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Webster Parish Paddle Trail

What better way to explore the outdoors than from the glistening waters of Louisiana? Discover our lakes and bayous by launching your boats on one of our many boat launches or discover paddle trails throughout the parish.

Bayou Dorcheat Trail 

The marked paddle trail on Bayou Dorcheat is located between Dixie Inn and Sibley, Louisiana. The trail runs 6-miles and is a beautiful escape from the city. When the water is low enough, you’ll come across several sand bars to pull over, rest and perhaps enjoy your packed lunch. This paddle can last 2-3 hours depending on your pace and the bayou’s current.  To check water levels on Bayou Dorcheat prior to your trip, click here: Bayou Dorcheat Hydrograph

Lake Bistineau Trail 

The Lake Bistineau Trail can be accessed from Lake Bistineau State Park. The trail is a 5-mile loop featuring signage and directional arrows to help you navigate the waters with ease. You’ll reach the half way point at Plum Orchard pier, where you can take a rest. Depending on your pace, this paddle can last 2.5 to 3.5 hours. Lake Bistineau water levels are subject to the opening and closing of drawdown gates. To check water levels on Lake Bistineau prior to your trip, click here: Lake Bistineau Hydrograph or check out the Lake Bistineau News Facebook group.

Lake Bistineau State Park also offers boat rentals. See full listing for more details. 

Caney Lakes Recreation Area

Upper and Lower Caney Lakes are great places to practice your paddle skill and technique. There are no trail signs on Caney Lakes, however there are several access points to the water so that you can explore and relax for awhile. Caney is a great place for novice paddlers. Entry to the park is $5 per vehicle, cash only.

The Webster Parish Paddle Trail is a collaboration between Webster Parish Convention & Visitors Commission and the Bayou Chapter of the Ozark Society (BCOS). For more information on paddles hosted by BCOS follow the link below. 

Paddle with BCOS

Situated on the western shore of Lake Bistineau, this park offers a satisfying blend of beautiful vistas and outstanding recreational facilities. Memorable for its upland mixed hardwood forest, its open waters, and its enchanting stands of cypress and tupelo trees, the park offers two boat launches, hiking and biking trails, playgrounds, two swimming pools, a lakefront beach, camping, cabins, lodges, and excellent fishing!

Beautiful Caney Lakes just north of Minden are a part of the Kisatchie National Forest. The upper and lower lakes are perfect for fishing, swimming, water skiing, hiking, and camping.  Beaver Dam campsites come with electric and water hookups. The group picnic area accommodates up to 200 guests while each campsite fits up to eight campers. A sanitary dump station, drinking water and flush toilets are provided. From Minden, take LA 159 (Lewisville Rd.) to Caney Lake Road. Go 1.7 miles.

20 Camp sites/29 RV Sites w/electricity & water, dorms, conference center

For more information regarding Kisatchie National Forest/Caney Lakes , call 318-377-6727. For more information on Beaver Dam Campgrounds call 318-927-2061.

Muddy Bottoms ATV & Recreation Park was created to provide the surrounding community with a recreational escape not far from where they live and work. The park includes many facilities that you can’t find at any other park in the south. Complete with a welcome center, bathhouse, pro shop, eating pavilion, amphitheater, cabins, and RV hookups, sprinkler park, we are sure you will feel right at home. All of the luxuries are convenient and comforting, but the main focus is the mud, and we have plenty of it! With 5,000 acres, we have plenty of trails, bogs, and tracks to keep you occupied all weekend long. With riders of all ages in mind we have built this park to meet the needs of all who enter the gates. We hope that you can share in our vision and after one visit we predict that you will see this may be the finest ATV park in the country.

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