Cypress Black Bayou in Benton, LA is a full service recreation area that includes swimming, camping, cabins for rent, fishing piers, a zoo and much more. COME VISIT US!
We will use these guidelines until further notice:
Starting Tuesday, September 8, 2020, we will no longer allow day pass entry into the park at this time due to upgrades being made to our electrical system. Day pass entry includes the beach area, the zoo, fishing piers, and the nature trails.
The Front Gate Office will be open Monday-Sunday from 8:00am-4:45pm for phone calls, RV check ins, and boat sticker sales.
We will be accepting RV reservations only at this time.
The cottage, cabin, condo and shelter areas are still closed at this time.
We will not allow parties or large gatherings over 10 people to be held right now.
All outside boat launches will remain open. There are fishing piers at two of the launches, Parks Rd. and Old Palmetto, that will also remain open.
We will continue to update as we receive information. Thank you for your patience!
Boating on Cypress and Black Bayou must always be carried out in a COUNTERCLOCKWISE fashion. That is port-side, meaning that the shore is to your right. PLEASE use extra caution on Black Bayou because the lake is narrower.
Visiting Cypress Park
Address: 135 Cypress Park Drive, Benton LA 71006
Front Gate Office Hours: Monday-Sunday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (We lock the entrance gate up to 15 minutes prior to closing)**Hours are subject to change without notice.
Beach Hours:Closed for the season. Please see guidelines above.
Marina Hours: The marina will be selling gas only Monday-Sunday from 8:00 am-3:30 pm. When you pull up to the pump, call 318 965-0007, and an employee will come to assist you.
Entry Fee: $5.00/person/day (children 5 & under are free) Please see guidelines above.
Boat Launch Fee: $5.00/day
*All vehicle operators are required to present a valid driver's license at the gate in order to gain entry*
*Due to the Nature Center on site being part of the Bossier Parish School System, the entire park is a Drug Free and Gun Free school zone*
2021 Boat Stickers
Our 2021 boat stickers can be purchased at the front gate office. Both Cypress and Black Bayou require the current year's sticker.