Vernon Lake real estate is considered a beautiful, but lesser known, market for lake homes and lake lots in Louisiana.
Vernon Lake is located in Leesville, Louisiana, just an hour from Alexandria. Named after George Washington’s home in Mt. Vernon, Vernon Parish has lots of culture and history to offer.
While there are a few smaller airfields close to the lake, the closest major airport is Alexandria International, just over an hour away. Urgent care can be found at Doctors Hospital at Deer Creek, less than 20 minutes away.
Stock up on snacks and groceries at Walmart Supercenter around 11 miles away, or try one of the local-recommended restaurants such as Toups’ Kajun Kitchen, Mud Bugs of Leesville, BJ’s Diner, and Ranch House Cafe.
At 4,200 and a max depth of 53 feet, Vernon Lake offers great fishing and no shortage of possible water activities. The lake offers bream and catfish, but its main prize is great bass fishing. Anglers searching for more should book a tour at nearby Tack-A-Paw Expeditions.
History buffs will love a visit to the Fort Polk Museum, which exhibits artifacts and contributions of the Army at Fort Polk, and the Museum of West Louisiana, which includes local history.
Leesville Art Park offers relaxing walking trails and beautiful sculptures for the whole family to enjoy.
Nature-lovers should take a trip to South Toledo Bend State Park. This park offers camping, laundry rooms, hiking trails, and fishing. The lake here is consistently ranked among the top bass lakes in the country.
Visitors tend to have more success fishing from a boat as opposed to fishing on the shoreline.
Whether you are looking to buy a family home, a full-time retirement residence, or waterfront property, Vernon Lake is an excellent choice.