They didn't stay open very long.  The Red River Waterway Commission has, once again, closed all of the public boat launches on the Red River in Caddo and Bossier Parishes.  

Recent rainfall upriver has resulted in rising water levels here.  The Commission says launching a boat into the river without the use of a dock is not recommended.  The ramps will be re-opened as soon as conditions are deemed safe again.  In the meantime, the Commission suggests boaters check with private marinas for current launching conditions.

You can get more information about the closures by calling the Red River Waterway Commission at 318-352-7446 or by visiting