Throughout Louisiana, water is abundant. Rent a boat or kayak for a great way to explore the depths of a cajun swamp, charter a boat to go deep sea fishing or climb aboard for a guided tour up the river. The majority of the state parks offer bodies of water like lakes with easily accessible boat ramps, canoe and kayak rentals and dedicated swimming areas, while others offer wooded bayous and reservoirs that are perfect for fishing and enjoying a day out on the water.
Doyline is notable for its plentiful outdoor recreation. Most notably, it is home to Lake Bistineau State Park, which offers camping, playgrounds, picnic pavilions and more. The lake was created more than 200 years ago when a logjam on the Red River led to flooding.