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Lake Bistineau State Park to close trails through late March

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Image of person hiking at Lake Bistineau State Park. Photo courtesy of state website. Image of person hiking at Lake Bistineau State Park. Photo courtesy of state website.

Lake Bistineau State Park will be closing all of its hiking and biking trails on January 20 for reconstruction, and the project is expected to be completed by late March. After the project is completed, the park will have approximately 14.4 miles of dual-purpose hiking and biking trails for public use.

A Pine Beetle infestation in 2012 threatened the park's Loblolly Pine tree population and required substantial logging efforts which left the trails severely damaged and unusable. A commercial contractor has been hired for the job of rebuilding all of the park's six trails and will start work on January 20.

Lake Bistineau State Park is located 40 minutes east of Shreveport, south of I-20. Overnight visitors can enjoy cabins, campsite or a choice of two group camps. Entrance fees are $2/person, free for senior 62+ and children 3 and under. For more information on Lake Bistineau State Park, visit www.LaStateParks.com or call 318.745.3503.

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