The small town of Franklinton is set amid the rolling hills and pine forests of Washington Parish. This is rural, peaceful Louisiana living at its finest, with a handful of shops and restaurants, and its main attraction — the Bogue Chitto River — running through the western edge of town.
Most visitors to Franklinton come for the watersports outfitters in town, which can set you up with a tube, kayak or canoe to float down the slow-moving waterway. Franklinton, the seat of Washington Parish, is also home to the Washington Parish Free Fair, a traditional family-friendly event that takes place every October. It features a midway, with rides, demonstrations, kid-centric activities and festival food galore.
Festivals happen in the area all year-round with Pioneer Christmas, Mardi Gras and more. The gorgeous rolling hills and huge waterways of the area are also a main attraction. Visit Bogue Chitto State Park for hiking, fishing, camping, boating, tubing and more. The area’s farms offer pick-your-own blueberries and the area is known for its thriving watermelon patches, dairy farms and locally grown produce.