Kinder is strategically located at the southern end of Allen Parish at the intersection of two major U. S. Highways - 190 & 165. In addition, the Union Pacific Railroad east-west line intersects the Missouri Pacific Railroad north-south line in Kinder. Add to that, the fact that Kinder is only 18 miles north of interstate 10 and you will understand why this community is known as the "CROSSROADS TO EVERYWHERE."
Kinder, the "Gateway to Opportunity” is a great blend of Cajun culture, Native American culture, and the Piney Woods culture. You will find plenty of fishing, canoeing, and site seeing on the Calcasieu and the Ouiska Chitto, Louisiana Scenic Waterways. Kinder is also the home of the Coushatta Casino Resort, the premiere casino in Louisiana, with casino gaming, fantastic dining and first class convention facilities. Located 5 miles north of Kinder on US Hwy. 165, there are over 3200 slots, eighty tables, six restaurants, more than 500 luxurious rooms, RV resort with 108 pads and 100 chalets, special events area, onsite fuel facility, and a championship golf course. Kinder also has over 1,200 hotel rooms.
Kinder, Louisiana and the Coushatta Casino will open its doors and roll out the red carpet to USTRC team ropers the weekend of January 23rd through the 25th for its annual Bayou Championships. Producers Steve and Sherry Judd know how to put on a great event, and ropers are in for a treat as they crack out the New Year in Louisiana Team Roping Cajun Style.
Located in Allen Parish, Kinder knows how to put on a good show and team ropers are for a treat. Allen Parish is diverse in culture and plentiful in natural resources and beauty, Allen Parish is where Cajun food and culture meet the timber-rich, piney woods of central Louisiana. Allen Parish is home to four Natural and Scenic Rivers, including the spring-fed Ouiska Chitto, which attracts canoeists and outdoor enthusiasts from all over the South. The Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana makes its home in Allen Parish and operates Louisiana's premier land-based casino resort, Coushatta Casino & Resort and Koasati Pines Golf Course, its 18-hole championship course near Kinder. The gaming and hospitality industries, along with a plywood manufacturing facility, three prison facilities and a natural gas relay facility are the major private sector employers in the parish. Allen Parish has some of the most fertile farmland in the South, producing primarily rice and soybeans. The parish is served by two federal highway systems and extensive rail facilities. That makes the area very accessible and easy to get to especially if you have team roping on your mind.
If team roping is your game and your want a good place to spend a weekend in January make the Bayou Championships a priority. The food is good, the community friendly and fun and the roping will be a good one.
Mark your calendar for a fun filled Cajun weekend highlighted by some great USTRC Team Roping. It’s a weekend you will not want to miss.