Smokin’ on the Red Festival 2015
Friday, October 30, 2015 to Sunday, November 1, 2015
Campti, Louisiana is the oldest settlement on the Red River. The first written record of the town’s existence was in 1745.
After the “Great Raft”, the Red River log jam, Captain Henry Miller Shreve cleared the way for incoming French settlers to prosper on the ideal river banks of Campti. The moving of the dam, however, did not expand the population. Upstream, Shreveport began to grow instead.
Weyerhauser wood products manufacturer is the town’s largest employer.