Lake D'Arbonne SW
To take this fun, four-mile paddle trip, follow La. Hwy. 33 toward Ruston. Turn right on 151, right on Cranford and left on Parish Road 5501. End at the boat launch.
Gills Ferry Launch 32.7201/92.5205
Kens Landing 32.7001/92.5413
Paddle through a sea of water lilies and find some great coves to explore on either side of this small trail that you’ll share with fishermen and a few alligators. This waterway is the feeder from Lake Claiborne down to Lake D’Arbonne. It travels through three parishes and is a prime location for fishing. At the trail’s mid-way point is Ken’s Landing, which features a picnic table, trash cans and a rope swing. This is a great place to stop for a picnic and swim. If you go further, the trail narrows and becomes much more lush.