Saline Bayou Water Trail

Saline Bayou National Wild & Scenic River is approximately 19 miles in length and empties into Saline Lake. It is typical of the few relatively undisturbed hardwood bottomland bayous remaining in Louisiana. Saline Bayou is popular for floating with canoes and small boats. It is a peaceful setting with a mysterious quality where baldcypress and other hardwoods growing along the banks are often reflected in the bayou's quiet water.

At a Glance

Restrictions: The water level in Saline Bayou is a factor to carefully consider before floating the stream. During high water periods, it can be hazardous to inexperienced boaters. During low periods, sections of the stream may be impassable because of natural obstructions. Please contact the Winn Ranger's Office at 318-628-4664 for more information and to check water levels.

General Information

Directions: The Saline Bayou Natural and Scenic River entry/exit points include Hwy 126 Launch Site, Cloud Crossing Recreation Area, Pearfield Launch Site, and Hwy 156 Launch Site.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Viewing Wildlife

Species wood ducks, pileated woodpecker, deer, otters, beavers

Boating - Motorized

Type of Craft small boat

Boating - Non-Motorized

Type of Craft small boat, canoe

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
19 miles

  Latitude : 

  Longitude :