Located in the piney hills of Jackson Parish, Louisiana, Jonesboro attracts hundreds of hunters, fishers, and other outdoor enthusiasts every year and is home to many LDWF Wildlife Management Areas. It is also the home of beautiful Caney Lake, one of the best sport-fishing lakes in the South. The forests and related industries are the backbone of the Jackson Parish economy. The healthcare industry is also quite large for such a rural parish, as Jackson Parish is home to a hospital, several nursing and long-term care facilities, pharmacies, medical clinics, and home health agencies. In addition, Jonesboro is home to the annual "Christmas Wonderland in the Pines Festival" and the annual "Sunshine Festival" in April.