Black Lake Bayou
|Black Lake Bayou|
|Basin countries||United States|
Black Lake Bayou is a 105-mile-long (169 km) waterway in northwest Louisiana, USA, that extends from north of Gibsland and travels south to Clarence. The watershed covers much of northwest Louisiana. The bayou meanders its way through Claiborne Parish, Webster, Bienville, Red River and Natchitoches parishes. Black Lake Bayou empties into Black Lake, which drains to Saline Bayou, a tributary of the Red River.
Black Lake Bayou runs near the towns of Minden, Dubberly, Fryburg, Gibsland, Mount Lebanon, Jamestown, Castor and Ashland. Kepler Lake is also a part of the Black Lake Bayou watershed. Black Lake Bayou runs underneath Louisiana Highways 154, 156, 531, 792, 4, 507, and 155.
The bayou is choked by trees--bridge overpasses are the only places where the bayou is easily accessed and usually where people fish. There is a crude boat launch at Nix Crossing, which is 2-3 miles north of Castor and 3-4 miles south of Jamestown. Nix Crossing is one of the widest and deepest parts of Black Lake Bayou.
Latitude = 30.8585, Longitude = -92.2592
Lat = 30 degrees, 51.5 minutes North
Long = 92 degrees, 15.6 minutes West 
- U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed June 3, 2011
- Black Lake Bayou Watershed - 11140209 | Surf Your Watershed | US EPA
- Bienville Parish Map
- Louisiana Trails - Enjoy the Landscape
- "Latitude and Longitude". satsig.com. Retrieved 20 September 2013.