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0.0
108 ft.
Arkansas/Louisiana State Line
US Highway 165 crosses over the Arkansas/Louisiana state line and heads south into Louisiana.
2.7
4.3
108 ft.
Junction of Louisiana State Highway 835
East to State Route 585, MS.
3.0
4.9
105 ft.
Junction of Louisiana State Highway 833
West to Horshoe Lake, LA. Fishing, water activities.
6.2
9.9
89 ft.
Bridge Crossing
Bayou Bonne Idee, LA. Home to alligators, nutria, bass, crappie, and tiger beetles.
7.0
11.3
105 ft.
Junction of Louisiana State Highway 140
The village of Bonita, LA. It is part of the Bastrop Micropolitan Statistical Area. US post office. West to Louisiana state highway 833.
13.1
21.1
98 ft.
Junction of Louisiana State Highway 599
West to Louisiana state highway 140. Chemin-A-Haut State Park, LA. The park's name means 'High Road' in French. The park is one of the earliest additions to the Louisiana State Park system. Visitors to Chemin-A-Haut State Park may enjoy Camping, Fishing, Hiking, Picnicking and Wildlife Observation. There is a 8-mile (13 km) Equestrian Trail for Horseback riders. During the hot Summer months, guests may cool off in an on-site swimming pool. Phone: 318-283-0812 or 888-677-2436. South to Handy Brake National Wildlife Refuge, LA. An observation platform overlooks a permanent wetland, which is excellent habitat for wintering waterfowl, wading birds and many other wetland dependent species. Handy Brake is managed as a waterfowl sanctuary and access is restricted to the area immediately adjacent to the observation tower. Phone: 318-726-4400. Webiste: http://www.fws.gov/handybrake/ E-mail: [email protected] North to Handy Brake National Wildlife Refuge, LA. is managed as a waterfowl sanctuary and access is restricted to the area immediately adjacent to the observation tower. The tower overlooks a permanent wetland, which is excellent habitat for wintering waterfowl, wading birds and many other wetland dependent species. Phone: 318-726-4400; Email: [email protected]; Website: http://www.fws.gov/handybrake/
14.5
23.4
89 ft.
Bridge Crossing
Bayou Galion, LA.
17.9
28.8
85 ft.
Lloyd Barham Road
West access to Handy Brake National Wildlife Refuge, LA.
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31.5
95 ft.
Junction of Louisiana State Highway 2
The community of Mer Rouge, LA. The name Mer Rouge is French for 'Red Sea.' According to John D. Winters, two squadrons of the Illionois calvary attacked Mer Roughe and seized some horses and burned bushels of corn some cotton. East to the town of Oak Grove, LA. Bayou Macon Wildlife Management Area, LA. Fishing, primitive camping, and hunting. Phone: 318-343-4044; Email: [email protected] West to Louisiana state highway 3051. Note: US highway 165 joins Louisiana state highway 2 and US highway 425 and heads west.
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39.9
154 ft.
Junction of Louisiana State Highway 3051
South to Louisiana state highway 138.
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41.4
144 ft.
AP Carter Park, Louisiana
A baseball park in the city of Bastrop, LA.
27.0
43.5
138 ft.
Junction of US Highway 425 and Louisiana State Highway 593
South to Louisiana state highway 139. North to Gladney Park. Bussy Brake. Fishing. Georgia Pacific Wildlife Management Area. Camping and boating. Upper Ouachita National Wildlife Refuge. Refuge supports concentrations of ducks, geese, wading birds, raptors and a small wintering population of bald eagles. The endangered red-cockaded woodpecker and the threatened Louisiana black bear are found on Upper Ouachita NWR. Other wildlife species that call the refuge home include alligators, deer, turkey, squirrels, bald eagles and beaver. Upper Ouachita NWR is one of the four four refuges managed in the North Louisiana Refuge Complex. Chemin-A-Haut State Park. Chemin-A-Haut means "High Road" in French. It is one of the arlies additions to the Louisiana State Park system. Visitors to Chemin-A-Haut State Park may enjoy Camping, Fishing, Hiking, Picnicking and Wildlife Observation. There is a 8-mile Equestrian Trail for Horseback riders. During the hot Summer months, guests may cool off in an on-site swimming pool.
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43.7
141 ft.
Junction of Louisiana State Highway 593 and 139
The city of Bastrop, LA. The city was founded by a Dutch embezzler who falsely claimed to be a nobleman. He had fled to the then Spanish colony of Louisiana to escape prosecution, and became involved in various land deals. During the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927, Bastrop was the site of a relief camp for refugees. During World War II, it was the site of German POW camp. North to US highway 425. South to Morehouse Memorial Airport. Louisiana state highway 554. Louisiana state highway 134. Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge. Black Bayou Lake is studded with cypress and tupelo trees, and surrounded by swamps that graduate into bottomland hardwoods and then into upland mixed pine/hardwoods. Common wildlife seen include alligators, wood ducks, bird-voiced treefrogs, broad-banded water snakes, red-eared sliders, green herons, coyotes, skunks, and white-tailed deer. Facilities also include interactive visitor center exhibits, a mile long raised asphalt/boardwalk nature trail with 400-foot wildlife pier, boat launch, amphitheater and pavilion, a raised observation deck with spotting scope and several informational kiosks.
28.0
45.0
135 ft.
Junction of Dotson St, LA
Bastrop Dotson Gym. Phone: (318) 283-3328. Dotson Park. Pool, picnic tables.
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56.9
85 ft.
Junction of Louisiana State Highway 554
East to Louisiana state highway 139. The villate of Collinston, LA. Limited services. Louisiana state highway 138.
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61.1
89 ft.
Junction of Louisiana State Highway 136
South to Louisiana state highway 134. Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge. It is studded with cypress and tupelo trees, and surrounded by swamps that graduate into bottomland hardwoods and then into upland mixed pine/hardwoods. Common wildlife seen include alligators, wood ducks, bird-voiced treefrogs, broad-banded water snakes, red-eared sliders, green herons, coyotes, skunks, and white-tailed deer. Facilities also include interactive visitor center exhibits, a mile long raised asphalt/boardwalk nature trail with 400-foot wildlife pier, boat launch, amphitheater and pavilion, a raised observation deck with spotting scope and several informational kiosks.
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62.0
82 ft.
Junction of Louisiana State Highway 2
West to the town of Sterlington, LA. Actor Ed Nelson, a co-star of ABC's Peyton Place during the 1960s, retired to Sterlington from his native New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Louisiana state highway 143. Hatley Lake. Fishing. Note: Louisiana state highway 2 leaves US highway 165 at this point.
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66.1
85 ft.
Junction of Louisiana State Highway 134
East to Fairbanks, LA. Louisiana state highway 139. Coulee State Wildlife Refuge. A Louisiana state park. The village of Oak Ridge, LA. Limited services.
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70.5
82 ft.
Junction of Richland Pl, LA
Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge. It is studded with cypress and tupelo trees, and surrounded by swamps that graduate into bottomland hardwoods and then into upland mixed pine/hardwoods. Common wildlife seen include alligators, wood ducks, bird-voiced treefrogs, broad-banded water snakes, red-eared sliders, green herons, coyotes, skunks, and white-tailed deer. Facilities also include interactive visitor center exhibits, a mile long raised asphalt/boardwalk nature trail with 400-foot wildlife pier, boat launch, amphitheater and pavilion, a raised observation deck with spotting scope and several informational kiosks. Black Bayou Lake.
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73.5
82 ft.
Junction of Louisiana State Highway 553
The community of Lamkin, LA. St Francis North Hospital. West to Moon Lake. Fishing. Horseshoe Lake. Pace Lake. Fishing. Hamilton Lake and Devils Hole. Louisiana state highway 2.
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76.1
75 ft.
Bridge Crossing
Chauvin Bayou, LA.
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77.0
75 ft.
Junction of Forsythe Bypass, LA
West to Forsythe Park. Volleyball courts, recreation area. Ouachita River. Biedenharn Museum and Gardens. A botanical garden and museum located next to Ouachita River. Open Mondays tru Saturdays and half days on Sunday. The garden's name is short for Emy-Lous song, named after Emy-Lou Biedenharn, Joseph's daughter, who had a vocal career in Europe. The Biedenharm Museum was built in 1913 as a private home by Joseph Augustus Biedenharn, who is credited with first bottling the popular soda fountain drink Coca-Cola in the summer of 1894.
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80.3
75 ft.
Junction of US Highway 80
East to the University of Louisiana at Monroe or ULM, a coeducational public university in Monroe, LA. ULM is the only university in Louisiana to offer a master's in gerontology and the only public university offering the Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Fant-Ewing Coliseum. Built in 1971, it is a 7,085-seat multi-purpose arena. It is home to the University of Louisiana at Monroe Warhawks basketball team. During the 2006-07 season, a student only section was created, called the "Hawk's Nest." Malone Stadium. Primarily used for football and is home field to the ULM Warhawks. Malone Stadium was named for James L. Malone, the winningest coach in school history. Gary Hogan Field. Home to the ULM Warhawks college baseball team. Louisiana state highway 139. Louisiana state highway 594. West to Twin City Shopping Center. Louisiana state highway 15. Interstate 20.
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81.7
72 ft.
Junction of Louberta St, LA
West to the city of Monroe, LA. Monroe is named for James Monroe of Virginia, the fifth President of the United States and, with Robert R. Livingston, one of the negotiators of the 1803 Louisiana Purchase from France. Monroe features the Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo, which collectively maintains over 500 animals. Monroe area is home to several museums, including the Northeast Louisiana Children's Museum, The Biedenharn Museum and Gardens, Aviation Military Museum, the Masur Museum of Arts, and the Northeast Louisiana Delta African-American Heritage Museum, one of the 26 site recently identified for the state's African American Heritage Trail. The city is also home to the Lousiana Speedway. East to the Powell Avenue Recreation Center.
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82.6
69 ft.
Junction of Louisiana State Highway 594
West to Interstate 20. East to Pecanland Mall. Monroe Regional Airport. The airport is advertised as the birthplace of Delta Air Lines; the airport's logo is a variant on the Delta logo. During World War II, the airport was used as a cadet training center by the United States Army Air Force Flying Training Command.
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82.9
69 ft.
Junction of Interstate 20

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72 ft.
Junction of Ticheli Rd, LA
West to Lousiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo, LA. Sits on 80 acres that exhibits over 500 animals. holds various seasonal festivities that include the Easter Egg Extravaganza and Wet and Wild. Phone: 318-329-2400; Hours of Operation: Sunday thru Saturday (7 Days a week); 10:00 am thru 5:00 pm. Open year round except on: New Years Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day. Bernstein Park. East to Louisiana state highway 15.
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87.3
69 ft.
Junction of Dellwood Dr, LA
East to the town of Richwood, LA. It is part of the Monroe Metropolitan Statistical Area. Louisiana state highway 15.
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72 ft.
Junction of Louisiana State Highway 841
East to Ouachita Wildlife Management Area. Sits on 8,747 beautiful acres. Fishing and camping is available. Phone: 318-343-4044. West to Watson Brake, an arrangement of human-made mounds located in the floodplain of the Ouachita River. The site was discovered in 1981 and according to radiocarbon dating, it has been dated to about 5400 years ago (approx. 3500 BCE). Watson Brake is considered the earliest mound complex in North America. It is privately owned, so it is not available for public viewing.
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108.1
69 ft.
Junction of Blankston Rd, LA
West to Lake Lafitta. Home to a variety of fish including striped bass, rainbow trout and bigmouth buffalo .
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118.0
66 ft.
Junction of Esperance Ln, LA
West to Breston Plantation House. Built in 1835, it was added to the Nationa Register of Historic Place in 1980.
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124.8
59 ft.
Junction of Volman Lake Rd, LA
Access road to Volman Lake and Brushy Lake. Fishing.
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127.2
69 ft.
Junction of Davis Lake Rd, LA
Access road to Davis Lake.
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128.8
66 ft.
Junction of Airport Rd and Martin Place Rd, LA
East to Columbia Airport. West to Martin Home Place Museum. Phone: 318-649-6722; Email: [email protected]
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130.2
69 ft.
Junction of Louisiana State Highway 4
East to Brown Lake. Humble Lake. Fishing. Thompson Lake. Lousiana state highway 559. Fort Necessity Recreation Area. Outdoor recreation. Note: Louisiana state highway joins US highway 165 at this point and heads south. South to the town of Columbia, LA.
81.4
131.0
33 ft.
Bridge Crossing
Ouachita River, LA. A 605-mile-long river that runs south and east through the U.S. states of Arkansas and Louisiana,It is named for the Ouachita tribe, one of several historic tribes who lived along the river. Fishing. Home to a variety of fish including black bass, white bass, bream, freshwater drum, and gar.
83.0
133.5
210 ft.
Junction of Louisiana State Highway 849
South to the community of Copenhagen, LA. Limited services. Louisiana state highway 851.
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134.2
213 ft.
Junction of Louisiana State Highway 4
South to Lousiana state highway 850. The community of Caldwell Parish, LA. Home to the Marengo Suicide Swamp Ride hosted by Wish-I-Could of Northeast Louisiana. Note: Louisiana state highway 4 leaves US highway 165 at this point.
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135.3
180 ft.
Collins Rd, LA
East to Louisiana state highway 849.
84.6
136.2
184 ft.
Anding Heights Rd, LA
East to Louisiana state highway 849.
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138.7
164 ft.
Junction of Louisiana State Highway 126
The villate of Grayson, LA. Louisiana historian, Hubert D. Humphreys was born and raised in Grayson. US post office. South to Louisiana state highway 851. Louisiana state highway 849. West to Louisiana state highway 845. Louisiana state highway 3239.
86.4
139.1
151 ft.
Junction of Louisiana State Highway 850
North to Louisiana state highway 126. South to Louisiana state highway 849.
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144 ft.
Junction of Louisisana State Highway 844
South to the village of Clarks, LA. The late Eugene Eason, a member of the Louisiana House of Representatives from Webster Parisn, was born in Clarks. US highway 165.
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141.0
131 ft.
Bridge Crossing
Hurricane Creek.
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141.7
144 ft.
Junction of Zeagler Rd and Mecom Rd, LA
West to Louisiana state highway 844. East to Louisiana state highway 850.
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148.1
121 ft.
Junction of Louisiana State Highway 506
West to Louisiana state highway 126. East to Louisiana state highway 850 and 849. Lousiana state highway 124. The town of Rosefield, LA. Limited services. Boeuf State Wildlife Management Area. A 51,000-acre area of bottomland hardwoods, cypress-tupelo swamp, and wetland habitat in northeast Louisiana. Boeuf has a greentree reservoir and several moist soil impoundments available for waterfowl and other wetland species.
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148.9
112 ft.
Bridge Crossing
Black Bayou, LA.
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150.8
128 ft.
Junction of Louisiana State Highway 843
South to Louisiana state highway 124. North to Louisiana state highway 506.
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155.8
180 ft.
Junction of Louisiana State Highway 125
South to Louisiana state highway 124. Louisiana state highway 127. The town of Olla, LA. The town was named after Miss Olla Mills, but for many years was known simply as White Sulphur Springs. The site served as a steam boat port on the nearby Castor River and between 1871 and 1911 was a nationally known health spa. Olla is also known as the site of the only railroad holdup in the state of Louisiana. The objective of the robbers was a large shipment of money being transferred from one place to another.
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157.5
171 ft.
Junction of Standard Church Rd and Dump Rd, LA
South to Louisiana state highway 124. North to Louisiana state highway 125.
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158.4
164 ft.
Junction of Woodyeard Rd, LA
South to Louisiana state highway 124. North to Louisiana state highway 125.
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159.1
154 ft.
Junction of Louisiana State Highway 124
East to Olla Airport. Louisiana state highway 843. Louisiana state highway 506. West to Louisiana state highway 125. South to the town of Olla, LA. The town was named after Miss Olla Mills, but for many years was known simply as White Sulphur Springs. The site served as a steam boat port on the nearby Castor River and between 1871 and 1911 was a nationally known health spa. Olla is also known as the site of the only railroad holdup in the state of Louisiana. The objective of the robbers was a large shipment of money being transferred from one place to another.
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160.8
128 ft.
Junction of Louisiana State Highway 127
South to Louisiana state highway 770. Louisiana state highway 503. The town of Jena, LA. In September 2006, Jena became the focus of national news stories in the United States for a racial controversy involving its school system and a group of students known as the Jena Six. North to Louisiana state highway 125.
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167.1
92 ft.
Junction ofr E Hardtner Dr, LA
Hardtner Medical Center. West to Louisiana state highway 125. The town of Urania, LA. Established in the late 1890s by lumbering magnate Henry E. Hardtner, who is considered "Louisiana's first conservationist." The town's name is derived from the Greek for "muse of astronomy."
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168.4
69 ft.
Bridge Crossing
Chickasaw Creek, LA. Fishing. Home to a variety of fish including sucker, rock bass and white perch.
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172.7
105 ft.
Junction of US Highway 84
South to Louisiana state highway 500. North to the town of Tullos, LA. Louisiana state highway 125.
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176.4
43 ft.
Bridge Crossing
Cochran Creek, LA. Fishing.
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177.3
39 ft.
Bridge Crossing
Litter River, LA. The state government of Louisiana has designated the uppermost 53 mi of the Little River (above Catahoula Lake) as a "Natural and Scenic River." Sixty prehistoric Native American archaeological sites have been identified along this stretch of the river. The Little River has also been known historically as "Bayou Des Nacitoches," "Catahoula Bayou," and "Catahoula River.
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180.9
92 ft.
Junction of Louisiana State Highway 1230
South to Louisiana state highway 500. The village of Georgetown, LA. US post office. Louisiana state highway 502. North to Louisiana state highway 3098. Louisiana state highway 472. Kisatchie National Forest. It is the only National forest in Louisiana, and is located in the state's old growth piney hills and hardwood bottoms of seven central and northern parishes. It offers recreation activities including: all-terrain vehicle (ATV) use, backpacking, boating, camping, cycling, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, hunting, mountain biking, picnicing and swimming. Catahoula National Wildlife Management Area- was established in 1958 as a wintering area for migratory waterfowl. White-tailed deer, small game mammals, songbirds, raptors, waterbirds, reptiles, and amphibians are commonly seen throughout the refuge.
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181.9
95 ft.
Junction of Louisiana State Highway 500
East to Louisiana state highway 502. West to Louisiana state highway 472. Louisiana state highway 167. Kisatchie National Forest. It is the only National forest in Louisiana, and is located in the state's old growth piney hills and hardwood bottoms of seven central and northern parishes. It offers recreation activities including: all-terrain vehicle (ATV) use, backpacking, boating, camping, cycling, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, hunting, mountain biking, picnicing and swimming. Catahoula National Wildlife Management Area- was established in 1958 as a wintering area for migratory waterfowl. White-tailed deer, small game mammals, songbirds, raptors, waterbirds, reptiles, and amphibians are commonly seen throughout the refuge.
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184.8
52 ft.
Bridge Crossing
Bear Creek, LA.
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185.3
59 ft.
Bridge Crossing
Cross Bayou, LA.
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186.6
49 ft.
Bridge Crossing
Indian Creek, LA.
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189.9
79 ft.
Bridge Crossing
Cypress Creek, LA.
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190.3
89 ft.
Junction of Lincecum Church Rd, LA
East to Little River Wildlife Management Area. Camping, water activities and hunting available. Phone: 318-487-5885; Email: [email protected]
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192.1
79 ft.
Bridge Crossing
Little Creek, LA.
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193.9
177 ft.
Junction of Louisiana State Highway 123
West to Louisiana state highway 524. The village of Dry Prong, LA. According to the web-based Encyclopedia Louisiana, a family moved to the region in the 1870s to build a sawmill. To power the mill, they built a water wheel, only to discover that the creek over which they had built it went dry every summer: the creek was a "dry prong". Grant Parish, LA. Grant was one of several new parishes created by the Reconstruction legislature in an attempt to build the Republican Party. Founded in 1869, it had a slight majority of freedmen. It was named for U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant. East to Little River Wildlife Management Area. Camping, water activities and hunting available. Phone: 318-487-5885; Email: [email protected]
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196.1
62 ft.
Bridge Crossing
Fish Creek, LA.
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177 ft.
Junction of Louisiana State Highway 524
South to Louisiana state highway 123. Note: Louisiana state highway 123 joins US highway 165 at this point.
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194 ft.
Junction of Louisiana State Highway 524
Louisiana state highway 524 leaves US highway 165 at this point.
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208.5
125 ft.
Junction of Louisiana State Highway 366
South to Louisiana state highway 8
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208.6
115 ft.
Junction of Louisiana State Highway 8
The town of Pollock, LA - named for Oliver Pollock, one of the largest financial donors to the cause of the American Revolution. West to US highway 167. Louisiana state highway 123. Lake Latt. Fishing. US highway 71. Note: Louisiana state highway 8 join US highway 165 at this point and both heads south.
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208.9
92 ft.
Bridge Crossing
Sandy Creek, LA.
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209.6
164 ft.
Louisiana State Highway 8
East to the community of Fishville, LA. It used to be a popular summer spot in the late 60's and early 70's. Hundreds of people would come out to enjoy the cold creeks, roller skating, or just relax at one of the many camp houses located along the numerous lakes, creeks, and streams throughout the surrounding woods of the Kisatchie National Forest. At night, particularly on Saturday night, many gathered at the Fishville Skating Rink, formerly known as Slick's Skating Rink. Others gathered outside to enjoy visiting and chatting and comparing muscle cars. Note: Louisiana state highway 8 leaves US highway 165 at this point and heads east while US highway 165 continues going south.
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197 ft.
Junction of Airbase Rd, LA
West to US Highway 167. The village of Creola, LA. Limited services.
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216.6
203 ft.
Junction of Louisiana State Highway 3130
East to Camp Livingston, a US Army military camp during World War II. First known as Camp Tioga, Camp Livingston was open from 1940 to 1945. It was renamed Camp Livingston in honor of Chancellor Robert R. Livingston, negotiator of the Louisiana Purchase. Camp Livingston was deactivated in late 1945 and is now part of the Kisatchie National Forest. Today, the U.S. Forest Service manages the property where the camp was previously located, and most of the original concrete streets can be accessed and some are used on a daily basis for traffic passing through the camp.
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220.7
171 ft.
Junction of Louisiana State Highway 1204
East to Camp Livingston, a US Army military camp during World War II. First known as Camp Tioga, Camp Livingston was open from 1940 to 1945. It was renamed Camp Livingston in honor of Chancellor Robert R. Livingston, negotiator of the Louisiana Purchase. Camp Livingston was deactivated in late 1945 and is now part of the Kisatchie National Forest. Today, the U.S. Forest Service manages the property where the camp was previously located, and most of the original concrete streets can be accessed and some are used on a daily basis for traffic passing through the camp.
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220.9
157 ft.
Junction of Louisiana State Highway 1204
West to Louisiana state highway 3225.
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221.9
148 ft.
Junction of Shanghai Rd, LA
East to the town of Ball, LA. It was the birthplace of Frank Estes Cole, an educator and football coach and served in both houses of the Louisiana State Legislature between 1944 and 1960. Louisiana state highway 623.
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222.9
112 ft.
Bridge Crossing
Flagon Bayou, LA. Fishing. Home to a variety of fish including sucker, yellow perch and panfish.
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224.0
138 ft.
Junction of Louisiana State Highway 623
West to the village of Tioga, LA. It is served by the Ward Ten Recreation District, which participates in Dixie Youth baseball and Dixie Girls softball. The Dixie Belles (ages 1315) won the 2001 Dixie Belles World Series. Tioga Commissary. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on October 1986. Louisiana state highway 3225 and US Highway 167 and 71.
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157 ft.
Louisiana State Highway 116
East to Alexandria Esler Regional Airport. Louisiana state highway 28. A U.S. Army installation currently operated by the Louisiana National Guard as one of their main training areas.
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141 ft.
Junction of US Highway 167
South to Louisiana state highway 3144. Louisiana state highway 28. Kees Park. The city of Pineville, LA. Pineville houses two unique museums. The Louisiana Maneuvers Museum provides insight into the huge maneuvers that prepared the United States for World War II and promoted the career of General Dwight D. Eisenhower, known for his organizational skills and Old Town Hall Museum "is the only museum in the entire state of Louisiana dedicated to municipal government." Cottingham House. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.
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229.7
92 ft.
Junction of US Highway 71
South to Louisiana state highway 1203. Old LSU site. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. The village of Tioga, LA. It is part of the Alexandria, Louisiana Metropolitan Statistical Area. US highway 167. Louisiana state highway 3225. Pollock Municipal Airport. Lake Latt. Louisiana state highway 158. North to Pineville Highschool. A coeducational public highschool in Pineville, LA. Pineville Municipal Airport. Lake Buhlow. Pierson Lake. Note: US Highway 71 joins US Highway 165 at this point and heads south.
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232.5
66 ft.
Bridge Crossing
Bailey's Dam. The dam was built in 1864 at Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Bailey's request to afford passage over the Alexandria rapids for part of Rear Admiral David Dixon Porter's Mississippi River Squadron during the Red River Campaign in the Civil War. The dam successfully raised the level of the river and was then broken in order to allow the boats in its reservoir to pass downstream. It was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.
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233.0
85 ft.
Bridge Crossing
Philip Bayou, LA.
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85 ft.
Junction of N 3rd St, LA
South to Healthsouth Rehab Hospital Alexandria. Rapids Womens and Childrens Hospital. Fort Randlph. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1981. Fort Buhlow. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1981. Hemenway Furniture Co. Building. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on October 4, 1983. Bentley Hotel. Built by the timber baron Joseph Bentley, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places on November 15, 1979. The Alexandria Museum of Art. Founded in 1977, it subsequently was expanded and reopened to the public in 1998. The Museum is best known for its extensive permanent collection of contemporary Louisiana art and houses the state's largest collectiIt showcases the social evolution of all of Louisiana, but centers on the history of Central Louisiana, Rapides Parish, and Alexandriaon of North Louisiana Folk Art. The Louisiana History Museum. Major exhibit areas deal with Native Americans, Louisiana geography, politics, health care, farming, and the impact of war.
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82 ft.
Junction of Interstate 49
West to Louisiana state highway 1. Alexandria International Airport. Louisiana state highways 8 and 1200. The town of Boyce, LA. It is part of the Alexandria, Louisiana Metropolitan Statistical Area. The town was named for Judge Henry Boyce, who owned the land on which the town was located. Carnahan House. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on April 7, 1995. Bentley Hotel. Built by the timber baron Joseph Bentley, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places on November 15, 1979. The Alexandria Museum of Art. Founded in 1977, it subsequently was expanded and reopened to the public in 1998. The Museum is best known for its extensive permanent collection of contemporary Louisiana art and houses the state's largest collectiIt showcases the social evolution of all of Louisiana, but centers on the history of Central Louisiana, Rapides Parish, and Alexandriaon of North Louisiana Folk Art. The Louisiana History Museum. Major exhibit areas deal with Native Americans, Louisiana geography, politics, health care, farming, and the impact of war. The Peabody Magnet High School. It was the only public school for Black students in Alexandria with grades 1 - 7. It was named Peabody because of a grant that was given by Mr. George Peabody, a wealthy Massachusetts philanthropist, of the George Peabody Foundation.
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234.7
82 ft.
Junction of Louisiana State Highway 1
South to Conerly House. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in December 1984. Louisiana state highway 28. US highway 165 and Louisiana state highway 1208. Alexandria Garden District. Rugg Elementary School. The city of Alexandria, LA. The city was originally home to a community supporting activities of the adjacent Spanish outpost of Post du Rapides. It was incorporated as a town in 1819 and received a city charter in 1832. The city recognizes Mardi Gras as an official holiday. The annual Mardi Gras parade occurring on the Sunday before Mardi Gras on Texas Avenue is a major cultural festivity in the area. Boasted as a true family oriented event, parade goers can enjoy over 20 New Orleans style floats, high school and college marching bands, as well as appearances by local celebrities. In addition to the main Sunday parade, a children's parade takes place downtown on the Saturday before Mardi Gras and another parade known as the Krewe of Provine Parade occurs on Fat Tuesday itself down Coliseum Boulevard. The Alexandria Zoological Park. Home to about 500 animals. It started out as a row of cages in 1926. In addition to its regular exhibits, the zoo has three themed habitat areas: African Experience, Louisiana Habitat, and the Bayou Le Zoo Choo Choo. Bringhurst Field. A baseball field and is home field to the Alexandria Aces collegiate summer baseball team and also hosts local high school games. It is also home field for a local high school, the Bolton High School Bears.
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Junction of Louisiana State Highway 498
North to Melady House. Alexandria International Airport. Louisiana state highway 1.
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Junction of Louisiana State Highway 496
East to Kent Plantation House. It is central Louisiana's oldest standing structure and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and describes plantation life between 1795 and 1855. It displays original artifacts from families that worked and lived at the house during its operation. Louisiana state highway 1. West to Alexandria International Airport. Geneva - added to the National Register of Historic Places in Dec 1984. China Grove. McNutt Rural Historic District. Bayouside. Hope.
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Junction of Louisiana State Highway 28
West to Louisiana state highway 3054. Louisiana state highway 1243. Kincaid Reservoir. Fishing, boating, hunting and wildlife. Kincaid Recreation Area. Outdoor activities including camping, swimming, picnicking, boating, water skiing, fishing, hiking, and bicycling.
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Junction of Louisiana State Highway 1208
North to Rugg Elementary School. Alexandria Garden District. Both are on National Register of Historic Places. US Highway 165. Interstate 49. South to Alexandria Senior High School. The school serves about 1,100 students in grades 9 to 12 in the Rapides Parish School Board district.
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Junction of Horshoe Dr, LA
West to Masonic Home for Children. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in November 1987.
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Bridge Crossing
Boeuf Bayou, LA.
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Bridge Crossing
Rocky Bayou, LA. Oden Lake. Fishing. Rapides Parish. It encompasses the Alexandria, Louisiana, Metropolitan Statistical Area. Rapides is the French spelling of "rapids". In 1763, the land that is now Rapides Parish became the new home of Apalachee, who were settled there with the permission of Governor Kerlerec.
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Junction of Louisiana State Highway 3265
Rapides Lumber Company Sawmill Manager's House. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in November 1990. The community of Woodworth, LA. It offers a variety of outdoor activities: camping, fishing, canoeing, horseback riding, hiking. East to Alexander State Forest Headquarters Building. Built in 1935, it was aded to the National Register of Historic Places in May 1987. South to Indian Creek Recreation Area. Camping, water activities, hiking, picnic pavilion. Open year-round. First come, first served basis. Reservations required for the pavilion. Phone: 318-487-5058. Indian Creek Reservoir. Woodworth Landing Strip.
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Bridge Crossing
Clear Bayou, LA.
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Junction of Louisiana State Highway 112
West to Louisiana state highway 497. Camp Claiborne, a US Army military camp during World War II. It was established June 10, 1930 as Camp Evangeline, named for the Evangeline District of the Kisatchie National Forest where it was situated. It was later renamed for the Governor of the Territory of Orleans and first governor of the State of Louisiana, William C.C. Claiborne. In 1939 construction crews were sent to expand the camp and it was activated in 1940. It was deactivated in 1945 and returned to Kisatchie National Forest, as part of the National Forest System, administered by the U.S. Forest Service. Louisiana state highway 1199. Louisiana state highway 121. Note: Louisiana state highway 112 joins US highway 165 at this point.
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Junction of Louisiana State Highway 112
The village of Forest Hill, LA. Every year, during the third weekend of March, Forest Hill is home to the Louisiana Nursery Festival. It is the village's yearly attraction and brings in thousands of people each day to see the many floral, artistic, and amusement booths. East to Interstate 49. The town of Lecompte. The town was named after a famous racehorse owned by the Wells family who lived on a plantation south of the town. The horse's name was LeComte. Note: Louisiana state highway 112 leaves US highway 165 at this point.
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Bridge Crossing
Spring Creek, LA
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Junction of Longleaf Rd, LA
East to Crowell Sawmill Historic District. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in February 1993.
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Bridge Crossing
Spring Creek, LA
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Junction of W Cady Ave and E Cady Ave, LA
The village of McNary, LA. Limited services. West to Lake Jubenicwa. Fishing. Lake Hop-O-Bee. Home to a variety of fish including whitefish, sunfish and white perch. Louisiana state highway 113.
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Junction of Louisiana State Highway 113
The town of Glenmora, LA. It is part of the Alexandria, Louisiana Metropolitan Statistical Area. Louisiana state highway 112. Louisiana state highway 462.
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Junction of Turkey Creek Rd, LA
East to Britt Place. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. Cocodrie Lake. Fishing, swimming, water activities. The village of Turkey Creek, LA. Limited services. US Highway 167. Chicot State Park, LA. It features 6,400 acres of rolling hills surrounding a 2,000 acre man-made lake. The park offers fishing, boat rentals, pavilions, barbecue pits, picnic areas camping, lodges and cabins. The lake is home to bass, crappie, bluegill, and red-ear sunfish. The park is home to a number of wild animals including whitetail deer, raccoons, cayotes and bobcats.
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Junction of Louisiana State Highway 1153
South to US highway 165.
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Junction of Louisiana State Highway 10
The city of Oakdale, LA. Home to the Oakdale Federal Correctional Complex, a minimum security prison for male inmates, including former WorldCom CEO Bernard Ebbers. The Leatherwood Musuem, which contains the history of Allen Parish, is also found in Oakdale. East to Marsh Bayou Wildlife Management Area, LA. The land used to be an agricultural rice farm for many years but is now being converted back to forest land. West to West Bay Wildlife Management Area, LA. The town of Elizabeth, LA. Limited services. Louisiana state highway 112. Louisiana state highway 377. Fort Polk. A US Army base named in honor of the Right Reverend Leonidas Polk, the first Episcopal Bishop of the Diocese of Louisiana and a Confederate General. US highway 171. South to Allen Parish Airport.
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Junction of Airport Rd, LA
Access road to Allen Parish Airport. It is owned by Allen Parish Police Jury.
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Junction of Louisiana State Highway 26
The town of Oberlin, LA. The town is named after Johan Friedrich Oberlin. East to Louisiana state highway 104. Louisiana state highway 3277. West to the community of Allen Parish, LA. It is named for Henry Watkins Allen, a former Confederate States Army general and Louisiana Governor. The Leatherwood Museum is found here. It focuses on the history of agriculture and timber. On the second floor, there photographs and a machine for cutting rice stalks, displays of early dental and medical equipment, pictures of war maneuvers during World War II, and a letter from Confederate States of America soldier David Dunn to his wife. Louisiana state highway 377. Louisiana state highway 113.
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Junction of Louisiana State Highway 1150
West to Louisiana state hihgway 1147 and US highway 190. The village of Reeves, LA. Limited services. Louisiana state highway 113. US hihgway 171 and Louisiana state highway 12.
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Junction of US Highway 190
The town of Kinder, LA. An American Legion enterprise, The Lieutenant Douglas B. Fournet Memorial Park was dedicated on Jun 11, 1988 to remember those who dies in military service to the nation. It is also home to Coushatta Casino Resort, the largest casino resort in the state of Louisiana. It includes Koasati Pines, an 18-hole championship layout golf course. East to Louisiana state hihgway 383.
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Junction of Louisiana State Highway 383
East to US highway 190. Louisiana state highway 99. The town of Elton, LA - part of the Jennings Metropolitan Statistical Area. Louisiana state highway 1130 and 26. The town of Basile, LA.
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Bridge Crossing
Kinder Ditch, LA
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Junction of Louisiana State Highway 3086
East to Louisiana state highway 102 and 99.
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Bridge Crossing
Gum Bayou, LA.
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Bridge Crossing
Calcasieu River, LA. "Calcasieu" comes from the Native American Atakapa language katkosh, for Eagle, and yok, to cry. Its historical Spanish name was Arroyo Hondo ("Deep Stream"). The river is approximately 200 miles long.
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Junction of TV Tower Rd, LA
West to Quiet Oaks RV Park. Offers Camping and nature trails. A nice local campground close to Koasati Pines Golf Club.
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Junction of Louisiana State Highway 102
The village of Fenton, LA. It is part of the Jennings Micropolitan Statistical Area. US post office. East to Louisiana state highway 99.
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Bridge Crossing
Little Bayou, LA.
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Junction of Interstate 10
West to the town of Iowa, LA. Today, oil continues to be a vital part of the town's economy, as are farming and cattle. The town is part of the Lake Charles Metropolitan Statistical Area. Iowa Outlet Mall. Louisiana state highway 383. Louisiana state highway 3256. US highway 171. US highway 90. The Lake Charles Amtrak station. Sudduth Coliseum, a 7,450-seat multi-purpose arena and home to the Louisiana Swashbucklers of the Indoor Football League. The center also hosted UFC 22: There Can Be Only One Champion, as well as UFC 24. It also holds Rampage in the Cage events. Lake Charles. East to Louisiana state highway 101. The city of Lacassine, LA. A water park, The Little Kahuna Water Park, is currently being constructed right off of Interstate 10 in Lacassine. It will sit on about 25 acres when it first opens. The town of Welsh, LA. Welsh Airport. Louisiana state highway 395.
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Junction of US Highway 90
US highway 165 ends here and US highway 90 begins. Start/Finish of Free RV Road Map Highway Travel Guide cc/11e