Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards took significant measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in Louisiana and has issued a statewide "stay at home" order until April 12, requiring Louisiana residents to shelter in place unless going out for essential tasks, as one of the most stringent steps yet to stanch the “community spread” of COVID-19. All non-essential businesses are closed through April 12, 2020. Operations may be able to resume on April 13. However, the situation will be reevaluated seven days prior.
We will continue to monitor the situation and announce plans to reopen when appropriate. For visitor information and updates, please call 318-222-9391 or visit www.Shreveport-Bossier.org. You can also get updates by following our social media pages on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/LouisianasOtherSide and Twitter at https://twitter.com/sbctb. However, things are changing every day, so please call ahead before you visit a business to be sure they can accommodate you. If you would like to receive email updates as businesses are reopened and go back to regular hours, click here.
Paradise is described as a very beautiful, pleasant and peaceful place that seems to be perfect. So it’s no wonder that Shreveport and Bossier City’s moniker is Sportsman’s Paradise. It has a lot to do with the natural beauty and outdoor activities that abound in northwest Louisiana.
The many lakes, bayous, river and parks give visitors a chance to soak up the natural beauty of the area while providing plenty of things to do. Outdoor enthusiasts can zip-line over alligators, hit a hole-in-one at a golf course, or fulfill a need for speed at a racetrack. Area parks provide a great place to retreat, too.
At Gators and Friends Adventure Park, guests can zip-line over alligators, pet a baby alligator, ride ponies, enjoy a petting zoo, and race high-speed go-karts with speeds up to 40 mph.
At Chimp Haven, visitors can observe rescued chimpanzees in their natural, forested habitats at this 200-acre refuge and discover the wonders hidden in the nature trail. Chimp Haven is only open for Chimpanzee Discovery Days. Visit the website for 2018 dates.
Come to Splash Kingdom Waterpark to enjoy cool summer attractions like the Bonzai thrill slide, two kids’ areas, lazy river and wave pool. The waterpark offers free tubes and life vests. The park is open May through September.
Discover for yourself why Shreveport and Bossier City is a Sportsman’s Paradise.