Bundicks Lake Boat Launch - Spillway Road Landing

Southeast of DeRidder. Head east on LA 26 to US 171 South, then take LA 394 toward Dry Creek. Pass Bundick Lake/Dam and turn left onto Spillway Road.

Bundick Lake is in Beauregard parish, just south of DeRidder and Sugartown. This 1,750-acre lake was constructed more than 60 years ago as a natural drainage basin to restrain floodwaters from areas to its north. 

Perhaps the best place to begin birding here is at the 200-foot spillway on the lake's southern end, where waterfowl and other waterbirds are usually present. Most ducks and grebes flock here during winter, though Wood Duck and Pied-billed Grebe are year-round residents. Spillway Road follows a winding Bundick Creek, which supports a fine riparian forest. Many species of woodpeckers, flycatchers, vireos, and wrens use this forest during migration, summer, and winter. Come summer, swamp-dwellers like Wood Duck, Prothonotary Warbler, and Northern Cardinal can be found in the pockets of bald cypress located at the edges of the lake. 

Cherished by locals as a peaceful, serene, and beautiful getaway, this lake is outfitted with a small retreat center and RV park. In addition to birding, outdoor recreational opportunities include boating, kayaking, and fishing.