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Cross Lake, LA

Located on the western outskirts of Shreveport, LA, Cross Lake is an easy getaway for fishing, boating and water recreation activities. This 8,800-acre lake has over 50 miles of shoreline and has four boat ramps available to the public.

Rent a boat or bring your family, pontoon or fishing boat and spend a day enjoying the views plus some excellent fishing opportunities. The lake provides fishing options for a variety of fish species including hybrid stripers, crappies, bass, and multiple species of sunfish. Gar and bowfin also reside in the lake. A great way to learn the secrets to fishing Cross Lake is to hire an experienced, local fishing guide. A fishing pier is free for public use and several areas around the lake are accessible for fishing from the bank. Kayaks and canoes are ideal for accessing much of the shallow-water fishing areas. Moss-covered cypress trees and aquatic vegetation provide the primary cover for bass, crappie, sunfish and baitfish. Two marinas on the lake serve the public boating needs.

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What to fish for...

Fishing for largemouth bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, blue catfish, black crappie, white crappie, bluegill, green sunfish, longear sunfish, redear sunfish, warmouth, hybrid striped bass, bowfin, longnose gar and spotted gar at Cross Lake in Louisiana.

Primary fish species residing in Cross Lake

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Largemouth bass Spotted bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Blue catfish Black crappie White crappie Bluegill Green Sunfish Longear Sunfish Redear Sunfish Warmouth Sunfish Hybrid Striped Bass Bowfin Longnose gar Spotted gar

Lake Cross Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: NEARBY
RV Hookups: NEARBY
Lodging: NEARBY
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Barron's Landing Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the south side of the lake, off S Lakeshore Drive, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

Cross Lake Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the south side of the lake, off S Lakeshore Drive, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Melvin's Landing Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast section of the lake, south side, off Cross Lake Blvd, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Shreveport-Bossier City KOA Campground - 318 687-1010

TA RV Park - 318 938-6360

Southern Living RV Park - 318 938-1808

Cross Lake LA Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

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Contact Information

Cross Lake Information
Richard Fleming Park
7919 West Lakeshore Dr.
Shreveport, LA 71107
318 929-2806


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