Lake Arthur, in Jefferson Davis Parish, is another spot on Louisiana's long list
of well-kept secrets. With a population hovering around 3,000 residents,
it is the quintessential southern small town, and is a very charming and very
photogenic spot. I first visited it in 2006, taking the long way home from
another one of my trips out into the Cameron Parish prairie.
Lake Arthur is technically a lake, but seems more or less a widening of the
Mermentau River, making its way south, down to the Gulf of Mexico at Grand
Chenier in Cameron Parish. Along the way, the water flows through various lakes