Retire Union Parish


Retire in Union Parish

Lake D'Arbonne Country...that's what we like to call Union Parish.  This gorgeous lake, its meandering tributaries, and the surrounding undulating land all call your name, saying, "Come here...enjoy your leisure years."


The friendly, welcoming people of Lake D'Arbonne Country demonstrate daily that Southern hospitality is alive and well. Union Parish offers you many opportunities to become part of lively local life. In our towns and state park, there are several festivals and events throughout the year. So come dance to the music at the Louisiana Watermelon Festival, catch some beads at the Mardi Gras Parade, sample jam at the Mayhaw Festival, or cheer your favorites at the Stampede Days Rodeo. You’re sure to make great memories and even better friends.

Come See for Yourself...

When you're ready to visit, we can help you find accommodations to fit your needs and time schedule, whether it’s an RV space or cabin at Lake D’Arbonne State Park, fully furnished vacation rental home, bed and breakfast, or hotel. Also, we can advise you on planning fun activities that interest you, such as fishing, golf, birding, tennis, hunting, clay shooting, trail riding, or kayaking.

Watermelons Sitting at the Lake Mardi Gras


Lake D’Arbonne Country of Union Parish offers you quiet, rural living. Here, you’ll find beautifully textured land of lush green forests, lazy bayous, and the sparkling Lake D’Arbonne. Five waterways in the parish are part of the Louisiana Natural and Scenic Rivers System. The lake draws sport fishermen angling for bass, catfish, bream, and white perch. Or, trek through the D'Arbonne National Wildlife Refuge, the Upper Ouachita National Wildlife Refuge, or the Union Wildlife Management Area.  We share the land with a bounty of four-legged residents --- like whitetail deer, bobcats, nutria, black bears, and foxes – and feathered friends such as wild turkeys, eagles, herons, ospreys, wood ducks,  and the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker.  Ooohh, yes.  Retired life is good in Lake D'Arbonne Country.



Our Bayou


Get Away From Your Getaway

Sometimes you may want to shake things up a bit. Lake D’Arbonne Country is the perfect home base from which to explore the South. What do you feel like? City or scenery? With just a few hours’ drive, you can shop in metropolitan Dallas, explore the Ozark Mountains, visit the Gulf Coast, try gaming in Shreveport or Vicksburg, or watch the Saints play in the New Orleans Superdome. A spirit of adventure is all that’s required.