Stop by Drift Inn Landing for Burgers and Lakefront Views


Megan, Mona, and David have been running Drift Inn Landing, located at 10166 LA-1 in Mooringsport, since April 2019. If you need a reason to stop by, let it start with this charming family. They are a model example of southern hospitality that visitors familiar with Louisiana love. On my first visit, they welcomed me without hesitation to take photos, ask all of my silly questions and dive into their made-from-scratch Drift Inn burger.

This burger was a melt-in-your-mouth, juicy half-pound beef patty made with local Wooldridge Farms Black Angus blend. Served on a sourdough bun with Pepper Jack cheese, bacon, mayo, mustard, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, pickles, and sliced jalapenos, it was delicious. This burger has landed on my Top Five best burgers I have ever eaten list. If you know me or have seen me, then you know I like to eat. I take my best burgers list seriously. Not only do they make fantastic burgers, but Drift Inn has a full menu seven days a week that includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

They also offer a 24-hour boat launch. The majestic view of Caddo Lake with the tall Cypress trees is a photographer, like me, dream. Access to the boat launch costs $5. You can purchase a $30 monthly pass or a $300 annual pass to access the boat launch.

Drift Inn sells a selection of local, handmade lures and live bait. Competitive fisherman can sign-up at Drift Inn for weekly bass tournaments that cost $50 per boat. The sprawling lakefront property also has a RV campground with Wi-Fi, electric, water, and sewer hookups that can be rented for $35 a night, $150 a week, or $450 a month. Be sure to call ahead to reserve your spot, because it’s a popular place.

This restaurant/bait shop/RV center is an unexpected treasure whose staff welcomes you with true Southern hospitality, delicious burgers and a complete breakfast, lunch and dinner menu. Couple that with a spectacular view of Caddo Lake, Drift Inn Landing is worth a visit. It’s one of many off-the-beaten-path places to explore on the Boom or Bust Byway, a 136-mile backroads trip.