Loggy Bayou

Loggy Bayou is a 17.3-mile-long (27.8 km)[1] stream in northwestern Louisiana which connects Lake Bistineau with the Red River. Bistineau is the reservoir of Dorcheat Bayou, which flows 115 miles (185 km)[1] southward from Nevada County, Arkansas, into Webster Parish. Loggy Bayou flows through south Bossier Parish, west of Ringgold, in a southerly direction through Bienville Parish, and into Red River Parish, where north of Coushatta it joins the Red River, a tributary of the Mississippi.

One of the first settlements on Loggy Bayou was Ninock, established in 1837 by Peabody Atkinson Morse, a Massachusetts native and a relative of Samuel F. B. Morse, a portrait painter and inventor who that same year patented the telegraph. Morse first came to Natchitoches, Louisiana, with a brother who was a government surveyor. He married a young Frenchwoman, and they built at Ninock a house which became one of the great ante-bellum mansions of the Red River country.[2]

The Loggy Bayou Wildlife Management Area consists of 4,211 acres (17.04 km2) in south Bossier Parish, regulated by the Minden office of the United States Army Corps of Engineers. The area consists of an alluvial flood plain with bottomland hardwoods. Hunting, fishing, birding, and hiking are permitted. There is a boat launch and designated camping areas.[3]

This Loggy Bayou should not be confused with a swamp of the same name in Drew County in southeastern Arkansas.[4]


  1. 1 2 U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed June 3, 2011
  2. Marietta M. LeBreton, "Bayou Dorcheat" in The Rivers and Bayous of Louisiana by Edwin Adams Davis. Google Books. Retrieved August 26, 2009.
  3. "Loggy Bayou Wildlife Management Area". louisianatravel.com. Retrieved August 26, 2009.
  4. "Loggy Bayou: Swamp in Drew County, Arkansas". placenames.com. Retrieved August 26, 2009.

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