From the south, LA 944 begins at junction with LA 1 just west of Donaldsonvile. After travelling westward for approximately one mile, the pavement ends at a junction with Palo Alto Road. The route more northerly before a terminus at LA 943.
LA 944 is an undivided, two-lane highway for its entire paved length. Much of it (from Palo Alto Road to its northerly terminus) is unpaved.