showcase the finest cultural art in the area, but it's also a fantastic venue for events such as weddings, meetings, or class/family reunions!


Columbia Main Street offers diverse shopping experiences, delicious restaurants and bakeries, and great places to gather with family and friends. Be sure to stop at the authentic riverfront saloon on the Ouachita River!

Festivals & Parades


An annual festival held every October in Columbia, the LA Art & Folk Festival is the largest festival in Caldwell Parish! Enjoy live music, authentic cuisine, vintage vehicles, a petting zoo, a vast array of vendors, and so much more! Bring the kids too, they'll have a blast!


Caldwell Parish has enjoyed the Rodeo Parade every May for over 70 years! Held in May every year, the parade brings its world famous hotdogs and tons of fun for the whole family.

caldwell parish Recreation
caldwell parish Recreation

Outdoor Attractions

caldwell parish Recreation
caldwell parish Recreation


Boeuf Wildlife Management Area provides a wide range of recreation opportunities for visitors. Covering 51,000 acres, Boeuf Wildlife Management Area offers boating, hunting, fishing, camping, and various wildlife-viewing activities. The area is home to a variety of birds, aquatic species, and wildlife. Beouf is the perfect place for outdoor enthusiasts.


The Ouachita River is a major recreation feature in Caldwell Parish. Boating, canoeing, and kayaking are popular activities on the river, while fishermen can catch bass, catfish and bream in its waters. There are also numerous recreation areas along the river, providing plenty of opportunities for camping and picnicking. Additionally, the area is home to several wildlife refuges that offer bird watching and wildlife viewing activities.


This 147 square acre lake is situated just 9 miles from Clarks in Caldwell Parish. A variety of fish can be found here, including largemouth bass. The chance of getting a bite on the line is very high here, so bait casting, fly fishing, and spinning are all encouraged.


Located within the Ouachita Hills region of the state, it is considered one of the most ecologically and botanically significant preserves in the state of Louisiana. The 105 acres of land consists of diverse hardwood, mixed hardwood-loblolly, and bottomland hardwood forest types. The preserve has several trails that guide visitors through these forest types. The trees along the trails are labelled and help visitors appreciate the rich floral diversity of the area. Currently, the preserve is used by locals to learn about ecosystems that they live right next to, thereby encouraging and inculcating the practice of place-based education.


Riverton is a 13-acre compound located in northeast Caldwell Parish that provides the ultimate  recreation spot. Riverton features 18 RV sites with full hookup capability, 30 amps of electricity and 16 pull-through sites as well as full service bathroom, restroom, shower and laundry facilities. The lake is home to a variety of aquatic species and wildlife. Visitors can take part in the numerous recreational activities available at Riverton Lake, such as camping, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, hiking and fishing.


Horseshoe Lake is an acre of water located just 19 miles from Richwood in Caldwell Parish. Fishing is a popular activity available to visitors here. Boating and water enthusiasts are sure to enjoy their time at the lake. The clear, deep lakes combine with its major streams, providing excellent fishing for bass, crappie, catfish, and white perch.


Just 8 miles from Clarks in Caldwell Parish, Long Lake is a thin, horseshoe shaped body of water right off of the Ouachita river. It is a fisherman's paradise since a variety of species live here, including bowfin, bream, bluegill, sunfish, and largemouth bass. Swimming and fishing are popular activities here.

Learn more about what's happening in Caldwell Parish!


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