Resources

The Red River Waterway Commission is dedicated to informing people about the Red River. Education promotes greater respect and understanding of the Red River Waterway and the life it supports.

Explore the links for more information about how you can take advantage of what the Red River has to offer.

The Red River Waterway Commission is dedicated to informing people about the Red River. Education promotes greater respect and understanding of the Red River Waterway and the life it supports.

Explore the links for more information about how you can take advantage of what the Red River has to offer.

Lesson Plans

Life Along the Red River

Red River Above & Below

Red River Classroom Bulletin Board

Changing the Course of the Red River Waterway

Ol’ Red Has Seen It All

Explore The Red River

Plan your own adventure along the Red River!

Whether you spend the day fishing or camping with your family for the weekend, you can experience it along this productive waterway.

Set out on the hiking trail at Ben Routh Recreation Area for a close-up look at nature or cast your fishing pole from the banks of the river in nearby Marksville. Pack a picnic lunch for your family and spend the day swimming and waterskiing at Fort Buhlow in Pineville or visit the Alexandria Levee Park for a bit of live entertainment. Red Bayou is a popular area for the avid sportsman. You won’t want to pass up this fishing spot as you travel through the quaint town of Natchitoches.

The Red River even has something to offer historians. Take a look at historic bridge designs at Cross Bayou Historic Park. Then stop by the Rose Plaza, located in the Shreveport Riverview Park, and let your children cool off and splash around in 200 feet of interactive water fountains.

Don’t miss out on the unique beauty and history of the Red River. When visiting the Red River, this guide may help you identify some of the nature sightings along the way.

Tree and Leaf Identification (courtesy of the LSUA Ag Center)

Wildlife