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Leesville is the parish seat of Vernon Parish and is a place where you can escape the hustle and bustle of big city life and enjoy the pleasures of living in a community where you will always find a warm welcome and old fashioned hospitality. We are very proud of our friendly, small town atmosphere and continue to preserve our unique cultural and historic heritage, while cultivating a dynamic economic environment. Recreational opportunities abound including a municipal golf course, parks, a 6–screen cinema, bowling alley, skating rink, museum, tennis courts, new water complex, and nearby lakes which offer some of the best fishing in the nation. Leesville is near 2 sections of Kisatchie National Forest, and located just 7 miles from Fort Polk and the Joint Readiness Training Center. For more information, contact the Vernon Parish Tourism Commission at 337-238-0783.