I'm up in Leesville, but would be willing to drive as far as Lafayette if my schedule permits. @Bulldog22 look up 4x4 Off Road Life. It's a group based out of The BR/Lafayette area that does guided rides on an old deer lease property up near the Mississippi state line. I've been there once and plan to make more trips.
I just joined overland last week. Rigs and coffee sounds good. We joined a local jeep club, but it seems that all they do is pavement rides. We are looking for a group that wants to explore and isn't afraid to use the jeep for it's intended purpose. I am still mostly stock. 2017 Rubicon Recon. Added the winch and stinger and 1.5 spacers. Hoping to lift it soon and get 35s.