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Cypress Nature Trail

photo: Winged friend at the nature center. Photo by Cypress Nature Study Center.

Length: 4.50 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Greenway, Nature Trail
Agency: City, Town, or County
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Bicycling (on pavement)
Dogs - On leash
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running

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Location: Rural, 13 mi. north of Shreveport at the Cypress-Black Bayou Recreation Area.
State(s): Louisiana
Longitude: -93.66985
Latitude: 32.681266

Driving Directions

From I-220 Bossier City head north on Airline Drive for approximately 5 miles, turn right on Linton Road; go East 4.3 miles to Cypress Black Bayou Recreation Area entrance (east or left side of the road). Upon entering the park stop at our gate house and receive further instructions to the nature center.


Cypress Nature Study Center was founded in 1977 as a preserve for nature study, the center is devoted to celebrating and exploring life through nature by sharing the excitement and fun of our natural world. The Nature Center's multi-use facility includes a large Interpretive Center, classroom, animal lab, where you will see fish, crawfish, turtles, and our alligators "Claudette and Clovis," and 4.5 miles of trails situated on an 84-acre forest and wetland area. The Nature Center provides educational programs and services to students, teachers, scouts, and families throughout northwest Louisiana, southwestern Arkansas, and east Texas.

Additional Details

Width: 48 inches.
Primary Surface: Not Available
Secondary Surface: None
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
Tod Rawls
Executive Director
Cypress-Black Bayou Rec. Area
135 Cypress Park Dr.
Benton , LA 71006
(318) 965-0007



Winged friend at the nature center. Photo by Cypress Nature Study Center.

Winged friend at the nature center. Photo by Cypress Nature Study Center.


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