Shreveport-Bossier City's Area Lakes and Rivers has lots to offer including natural beauty, close proximity to the city and plenty of outdoor fun. Lakefront property is extremely popular with many areas to choose from including Cross Lake and Caddo Lake near Shreveport, Cypress Bayou and Lake Bistineau on either side of Bossier City, and Black Bayou, Claiborne Lake and Toledo Bend in the surrounding areas.
Cross Lake is located near Shreveport with 8,575 acres and features good access sites, several commercial facilities and two public parks.Cypress trees line the banks of this open lake and is great for Skiing, Sailing, Jet Skiing, Water Skiing and fishing largemouth bass, bluegill, red ear sunfish and catfish. Cross Lake is also home to the Shreveport Yacht Club located at 2905 Municipal Pier Rd. Shreveport, Louisiana. For more information you can visit crosslakeshreveport.com/.
Caddo Lake is one of the largest natural lakes in the South and is located on the Texas-Louisiana border of Caddo Parish. This 25,400 acre lake features cypress trees and lily pad fields. Its perfect for fishing bass, crappie, hybrid stripers, flathead and channel catfish.
You can get more information at www.shreveportla.gov/pdf/xlake.
Cypress Bayou Reservoir is located near Benton with 3,875 acres. Cypress features Camping, Fishing, Swimming, Picnic Shelters, a Nature Center and Petting Zoo. Cypress Lake has some rules and regulation to its land owners around the lake which you can view here at www.cypressblackbayou.com
Lake Bistineau is located east of Shreveport, and is featured as the back drop to Lake Bistineau State Park located at 103 state park road, Doyline, Louisiana. It is a 17,200 acre clear reservoir that is great for fishing crappie, redear, bluegill, largemouth bass, channel and flathead catfish. You can get more information on Lake Bistineau State Park at www.crt.state.la.us/parks/ilakebist.aspx
Black Bayou is located between Vivan and Hosston, with 3,968 acres impoundment. This Scenic lake feautes lots of cypress trees and is great for bass fishing.
For more information you can visit www.fws.gov/northlouisiana/blackbayoulake.
Claiborne Lake is located east of Homer. This 6,400 acre impoundment offers great fishing, but is most famous for its camping and cabin rentals. For more information please visit www.claiborneone.org/lakes.html
Toledo Bend is located on the Louisiana-Texas Border. This lake is routinely stocked with Florida Large mouths and Striped Bass, and provides excellent fishing for all species. For more information please visit www.toledo-bend.com/