Boating is limited to small bateau boats and bass boats because of the wooded nature of the Lake. Canoe enthusiast’s enjoy the scenic beauty of the towering, moss draped bald cypress trees. A boat launch is located at Milton James “Hookie” Cameron Memorial Park. This one-acre park located at the south end of Wallace Lake Road provides a large parking area, a boat ramp and picnic tables. It is primarily used by outdoorsmen to launch boats.
Times of Operation: 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., 7 days a week. Open to fishermen 24 hours a day.
The majority of people who were involved in fatal boating accidents never took a boating education course. In Louisiana, all persons born after January 1, 1988, must complete a boating education course and carry proof of completion to operate a motorboat in excess of 10 horsepower. The person may operate the boat if accompanied by someone over 18 years of age who if required has completed the course. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries offers courses throughout the year.
A recreational facility is located at the Dam Site that offers visitors the opportunity to fish, hunt, picnic, hike, sight see or just relax and enjoy the day outdoors. Fishing is available to the public year-round in the outlet channel below the dam. Facilities consist of a large parking area and a large open field that visitors may utilize for their enjoyment. Hunting is permitted in designated safety zones only.
Milton James “Hookie” Cameron Memorial Park is a one-acre park located at the south end of Wallace Lake Road. It provides a large parking area, a boat ramp and picnic tables.
One of the most popular activities at Wallace Lake Dam is fishing. Visitors can catch their limit of Black Bass, Crappie, Catfish and various species of bream and sunfish. Other non-game fish include Buffalo, Carp, Gar, Bowfin and Jackfish.
Safety…. In times of high water, the currents of the bayou are extremely swift and strong. We advise all fishermen to stay a safe distance away from the channel and do not walk the baffle blocks to access the other side of the channel. For boaters approaching the dam from the lake side, please follow warning signs and stay a safe distance away from the dam.
Hunting is permitted on 108 acres of the 283 acres at the dam site. Safety zone signs and boundary paint designate the hunting area. Target practicing is not permitted. For questions or maps, please contact a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Park Ranger at 318-949-1804.