Lake Claiborne Dam

Claiborne Parish

32.7231,-92.9203

Lake Claiborne in Claiborne Parish (near Homer in Northwest Louisiana) was formed by damming Bayou D'Arbonne in the mid 1960s. A state park on the southern shore of the 5,915-acre lake opened in 1974. The lake was quite low when we visited in December of 2011, although I'm not certain whether that was because of the recent drought or an intentional lowering to facilitate construction on a bridge on LA 146.

Lake Claiborne Dam - Spillway
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Spillway
Lake Claiborne Dam - Earthen dam
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Earthen dam
Lake Claiborne Dam - Spillway intake
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Spillway intake
Lake Claiborne Dam - Spillway
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Spillway
Lake Claiborne Dam - Access road
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Access road
Lake Claiborne Dam - Spillway intake
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Spillway intake
Lake Claiborne Dam - Spillway info sign
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Spillway info sign
Lake Claiborne Dam - Spillway
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Spillway
Lake Claiborne Dam - Park entrance
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Park entrance
Lake Claiborne Dam - Lake Claiborne
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Lake Claiborne
Lake Claiborne Dam - Dock well above water level
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Dock well above water level
Lake Claiborne Dam - Invasive species
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Invasive species
Lake Claiborne Dam - Me and mom
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Me and mom
Lake Claiborne Dam - Low water level on the beach
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Low water level on the beach
Lake Claiborne Dam - Low water level
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Low water level
Lake Claiborne Dam - Cabins
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Cabins

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