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Overnight Getaways on the Boom or Bust Byway

If you can’t get enough of the byway’s charm, extend your ultimate road trip by recharging in the quiet, rural areas of the Boom or Bust Byway overnight. You can experience what it’s like to wake up on Louisiana’s Other Side while staying at a peaceful bed and breakfast in Belcher, relaxing in nature at an RV park in Mooringsport, camping near Cypress Black Bayou in Benton or booking a room in the local motel in Vivian.

Shreveport and Bossier City are the two largest metropolitan communities near the Boom or Bust Byway. With casinos, hotels and bed and breakfast accommodations, there are options for discerning travelers. Click the button to get a complete list of accommodations.

Where to Stay

Caney Lake
Caney Lakes

Kisatchie National Forest is the only national forest in Louisiana and spans 604,000 acres consisting mostly of bayous with bald cypress groves and old growth pine. Beautiful Caney Lakes just north of Minden are a part of the Kisatchie National Forest. The Caney Lakes Recreation Complex has a variety of day-use areas to choose from. The upper and lower lakes are perfect for enjoying a hike on the Sugar Cane National Recreation Trail, swimming at the day-use swim beach, playing volleyball, fishing from the shore, or picnicking at the vast selection of picnic facilities. Beaver Dam Campground is situated on the shores of Upper Caney Lake in the Caney Lakes Recreation Complex. The campground is located in a beautiful setting among woods, lakes and hills. Campsites come with electric and water hookups. The group picnic area accommodates up to 200 guests while each campsite fits up to eight campers. A sanitary dump station, drinking water and flush toilets are provided.

Book campsites here.

1163 Par Rd. 116, Minden, LA 71055

Country Inn Motel

This motel accomodates overnight and extended stays with amenities such as Wi-Fi connection, cable, RV parking, and more.

1032 S Pine St., Vivian, LA 71082

Earl G. Williamson Park

Earl G. Williamson Park, a 40-acre park, features a public boat ramp, a 450-foot fishing pier, paved parking areas, restrooms with showers, RV camper hook-ups, areas for tent camping, extensive picnic facilities, two playgrounds, volleyball nets, a baseball field, tennis courts, and a swimming area.

11425 LA Hwy. 1., Oil City, LA 71061


C&J RV Park LLC has 26 RV sites and showers.

6941 LA-1., Mooringsport, LA 71060

Country Haven RV Park

Country Haven RV Park is a quiet, small RV park that creates a relaxed setting with laundry accommodations, showers, a fishing pond, and more.

8095 Old Mooringsport Rd., Shreveport, LA 71107

cabin on Cypress Black Bayou
Cypress Black Bayou Recreation and Water Conservation District

Cypress Black Bayou is a full-service recreation area that includes a marina, swimming, camping, cabins, fishing piers, zoo, and much more. Cypress Black Bayou has a meeting room that holds up to 50 people if a small group is looking for a retreat.

135 Cypress Park Dr., Benton, LA 71006

Lake Claiborne State Park in Homer, LA
Lake Claiborne State Park

The park has 10 modern cabins and 86 improved campsites if you’d like to spend the night, and a nature center where you can learn to see more clearly and completely the beauty of the park.

225 State Park Road, Homer, LA 71040

Exterior look at Linder Motor Lodge
Linder Motor Lodge

Stay in Homer at the Linder Motor Lodge. To read hotel reviews, click here.

24608 Hwy 2., Homer, LA 71040

RV park with three RVs spaced out
Mullins RV Park

Are you an RVer? This RV park offers 30 spaces with pull through hook-up, 30 or 50 amp service, laundry room, 7-acre stocked pond for fishing and a gazebo near the pond.

5970 Highway 2, Sarepta, LA 71071