Lake Bistineau State Park

Kate Archer Kent

Lake Bistineau in northwest Louisiana is above flood stage and has just reopened to boats. The lake is connected to the Red River via Loggy Bayou. Lake manager David Jett is tracking a slow and steady decline in the lake level over the past two days. He’s seen a bigger Bistineau.

“Oh my goodness, I’ve seen it much higher than this. In fact, it was higher than this back in the early spring. In 2009, if I recall correctly, the lake level went up to 147 feet,” Jett said.

10:01 Spotlight: Christmas in the Park

Dec 4, 2012

Bill Beckett talks with Mark Massom, the interpretive ranger at Lake Bistineau State Park about thier Christmas in the Park festivities during the weekend of Dec. 7, for both day-use and overnight visitors. Events will kick off on Friday, when campers can decorate their campsites to welcome Santa to the area. Other activities will include hayrides and holiday outdoor cooking, sponsored by the Bayou Pots, the local chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society. The Bayou Pots will hold their monthly meeting on Saturday, Dec. 8, with Christmas Dinner cooked Dutch Oven-style.

Bistineau State Park

Bill Beckett talks with Mark Massom, the interpretive ranger at Lake Bistineau State Park about the ongoing Louisiana Outdoor Outreach Program for kids that takes place at the Park as well, as well as other uncoming events including an archeological dig that will take place on Saturday November 17.  For more information about the park and events contact them at 318-745-3503 or on Facebook at Lake Bistineau.