Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Monroe

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National Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge is one of five refuges managed in the North Louisiana Refuge Complex and one of 545 refuges in the National Wildlife Refuge System. It was established in 1997 through a unique partnership with the city of Monroe, Louisiana. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has a free 99-year lease to manage the city-owned lake.

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  • What a fun day on Black Bayou. Lots of fishermen out trying their luck too. Very easy trip that can last as long as you want. We stayed close in but there is plenty of shoreline to explore.  more »
  • We took a couple days and drove down to Monroe. First stop was at the Black Bayou Lake. We had our 5 grands with us ranging from 13 to 18 and just intended to do a little hiking around the trails...  more »

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