Here’s a Letter to the Winner of the Cypress Black Bayou Getaway


Dear Winner,

I’m not sure if you’ve ever visited Cypress Black Bayou Recreation and Water Conservation District in Benton, Louisiana or if it’s a familiar place that you frequent, but luck is truly on your side this holiday season. As the recipient of this nearly $500 prize, you should know the ins and outs of this recreational site before you go. First of all, this place is gorgeous during the winter months. The crisp leaves on the oak trees paint the atmosphere with an array of warm tones. The water is quiet and steady, which is ideal for a mellow unwinding experience. Not to mention, Cypress Zoo is located within the park.

Whether you use this gift as a family trip, couple’s getaway, friends retreat or a moment of self-care, you can make this Boom or Bust Byway experience your own.

The ways to relax are endless. Sportsmen can revel in paradise with recreational activities such as boating, kayaking, camping, fishing and more. A simple way to take in the quiet outdoors is to walk along one of the picturesque Cypress Nature Trails. There’s a public pavilion and grill available for group gatherings as well.

Cypress Black Bayou will provide you with a cabin outfitted with two comfortable beds, towels, cookware, dishes, a TV, microwave and coffee maker. Complete with all of your needs, this premium cabin can sleep up to six people. There is convenient parking, as well as a backyard pier on the bank of Cypress Lake available exclusively for overnight guests.

It is my hope that you explore every facet of Cypress Black Bayou and that you gain the most from what we have to offer in rural north Louisiana during your journey. This is arguably one of our best kept secrets along the Boom or Bust Byway, and we want to share it with you at no cost. If you’re reading this before Christmas Eve 2019, you can still enter to win this getaway!

The rules are simple:

  1. Follow the Boom or Bust Byway Facebook page.
  2. Like and share the original Boom or Bust Byway Facebook post.
  3. In the comment section, tag up to five people you want to share this experience with.
  4. Follow our Boom or Bust Byway Instagram page for extra entries.
  5. Must be 21 years of age to enter. For more giveaway specifics, please review the disclaimer here.

The Boom or Bust Byway Getaway Giveaway winner will be announced at noon on Christmas Day!

Winner or not, this is an affordable way to escape the city and embrace the byway with an all-in-one staycation or vacation. Located at 135 Cypress Park in Benton, Louisiana, Cypress Black Bayou is only a 30-minute drive from downtown Shreveport. To make a camping, RV, cabin, cottage or condo reservation, call 318-965-0007. For more information about Cypress Black Bayou Recreation and Water Conservation District and things to do along the Boom or Bust Byway, visit To explore the full byway, download the Boom or Bust Byway app for a GPS-navigated adventure. It’s available on Google Play and Apple Store. Happy Holidays!



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