Parish Camp Officially Open

Posted: May 3, 2024, 4:09 PM

The Bossier Parish Camp officially opened on May 2 during the ribbon-cutting ceremony on the boat launch. 

The small crowd of parish officials and guests was impressed with the new look of the camp at the newly renovated public boat launch on Lake Bistineau. The revamped camp now features a spacious two-boat-wide launch, a convenient handicap-accessible pier, and a sprawling 40-car parking lot, ensuring ample space for trucks and trailers. The campgrounds have been expanded, and a brand new, modern bathroom facility has been added, enhancing the overall experience for our visitors.

Bob Brotherton, District 1 Juror, was extremely happy with the appearance and final result of the camp. “This is not a parking lot anymore; this is a first-class job, and I am excited that Bossier Parish will be able to use this facility and launch from the Bossier parish side into Lake Bisteneau,” Brotherton said. 

Thanks to the efforts of past and present Bossier Parish Police Jury members, like Mac Plummer, former District 12 Juror, funding was fully acquired for the $1.5 million project. “It took a lot of commitment and work from the staff to take our vision and help bring it to pass, and we’re just proud of the turnout,” said Plummer. 

Warren Saucier, Director of Bossier Parks & Recreation, oversaw the project and helped to write a grant to acquire funding for the upgrades to the camp. "I was sitting down here one day, and I was talking to Wildlife and Fisheries, and I asked them if they knew of any grants to get places like this fixed up. He said to look at land, water, and conservation. I then got the team to help me write a federal grant, and now here we are,” Saucier said. “I’m proud to live here, proud to work here, and proud of the work the parish has done.”