Blackwater Conservation Area

Blackwater Conservation Area

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57.48 Acres -
Blackwater Conservation Area opened in 2002 and is one of BREC's renowned conservation areas. The naturalized park offers two large fishing lakes, nature trails and pavilion with restrooms. The trees on the 57.48 acre site represent native species such as: Bald Cypress, Tupelo Gum, Cottonwood, River Birch, Red Mulberry, Persimmon, Pines and Oaks

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History

The area was an abandoned site once used as a dirt/gravel mine. In 1998, the City/Parish had located this site as a mitigation area for drainage projects. The Corps suggested that the City/Parish consider the rest of the site as an ecosystem restoration under the authority of Section 206 of the 1996 Water Resources Development Act.

The Blackwater Conservation Area was developed through the cooperation between the Army Corps of Engineers - New Orleans District, the City of Baton Rouge/East Baton Rouge Parish, and the Parks and Recreation Commission for the Parish of East Baton Rouge (BREC).

 

Rules and Regulations

Blackwater Conservation Area is set aside to protect local habitat and provide a place for wildlife to flourish.  We need your help to keep it clean and safe for the wildlife that lives here and for the public that use it for outdoor recreation such as fishing and hiking.  Remember to leave the park as you found it or better and follow the motto “Leave only footprints, take only pictures”.  Please pack out your trash so that future visitors have a clean, beautiful park to enjoy.  Thank you.

-Keep dogs on a leash
-Be considerate to others
-Follow LA fishing regulations
-Respect Wildlife

NOT ALLOWED on Premises:
-Alcohol
-Littering
-Hunting
-Digging
-ATV’s
-Collecting
-Horseback Riding

 

RELATED LINKS
Fishing
Map
Rules and Regulations

 

Amenities:

  • Lake
  • Natural Area/Nature Preserve
  • Nature Trails

 

For more information about this park, please contact:
Conservation Department: 225-273-6405

 

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Blackwater Conservation Area

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Blackwater Conservation Area

Blackwater Conservation Area

Blackwater Conservation Area

Blackwater Conservation Area

Location:

9385 Blackwater Road
Central, LA 70814

Conservation Department: 225-273-6405

Hours:

Daily, from sunrise to sunset

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