Lake Bruim




Lake Bruin is an ox-bow lake off the Mississippi River located in Tensas Parish near St Joseph in northeastern Louisiana. It consists of some 3,000 acres water, particularly suited for swimming, boating, and fishing. Part of the lake is owned by the state, which operates  Lake Bruin State Park, one of nineteen Louisiana state parks. Much of the land beside the lake is residential, both vacation houses and permanent residences, have been constructed there in recent years. Many homes have piers extending into the lake.

Other ox-bow lakes include  Lake St. Joseph, located in Newelton and across the highway from the nearby Winter Quarters State Historic Site, and Lake St. John near Waterproof.

Lake Bruin is named for Peter Bryan Bruin (1756-1827), a native of Winchester, VA., who owned a large plantation on the shores of the lake and resided there for a number of years after 1807. Former State Senator Clifford Cleveland Brooks in 1920 purchased the Botany Bay Plantation on Lake Bruin.



 Land and homes in this area can be found listed For Sale in Mississippi and Louisiana. It would be wise to contact Me if your interested in property in this location so that I may check just where the property is being sold from and the proper paperwork can be done.

 When looking for homes in this area check out the following Zip Codes.

    Zip Code for this area is 71357, 71366, 71282, 71295

Northeast Louisiana listings last updated Jan 18, 2022 8:13:am.