Lake Providence

The town of Lake Providence is the parish seat of East Carroll Parish, Louisiana and is located in the heart of the Louisiana delta in the northeast corner of the state. Known for the beautiful oxbow lake on the north end of town, Lake Providence is the oldest town in Louisiana north of Natchitoches. Originally called Providence in reference to the travelers who would avoid pirates by hiding in the bend of the river north of town, the word “Lake” was added to the name in the early 1900s to avoid confusion with Providence, Rhode Island. Lake Providence celebrates the Soul Food and Heritage Festival each June, and is also proud to be the home town of Charles and Sam Wyly – the well-known billionaire entrepreneurial brothers. Prevailing industries include Myriant Technologies and Ruffin Building Systems. Population of Lake Providence is right at 4000.


156 Highway 883-1
Lake Providence, LA