1711 Main Street
Haynesville, LA 71038
An informational brochure is available at city hall, 1711 Main Street, M-F, 8-4.
General description of Haynesville:
A small town with a big heart.
Population – approximately 2400 within 4.91 Square miles.
Most businesses located on or near Main Street.
Brief history – Haynesville was established under the name Haynesville in 1843; oil, cotton, and timber figured in its growth; moved from Old Town site to present location for closer proximity to the railroad; recent years have seen many high school football championships; hometown of such “notables” as Geoffrey Beene (fashion), Wayne Sanders (music), Demetric Evans (football), just to name a few.
A revitalization of downtown Haynesville is in progress.
Parks and Recreation
Ronnie Fields, Director
ALL VISITORS ARE WELCOME!
The Claiborne Parish fairground facilities, located in Haynesville, provide 32 RV hook-ups for overnight stays or longer. The Fair Building offers a large auditorium with 8,000 square feet of space, perfect for banquets, meetings and reunions (south end). A smaller, adjacent meeting room is 3,000 square feet (north end). Both rooms are fully air conditioned.
A covered 14,400 square feet livestock pavilion features a three-sided balcony overhead. Also available are the historic Gordon School House, and original 'dog trot' home, and a restored caboose.
A public golf course on Price Dr. off Hwy 79 S. There are also two swimming pools, baseball fields, tennis courts, library and parks.
Things to See
Bicentennial Park – Hwy 79 South.
Main Street Park – a charming area on the corner of Main and Hwy 79, features a porch, rocking chairs and flower garden.
Murals by a local artist on several buildings in downtown area, when a building is empty it’s likely to have its face painted!
The old schoolhouse and caboose – located off West Main Street.
Historic Post Office, built in 1936, be sure to read cornerstone.
Old houses and downtown buildings dating to 1920’s and earlier.
Things to Do
Butterfly Festival – The annual festival is held on a Saturday in mid-September. There is a parade and an entire day of displays, lectures, art and contest related to butterflies and other creatures of nature.
Claiborne Parish Fair – A typical old-fashioned fair, it is held at the Fair Complex and grounds in mid October every year.
Golf course, tennis courts, swimming pools, and fishpond, all readily available for public use.
Nearby boating, fishing, hunting and camping:
Lake Claiborne and Lake Claiborne State Park (cabins available)
Beautiful Bayou Dorcheat
Trail ride at White Acres Farm – Saturday before Mother’s Day
Nearby Things to Do
Claiborne Jubilee (Homer), Purple Hull Pea Festival (Emerson, AR), and Fourth of July Fireworks on Lake Claiborne.
Where to Eat
Haynesville has a variety of eateries and coffee shops; all are located on Hwy 79 north and south.
Where to Stay
Smith’s Bed and Breakfast, 9890 Hwy 79 S, 624-3028
Starlite Inn, 10744 Hwy 79 N, 624-0072
SHOP LOCAL FIRST!!!