Loggy Bayou

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Loggy Bayou is a 17.3-mile-long (27.8 km)[1] stream in northwestern Louisiana which connects Lake Bistineau with the Red River. Bistineau is the reservoir of Dorcheat Bayou, which flows 115 miles (185 km)[1] southward from Nevada County, Arkansas, into Webster Parish. Loggy Bayou flows through south Bossier Parish, west of Ringgold, in a southerly direction through Bienville Parish, and into Red River Parish, where north of Coushatta it joins the Red River, a tributary of the Mississippi.

History[edit]

One of the first settlements on Loggy Bayou was Ninock, established in 1837 by Peabody Atkinson Morse, a Massachusetts native and a relative of Samuel F. B. Morse, a portrait painter and inventor who that same year patented the telegraph. Morse first came to Natchitoches, Louisiana, with a brother who was a government surveyor. He married a young Frenchwoman, and they built a house which became one of the great ante-bellum mansions of the Red River country.[2]

Loggy Bayou WMA[edit]

The Loggy Bayou Wildlife Management Area (WMA) consists of 6,558 acres (26.54 km2), approximately 20 miles southeast of Bossier City in south Bossier Parish. The WMA is bordered on the north by LA 154 and the entire east side is bordered by Loggy Bayou. The irregular west boundary partially borders Flat River and Bossier Point road. The southern boundary is US 71.[3] The WMA is regulated by the Minden office of the United States Army Corps of Engineers that owns 2,138 acres, the Louisiana Office of State Lands owning 159 acres, and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF)[4].[5] The area consists of an alluvial flood plain with bottomland hardwoods. Hunting, fishing, birding, and hiking are permitted. There is a boat launch and designated camping areas.[6]

This Loggy Bayou should not be confused with a swamp of the same name in Drew County in southeastern Arkansas.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map Archived 2012-04-05 at WebCite, accessed June 3, 2011
  2. ^ Marietta M. LeBreton, "Bayou Dorcheat" in The Rivers and Bayous of Louisiana by Edwin Adams Davis. Google Books. ISBN 9781455611300. Retrieved August 26, 2009. 
  3. ^ LDWF: Loggy Bayou WMA- Retrieved 2017-07-15
  4. ^ LDWF map- Retrieved 2017-07-15
  5. ^ Google map- Retrieved 2017-07-15
  6. ^ "Loggy Bayou Wildlife Management Area". louisianatravel.com. Retrieved August 26, 2009. 
  7. ^ "Loggy Bayou: Swamp in Drew County, Arkansas". placenames.com. Retrieved August 26, 2009.