Lake D’Arbonne

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Lake D’Arbonne
Location Union Parish, near Farmerville, Louisiana
Coordinates 32°45′41″N 92°25′26″W / 32.76139°N 92.42389°W / 32.76139; -92.42389Coordinates: 32°45′41″N 92°25′26″W / 32.76139°N 92.42389°W / 32.76139; -92.42389
Basin countries United States
Surface area 15,250 acres (62 km2)

Lake D’Arbonne is a reservoir located near and around the town of Farmerville in Union Parish in north Louisiana. Isolated in a rural area, it is a popular man-made fishing area that has a combined estimated area of 15,250 acres (62 km2). The lake was first conceived in 1957 and was formed in 1963. Lake D’Arbonne State Park, a state maintained camping and recreation area, lies on the lake.

State Senator B. R. Patton, State Representative T. T. Fields, landowner Alvin Green (born 1924) of Bernice, and Fred Preaus, a Farmerville automobile and timber businessman who served as state highway director in the administration of Governor Robert F. Kennon, worked to make the lake a reality.[1]

The Louisiana State Highway 33 bridge atop Lake D'Arbonne in Farmerville is named for James Peyton Smith, the state representative from Union and Morehouse parishes from 1964 to 1972.[2]


  1. ^ "In the Beginning". Lake D'Arbonne Life. January 18, 2013. Retrieved February 14, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Greg Hilburn, State honors the late Rep. Smith with bridge renaming, September 12, 2013". The Monroe News-Star. Archived from the original on May 14, 2014. Retrieved September 13, 2013. 

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