Description - The Army Corps of Engineers maintains a number of facilities in
Louisiana, particularly along the Misssissippi River and it's
tributaries. There area also a wide variety of other water in Louisiana including streams, rivers, canals, bayous, swamps, and Marshes.
- Although Louisiana is often thought of as coastal marshes and bayous, more than half the state is typical southern woodlands. So vacationers or locals seeking fishing or other water adventures have the full spectrum of lakes, rivers and coastal bayous to choose from.
Recreation - Louisiana's waters offer excellent fishing and water sports. There is no opportunity for white water types of sports, but hunting and camping are available at some of the developed lakes.
Climate - Southern Louisiana experiences a subtropical climate that's warm throughout the year. Winter months bring low temperatures near 40 degrees F and highs above 55 degrees F. During the summer expect high temperatures to reach 95 degrees F frequently, with mid-afternoon showers. Humidity is highest in August and September.
Northern regions of the state have cooler winters and somewhat warmer summers than the south. Low temperatures in the winter dip into the high 30s and highs reach 60 degrees F. July and August are the hottest months with average high temperatures reaching 100 degrees. Humidity is slightly lower in the northern uplands and the average rainfall in May is higher than any other month.
Maps and directions to each lake or reservoir are available on the individual wildernet.com pages linked to this page.