With year-round hunting, fishing, golf and countless other opportunities for outdoor recreation, it is easy to see why Louisiana's nickname is "Sportsman's Paradise.” Sure, that’s a lot to live up to. But with thousands of hiking and biking trails, beautiful State Parks, and one of the largest game preserves in the United States, Louisiana is the ultimate playground for all outdoorsmen. Our vast expanse of coastal wetlands and countless birding trails make our state a habitat for many rare and endangered species and a natural paradise for bird watchers as well. Come step into the wild outdoors of Louisiana.
Coushatta, population 2,200, is a small town on the banks of the Red River, 45 miles south of Shreveport. Civil War soldiers founded Coushatta in the 1870s, though today it is better known for being the Red River Parish seat and home to no fewer than seven college campuses. The Famous Natchitoches Meat Pie Company has its operations here. True story; the state legislature bestowed that honor on Natchitoches meat pies in 2003.