Keith Lake and its chain of lakes are located on the edge of Port Arthur. The newly developed Keith Lake Boat Ramp is at the Keith Lake Fish Pass on Highway 87. This ramp is a Jefferson County public recreation site.
A Word on Directions
The backwater estuary areas are big enough to get turned around. From the new ramps, you can head west across Keith Lake, cut through Redfish Pass and continue into Johnson Lake. At that point, you have the option of heading north into Shell Lake, or going south into Mud Lake, Salt Lake and Fence Lake. The “Ten Mile Cut,” between Mud and Fence Lakes is Salt Bayou, will take you into the McFaddin National Wildlife Refuge.