East Carroll Parish
Highway 65 is East Carroll's main thoroughfare, and a route that takes visitors past country scenery, through the heart of small towns and to the doorstep of cultural attractions. The parish has long been cotton country, a heritage commemorated at the Louisiana State Cotton Museum in Lake Providence, a complex that includes a replica cotton gin, a century-old planter's house, a sharecropper's cabin and a plantation church. The restored Queen Anne-style Byerley House is open as a museum and visitor's center. Just across the street, cypress trees shade picnic areas at Grant's Canal Park, where a pier takes visitors out over the waters of the oxbow-shaped Lake Providence itself. Few can resist buying vampire-themed souvenirs on a trip to Transylvania, a small town further south on Highway 65. Lake Providence, Tensas River and Bayou Macon provide summer water sports and fishing, while camping and hunting is popular across the parish.