Lake D'Arbonne NE

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This is an excellent sunrise paddle on the open lake at the spillway. From La. Hwy. 2, go toward Lake D’Arbonne Spillway.

Compass Coordinates:

Spillway North 32.7147/-92.3424

Spillway South 32.7069/-923424

D’Arbonne Chapel 32.7229/-92.3431

Enjoy an early morning open water paddle across the larger expanse of the lake then end at the lake “on the water” chapel service at 8:30 a.m. Open water with wind is the biggest challenge. Stay away from the spillway buoys to avoid strong currents.

Lake D’Arbonne was created in 1962 and celebrated its 50-year anniversary in 2012. Pictures of the early construction are available at Union Parish Library. The service at Lake D’Arbonne Chapel is non-denominational and is held from Easter through the first week in October.