Outdoor Recreation

Bin There Hunting

Our guided duck and goose hunts are over flooded rice fields in pit blinds. The special goose conservation season opens up between the first and second split of duck seasons, and opens up again in the beginning of February and runs until March. There is no limit on how many geese you can bag. In addition to our guided hunts and the hunting available on our preserve, we also have target-shooting areas with safety equipment provided. We provide trained and experienced dogs and handlers for all hunts.

Come hunting for a day or make a weekend of it. Our hunting lodges are comfortable and only $50 per person, including meals. If you don't need meals they are only $25 per person, and we can accommodate up to 20 people. Or hook up your RV for only $20 and be your own hunting lodge.

Take advantage of our stocked fishing pond where you can catch bass, catfish, and white perch. Our locally owned and operated preserve has been here for 10 years, and our experienced and knowledgeable guides have been hunting for a lifetime.

We guarantee the best prices in the area! Toll Free: (888) 507-9288

For more information please visit his website: www.bintherehunting.com



Brochure CoverExplore the  Flyway Byway, a scenic trail through swamp, river, farmland and unique terrain.You can drive, bike, canoe or kayak the waterways. See if you can spy any strange critters and beware of gators!

The 55 mile driving trail takes you on a scenic loop throughtout our Parish. The Flyway Byway is now part of the Louisiana Trails and Byways Program. And Jeff Davis Parish is home to over 160 species of birds..a birders' paradise! One stop is the beautiful Lorraine Bridge, off Nibletts Road on Hwy 99, an old scenic bridge worth its own trip. See if you can spot members of our vast wildlife community and test your terrain skills. 

What can you do on the FLYWAY BYWAY?

Drive for pleasure - Fish - See the countryside - Watch Birds and Wildlife - Take a walk or a boat ride - Experience nature - Shop in small towns - Eat local food - Enjoy area hospitality - Relax and unwind in area hotels - Experience unique festivals and events - Learn about area agriculture and industry

Call 800-264-5521 for more information. Exit 54-I-10, Welsh, LA South on HWY 99 to HWY 14, loop through the town of Lake Arthur, then North on Hwy 26 through Jennings, to I-10, Exit 64. Extreme bike trail and brochure coming soon.


11 acre stocked fishing pond. LA fishing license required. The park also features playground, picnic pavilions, walking track, ducks, and restroom facilities. Also home to the Gator Chateau and Tourist Information.Take I-10 Exit 64 in Jennings, LA and go north. Located on Frontage road north.

Jeff Davis Parish Tourist Commission (337) 821-5521. www.jeffdavis.org


The Centerpiece of the Town of Lake Arthur is its downtown park facility and waterfront area. The park is an 11-acre facility that is situated on the north shore of the freshwater lake (also Lake Arthur) and features a beach area perfect for sunning and swimming. The park boasts a concrete boardwalk that expanses out over the lake making it a beautiful setting for walkers and sightseers. There are 10 large picnic pavilions situated within the park affixed with barbeque grills as well as a playground area for the kids to enjoy. There are huge, century-old live oak trees throughout the park that offer shade to visitors. On beautiful Lake Arthur, visitors can enjoy boating, water skiing, swimming and fishing, as well as observe the abundant wildlife in the area. The bald cypress trees and majestic live oak trees that surround the entire lake add to the scenic beauty of the area. 

Take I-10 Exit 64 in Jennings, LA and follow Hwy 26 south 10 miles to Lake Arthur. Follow signs to Main Street. 

Town of Lake Arthur (337) 774-2211

Louisiana outfitters, L.L.C.

Capt. Scott Ritchey's Louisiana Outfitters offers our guests the finest in waterfowl hunting and light tackle saltwater fishing in the south. Our hunting guest will have the opportunity to hunt the best fields in Southwest Louisiana for ducks and geese. Commercial air travel is available in Lake Charles and is within thirty miles of our hunting and fishing facilities. For our hunting guest with private aircraft, Jennings airport (3R7) is about 10 miles from our facility, the downs and hangers are available, as well as fuel. Louisiana Outfitters can accommodate motor homes and travel trailers with full R.V. Hookups.

Owner / Operator Capt. Scott Ritchey grew up with a passion for hunting and fishing in Southwest Louisiana. He has been guiding fisherman and hunters for fifteen years. Upon graduating from McNeese State university in 1997 with a Business Degree, Scott began guiding waterfowl hunters and fisherman full time as a profession in a natural progression, after working for and managing other hunting and fishing lodges, Scott has opened Louisiana Outfitters L.L.C.

For more information please visit his website: www.louisianaoutfitters.net

Jennings Golf Club

18-hole golf course (par 72) covers 6,300 yards. Wednesday evening scrambles (DLST), pro shop, 19th hole, tennis courts, swimming pool (June, July, & August).

The pool is open Monday through Saturday, 10 AM to 7 PM and Sunday 1 PM to 7 PM

Golf course open 7 days a week 7:00 a.m. - Dusk.

Tournaments upon request; call for information (337) 824-1274.

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Mermentau River

Bring your boat or jet ski and cruise the beautiful Mermentau River. Access available in Lake Arthur at the bottom of the bridge and several other sites. You may want to bring your fishing rod and reel and catch a few fish to fry.

SWLA sportsman Thornwell Lodge

We are a premier hunting lodge located in the heart of Southwest Louisiana. Our private owned farm sits amongst the rice fields that most believe are the finest wintering grounds for both ducks and geese. 

Our staff and owners strive to provide the best waterfowl hunting experience around coupled with true southern hospitality. As a team we share a love for hunting and lifelong dedication to the sport. Our fully guided hunts are a quick atv ride to our on property blinds. After the hunt, you can relax and enjoy the newly built Sportsbarn, which boasts a 132 inch tv, a poker table, dart board, pool table, and a cozy fireplace to sit beside. Outside we offer you the opportunity to relax in the hot tub and watch your favorite sports team on tv or sit around the fire pit sharing stories of days gone by. Great southern hospitality comes with great food and our staff prepares many delicious cajun and local dishes in our fully stocked kitchen. Put that together and we offer a unique hunting experience that is sure to be a memorable one.

To book your hunting expereince or for more information, please contact 337-661-1163 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For more information please visit his website: www.swlasportsman.com


At least 10 RV hookups, electrical, water and sewer service; $8 per day. Boat ramp, fishing, tennis court, swimming pool, baseball facilities, horseshoe pits, and picnic areas.
Adams Street (P.O. Box 786)
Welsh, LA 70591
Contacts: City Hall, (337) 734-2231, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or Police Department, (337) 734-2626, after hours weekdays, weekends, and holidays.
Directions: I-10 Welsh, Exit 54, go south approximately 1 1/2 miles.
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