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Bossier Parish

Map of Bossier ParishDOTD Tourism Map of Bossier ParishOn June 19, 1843, the Louisiana legislature established Bossier Parish, a new regional governmental entity encompassing 838.5 square miles.  Carved out of Claiborne Parish, Bossier Parish, which was blessed with some of Louisiana's most fertile soil, became one of the state's most important cotton-producing areas by the Civil War.

By the late twentieth century, Bossier Parish was better known as the home of Barksdale Air Force Base.  Bossier City, a bedroom community for Shreveport, is the parish's largest town.

Bossier City in recent years has become the center of the gaming industry in northwestern Louisiana.

by Carl A. Brasseaux

Principle Towns


Bossier City


Bossier Parish Tourism Commission

Events and Festivals

Barksdale Air Force Base Airshow

Historic Sites, Plantations & Museums

Barksdale Global Power Museum

Touchstone Wildlife and Art Museum (Haughton)

National Register of Historic Preservation

Wildlife Preserves

Cypress Black Bayou

Lake Bisteneau State Park

Red River National Wildlife Refuge

Bodcau Wildlife Management Area

Loggy Bayou Wildlife Management Area


Things To Do

Bossier Parish Courthouses

Bossier Parish Library

Bossier Arts Council

LSU AgCenter