Good evening everyone. Lynn and I are traveling home from Rockport and are considering taking LA 165 from I 10 up to I 20. I 10 across the bottom of Louisiana is so rough and we would like to see some of The northern part of the state. Our concern is the possibility of really dinky gas stations. Anyone got any skinny on this route concerning gas?
Well it's only 200 miles from Lake Charles to Monroe.
Alexandria is about half way.
There's a Korger with service station (gas/diesel) on Jackson ST. just south of hwy 71.
Hwy 165 to 71 to Jackson turn 'left'...fill up then back to 71 turn left follow it out of town back to hwy 165 north.
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You have a gas station at Coushatta, just north of Kinder. There's a WalMart just as you come in to Oakdale. And, plenty of choices in Alexandria. If you're going from Alexandria to Monroe, I would be sure I'm full when I leave Alexandria. Been a few years since I've done that route...but I remember gas stations as sparse!
Good luck and enjoy!
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165 goes thru quite a few towns and Lake Charles to Monroe is not that far so fuel availability is not a problem. I-10 between the state line and Lafayette is in good condition as most of that stretch has recently been resurfaced. East of Lafayette is another story.