Larto Lake

Louisiana

2Listings$195K-$400K$595KTotal Value
Larto Lake, Louisiana

Larto Lake offers a short amount of inventory in Louisiana's Alexandria area.

The body of water is just minutes from the city of Alexandria and Alexandria International Airport.

This lake is popular among anglers and covers more than 8,000 acres and stretches along 175 miles of shoreline.

  • 175Mi. of Shoreline
  • 8Avg. Depth
  • 18Deepest Depth
  • Shoreline Borders
    National Park (Some)
  • Dam Name
    Larto Lake Dam
  • Year Built
    1959
  • Ownership
    Public
  • Acreage
    8,200
  • Public Boat Ramps
    12
Golf Courses
Links On the Bayou
(318) 473-1331
271 Vandenburg Dr
Alexandria, LA 71303
(318) 473-6507
8100 US-71
Alexandria, LA 71302
(318) 561-0260
2345 Vandenburg Dr
Alexandria , LA 71303
(318) 240-6300
222 Slim Lemoine rd
Marksville, LA 71351
Campgrounds
(318) 437-8695
107 DuFour Lane Hwy 3102
Jonesville, LA 71343
(318) 339-7530
2436 Hwy 1132
Jonesville, LA 71343
  • Counties: Catahoula Parish
  • Fish: Black Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Striped Bass
  • Condos available (No)
  • Notable events: Crappie Tournament and Fireworks
  • Interesting facts: Larto Lake spans out through 4 counties
  • Known for: Recreational fishing
  • History: Larto Lake Dam was established in 1959
  • 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) 240-6045
4231 LA-1192
Marksville, LA 71351
Airports
Alexandria International Airport
1100 Frank Andrews Blvd, Alexandria, LA 71303
49 miles away
Marksville Municipal Airport
Mansura, LA 71350
37 miles away
About Larto Lake
Convenient to Alexandria, Louisiana

Larto Lake is just less than an hour from Alexandria, located in east-central Louisiana in Catahoula Parish. Portions of this lake touch four different parishes, including Catahoula, Laselle, Avoyelles, and Rapides Parish.

Larto Lake covers more than 8,200 acres with a shoreline of 175 miles in length. The lake receives water from the Red River, the Black River, and the Little River. The Larto Lake Dam helps control the lake’s volume and is managed by the Larto Lake Commission.

Lake Recreation

Larto Lake is best known for its excellent fishing conditions. It is a hot spot destination for crappie fishing and white perch fishing, along with Saline Lake. You can even book guided fishing trips to find where all the big hot spots are.

Dewey W. Wills Wildlife Management Area is located along the shoreline and is open to the public for hunting, fishing, camping, and outdoor recreation. Along Larto Lake, you can spot a plethora of wildlife, including alligators, deer, hogs, pelicans, and more.

You can visit the Larto Lake Landing and rent a cabin or stay at the RV Park.

History Nearby

Just a few minutes from the lake is Kent Plantation House, the oldest standing structure in Central Louisiana. The plantation house represents life between 1795-1855 in Louisiana and displays artifacts and operations during those times.

Visit Alexandria, Louisiana

You can drive just a few miles west to the larger city of Alexandria and enjoy the many amenities.

In addition to dozens of restaurants and bars, Alexandria Zoological Park is another excellent option right in the middle of the city. You can see jaguars, Bengal tigers, lions, and more in the spectacular exhibits.

The Red River also winds through Alexandria and makes a great view once the sun begins to set.

Enjoy Louisiana’s Wildlife

Whether you are looking to buy a family home, a full-time retirement residence, or a vacation rental, Larto Lake is an excellent choice.