There are six boat launches and Marinas on Cross Lake in Shreveport: Melvin’s Landing, Barron’s Landing & Marina, Ark-La-Tex Landing, Municipal Pier & Boat Launch, Johnson’s Fishing Camp and Shreveport Yacht Club. The Municipal Pier and Boat Launch is the only one that’s free, and the others charge a small fee, but are less crowded. Melvin’s is my favorite, it has 89 octane gas with no ethanol. You can also get gas at most of these. The map below will show you the address & phone number for each. Otto’s Lakeshore, 5785 S Lakeshore Dr Shreveport, LA 71119-3941 – this is the gas station to go to and get fuel before you go out, they sell a 92 octane gas with no ethanol.