Spring Bayou Wildlife Management Area
—Atchafalaya Water Heritage Trail —Spring Bayou in located within the Spring Bayou Wildlife Management Area, which spans more than 12,000 acres in the low-lying , poorly drained Red River backwater system.Spring Bayou is located within Spring Bayou Wildlife Management Area, which spans more than 12,000 acres in the low-lying, poorly drained Red River backwater system. About 40 percent of the area is covered by water that flows into Little River.Spring Bayou WMA includes Grand Lake, Grand Coulee, Coulee Noir, Lac aux Siene, Lac a Deux Boute, Lac Tete de Bouef, Lake Francois, Lake Gabriel, Petite Bay, Old River, Bayou de la Bay, Central Slough and a portion of Bayou Cocodrie. The names of these lakes, coulees, bays, bayous, sloughs and small rivers reflect the French origins of colonial occupation and settlement in the region. These same waterbodies are relict channels of the Red River and have arcing, curvilinear forms all in the same direction. The outermost of the "arcs" within the Spring Bayou WMA is Old River—a distributary outlet of the Mississippi. Further south, the Red River and a separate waterbody referred to as Old River join forces to form the Atchafalaya River and its extensive basin.
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||31N E 166021 N 0|
|Decimal Degrees||31.12008333, -92.01170000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 31° 7.205', W 92° 0.702'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||31° 7' 12.3" N, 92° 0' 42.12" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 101-399 Spring Bayou Boat Ramp, Marksville LA 71351, US|
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