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Louisiana United States #79 Highway Guide

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0.0
308 ft.
Louisiana-Arkansas State Line
US Highway 79 enters Claiborne Parish, LA after crossing the Arkansas-Louisiana state line.
3.4
5.4
351 ft.
Junction: Louisiana State Highway 615
Junction of US Highway 79 & LA State Highway 615. Ends at an intersection with LA State Highway 159 to the west.
4.0
6.4
354 ft.
Junction: Louisiana State Highway 2
Junction of US Highway 79 & LA State Highway 2. West access to the community of Shongaloo, LA. The name is an Indian term for "Running Water" or "Cypress Tree." Limited services. NOTE: Short overlap (about 100m) to the south, after which this highway turns east to the community of Summerfield, LA. Limited services.
4.2
6.8
351 ft.
Haynesville, LA
Community of Haynesville, LA. Named as the "Gateway to North Louisiana" and "Butterfly Capital of Louisiana." - Haynesville City Park (Stadium Drive); 3 tennis courts, swimming pool, 2 baseball/softball fields, city pond, T-Ball field, playground equipment, riding arena. - Woodson Park (McDonald St): playground equipment, swimming pool, 2 tennis courts, basketball court. - Bicentennial Park (US Hwy 79 & Bailey Ave). - Claiborne Parish Fairgrounds (Fairgrounds Dr): site of the annual Claiborne Parish Fair held during the last week of September; 32 RV hook-ups, livestock pavilion, auditorium.
6.0
9.7
364 ft.
Point of Interest
Callender Pond, East Haynesville, LA, is located east of US Highway 79. Fishing.
8.6
13.9
364 ft.
Access Rd: Goodwin Lake, LA
Goldwin Lake Road, access to Goodwin Lake, East Haynesville, LA, is to the west of US Highway 79. Fishing.
14.2
22.8
344 ft.
Access Rd: King Lake, LA/Lake Herman, LA
Slaughter Road/Par Road 10/State Road 520, access to King Lake, Homer, LA. East of US Highway 79. Fishing. Lake Herman, Homer, LA is located west of US Highway 79.
16.4
26.4
213 ft.
Junction: Louisiana State Highways 2/9
Junction of US Highway 79 & Louisiana State Highways 2/9. NOTE: To the south, LA State Highway 9 overlaps US Highway 79.
17.4
28.0
262 ft.
Junction: Louisiana State Highway 540
Intersection of US Highway 79 & LA State Highway 540. To the northwest, ends at a junction with LA State Highway 534.
17.5
28.2
266 ft.
Homer, LA
Community of Homer, LA. - Lake Claiborne Louisiana State Park (225 State Park Road, Homer, LA, Tel. 318-927-2976) - Activities: fishing, camping, swimming, hiking, boating, birding, water skiing. - Amenities: Lake Claiborne, 2-BR cabins, RV campsites, nature trails, beach, nature tours, scenic overlook, boat rentals.
17.6
28.4
289 ft.
Junction: Louisiana State Highways 9/3062
Junction of US Highway 79 & LA State Highways 9/3062. LA State Highway 9 goes northeast to the community of Summerfield, LA. Limited services. LA State Highway 3062 ends west at an intersection with LA State Highway 2.
17.8
28.6
266 ft.
Junction: Louisiana State Highway 146
Junction of US Highway 79 & LA State Highway 146. South access to Lake Claiborne Louisiana State Park (225 State Park Road, Homer, LA, Tel. 318-927-2976) - Activities: fishing, camping, swimming, hiking, boating, birding, water skiing. - Amenities: Lake Claiborne, 2-BR cabins, RV campsites, nature trails, beach, nature tours, scenic overlook, boat rentals.
20.6
33.2
364 ft.
Junction: Louisiana State Highway 9
NOTE: LA State Highway 9 ends its overlap with US Highway 79. South access to the community of Athens, LA. Limited services.
21.7
35.0
374 ft.
Point of Interest
To the north of US Highway 79 is Clear Lake, Martin, LA. Fishing.
32.7
52.6
256 ft.
Junction: Louisiana State Highway 518
Junction of US Highway 79 & LA State Highway 518. East access to the community of Athens, LA. Limited services.
35.9
57.7
213 ft.
Access Rd: Minden Tennis & Aquatic Center
Cline Street/Gloria Drive, access to Minden Tennis & Aquatic Center, LA: tennis courts, swimming pool.
36.5
58.7
262 ft.
Access Rd: Victory Park
Park Highway, access to Victory Park (Minden, LA): picnic tables, tennis court, ballfield, public swimming pool, playground equipment.
36.9
59.4
266 ft.
Junction: Louisiana State Highway 159
Intersection of US Highway 79 & LA State Highway 159. North access to Caney Lakes Recreation Area (inside the Kisatchie National Forest, LA, Tel. 3810377-6727); day-use area, 49 campsites, sugar cane trail, Upper and Lower Caney Lakes; fishing, running, hiking, swimming, biking, picnicking.
37.2
59.8
256 ft.
Junction: US Highway 80
US Highway 79 & US Highway 80 meet at this point. East access to Ewell Park Recreation Center (801 Harris St, Minden, LA): recreation center, ballfields, playground equipment; and the community of Gibsland, LA, where Bonnie & Clyde were captured in 1934. Holds a yearly Bonnie & Clyde Festival in May. NOTE: South overlap with US Highway 79.
37.3
60.0
246 ft.
Junction: Louisiana State Highway 3008
Intersection of US Highway 79 & LA State Highway 3008. North access to Fair Park Recreation Center (Minden, LA), and Caney Lakes Recreation Area (inside the Kisatchie National Forest, LA, Tel. 3810377-6727); day-use area, 49 campsites, sugar cane trail, Upper and Lower Caney Lakes; fishing, running, hiking, swimming, biking, picnicking.
37.6
60.5
194 ft.
Minden, LA

37.8
60.8
190 ft.
Access Rd: Babb Park
Horton Street, access to Babb Park (Minden, LA): picnic area, public water playground, ballfields, basketball, playground equipment, restrooms.
39.0
62.8
180 ft.
Park
Roosevelt Park (Roosevelt St, Minden, LA): playground equipment.
40.7
65.5
177 ft.
Junction: US Highway 371
Junction of US Highway 79 & US Highway 371. South-east route to the community of Sibley, LA. Historic Yellow Pine Inn (432 Yellow Pine, Tel. 318-377-3600), built in 1900. North access to the community of Cotton Valley, LA. Near Bodcau Louisiana State Wildlife Management Area (17 miles to the NE of Bossier City, LA): diverse wildlife habitat, Ivan Lake, rifle range, primitive camping areas; fishing, hunting, boating.
44.1
70.9
200 ft.
Junction: US Interestate Highway 20
Junction of US Highway 79 & US Interstate Highway 20. West access to Red Chute, LA. Limited services. East access to the community of Sibley, LA. Historic Yellow Pine Inn (432 Yellow Pine, Tel. 318-377-3600), built in 1900.
46.5
74.8
223 ft.
Junction: Goodwill Road
NOTE: Goodwill Road connects US Highway 79 to US Interstate Highway 20 to the north.
49.9
80.3
200 ft.
Junction: Louisiana State Highway 164
Intersection of US Highway 79 & LA State Highway 164. South-east route to the community of Doyline, LA. - Lake Bistineau Louisiana State Park (103 State Park Road, Tel. 318-745-3503): playgrounds, campsites, cabins, Lake Bistineua, boat launches, hiking/biking trails, beach, woodland trails, picnic tables/grills, picnic pavilions, playgrounds, canoe trails, baseball field, restrooms.
51.4
82.7
279 ft.
Junction: Louisiana State Highway 157
Intersection of US Highway 79 & LA State Highway 157. North access to Bodcau Louisiana State Wildlife Management Area (17 miles to the northeast of Bossier City, LA): diverse wildlife habitat, Ivan Lake, rifle range, primitive camping areas; fishing, hunting, boating. South access to the community of Haughton, LA. Limited services.
53.5
86.1
236 ft.
Junction: Louisiana State Highway 614
Junction of US Highway 79 & LA State Highway 614. South-east access to the community of Haughton, LA (limited services) and the community of Doyline, LA. - Lake Bistineau Louisiana State Park (103 State Park Road, Tel. 318-745-3503): playgrounds, campsites, cabins, Lake Bistineau, boat launches, hiking/biking trails, beach, woodland trails, picnic tables/grills, picnic pavilions, playgrounds, canoe trails, baseball field, restrooms.
54.6
87.9
230 ft.
Eastwood, LA
Community of Eastwood, LA. Limited services.
57.2
92.0
213 ft.
Red Chute, LA
Community of Red Chute, LA. Limited services.
57.9
93.2
154 ft.
Point of Interest
Creek crossing on US Highway 79.
58.6
94.3
167 ft.
Junction: US Interstate Highway 220
Intersection of US Highway 79 & US Interstate Highway 220. Travels south to a junction with US Interstate Highway 20. North-west-south route; access to Bossier City Reservoir (Bossier City, LA; fishing) and Cross Lake (North Highlands, LA; fishing).
58.9
94.8
167 ft.
Point of Interest
Musselshell Bayou (Red Chute, LA) is located south of US Highway 79. Fishing.
61.0
98.1
167 ft.
Access Rd: Swan Lake Park
Swan Lake Road, access to Swan Lake Park (Shed Road/Swan Lake Road, Bossier City, LA): baseball/softball fields, trees, parking.
61.1
98.3
167 ft.
Access Rd: Shed Road Park
Meadowview Drive/Norris Drive, access to Shed Road Park (Shed Road, Bossier City, LA): softball/baseball fields, tennis courts, playground, pool, jogging/walking trail, basketball court.
62.9
101.2
167 ft.
Junction: Louisiana State Highway 3105
Junction of US Highway 79 & LA State Highway 3105. Stops at an intersection with Arthur Ray Teague Parkway. To the north, terminates at W Swan Lake Road.
63.8
102.7
171 ft.
Junction: Louisiana State Highway 3
Intersection of US Highway 79 & LA State Highway 3. To the south, ends at a junction with LA State Highway 72. North access to the community of Benton, LA. Cypress-Black Bayou Recreation (135 Cypress Park Dr, Tel. 318-965-0007): 73 RV sites, petting zoo, picnic area, nature center, restrooms.
64.8
104.3
171 ft.
Bossier City, LA

65.1
104.8
174 ft.
Junction: Louisiana State Highway 72
Junction of US Highway 79 & LA State Highway 72. South access to Horseshoe Bossier City (Bossier City, LA): riverboat casino; hotel, table games, slot machines, poker room, video poker machines, spa/health club.
65.4
105.3
151 ft.
Bridge
Bridge crossing the Red River, LA.
65.9
106.0
190 ft.
Junction: US Highway 71/Louisiana State Highway 1
Junction of US Highway 79 with US Highway 71 & LA State Highway 1 
66.3
106.7
223 ft.
Junction: Louisiana State Highway 3036
Intersection of US Highway 79 & LA State Highway 3036. Travels north and stops at Airport Drive. NOTE: Brief overlap to the south with US Highway 79.
66.4
106.8
217 ft.
Junction: Louisiana State Highway 3036
NOTE: End of brief overlap with US Highway 79. South access to Princess Park (800 Snow Street, Shreveport, LA): playground, gym, baseball field; ends at a junction with US Interstate Highway 20.
66.7
107.3
236 ft.
Shreveport, LA

67.2
108.1
223 ft.
Junction: US Interstate Highway 20
US Highway 79 & US Interstate Highway 20 converge at this point. 
67.5
108.7
240 ft.
Junction: US Interstate Highway 49
Junction of US Highway 79 & US Interstate Highway 49. South access to Cedar Grove Park (6900 St. Vincents Ave, Shreveport, LA): playground, outdoor basketball court, lighted baseball fields, and the communities of Kingston, LA and Frierson, LA. Limited services.
69.0
111.1
253 ft.
Junction: US Highway 171/Louisiana State Highway 3094
Junction of US Highway 79, US Highway 171 & LA State Highway 3094
69.2
111.4
243 ft.
Access Rd: Fairground Park
Missouri Avenue, access to Fairground Park (Missouri Ave, Shreveport, LA): volleyball courts, softball/baseball field, open field, trees.
69.5
111.8
253 ft.
Access Rd: Queensborough Park
Alabama Avenue, access to Queensborough Park (Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport, LA): baseball/softball fields, tennis courts, playground, parking
70.3
113.1
249 ft.
Access Rd: Atkins Park
Hassett Avenue, access road to Atkins Park (3800 Hardy Street, Shreveport, LA): picnic area, outdoor basketball court, playground, baseball field, parking.
70.7
113.8
253 ft.
Access Rd: Jewella Park
Tucker Street, access to Jewella Park, Shreveport, LA: soccer field, play equipment.
72.1
116.0
256 ft.
Junction: Louisiana State Highway 3231
LA State Highway 3231 goes west and ends at a junction with US Interstate Highway 220.
73.4
118.2
279 ft.
Junction: US Interstate Highway 220/Louisiana State Highway 3132
US Interstate Highway 220, north to Cross Lake (Shreveport, LA): boating, fishing, wildlife viewing. LA State Highway 3132 takes a south-east route and ends at a junction with LA State Highway 523.
74.8
120.3
272 ft.
Access Rd: Westside Park
Pines Road, access to Westside Park (tennis courts, baseball/softball fields, open field, trees, parking. North of US Highway 79.
76.8
123.6
282 ft.
Junction: Louisiana State Highway 526 (W Bert Kouns Industrial Loop)
LA State Highway 526 (W Bert Kouns Industrial Loop), takes on a south-east-north route, circling the city of Shreveport, LA; ends at an intersection with LA State Highway 511.
79.8
128.5
276 ft.
Junction: US Interstate Highway 20
 
80.0
128.8
285 ft.
Junction: Louisiana State Highway 511
LA State Highway 511 travels east and provides access to Airport Park (6500 Kennedy Drive, Shreveport, LA): picnic area, gymnasium, playgrounds, recreation center, tennis courts, gym, lighted ballfields, sprayground, trail; and Cedar Grove Park (6900 St. Vincents Ave, Shreveport, LA): playground, outdoor basketball court, lighted baseball fields, and ends at a junction with US Highway 71.
81.2
130.7
240 ft.
Junction: Louisiana State Highway 169
Ends at an intersection with LA State Highway 172 to the south. NOTE: Brief overlap to the west with US Highway 79.
81.8
131.6
220 ft.
Junction: US Highway 80/Louisiana State Highway 169
NOTE: End of overlap of US Highway 80 & LA State Highway 169 with US Highway 79. Crosses the Louisiana-Texas state line on a west-northwest route into the community of Waskom, TX. LA State Highway 169 goes north to access Walter Jacobs Park (8012 Blanchard Furrh Road, Shreveport, LA, Tel. 318-929-280): nature park; pavilion, nature-oriented programs, nature trails, interpretive building, and the community of Mooringsport, LA. - Historic Caddo Lake Drawbridge, a vertical lift bridge which replaced the Midland Bridge Co. ferry. Nearby is Soda Lake Louisiana State Wildlife Management Area (15 miles north of Shreveport, LA): hunting, wildlife viewing, bird-watching; mainly a haven for migratory birds and waterfowl.
88.1
141.8
348 ft.
Louisiana-Texas State Line
At this point, US Highway 79 passes the Louisiana-Texas state line; begins its Texas route in Panola County, TX. The community of Bethany, is on the Louisiana-Texas state line. LD11e