Cypress Black Bayou
Recreation and Water
If you have a questions about the resources found here, please call the office at (318)965-2289.
For the 2020 fees, the Board of Commissioners passed a motion to increase the fees $75. Click here to view the page from the Louisiana State auditor's report regarding how the District is a primary government. Click here to view the page from the Louisiana State auditor's report discussing the deficit from not increasing the fees from 2015. Click Here for the full Bossier Press Tribune paper regarding the millage increase and fee adjustments.
At our January 14, 2020 monthly meeting, there was some discussion regarding misinformation about the park. Click here for the full letter that clarifies that information.
1) Permits can be obtained at the front gate office Tuesday-Thursday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.
2)For any type of construction, you must contact the Corp of Engineers to obtain either a permit or a no permit required letter for protection of the wetlands. This needs to be obtained before contacting the District's office. You may contact them at (601) 631-5000.
3) The District requires that all work being done over $7,500 be carried out by a licensed and insured contractor. Supporting documentation is required in order to obtain a permit from the District.
4) All construction, repairs and/or demolitions require a permit issued by the District.
5) Any permit for solar panels or related construction must be approved by the Board of Commissioners and the Board Engineer prior to the permit being issued.
New Construction and Additions Information CBB Permit Building Contractors
For a copy of the Landowner Rules and Regulations, please view the Revised Policies and Regulations.
In regards to fishing, salvinia and other vegetation, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has provided the following information as a summary to the recent work on both Cypress and Black Bayou lakes:
Jeff Sibley- Fisheries Biologist Manager – District 1
LA Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
Cypress Black Bayou Recreation and Water Conservation District
135 Cypress Park Dr ~ Benton, Louisiana 71006 ~ (318) 965-0007
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