If you aren’t familiar with the details of making a trip to Lake D’Arbonne, no problem. The lake is located on the west side of Farmerville and is easily accessible from Monroe on Highway 165 North from West Monroe via Highway 15 or from Ruston on Highway 33.
There’s a state park, lots of places to eat out and buy groceries, and several options for staying overnight including camping, modest motel rooms and numerous bed and breakfast options.
Boat launches give more than adequate access to the lake. The main launches are at the spillway, south on the Farmerville side and public ramps on both sides of the areas locals call Ramp Road and Jake’s.
There’s also two great landings off Highway 2 up Corney Creek and another one on the west side of the big lake at Stowe Creek.
You can get a good basic aerial overview at darbonne.lakesonline.com/Maps.
Plus, there’s lots of information on line. Here are some of the more popular websites that can tell you just about anything you want to know about the area:
• Union Parish Tourist Commission — www.tourunionparish.org
• Lake D’Arbonne State Park — www.crt.state.la.us/parks/ilakedarb.aspx
• Life on the Lake — www.lakedarbonnelife.com
• Union Parish Chamber of Commerce — www.unionparishchamber.org
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