Lake D'Arbonne is one of the area's premiere lakes conveniently located in Farmerville; just a short drive from surrounding cities such as Ruston and West Monroe. This gorgeous lake features a wide array of family friendly activities such as a public boat ramp, fishing areas with a pier at the spillway, a golf course with a country club, and a newly constructed beach area with super cute and colorful cabins nearby for rent. There is even a church with parking for boats!
The spillway area is a personal favorite of mine. I love to load my dogs into the SUV, take a drive through the serene back roads with the windows down, and then ease down the steep boat ramp for parking. The sandy shore with its large rocks, random sticks, and occasional debris is the perfect place to enjoy seclusion and the relaxing stillness of the water with man's best friend off the leash. There is never a shortage of loose sticks for a good round of fetch far into the water; sometimes the random debris turns into a good fetch toy too! Since the ramp is poured steeply downhill, this waterfront area with a pier offers a good bit of privacy to unwind and enjoy a vacation just minutes from home.
Whether you're a visitor or resident of Farmerville and surrounding areas, Lake D'Arbonne is certainly a must see attraction for those looking to connect themselves with nature and enjoy all that life has to offer in a calm setting.