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General Information

Description - Thirty one recreational sites are planned from Shreveport to the Mississippi, offering areas for camping, nature and hiking trails, biking, picnicking, boating, and fishing.

Attractions - Today, the gifts of the J. Bennett Johnston Waterway continue to support the River community. Under the guidance of the Red River Waterway Commission, the River provides both recreational and commercial opportunities to Louisiana residents.

Recreation - Thirty one different recreation sites either are already in operation or are planned to provide camping, boating, fishing, biking and hiking trails, and picnic sites.

Climate - Southern Louisiana experiences a subtropical climate that's warm throughout the year. Winter months bring low temperatures near 40 degrees F and highs above 55 degrees F. During the summer expect high temperatures to reach 95 degrees F frequently, with mid-afternoon showers. Humidity is highest in August and September. Northern regions of the state have cooler winters and somewhat warmer summers than the south. Low temperatures in the winter dip into the high 30s and highs reach 60 degrees F. July and August are the hottest months with average high temperatures reaching 100 degrees. Humidity is slightly lower in the northern uplands and the average rainfall in May is higher than any other month.

Location - the Red river system sits amidst several hishways including interstates 10 and 20 and north-south interstates 55 and 59.


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Contact Information:
Red River Waterway (5 Locks & Dams), 3505 SOUTH GRAND ST , MONROE, LA, 71202-5273, Phone: 318-322-6391

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