Old River Lock, Louisiana Recreation Area Info & Images

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Directions

Located on LA Highway 15, north of Lettsworth.

Phone

(225) 492-2690

Activities

BOATING, HIKING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION

Campground Reservations

Louisiana Campgrounds

Hiking Trails

Louisiana Hiking Trails

Related Link(s)

More Louisiana Recreation Areas | Old River Lock Website | Old River Lock Map | Old River Lock Hunting Map

Louisiana’s Old River is a distinctive river with a remarkable history. Fifty miles northwest of Baton Rouge, it connects the Atchafalaya and Mississippi Rivers. It was once a part of the Mississippi and would have long ceased to exist had it not been for man. At one time, the Mississippi attempted to divert most of its flow through Old River and down the Atchafalaya. The Old River Lock was built to make the Red River and the Atchafalaya River accessible to river traffic from the Mississippi River. The boat ramp and parking lot are across the highway from the project office.