Looking for a little history? Visit our parish courthouse grounds and see the "Hanging Jail"; once called a majestic castle by Popular Mechanics magazine. Built in 1914 during the hay day of the Lumber Industry, the Jail's grand architecture symbolized the status of the young booming sawmill town in which it was built. In its early years, the Jail housed many outlaws that sought refuge in "The Neutral Strip" also known as "The Bad Lands" or "No Mans Land".
Read about us on the National Geographic Website.
Our History Lives
Our southern atmosphere is sure to put a smile on your face as you visit and discover our many hidden treasures. Our parish is filled with Louisiana's famous foods, good music, and more! You can spend the day indoors antique shopping, grab a tube and head outside to the Quiska Chitto River for a white sandy beach adventure, or visit our local Mennonite back home store featuring delicious homemade baked treats.
Rodeo arena with rough stock chutes, holding pens and roping box with holding pens
Bleachers – (Seating capacity – 4344)
Concession Stands – two (2) concession stands
Bathrooms – total of six (6) bathrooms main arena
Offices and conference room
Air conditioned box seat area on second floor overlooking main arena – fifty four (54) seats)
Suites – two (2) 12′ x 38′, above office overlooking main arena
Approximately 88,600 sq. ft.
204 W. 1st Street
DeRidder LA 70634 US
Mon - Fri 8:30am - 5pm
Closed Saturdays and Sundays