Allen Parish
Tourist Commission
P.O. Box 1280
Oberlin, Louisiana 70655

Toll Free    (888) 639-4868
Telephone (337) 639-4868
Fax             (337) 639-4911

Director: Adagria Haddock

Allen Parish Tourist Commission

"Gateway to Cajun Country"

The Allen Parish Tourist Commission 
is located in southwest Louisiana  
8904 Hwy. 165, Oberlin, LA. the Parish Seat.
We are the home of the Coushatta Indians, 
the famous Grand Casino Coushatta in Kinder, LA.
and the West Bay Wildlife Management Area.

Allen Parish Welcome Center
is located at 12855 Hwy. 165
North of Kinder, LA. 

We provide a variety of services to visitors

Brochures on things to do & see
Calendar of Events parish wide
General Fishing Information
Canoe Rentals information
RV Parks and Lodging Lists
RV Dump Station Locations


Service Organizations
Church Lists
Restaurant Lists
Hotel, Motel, Lists
Rainy Day Activities
Great helpful, friendly people to help

Average annual rain fall is 57 inches
Average temperature is 70 degrees
Average sunny days per-year is 300
Prevailing winds are southerly


The population of Allen Parish is estimated to be 24,000. Oakdale has the most with 8,000 followed by Kinder with 3,000. This large rural community is renown for its farming, hunting, fishing & canoeing.


Other points of interest include

Trottingbred Racing, Soileau, LA.

Canoeing...Mittie is known as the canoe capital of SW Louisiana.

Hunting and fishing in scenic, natural beauty. 

Calcasieu River, Ouiska Chitto Creek and Bundiks Creek and in West Bay Game Reserve.

Great Golf ! Check out Koasati Pines at Coushatta.

Christmas Celebrations galore:
Christmas Lights in Oakdale
Christmas in the Country in Elizabeth.
(See Calendar of Events for more).

Fairs, Festivals and Fantastic Food !

Gaming at the Coushatta Casino Resort.

Dry Creek Ranch for exciting hunting.

Meet our Board of Directors

R. C. Andrus                           Oakdale 

Dr. Mike Karam                      Kinder 

Judge John Navarre            Oakdale 

Daniel Veal                             Oakdale 
Bettye Clement                          Kinder 

Keith Guillory                             Oberlin 

Martha Turner                            Elizabeth 

Homepage Information About Us Restaurants Points of Interest 
Parks  Soileau Downs Canoeing  Fishing 
Boat Launch  Motels Communities Allen Parish Airport
Golfing Coushatta Indian Museum Dry Creek Ranch West Bay Wildlife Management Area 
Treasure Hunt Leatherwood Museum