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Cypress Bayou Reservoir

Cypress Bayou Reservoir in northwest Louisiana is a reservoir that offers water skiing, boating, swimming, and fishing. Located in Bossier Parish just nine miles north of Shreveport, this reservoir was created by an earthen dam, and it receives inflow from Cypress Bayou, Little Caney Bayou, and White Oak Bayou. Depths range from five feet to over 20 feet near the dam, offering a wide range of opportunities for power boaters and for shallow-draft boat angling.

Cypress Bayou Reservoir is a sister reservoir to Black Bayou Reservoir, located just one mile to the west. Both bodies of water share the convenience of the Black Cypress Bayou Park & Recreation Area on Cypress Bayou Reservoir's western shore. This park offers camping, boat ramps to Cypress Bayou Reservoir and other activities such as a beach for swimming and grills for picnics.


This reservoir offers a wide variety of fish species, but the most sought-after fish include bass, crappie, and catfish. Cypress Bayou Reservoir offers coves and structures such as grass lines, stumps, boat docks, and lily pad fields. Anglers might enjoy the shorelines, covers, and northern shallow areas to escape wakes created by power boaters closer to the dam site.


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    Cypress Bayou Reservoir Louisiana Coordinates:
32.6534N -93.6528W
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Surface Area:
3,400 acres
Maximum Depth:
20 ft
171 ft
Normal Water Clarity:
3 ft
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Most of the boat launch ramps are located on the main lake. One two-lane concrete ramp is located at the Black Cypress Bayou Park & Recreation Area (fee to enter the park). Power boats are allowed.


Cypress Bayou Reservoir is part of the Black Cypress Bayou Park & Recreation Area, which includes nearby Black Bayou Reservoir. This park offers 73 sites for RVs with water and electricity, and 15 tent sites that also include water and electricity. With this reservoir's close proximity to Shreveport, visitors can find a wide variety of accommodations between the lake and that city, and also in surrounding areas west toward Benton and Black Bayou Reservoir.

Review the Lake Resource Guide for additional lodging.


Cypress Bayou Reservoir is located in Bossier Parish, Louisiana, about nine miles north of Shreveport and four miles east of Benton, Louisiana. Shreveport airport is located nine miles west from the center of Shreveport, and a little over 23 miles from Cypress Bayou Reservoir.

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