The Boom or Bust Byway paves its way through the charming towns north of Shreveport such as Gilliam, Vivian and Oil City. This route offers road trippers some great places to stop and experience the hidden landscapes of Louisiana’s Other Side. If the natural beauty of the lakes and parks aren’t enough, travelers will experience the community’s resilience to the fluctuating industry of oil and agriculture. Visitors can discover treasured stories in museums along the byway. Their locals’ way of life can be experienced in restaurants, festivals and events along the route.
Big Mama’s Antiques and Restorations
Big Mama’s Antiques and Restorations sells industrial materials, salvage materials and electric offerings. They specialize in African American historical artifacts and have been featured on the Antiques Road Show and in the Antique Trader Magazine. Store hours are Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. or daily by appointment.
6403 Dogwood St., Hosston, LA 71043
Robert A. Nance Park
Robert A. Nance Park features a boat ramp, fishing pier, grills, paved parking, family size picnic tables, playground equipment, and more.
14770 Odom Rd., Hosston, LA 71043
Skydive Louisiana is a USPA certified Training Center Dropzone. The experienced staff members offer tandem jumps, sports jumps, paragliding and more for one of the most memorable lifetime achievements.
5266 Gilliam Airport Road, Gilliam
Main Street Restaurant
Main Street Restaurant in Gilliam features “country cooking” favorites like chicken fried steak as well as fresh Gulf seafood options including fried oysters, boiled shrimp and more. Open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday-Tuesday; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday-Thursday; and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday-Saturday.
12807 Main St., Gilliam, LA 71029
Red River Crossroads Museum
See how the early settlers of the surrounding rural communities lived through memorabilia and pictures. Located in Shreve Memorial Library branch in Gilliam, the library’s hours are by appointment only.
12797 Main St., Gilliam, LA 71029
Sunflower Trail and Festival
View the beautiful, blooming sunflowers at Sunflower Trail and Festival along Hwy 3049 in Gilliam. Afterwards enjoy crafts, entertainment, food, and family fun at the festival.
LA-3049., Gilliam, LA 71029
Lynn Plantation Events
Established in 1914, the Lynn Plantation Home is a popular rented venue space on spacious, historic plantation lands. Renters can schedule weddings, reunions, romantic dinners, and more.
11569 Hwy 3049., Belcher, LA 71004
D&I General Store
D&I General Store is your one-stop-shop for homemade country cuisine, convenience items and other merchandise.
312 Caddo St., Belcher, LA 71004
Allen’s Guide and Tour Service
Allen’s Guide and Tour Service offers half day and full day fishing excursions on Caddo Lake. Fishing Guide Mark Allen specializes in largemouth bass fishing and is a multi-FLW/BFL tournament winner. Narrated tours of the lake are also available. Excursions by appointment only.
9691 Pelican Lodge Rd., Vivian, LA 71082
Monterey Country Club
Established in 1957, Monterey Country Club is a 9-hole golf course. It is open to the public.
114 Monterey Country Club Rd., Vivian, LA 71082
Cool Beans Coffee Shop
Experience a mellow, rustic atmosphere in the middle of Vivian’s downtown area. Cool Beans Coffee Shop offers a variety of drinks including cappuccinos, hot chocolate and other seasonal drinks with more than 10 different flavors including sugar-free options. Open 6 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday-Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday.
109 W Louisiana Ave., Vivian, LA 71082
Rascals Restaurant is located in downtown Vivian and serves the most popular soul food items from a mini buffet. Cash only.
117 W Louisiana Ave., Vivian, LA 71082
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
Café 180 to GO
Café 180 to GO is an American restaurant serving everthing from philly cheesesteaks, burgers and salads to smothered chicken, sandwiches and cornbread.
308 South Pine St., Vivian, LA 71082
Chavo’s Mexican Restaurant
Chavo’s Mexican Restaurant thrives on perfecting the balance between traditional and authentic Mexican food that are made from scratch.
1032 S Pine St., Vivian, LA 71082
Vivian Black History Festival and Parade
Celebrate at Vivian’s Annual Black History Festival and Parade. Visit historical sites like the Vivian Railroad Station Museum and more. Enjoy great music, food, family fun, and good ole Southern hospitality. Don’t miss the “Shop Til U Drop” vendors Expo. This festival is held the 3rd Saturday in February each year.
Vivian, LA 71082
Louisiana Redbud Festival
Families looking for fun should check out Louisiana Redbud Festival’s all-day events including music on the square, a parade, food, and arts and crafts booths.
Vivian Townsquare, 100 Front Street, Vivian
Country Christmas Festival
Celebrate Christmas in the country. This annual Country Christmas Festival promises to entertain guests with delicious food, entertainment, crafts, and more.
100 Front St., Vivian, LA 71082
Dirt track races are held seasonally on this quarter-mile, semi-banked clay oval track.
13035 Boyter Ln., 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
Gusher Days Festival
Gusher Days Festival celebrates the north Caddo Parish oil industry with an archery tournament, fishing tournament, music, food, and entertainment.
11411 LA-1., Oil City, LA 71061
Louisiana State Oil & Gas Museum
Learn how the discovery of oil shaped the history of Caddo Parish through photographs, films, a shot gun house, and life-size dioramas at Louisiana State Oil & Gas Museum.
200 S Land Ave., Oil City, LA 71061
Restor-A-Book handles a wide variety of restoration and binding work including Bibles, books, genealogy papers, church hymnals, bulletins, newspapers, tabloids and much more.
126 South Land Ave., Oil City, LA 71061
Christmas on Caddo Fireworks Festival
Christmas on Caddo Fireworks Festival has been bringing Christmas cheer to the people of north Louisiana for nearly three decades. The all-day affair includes the presentation of Miss Christmas on Caddo pageant winner, live band, concessions, clowns, Santa, and fireworks over Caddo Lake.
100 Front St., Vivian, LA 71082
La Herradura Mexican Restaurant
La Herradura cooks up fresh Mexican and seafood including fajitas, fish, enchiladas, nachos, taco salad, and more. Open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday-Sunday.
326 Hwy. 1., Oil City, LA 71061
Historic Caddo Lake Drawbridge
In 1914, as modes of transportation progressed, the Historic Caddo Lake Drawbridge in Mooringsport was built to replace the ferry. This vehicular bridge illustrates the unique “Vertical Lift” design which allows the entire center span to lift to allow tall oil equipment to pass through, especially Gulf Oil Company’s pile driver which was used for the first off-shore oil drilling. This 100-plus-year-old landmark is the last surviving Waddell vertical-lift bridge in Louisiana and is open to the public as a pedestrian walkway. It has been listed on National Register of Historic Places since 1996.
500 N Croom St., Mooringsport, LA 71060
Mooringsport Cypress Festival
The Mooringsport Cypress Festival features live entertainment, arts and crafts, food eating contests, children’s activities, parade, and more.
Higgins St., Mooringsport, LA 71060
Morell Dairy Farm
The Morell Dairy Farm is a premier dairy farm and creamery located on the cusp of Blanchard and Mooringsport along the Boom or Bust Byway. With just a 25-minute drive from downtown Shreveport, you’ll have the creamiest milk, the richest chocolate milk, and the smoothest butter you’ll ever taste.
4743 LA-169, Mooringsport, LA 71060
Longwood General Store
Longwood General Store is a country store that features a small dining room and kitchen serving Southern classics like chicken fried steak and over-sized hamburgers. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, this restaurant is well-known for steaks. The restaurant serves steaks on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays only. Open 24 hours a day, Tuesday-Saturday and 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday-Monday.
3502 Hwy. 169., Mooringsport, LA 71060
Saige Acres Flower Farm
Saige Acres Flower Farm allows visitors to pick pumpkins, orchestrate photoshoots, pick sunflowers, purchase flower arrangements, and more.
10200 Blanchard Furrh Road, Mooringsport, LA 71060
Horace M. Downs Park
Horace M. Downs Park sits on 8.5 acres of land that features the nearby Caddo Lake Dam, picnic tables, grills, and more for family fun.
8571 Crouch Dam Rd., Mooringsport, LA 71060
Caddo Lake Dam
Completed in June 1971, the Caddo Lake Dam was constructed as a modificatin to provide for navigation, water supply, recreation, commercial fishing, and flood control. Picnic facilities are available at nearby Horace M. Downs Park.
C&J RV Park LLC
C&J RV Park LLC has 26 RV sites and showers.
6941 LA-1., Mooringsport, LA 71060
By The Lake Park
By the Lake Park is a small park sitting on a bluff that overlooks Caddo Lake, provides picnic tables, portable toilet, pier and boat launching facilities. It is used primarily by fishermen and for family picnics. Located near the Historic Caddo Lake Drawbridge.
100 N Croom St., Mooringsport, LA 71060
Caddo Lake is a 25,400-acre lake and wetland located on the border between Texas and Louisiana. It is the largest natural fresh water lake in the South.
11425 Hwy. 1 North., Oil City, LA 71061
Huddie “Lead Belly” Ledbetter Gravesite
Huddie Ledbetter, better known to the music world as “Lead Belly” was from Mooringsport, LA and was an accomplished musician. He could play the guitar, the accordion, mandolin and piano. His music still has a great influence on some of the greatest artists of today.
10395 Blanchard-Latex Rd., Mooringsport, LA 71060
Country Haven RV Park
Country Haven RV Park is a quiet, small RV park that creates a relaxed setting with laundry accomodations, showers, a fishing pond, and more.
8095 Old Mooringsport Rd., Shreveport, LA 71107
Ryan Farms Produce
Although Ryan Farms Produce is technically located in Shreveport, it housed outside of city limits near Dixie, LA. This small family-owned grocery market is one of the best kept secrets on the Boom or Bust Byway. You can stop by Ryan Farms Produce to get juicy fruits, flavorful veggies, and more Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon.
8172 Dixie Shreveport Rd., Shreveport, LA
Northwood Hills Country Club
Northwood Hills offers numerous opportunities for competitive or social play for golfers of all ages and abilities. From Men’s and Women’s league play to junior golf, development programs, golf clinics, and tournaments, our programs are designed to help golfers enhance their skills while building friendships and connecting with others who share their interest in the game.
5000 Northwood Hills Dr., Shreveport, LA 71107
Poke Salad Festival
The Poke Salad Festival kicks off with a $1,000 treasure hunt, carnival, food, children’s activities, and live entertainment.
Pinehill Rd., Blanchard, LA 71009
Take a deeper journey along the Boom or Bust Byway through the pastures of Bossier Parish into calm, quiet towns including Benton and Plain Dealing. These towns offer lots of treasures that are worth a drive starting with fresh summer produce at the Benton Famers’ Market all the way to the historic, picture-perfect mural stashed away in Plain Dealing on Palmetto Street. On this route, road trippers will discover homemade burgers, water recreations in the local bayou, a petting zoo, historic homes, and more hidden gems along the Boom or Bust Byway.
Anna’s Place is an antique and gift shop that houses everything from furniture and glassware to flowers and antique collectibles.
107 N Cotton Belt., Plain Dealing, LA 71064
Benton Christmas on the Square
Benton Christmas on the Square Festival and Parade
The Benton Christmas on the Square Festival andParade celebrates the holidays in the charming town of Benton and provides traditional, family-oriented activities such as food, entertainment, arts and crafts, a parade and more. It’s held the first Saturday in December.
135 Cypress Park Dr., Benton, LA 71006
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
Cypress Zoo is located on seven acres inside Cypress Black Bayou Recreation Park encompassed by oak, pine, and sweet gum trees. Built in 1998, Cypress Zoo has provided visitors with a superb learning environment while heightening their understanding and respect for the animals and the surrounding area. The zoo staff continues to educate guests while providing them with memorable experiences.
135 Cypress Park Dr., Benton, LA 71006
Giles Snack Shop
Gile’s Snack Shop has been in business for many decades serving old-fashion home cooked meals in Plain Dealing. Open 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-Friday.
210 E. Palmetto St., Plain Dealing, LA 71064
Jayroe’s Hardware & Garden
Jayroe’s Hardware & Garden gives visitors the chance to experience a wonderful plant nursery that offers garden accessories and hardware items.
207 5th St., Benton, LA 71006
Mistletoe and Memories Christmas Festival
Plain Dealing puts on the Annual Mistletoe and Memories Christmas Festival. The event features a cookie decorating contest, holiday raffle, arts and crafts vendors, music, Santa Claus and more. Admission is free.
109 South Cotton Belt Street, Plain Dealing, LA 71064
Rita Sanders Keoun Memorial Library
The Rita Sanders Keoun Memorial Bossier Parish Library is more than just a library to the Plain Dealing community. It also promotes the historical aspects of the community through engaging exhibits.
208 E. Mary Lee St., Plain Dealing, LA 71064
Tatter’d, Torn & Reborn
Tatter’d Torn & Reborn is a shop that salvages torn or tattered vintagae items for resale.
109 Lynch Street., Plain Dealing, LA 71064
Outdoor sports enthusiasts, nature lovers, music fans, history buffs, and those who savor the fun and flavors of outdoor festivals and fairs will enjoy Webster Parish, Louisiana. Visitors are encouraged to savor the beautiful bayous, lakes and other natural wonders.
One of the towns along the Boom or Bust Byway worth a visit is Sarepta, named after parishioner Sarepta Carter who donated a large Bible to the local Baptist church in 1869 in exchange for the town’s namesake.
This charming community has produced a few stars including country music superstar Trace Adkins. His roots in the local church choir were the precursor to his Nashville success. Some of the songs he made popular are “Dreamin’ Out Loud,” “Every Light in the House,” and “Lonely Won’t Leave Me Alone.”
Grammy award-winning Cox Family is from this area, too. The family is best known for the song “I am Weary,” which is featured in the movie “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” After more than 20 years as a band, the Cox Family won their Grammy for work with Alison Krauss on “I Know Who Holds Tomorrow.”
If you are driving along the byway, be sure to stop at the interpretive kiosk next to Town Hall on Hwy. 371 to learn more about the history and culture of the area.
AmJenn’s Soups & Scoops
AmJenn’s serves soups, burgers, fries, sandwiches, and lots of different ice cream treats! Now serving a full sit down breakfast.
218 N. Main Street, Springhill, LA 71075
If calm-water canoeing interests you, beautiful Bayou Dorcheat winds its way through the entire length of Webster Parish. Once a major thoroughfare for paddleboats and steamships. Dorcheat offers scenic fishing, boating and watersport opportunities. Sportsmen can access the bayou from a number of locations, including the neighboring village of Dixie Inn.
Dorcheat Street, Minden, LA 71055
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 Road 116, Minden, LA 71055
Chania Greek Café (pronounced hahn-yah)
Chania is the only Greek restaurant in Webster Parish. Made with fresh ingredients and savory flavors, Chania offers everything from hummus to roasted lamb. Stop in for weekly lunch specials.
208 1st Street, Springhill, LA 71075
Chavo’s Mexican Restaurant
Chavo’s specializes in finding a balance between traditional and typical Mexican food without compromising flavor neither quality. Customers particularly value the very accurate combination of accessible prices and the portions served. Special effort is made in maintaining a family environment inside and out side the premises for customer comfort.
1912 S Arkansas Street, Springhill, LA 71075
Germantown Colony Museum
History is an important part of the present in Webster Parish, where we value our heritage and vow to preserve the things that have made us who we are. Germantown Colony and Museum is one of three sites founded by the Utopian Movement or Harmonist Society in the 19th Century. In 1835, a group from the Economy, Pennsylvania site, under the leadership of “Countess von Leon”, established a colony near Minden. The colony operated on a communal basis for 37 years, finally dispersing in 1871. Of the three Harmony Society Colonies, Germantown was the most successful. In 1979, it was placed on the official list of the Nation’s Cultural Resources Worthy of Preservation by the U.S. Department of Interior. The Germantown Colony and Museum is located 7 miles northeast of Minden on Germantown Road.
The museum is open Thursday – Saturday from 10a – 4p. Admission is free. For information, call 318-377-6061
120 Museum Rd., Minden, LA 71055
Forests and Fields
Farms prospered on fertile land along the Red River. Cotton, for example, grew well there. Plantations and well-placed gins, thanks to the labor of hundreds of field hands and then sharecroppers, produced thousands of bales of cotton.
Closer to Sarepta, in what is still appropriately referred to as the Piney Woods, it was the combination of forests and flowing water that attracted the first of several generations of loggers. Axes and saw blades, in roughened hands, shaped and continue to reshape regional landscapes, triggering boom and bust cycles all too familiar to local residents.
Sawmills, like their agricultural cousin, the cotton gin, became centers of rural commerce and employment, growing larger and more mechanized with the passage of time. Tall, straight pines emerged from the mills as lumber for oil derricks, railroad ties, siding for boomtown homes, paper and boxes.
Lumberjack Grill provides burgers, country home cooked meals, salad bar and desserts with a nice family atmosphere for dining in or take outs.
26000 US-371, Sarepta, LA
Main to Main Trade Days
Main to Main Trade Days is a shopping experience that reaches over 50 miles. The route goes from downtown Springhill on Main Street, then travels south to Cullen’s Main Street, crosses over to US Highway 371 and continues south into Sarepta, Cotton Valley and Dixie Inn, the route turns left on US Highway 80 and goes into downtown Minden. From there shoppers are directed back onto Highway 371 to Sibley and the parish line. The event includes store specials, antique sales, flea markets, garage sales, food vendors, bake sales, church bazaars, etc. This event is held held rain or shine.
Muddy Bottoms ATV Park
Muddy Bottoms ATV & Recreation Park was created to provide the surrounding community with a recreational escape not far from where they live and work. Our focus is to appeal to people of all ages. With a very scenic piece of property, extensive research, and vision we began to build arguably the finest ATV and recreation park in the country, offering the perfect outdoor experience.Whether you are looking for the full outdoor experience of pitching tents, building campfires and riding through the mud, or you want to enjoy all that the outdoors has to offer and then wash off and relax in a bed, Muddy Bottoms has it all.
100 Muddy Bottoms Drive, Sarepta, LA 71071
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
Enjoy daily lunch specials like smoked sirloin chops, chicken dressing and hamburger steaks. This great Southern eatery has down home dishes you will love. The hamburgers are large and juicy, too.
557 South Main Street, Springhill, LA 71075
Sikes Ferry Boat Ramp
Launch your fishing boat, canoe or kayak at Sikes Ferry Boat Ramp to explore the exquisite nature of Webster Parish.
Hwy 2 to Fire Tower Road, Shongaloo, LA
The Springhill Rodeo is the longest running rodeo in the state of Louisiana. The rodeo features team roping, barrel racing, bull riding and more!
1101 Machen Drive, Springhill, LA 71075
The Butler House Bistro
The Butler House Bistro is located in the Historical Butler House in Springhill! The Bistro is here to give an unique dining experience unlike any other.
206 Butler Street, Springhill, LA 71075
The Lumberjack Festival
Arts & Craft vendors, food vendors, free entertainment, a parade, car show, ice cream eating contest, firefighter competition, and timber sports show.
301 W. Church Street, Springhill, LA 71075
The Spring Theater
The Spring Theater is a family friendly environment offering movie show times from 7:00 PM to 10:30 PM.
214 N Main Street, Springhill, LA 71075
Claiborne Parish was formed in 1828 and was named for the first Louisiana Governor William C.C. Claiborne.
Here, the byway rolls across gentle hills lined with miles of forest and an occasional small town such as Athens, Homer and Lisbon. In Homer, the town features one of the state’s finest examples of Greek Revival architecture and the only antebellum courthouse in Louisiana that has been in continuous use since its construction in 1859.
Lake Claiborne provides recreation for locals and visitors. This 6,300 acre lake offers fishing, swimming, birding, boating, cabins and much more.
Big O’s Down Home Burgers and Wings
Big O’s is a great locally owned drive in restaurant that serves burgers, wings and more!
652 West Main Street, Homer, LA 71040
Claiborne Pharmacy and Gifts
Drive-thru Pharmacy, Gift Shop & Boutique. All at one Great Location.
833 West Main Street, Homer, LA 71040
Claiborne Parish Vistas
Claiborne Parish is the highest parish in the State averaging 267 feet above sea level. After you cross into Claiborne Parish on the Boom or Bust Byway, drive 7.5 miles and you will reach what locals call “The Mountain” or officially Garrett Hill rising to around 430 feet. Pull off to the right at Garrett Hill Road for a great view of Claiborne Parish.
If you want to enjoy another great vista pull off at the Lake Claiborne spillway and dam dirt road and drive a short distance to the back side of the dam. Take a short hike on the path up the dam and get a view of Lake Claiborne and its spillway. If you traverse 1.5 miles east of the spillway/dam road there is another great overlook rising 345 feet and providing a 360-degree view of Claiborne Parish.
Highway 2 and Garrett Hill Road (Highway 3062), Homer, LA 71040
For the Love of Junk
Furniture is lovingly restored with custom paint jobs upon request.
622 North Main Street, Homer, LA 71040
Gonzalez Mexican Restaurant
Authentic home cooked Mexican food on the square in Homer.
512 North Main Street, Homer, LA 71040
We offer a full range of watch and jewelry repair done on site. With a combined 84 years of experience, you can be sure the job will be done right.
500 North Main Street, Homer, LA 71040
Greer’s BBQ and Soulfood
Tired of the BBQ from up the street, where they give you more sauce than they give you meat, well pull around back and let us satisfy your hunger.
500 South 6th Street, Homer, LA 71040
Herbert S. Ford Memorial Museum
The Ford Museum provides a unique setting to preserve and interpret the history, culture, heritage, and art of the North Louisiana hill country.
519 South Main Street, Homer, LA 71040
Historic Homer Courthouse
Built in 1861, Homer’s antebellum courthouse is one of four remaining in the state of Louisiana and the only one which still functions in its original capacity.
512 E Main Street, Homer, LA 71040
Homer Christmas Parade
Come to the square in Homer and enjoy our annual Christmas parade which occurs on the first Saturday after Thanksgiving.
512 E. Main Street, Homer, LA 71040
Homer Golf Course
Come play a round of golf on one of the best 9 hole courses in north Louisiana.
193 Country Club Dr., Homer, LA 71040
Homer Seafood restaurant is a great place to enjoy seafood and pizza during lunch and dinner.
112 West Main Street, Homer, LA 71040
Kel’s Cove Marina
Kel’s Cove Marina offers fishing, cabins, convenience store, and marina. It also has a bathhouse, tent camping and full hookups.
3455 Highway 146., Homer, LA 71040
Lake Claiborne State Park
It’s all here at Lake Claiborne State Park, which compliments the 6,300-acre lake. The lake is eight and a half miles long and has 40 miles of shoreline. Fishing, swimming, birding, boating, and waterskiing are just some of the activities you can participate in. 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
Lake Claiborne State Park Disc Golf Course
Lake Claiborne State Park Disc Golf Course is a world-class course with two 18-basket disc golf courses.
225 State Park Road, Homer, LA 71040
Michael’s Mens Store and Sporting Goods
Since 1948 Michael’s has offered men’s fine suits & clothing, ladies clothing, a complete line of hunting and fishing products, professional golf equipment & apparel and in-house service of guns and bows.
515 West Main Street, Homer, LA 71040
Moon’s Grocery and Steaks
Go north of the Boom or Bust Byway at La Hwy 9 for 7.5 miles to experience one of the most unique dining experiences around. Moon’s is a great hole in the wall restaurant with the best steaks in North Louisiana.
6979 Highway 9, Homer, LA 71040
Here at NanaPuddins we have a variety of vendors. We offer vintage furniture, dishes, flatware, and much more. All the vendors are different. Store hours are Tuesdays to Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
510 North Main Street, Homer, LA 71040
Dine overlooking Lake Claiborne and have some of the best fried catfish and steaks around.
3327 Hwy 146, Homer, LA 71040
Pleasure Point Marina Bar and Grill
Overlooking the beauty of Lake Claiborne, Pleasure Point Bar and Grill offers great food and beverages.
775 Peterson Rd., Homer, LA 71040
Serving 60 awesome flavors of protein smoothies and Herbalife nutrition products.
501 South Main Street, Homer, LA 71040
Main Street Homer
Main Street Homer seeks to revitalize downtown Homer through economic and cultural development, historic preservation and advancement of the arts. To learn more, click here.
503 South Main Street, Homer, LA 71040
Old Homer Cemetery
Located right off the Boom or Bust Highway 2 in Homer at Old Cemetery Street and LA 540 (Edgewood Drive) this historic cemetery was created in 1850 as a public burying place.
Old Cemetery Street and Edgewood Drive, Homer, LA 71040
White Lightning Road
Hwy 146 in Claiborne Parish is also known as “White Lightning Road” . It was in the 1920s that convicted bootleggers were put to work clearing and laying the route of the White Lightning Road. Because of its laborers being mostly convicted bootleggers inspired its name, White Lightning Road.
Convicts used shovels, teams of mules, and slips and skids to clear and level the roadway. Leaning right, then left, stepping up, then down, LA 146 staggers for 30-something miles between Homer and Vienna. The convict roadbuilders cut down trees, dug out stumps, cleared underbrush, burned debris, leveled dips and rises all without backhoes, graders, or bulldozers. A dirt road at first, after about 20 years it was covered with gravel. Back then, gravel was a major upgrade. Of course, it’s been paved now for about 40 years.
With more curves than a major league pitcher, the White Lightning of today still bears the mark of its hooch heritage. Click here for a Google map pin.
Highway 2 and Highway 146, Homer, LA 71040