The history of Lake Bistineau dates back over 200 years. In 1800, several thousand acres of land were flooded due to a log jam in the Red River. By 1935, a permanent dam was built across Loggy Bayou, and the present-day Lake Bistineau was created. This recreational area is located near Doyline and Minden. If you plan to visit this Louisiana state park, you should prepare for the weather. The temperatures dip down into the low 30s in the winter, and summer highs reach the low 90s.