Louisiana Nature July 20, 2018
6 Refreshing Lakes In Louisiana That’ll Cool You Off This Summer
Since we’re in the middle of summer, you’re probably looking for ways to cool down during these long, hot summer days. When you’re looking for an alternative to water parks and community pools, consider taking a dip in one of these refreshing lakes in Louisiana.
1. Lake D’Arbonne
Located in Farmerville in Union Parish, this massive lake is over 15,000 acres and is perfect for multiple water activities. From kayaking and water skiing to fishing or just floating around, you can do it all at this lake. The Lake D’Arbonne State Park is centered around this lake, and you can rent flat bottom boats or canoes to explore the lake. Address: 3628 Evergreen Rd., Farmerville, LA 71222
2. Caney Lake
Another popular lake for waterskiing and fishing, Caney Lake is a great way to beat the heat on a hot summer day. The Jimmie Davis State Park has a wonderful little stretch of beach that you can sink your toes into in between swimming in the lake. Address: 1209 State Park Rd., Chatham, LA 71226
3. Vermilion Bay
technically not a lake, but still deserves to be on the list. You can swim in the bay over at Cypremort Point State Park and there's a half-mile stretch of beach to relax on. The area is popular for sailboaters and fishermen too. Address: 306 Beach Ln., Cypremort Point, LA 70538
4. Lake Claiborne
Head on over to Homer for a relaxing day of fun in the sun at Lake Claiborne. The beach is a popular summer attraction at Lake Claiborne State Park, as is fishing, waterskiing, swimming, or just enjoying the view. Address: 225 State Park Rd., Homer, LA 71040
5. Poverty Point Reservoir
The 2,700-acre man-made lake surrounding Poverty Point Reservoir State Park is perfect for all kinds of water sports and fishing adventures. Address: 1500 Poverty Point Parkway, Delhi, LA 71232
6. White Sands Lake
This hidden gem in Franklinton offers endless opportunities for outdoor adventure. From the aqua park to beach volleyball, there’s something for everyone at this amazing place. Address: 13301 LA-1073, Franklinton, LA 70438
Where’s your favorite place to relax under the summer sun in Louisiana? Let us know in the comments below!