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Lake Providence is a town of 3,400 people (2019) in the far northeastern corner of Northern Louisiana. It is the parish seat of East Carroll Parish and is one of the major production centers of both Louisiana's historical and modern cotton industry.


Lake Providence

Lake Providence is far removed from the rest of Louisiana. Heavily rural and agricultural based, the city is far from any kind of amenities found in larger cities. The closest large cities with name brand stores and amenities are Monroe and Vicksburg, Mississippi.

Get in[edit]

Map of Lake Providence


The only method into this town, US Highway 65 runs north to south through town. Also accessible from the west by Louisiana Highway 134.

Get around[edit]


Louisiana State Cotton Museum

1 Louisiana State Cotton Museum, 7162 US 65 North, +1 318-559-2041. Tu-Sa 10AM to 4PM, closed Su M. Dedicated to the largest agricultural industry in Louisiana during the 19th and early 20th centuries, the museum highlights the story of the people, equipment, and machinery used to process cotton inside of a refurbished gin. Various buildings on site showcase the lifestyles of the people who once lived and worked on these cotton plantations and farms.






1 Economy Inn of Lake Providence, 9634 US-65 (2 miles south of downtown Lake Providence on Highway 65), +1 318-559-3801. $60 and up nightly for a single room.


Go next[edit]

Routes through Lake Providence
Pine BluffLake Village  N US 65.svg S  TallulahJct N US 425.svg S

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