Fort Polk, in eastern Louisiana, is surrounded by Leesville, DeRidder, Alexadria, Lake Charles and New Llano. Fort Polk is located in Vernon Parish, as is Leesville.
Fort Polk is approximately 10 miles east of Leesville and 30 miles north of DeRidder. The populations of Fort Polk and Leesville, if combined, would be a population of more than 20,000 as of 2015.
The greater metropolitan area of Alexandria has approximately 150,000 people as of 2105. It is located 55 miles northeast of the fort.
Lake Charles is the fifth-largest incorporated city in the state of Louisiana and is located 68 miles south of Fort Polk.