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Holiday Inn Express Cyprus Inn & Magnolia House, Fort Johnson, LA | Featured Military Lodging Facility

This week's featured military lodging facility is the Holiday Inn Express Cyprus Inn & Magnolia House on Fort Johnson in Louisiana. Fort Johnson is situated in Vernon Parish, about 10 miles Southeast of Leesville and 30 miles north of DeRidder in Beauregard Parish.

All of the rooms at the Holiday Inn Express Cyprus Inn & Magnolia House come with amenities including a microwave, a mini refrigerator, a coffee maker, a flat screen TV, air conditioning, a hair dryer and Wi-Fi. Rooms at the Magnolia House are either double rooms with two full sized beds or single rooms with one queen sized bed. Rooms at the Cyprus Inn are single rooms with one queen sized bed. There are ADA accessible rooms available as well as pet-friendly rooms, for a fee. Check in for all guests is located in Building 522, Magnolia House.

Reservations at the Holiday Inn Express Cyprus Inn & Magnolia House can be made at any point and are available year round. The Holiday Inn Express is currently undergoing a renovation for improved guest rooms and facilities. Work is performed between 0800 and 1700 daily, and is expected to be completed by July 31st.

While you're in town, here are some things to do near Fort Johnson, Louisiana:

  1. Explore the Atchafalaya Basin: Take a guided boat tour or kayak through the Atchafalaya Basin, one of the largest wetlands in the United States, to spot alligators, birds, and other wildlife.

  2. Visit the Fort Johnson Historic Site: Learn about the town's history and the significance of the fort, which was built in the 18th century to protect the area from Spanish and French attacks.

  3. Go fishing: The Atchafalaya River and surrounding lakes offer excellent fishing opportunities for bass, catfish, and other species. You can rent equipment and hire a guide or try your luck on your own.

  4. Take a swamp tour: Join a guided tour to explore the cypress swamps and bayous surrounding Fort Johnson, spotting alligators, birds, and other wildlife.

  5. Visit the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival: Held annually in May, this festival celebrates the region's famous crawfish and features live music, food, and crafts.

  6. Explore the town of Breaux Bridge: This charming town is known for its Cajun culture, delicious Creole cuisine, and lively atmosphere. Visit the Breaux Bridge Farmers Market, try some boudin and cracklins, and explore the shops and galleries.

  7. Visit the Bayou Teche National Wildlife Refuge: This protected area offers hiking trails, birdwatching, and opportunities to spot alligators, turtles, and other wildlife.

  8. Take a horseback ride: Explore the countryside on horseback with a guided tour, offering a unique perspective on the area's natural beauty and history.

  9. Attend a Cajun music performance: Fort Johnson and surrounding areas are known for their rich Cajun music heritage. Attend a live performance or festival to experience the lively rhythms and traditions.

  10. Visit the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve: Located about an hour's drive from Fort Johnson, this national park offers hiking trails, historic sites, and opportunities to spot wildlife, including alligators and birds.

  11. Go birdwatching: The Atchafalaya Basin and surrounding areas are a birdwatcher's paradise, with over 200 species of birds documented in the region.

  12. Take a cooking class: Learn the secrets of Cajun and Creole cuisine with a cooking class, where you can prepare traditional dishes like gumbo, jambalaya, and beignets.

  13. Visit the Atchafalaya Heritage Area: This protected area preserves the region's natural and cultural heritage, offering hiking trails, historic sites, and opportunities to spot wildlife.

  14. Go on a bike ride: Explore the countryside on two wheels, taking in the scenic views and stopping at local eateries and shops along the way.

  15. Attend a festival: Fort Johnson and surrounding areas host various festivals throughout the year, including the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival, the Atchafalaya Basin Festival, and the Jean Lafitte Festival.

Remember to always respect the local environment and wildlife, and to follow any guidelines or regulations provided by guides or tour operators. Enjoy your visit to Fort Johnson, Louisiana!

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