Lake Bistineau of northwestern Louisiana is part of a state funded natural park. There isn’t much of a lake due to several intentional drainings. (*as of August, 2013) An invasive species of fern began to flourish here 15 years ago and has since gotten to a point of such proliferation that it has caused waterways to be choked and nearly unnavigable for all boat and canoe type tourism.
Albeit, this nature is amazing. The lake bed has turned into a green meadow with herds of deer browsing and monarch butterflies floating by. Just beyond, in the shadowy pockets of mystic cypress trees, an enchanting setting awaits exploration; around the bend a squirrel pads around in damp mud.
The end of the summer is fantastic time to visit all these parks as they are off season and will be largely empty.
Lake Bistineau State Park
103 State Park Road
Doyline, LA 71023
For more info please email Paul Florence Park Manager at:
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