“Forming a More Perfect Union"Bounded on the north by Arkansas and the east by the Ouachita River, Union parish is the center of Louisiana’s Sportsman’s Paradise. Located in the northernmost Piney Hills Country, it has natural beauty with its green rolling landscapes filled with bayous, lakes and creeks framed by tall pine and hardwood forests. These assets make it a great place for fishing, hunting, birdwatching, hiking, biking, stargazing and other outdoor pursuits.
There are craft shops, art galleries, hunting lodges and a variety of restaurants featuring Southern home cooking. Visit us to experience the unhurried lifestyle of friendly people in the 1842 parish seat of Farmerville, the 1899 town of Bernice, and smaller towns of Junction City, Marion, Downsville, Lillie and Spearsville.
Union Parish features the beautiful 15,000-acre Lake D’Arbonne, an excellent place for all types of fishing and other water sports. Three other sites for nature-lovers are the 17,400-acre D’Arbonne National Wildlife Refuge, the 20,000-acre Upper Ouachita National Wildlife Refuge, and the 11,000-acre Union Wildlife Management Area.
National register Properties and historical sites, which portray the rich heritage of the parish, include the 1895 Old Alabama Methodist church, 1938 Bernice Civic Clubhouse, 1865 Sweet Onion House, 1902 Garland House, 1905 J. W. Heard House, 1865 McCuller Log Cabin, all in Bernice, the 1850 Hopkins House in Marion and the Daniel Stein House in Farmerville.