State investing in upgrades to state park

Lake Bistineau State Park had a rough year in 2017, bringing in the lowest visitation among all Louisiana state parks. Among the causes attributed to its recent decline were a major loss of funding, the persistent issue of giant salvinia, and the ensuing water drawdowns.

However, the recently appointed Assistant Secretary of State Parks Gene Reynolds is confident that now is the time for the Webster Parish park to experience a turnaround.

Reynolds held a meeting Friday morning with state and local park employees at the Lake Bistineau boat launch to iron out plans for several


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