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Scenic Rivers Descriptions and Map

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Natural and Scenic Rivers

  1. Abita River in St. Tammany Parish: from its headwaters to its entrance into the Bogue Falaya River
  2. Amite River (East Feliciana Parish): from the Louisiana-Mississippi state line to LA Hwy 37
  3. Barnes Creek: from LA Hwy 27 to the Calcasieu River in Allen and Beauregard parishes
  4. Bashman Bayou (St. Bernard Parish): from its origin to Bayou Dupre
  5. Bayou Bartholomew (Morehouse Parish): from the Louisiana-Arkansas state line to Dead Bayou
  6. Bayou Bienvenue (St. Bernard Parish): from Bayou Villere to Lake Borgne
  7. Bayou Cane (St. Tammany Parish): from its head waters to Lake Pontchartrain
  8. Bayou Chaperon (St. Bernard Parish): from its origin to its end
  9. Bayou Chinchuba (St. Tammany Parish): from the West Causeway approach south to Lake Pontchartrain
  10. Bayou Cocodrie (Concordia Parish): from Wild Cow Bayou to Little Cross Bayou
  11. Bayou Cocodrie (Rapides and Evangeline parishes): from US Hwy 167 to the Bayou Boeuf-Cocodrie Diversion Canal
  12. Bayou D'Arbonne (Union and Ouachita parishes): from the Lake D'Arbonne dam to its entrance into the Ouachita River
  13. Bayou D'Loutre (L'Outre; Ouachita and Union parishes): from the Louisiana-Arkansas state line to the bayou’s entrance into the Ouachita River
  14. Bayou Des Allemands (Lafourche and St. Charles parishes): from Lac Des Allemands to Lake Salvador
  15. Bayou Dupre (St. Bernard Parish): from the Lake Borgne Canal to Terre Beau Bayou
  16. Bayou Kisatchie (Natchitoches Parish): from its entrance into Kisatchie National Forest to its entrance into Old River
  17. Bayou La Branche (St. Charles Parish): from its source to where it drains into Lake Pontchartrain
  18. Bayou LaCombe (St. Tammany Parish): from its headwaters to Lake Pontchartrain
  19. Bayou Liberty (St. Tammany Parish): from its designation at Horseshoe Island Road to Bayou Bonfouca
  20. Bayou Trepagnier (St. Charles Parish): from Norco to where the bayou joins Bayou La Branche
  21. Beckwith Creek: from its headwaters to the west fork of the Calcasieu River in Beauregard and Calcasieu parishes
  22. Big Creek (Grant Parish): from Hwy 167 to the creek’s entrance into Little River
  23. Black Lake Bayou (Red River, Winn, and Bienville parishes): from the Webster-Bienville parish line to Black Lake in Natchitoches Parish
  24. Blind River (St. James, Ascension, Livingston, and St. John parishes): from its origin in St. James Parish to its entrance into Lake Maurepas
  25. Bogue Chitto River (Washington and St. Tammany parishes): from the Louisiana-Mississippi state line to the river’s entrance into the Pearl River Navigation Canal
  26. Bogue Falaya River (St. Tammany Parish): from its headwaters to LA Hwy 437 in St. Tammany Parish
  27. Bradley Slough (Bayou; St. Tammany Parish): all of that portion of the slough within the boundaries of St. Tammany Parish
  28. Bundicks Creek (Vernon, Beauregard, and Allen parishes): from its headwaters to Bundicks Lake and from Bundicks Lake to Whiskey (Ouiska) Chitto Creek
  29. Calcasieu River (Vernon and Rapides parishes): from LA Hwy 8 east through Vernon Parish and all of that portion of the river within the boundaries of Rapides Parish
  30. Calcasieu River (Allen, Jefferson Davis, and Calcasieu parishes): from the mouth of the Whiskey (Ouiska) Chitto River in Allen Parish, south through Jefferson Davis Parish, and to the river’s intersection with Ward Eight Park in Calcasieu Parish
  31. Comite River (East Feliciana and East Baton Rouge parishes): from the Wilson-Clinton Hwy (Hwy 10) in East Feliciana Parish to the entrance of White Bayou in East Baton Rouge Parish
  32. Corney Bayou (Claiborne and Union parishes): from the Louisiana-Arkansas state line to Corney Lake and Corney Lake Dam to Lake D'Arbonne
  33. Dorcheat (Dauchite) Bayou (Webster Parish): from the Arkansas state line to the bayou’s entrance into Lake Bistineau
  34. Drake's Creek (Vernon Parish): from Lookout Road to the creek’s confluence with Whiskey (Ouiska) Chitto Creek in Vernon Parish
  35. Fish Creek (Grant Parish): from its origin near Williana to its entrance into Little River
  36. Hickory Branch (Beauregard and Calcasieu parishes): from its headwaters to the west fork of the Calcasieu River
  37. Holmes Bayou (St. Tammany Parish): all of that portion of the bayou within the boundaries of St. Tammany Parish
  38. Lake Borgne Canal (St. Bernard Parish): from the Forty Arpent Canal to Bayou Dupre
  39. Little River (Rapides, Grant, Catahoula, and LaSalle parishes): from the juncture of Dugdemona and Castor Creek to the river’s entrance into Catahoula Lake
  40. Middle Fork of Bayou D'Arbonne (Claiborne and Union parishes): from its origin near LA Hwy 2 Alternate to Lake D'Arbonne
  41. Morgan River (St. Tammany Parish): from its juncture with the Porters River to its reentry into the West Pearl River
  42. Ouachita River (Morehouse and Union parishes): from the north bank of Bayou Bartholomew at its intersection with the Ouachita River to the Arkansas state line
  43. Pearl Creek (Vernon Parish): from LA Hwy 111 to the creek’s entrance into the Sabine River
  44. Pirogue Bayou (St. Bernard Parish): from Bayou Dupre to New Canal
  45. Pushepatapa Creek (Washington Parish): from where East Fork and West Fork join near the state line to where the creek breaks up prior to entering the Pearl River
  46. Saline Bayou (Bienville, Winn, and Natchitoches parishes): from its origin near Arcadia to LA Hwy 156 in Winn Parish
  47. Saline Bayou (Catahoula and LaSalle parishes): from Saline Lake to Larto Lake
  48. Six Mile Creek (Allen and Vernon parishes):  includes the East and West Forks and beginning at the boundary of Fort Polk Military Reservation (Lookout Road) and extending south through Vernon and Allen parishes to the creek’s entrance into Whiskey (Ouiska) Chitto Creek
  49. Spring Creek (Rapides Parish): from Otis to Cocodrie Lake in Rapides Parish
  50. Tangipahoa River (Tangipahoa Parish): from the Louisiana-Mississippi state line to the river’s entrance into Lake Pontchartrain
  51. Tchefuncte River and its tributaries (Washington, Tangipahoa, and St. Tammany parishes): from its origin in Tangipahoa Parish to its juncture with the Bogue Falaya River; tributaries include Beech, Champagne, Clark, Cowpen, Cypress, Hornsby, Horse, Mary, McClothlin, Mile, Rattlesnake, Savannah, Smith, Soap and Tallow, and Timber branches and Flower Bayou, Pruden, St. Paul’s, Simpson and Tantella creeks in St. Tammany Parish; Black, Bull, and Reedy branches and Snow and Taylor creeks in Tangipahoa Parish; Catca, Gorman, North and South Carson creeks in Washington Parish; and all other direct tributaries of the Tchefuncte.
  52. Tchefuncte River (excluding any tributaries; St. Tammany Parish): from the Bogue Falaya River to Lake Pontchartrain
  53. Ten Mile Creek (Rapides, Allen, and Vernon parishes): from the boundary of Fort Polk Military Reservation (Lookout Road) through Vernon Parish and all of that portion of the creek within the boundaries of Rapides and Allen Parishes
  54. Terre Beau Bayou (St. Bernard Parish): from Bayou Dupre to New Canal
  55. Tickfaw River (St. Helena Parish): from the Louisiana-Mississippi state line to LA Hwy 42
  56. Trout Creek (LaSalle Parish): from its origin near Hwy 8 to its entrance into Little River
  57. West Pearl River (Washington and St. Tammany parishes): from the state line to the river’s entrance into Lake Borgne
  58. Whiskey (Ouiska) Chitto Creek (Vernon, Beauregard, and Allen parishes): from the boundary of Fort Polk Military Reservation (Lookout Road) to its entrance into Calcasieu River
  59. Wilson Slough (Bayou; St. Tammany Parish): within the boundaries of St. Tammany Parish

Historic and Scenic Rivers

River, stream, or bayou or segment thereof which because of its unique historical status and scenic character requires protection and preservation of its aesthetic, scenic, recreation, fish, wildlife, ecological, archaeological, geological, botanical, and other natural and physical features

  1. Bayou Manchac: from the Amite River to the Mississippi River Levee
  2. Bayou St. John: from its point of origin to its entrance into Lake Ponchartrain
Last updated December 11, 2019