Ouachita Refuge

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Explore the Upper Ouachita via a hidden trail on Finch Lake that is great for photographers. Go to Haile on La. Hwy. 143. Turn east on Haile Baptist Church Road and stay on the road for 1.2 miles (do not turn left at the sign that says Finch Bayou Recreation Area). Turn left on Hooker Hole Road, go 1.3 miles, turn left on Finch Lake Road, then continue for 2.2 miles on this gravel road. There are two other launch ramps on the lake that are also suitable for kayaks.

Compass Coordinates:

Finch Lake Campground 32.904454/-92.162406

Be aware of wildlife and hidden stumps. There are several trails here developed by the Finch Lake Campground owners. A complete map of the Upper Ouachita and current restoration efforts can be found at www.fws.gov/upperouachita. Email the D’Arbonne Kayak Club for more information about this trail.