Fort Polk Army Base
Joint Readiness Training Center, 10th Mountain Division, 115th Combat Support Hospital, 162nd Infantry Brigade, 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade
Bldg. 5903 Louisiana Ave., Fort Polk, LA 71459
In Leesville, the summers are long, hot, and oppressive and the winters are short and cold. It is wet and partly cloudy year round and over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 42°F to 93°F and is rarely below 29°F or above 98°F.
The hot season is from May 25 to September 23, with an average daily high temperature above 86°F. The cool season is from November 27 to February 22, with an average daily high temperature below 66°F.
The best times of year for warm-weather activities are from early April to late May and from mid September to late October.
Located in the piney woods of west central Louisiana, Vernon Parish offers lots of outdoor opportunities for nature lovers and sportsmen. Make sure to check out Kisatchie National Forest with its 600,000 acres spread across seven parishes in Louisiana.
If it is history that you are interested in, don’t worry there are museums and several sites on the National Register of Historic Places that make up the “Legend Country” historic sites where you can learn about the past In Louisiana all the way back to the Civil War.
If you’re interested in artistic entertainment, there’s no shortage of art exhibits, musical performances and annual festivals. There is plenty of shopping with the vast boutiques and flee markets as well.
For more information on Vernon Parish, check out the Vernon Parish Tourism Commission website at www.vernonparish.org