Minden In Webster Parish

Webster Parish (County) is proud of the beautiful historic city of Minden, the parish seat located in the beautiful piney hills of northwest Louisiana. You’ll find this noteworthy city just thirty miles east of Shreveport, Louisiana and 4 hours east of Dallas, Texas on Interstate 20, Exit 47. Minden, known as the Friendliest City the South, is renowned for its historic downtown with original brick streets, antique shops, boutiques, and quaint restaurants. Nearby, Minden’s beautiful historic residential district features more than 70 historic properties within walking distance of downtown, many on the National Register of Historic Places.

This picturesque town has been attracting moviemakers to the area for years. In fact, Webster Parish can proudly say there have been 26 major movie productions filmed in the parish including “Olympus Has Fallen” starring Gerard Butler, and “I Saw the Light.” Visitors can traverse the Northwest Louisiana Film Trail from Shreveport to Minden taking in the sights from the silver screen.

If outdoor adventure is more up your alley, some calm-water canoeing at the scenic Bayou Dorcheat may be the ticket. Once a major thoroughfare for paddleboats, Bayou Dorcheat entices canoeing and kayaking enthusiasts with its 200+ year old cypress trees, in addition to offering bird and waterfowl watching, great fishing, and boating.

Lake Bistineau State Park, just south of Minden, is one of the most beautiful bodies of water in the country covering 17,280 acres. With its amazing stands of cypress trees and clinging Spanish moss, Lake Bistineau State Park is Sportsman’s Paradise. A favourite spot for fisherman, duck hunting, boating and water sports, Lake Bistineau State Park offers modern cabins, boat rentals, playgrounds, two swimming pools, hiking and horse trails, and group meeting facilities.

Webster Parish is a beautiful destination for a family-friendly outing or outdoor recreation. The natural beauty and historic charms of the region draw sportsmen, festival-goers and professional filmmakers. We invite you to DISCOVER OUR GOOD NATURE.