Lake Claiborne

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Lake Claiborne, LA IMG 5228.JPG
Lake Claiborne east of Homer, Louisiana
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Map of Louisiana, United States of America
LocationClaiborne Parish, Louisiana, United States of America
Coordinates32°43′23″N 92°55′13″W / 32.7231°N 92.9203°W / 32.7231; -92.9203Coordinates: 32°43′23″N 92°55′13″W / 32.7231°N 92.9203°W / 32.7231; -92.9203
Basin countriesUnited States
Surface area6,400 acres (26 km2)
Water volume99,500 acre⋅ft (0.1227 km3)
Surface elevation185.0 ft (56.4 m) MSL

Lake Claiborne is a reservoir located near the town of Homer, Louisiana, United States. Isolated in a rural area, it is a popular man-made fishing area that has a combined estimated area of 6,400 acres (26 km2).[1] Lake Claiborne State Park, a Louisiana state maintained camping and recreation area, lies on southern shore of the lake. The state park also offers two world class disc golf courses.

The lake was created by the construction of Clairborne Lock and Dam by the United States Army Corps of Engineers in 1970. The lock is for water management and navigation; no hydroelectric power is produced here.[2] The dam was built during the terms of Governors Jimmie Davis and John McKeithen.[3]

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  1. ^ Office of State Parks - Teacher's Guide. Louisiana State Parks. 2002.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-09-11. Retrieved 2012-07-13.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Lake Claiborne spillway sign at Lake Claiborne, Louisiana Dept of Public Works

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