About Allen Parish
Allen Parish is located in southwest Louisiana. We are the home of the Coushatta Indian tribe known as the “Red Shoes People” and the Coushatta Casino Resort, the largest land-based casino in Louisiana. The Coushatta Casino Resort has over 2,800 slots and 70 gaming tables. There is a Kid’s Quest for the young ones and plenty of food for everyone.
For those of you looking for other things we have flea markets, shopping, museums, and some of the best Cajun food anywhere.
If you love the outdoor life, we have hunting at West Bay Game Reserve and at Dry Creek Ranch, fishing on the Calcasieu River the Ouiska Chitto and other creeks and rivers, Trottingbred racing, canoeing and tubing on one of the most peaceful rivers with beautiful, white sandy beaches you will ever see anywhere and great sporting events.
We have created this website for your enjoyment so please stay awhile and look around. We hope it entices you to come and visit us and let one of the locals show you how life is lived in our part of Louisiana. So, come on and step into Cajun Country!
FACTS ON ALLEN PARISH
The Allen Parish Tourist Commission is located in southwest Louisiana at 8904 Hwy. 165. Oberlin, Louisiana is the parish seat. The population of Allen Parish is estimated to be 24,000 with Oakdale as the largest municipality of about 8,000 citizens. This large rural community is known for its farming, hunting, fishing and canoeing. We have approximately 56,000 acres of rice grown each year and 15,000 of those acres have crawfish each year.
Our average annual rain fall is usually around 57 inches and the average temperature is 75 degrees. The humidity is very harsh, so that makes that 75 degrees feel way hotter! We have an average of 300 sunny days per year and the prevailing winds are southerly.
Louisiana Hwy. 165 runs the full north-south length of Allen Parish. We are approximately 30 minutes from Louisiana Interstate 10 and 45 minutes from Louisiana Interstate 49.
There are many interesting and fun things to do in Allen Parish and the newest event is no exception. The 60+ Re-Thunk Junk Flea Market Trail happens the 3rd Friday and Saturday in October. So ya’ll come on over and check out the bargains and buy some stuff! For more information on this event, please call 888-639-4868. Vendors and buyers are most welcome in our parish!
Allen Parish Tourism Commission
8904 Hwy 165 Oberlin, Louisiana
Toll Free: 888-639-4868