• 72Mi. of Shoreline
  • 16Avg. Depth
  • 43Deepest Depth
  • Shoreline Borders
    State Park (Some)
  • Year Built
    1986
  • Ownership
    Public
  • Acreage
    5,000
  • Public Boat Ramps
    5
Marinas
Brown's Landing
(318) 259-6649
7746 LA-4
Jonesboro, LA 71251
(318) 249-2347
400 Spillway Rd
Chatham, LA 71226
Golf Courses
(318) 255-1307
2000 S Vienna St
Ruston, LA 71270
Private
(318) 263-7420
400 Par Rd 256,, LA
Arcadia, LA 71001
Public
Campgrounds
(318) 249-2595
1209 State Park Rd
Chatham, LA 71226
Shady Acres RV Park
(318) 259-7049
187 Red Stewart Loop
Jonesboro, LA 71251
  • Counties: Jackson Parish
  • Fish: Largemouth Bass
  • Notable events: Christmas Cajun Cook-Off
  • Interesting facts: The state of Louisiana created and marked reefs with anchored buoys. This shows anglers good areas to fish.
  • Known for: Bass fishing
  • History: The lake was formed on February 26, 1986. The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development is responsible for the operations and maintenance of the lake.
  • Landmarks: Jimmie Davis State Park
  • Permit is not required to use the lake.
  • Jet skis are allowed.
  • Motorized boats are allowed.
  • Houseboats are allowed.
  • Boating restrictions (No).
  • Dock restrictions (No).
Hospitals
(318) 259-4435
165 Beech Springs Rd
Jonesboro, LA 71251
Airports
Alexandria International Airport
1100 Frank Andrews Blvd, Alexandria, LA 71303
83 miles away
Natchitoches Regional Airport
450 Wallenberg Dr, Natchitoches, LA 71457
70 miles away
About Caney Creek Reservoir
In Proximity to Monroe

Caney Creek Reservoir, also known as Caney Lake, is a recreational body of water in Northern Louisiana.

Establishments in Monroe, like Walmart, restaurants, hotels, Monroe Regional Airport, and St. Francis Medical Center, are less than 40 miles away.

Best Known for Bass Fishing

Caney Creek Reservoir is a forested body of water covering roughly 5,000 acres. The beautiful waters and towering trees make for majestic landscapes all about the lake.

The reservoir is home to six of Louisiana's Top 10 Largemouth Bass Records, each being over 15 pounds. It is well-recognized as the best bass fishery in the state.

Anglers find the best bass fishing during spring and fall, but they reel them year-round along with walleye, crappie, and catfish.

Many people come to Caney Lake to explore natural landscapes in kayaks, canoes, and other small watercraft. In the wooded environment, you are likely to see wood ducks, loons, rabbits, foxes, deer, blue herons, or an eagle.

Camping, Exploring, and More

Jimmie Davis State Park is the perfect place to get outdoors. It provides many lodging options with 17 cabins, two large lodges, and 73 campsites. Boating, fishing, hiking, and biking are popular activities with the campers.

Hook's Marina offers boating services and more. On one of their guided boat tours, you are sure to make a great catch and learn a lot along the way. After the tour, enjoy a delicious cooked meal from the marina's restaurant.

The marina is a fun place to be in the warmer months; at night, they host live music, karaoke, and serve food and beverages. On the 4th of July, they host the best firework show around town.

Life in the Great Outdoors

In the scenic landscapes of the Caney Creek Reservoir, you can enjoy the state's best bass fishing along with many other recreational activities.