Red River Parish boasts some of the most well known fishing and hunting areas on the Red River. The river dissects Red River Parish on a 33 mile stretch. There are 2 recreation areas with Public Boat Launches. Access is also available to Lock and Dam # 4 on both the east and west side of the river.
There are approximately 4,900 acres of oxbows and backwater fishing areas accessible from the river in Red River parish.
The Coushatta recreation area is in coushatta, directly under the bridge. The Red Oak Lake recreation area is approximately 7 miles on Hwy 480 south out of Coushatta.