Category Archives: Outdoor Recreation

Fullerton Lake Recreation Complex | Project Vernon Parish

National Register Properties | Outdoor Recreation | Places of Interest |Trails & Byways

Fullerton Lake Recreation Complex is the site of the former Fullerton Sawmill and Town.  Established in the early 1900’s, Fullerton was the largest pine sawmill west of the Mississippi River and was home to approximately 5,000 people.

Today, the complex is operated by the US Forest Service and is part of the Vernon Unit of the Calcasieu Ranger District.  One of the most popular, recreation areas in the Vernon Unit, the site boasts on-site camping, recreation trails, full service rest-room facilities, a large pavilion, and, of course, lots of fishing.

Fullerton Lake Recreation Complex is also home to the annual Fullerton Sawmill Day festival.  Held annually, the festival, includes historic displays, music, food, and lots of fun.

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More information on Fullerton Recreation Complex is available from the US Forest Service

More information on the Myths & Legends Scenic Byway is available from the Vernon Parish Tourism Commission website

Louisiana Byways Website

Kisatchie National Forest, Calcasieu Ranger District, Vernon Unit

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Wolf Rock Cave

Project Vernon Parish

Places of Interest | Trails & Byways | Outdoor Recreation

Wolf Rock Cave is located in the Vernon Unit of the Calcasieu Ranger District of Kisatchie National Forest.  The cave dates to around 2500-1000 B.C.E. and was likely used by native peoples to shelter or to collect tool making material.  Today, the cave is easily accessible via a short trail from the parking area and it overlooks Bundick’s Creek.

Wolf Rock Cave is also a stop along the Myths & Legends Byway that runs through Vernon, Beauregard, and Allen Parishes.  The Myths & Legends Byway Scenic Byway covers a portion of the area formerly known as “no man’s land” — an area once populated by outlaws and gunslingers.  The byway is divided into 3 drive able sections: Section 1 – Burr’s Ferry Bridge to Anacoco Creek, Section 2 – Rosepine to Pickering, Section 3 – Pickering to Pitkin – Wolf Rock Cave is part of Section 3- Pickering to Pitkin.

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Additional Information:

More information available from the US Forest Service on Wolf Rock Cave.

More information on the Myths & Legends Scenic Byway can be found on the Vernon Parish Tourism Commission website.

Louisiana Byways website.

Kisatchie National Forest, Calcasieu Ranger District, Vernon Unit

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