Bayou Loco

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: November 1, 1994

Bayou Loco, also known as Loco Creek, rises just south of Caro in north central Nacogdoches County (at 31°44' N, 94°41' W) and runs southwest for twenty-two miles to its mouth on the Angelina River, three miles west of Procella (at 31°29' N, 94°48' W). The stream has been dammed just north of Farm Road 225 to form Lake Nacogdoches. Bayou Loco is intermittent in its upper reaches. It traverses flat terrain with local shallow depressions, surfaced by clay and sandy loam that supports water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses.

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Anonymous, “Bayou Loco,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 29, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

November 1, 1994