About Allen Parish – Allen Parish
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Allen Parish / About Allen Parish

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. And don’t forget the Dream Pool for cooling off during these hot Louisiana summers!

Is bargain hunting on your list of fun outings? Well you are in for a treat! We have flea markets and several locally owned businesses full of gems just waiting for you. Maybe history, folklore or cultural artifacts are what tickles your fancy, then experience the Allen Parish Cultural Center and be amazed! Visit the Elizabeth Haunted Hospital Museum for a few ghost stories, while there-tap record on your mobile device and ask questions, maybe you will get ghostly answers!!

Hungry? We have some of the best Cajun food right here in our hometowns. Boiled crawfish, fried fish and seafood platters, or specialty smoked meats, boudin and cracklins and  a little of everything in between, you are sure to tantalize your taste buds and Feed Your Soul!  Oh, and don’t forget our Farmer’s Markets with locally grown produce, honey and fresh eggs.

If you love the outdoor life, we have hunting at West Bay Game Reserve and at Dry Creek Ranch. If fishing is more your style, the Calcasieu River and the Ouiska Chitto creek offers many opportunities for that “big” catch!  Canoeing, kayaking and tubing on the Ouiska Chitto is a chance to get away from it all on a peaceful trip down river with beautiful, white sand beaches for picnicking or overnight stays.

Please, make yourself at home and browse our site. We hope you visit us, and find out how life is lived in our part of Louisiana.  So, come on, Step into Cajun Country and stay a while!



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 our biggest annual event is no exception.  The Re-Thunk Junk  Flea Market Trail happens the 3rd Friday, Saturday and Sunday in October and is over 60+ miles.  So if your itching for a bargain, or scratching for some cash, join the flea market trail!  All Buyers and Vendors are welcome! For more information on this event, please call 888-639-4868.

Allen Parish Tourism Commission

8904 Hwy 165 Oberlin, Louisiana
Toll Free: 888-639-4868
Telephone: 337-639-4868
Fax: 337-639-4884