OLG and DCRT
Strategic Plan
2014-15 through 2018-19

         

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Hours of Operation:
Site is open daily.

Gate Opening Times:
Sunday through Thursdayopen at 6 a.m.
close at 9 p.m.
Friday, Saturday and days preceding holidays.open at 6 a.m.
close at 10 p.m.

Entrance Station Hours:
April-September6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
October-March8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Facilities And Activities:
View complete listing of available facilities & activities
View facility pictures and floor plans

Map:
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Entrance Fees:
$2 per person
Free for Seniors (62 and older) and children (3 and under)

Reservable Facilities, Rentals, And Other Fees:
See below for detailed information

Online Reservations:
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Address:
225 State Park Road
Homer, LA 71040

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Directions:
From I-20 at Minden take Hwy 79 north, then head east on LA 518. Turn east onto LA 146; the park is less than mile down LA 146. From I-20 at Ruston, take LA 146 north.

Coordinates:
32.722662, -92.922986.


Phone:
318-927-29761-888-677-2524

Email:
lakeclaiborne@crt.la.gov

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Blog:
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Overview

Take your pick: swimming, fishing, birding, boating of all kinds, waterskiing, camping, hiking or just plain relaxing and enjoying unsurpassed natural beauty. It's all here . . . at Lake Claiborne State Park. For fishermen, the freshwater lake was lavishly stocked with largemouth bass, bluegill sunfish, channel catfish, black crappie, striped bass, chain pickerel, bream, and white perch. The lake itself, at full reservoir level, has a surface area of 6,400 acres.

Two-bedroom cabins are nestled among the pine trees, and many offer a view of the lake. The RV campground rests among the slopes of the north Louisiana foothills, offering shaded spots to get closer to nature. Whatever your preference for an overnight stay, you'll be sure to rest peacefully.

One of the most popular activities for visitors of all ages is swimming at the park's sandy beach. The beach is situated on an inlet of the lake, and is protected from boats and waterskiers. So work up an appetite for that fresh fish supper by taking a brisk swim in Lake Claiborne's famous clear water. Ecologists and sportsmen alike hail the lake's excellent water quality, and you will too, once you've made the trip to Lake Claiborne. Once on site, you will see the area come to life as a park naturalist will be available to present nature-based programs and give guided hikes.

The woods of Lake Claiborne are also home to a wide variety of wildlife. Lovely nature trails and a scenic overlook will allow you to appreciate the beauty of the area at your own pace. Or you may be interested in a variety of nature tours, offered on a regular basis.


Reservable Facilities

Cabins: Basic cookware, cooking utensils, dinnerware, silverware, towels and linens are provided. Bring your own food and personal supplies. (click here for facility pictures and layouts)
Deluxe Cabins (map)10 available, 2 are ADA compliant$120/night, Oct-Mar; $150/night on Fridays & Saturdays, Apr-Sept, sleeps up to 8 people with 1 double bed, 2 bunk beds and 1 double sofa sleeper

*Master bedrooms in ADA Cabins 7 and 8 are upstairs. They are not accessible by wheelchairs.

Camping:  (map of sites 1-6,32-42)  (map of sites 7,9-31)  (map of sites 43-87)

67 Improved Campsites (water and electrical hookup)$18/night, Oct-Mar; $22/night, Apr-Sept
20 Premium Campsites (12 pull-through campsites, 8 prime location campsites, all with water and electrical hookup)$20/night, Oct-Mar; $28/night, Apr-Sept
2 Unimproved Campsites (no hookups)$14/night
Primitive camping area (maximum capacity of 20)$25 to $50, per night based on capacity. Capacity will be set by the site manager.
America the Beautiful Senior and Access Passes (formerly Golden Age & Golden Access Passports) (Available through the National Park Service. Click here for more information)
Holders of the Passes, whose state of residence also honors the America the Beautiful pass, are entitled to a 50% reduction on camping fees at Louisiana State Parks. (Passport holders are allowed one site per passport).

Additional Information About Overnight Facilities

Meeting Room$100/dayCapacity is 100 people for both Conference and Theatre set-ups
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Rental Boats (State Park operated rentals)

Flat Bottom Boats$15 per dayincludes 2 paddles and 3 life jackets
Canoes$5 per hour or
$20 per day
includes paddles, life jackets
  • Additional life jackets can be rented for $1 each where available
  • Price varies with concessionaire rentals - please contact site to check availability and rates
        
Trails at Lake Claiborne State Park: 
  • White Tail Hiking Trail -- 6 miles
  • Dogwood Nature Trail -- .14 mile  
  • Muscadine Hiking Trail -- 1/2 mile  
  • King of the Mountain Nature Trail -- .45 mile  
  • Scenic Overlook Path -- 1/2 mile  
  • Whispering Pines Bike Trail -- 5 miles
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Disc Golf:
Lake Claiborne SP offers disc golf; the Whitetail course winds its way through the camping and cabin areas. Click HERE for a full-size map.

Professional Disc Golf Assn.
Disc Golf Rules

Birding
A Birder's Guide to Louisiana gives directions to over 100 areas for birding throughout the state, includes maps, Louisiana specialties, and contains beautiful photography and checklists of Louisiana birds and other wildlife. The Guide was produced through a partnership between the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area and the American Birding Association.

 


Nearby Attractions

Chemin-A-Haut State Park (East of US 425,10 miles north of Bastrop) - This 503-acre park is situated on a high bluff over- looking scenic Bayou Bartholomew along an old Indian trail once used for seasonal migrations. Chemin-a-Haut is French for "high road." Located near the Louisiana/Arkansas line, the park offers 26 improved campsites, six vacation cabins, a rally camp- ing area, and a day use area with a swimming pool, picnic area, and two playgrounds. Two barrier-free nature trails and a conference room make this a popular area year-round.

Poverty Point State Historic Site (East of Monroe and north of I-20 on LA 577 northeast of Epps) - The site is considered one of the most significant archaeological finds in the country. It has a complex of Native American ceremonial mounds built between 1700 and 700 B.C. A museum and guided tours interpret a culture that once flourished on the site.

Lake Bistineau State Park (South of I-20 at Minden and 9 miles south of Doyline on LA 163) - This park features 13 cabins, 67 improved campsites, a lodge, 2 group camps with pools, 2 boat launches, hiking trails, playgrounds, and a lakefront beach in the heart of a beautiful pine forest.

Lake D'Arbonne State Park (5 miles west of Farmerville on LA 2) - A fisherman's paradise, this 655-acre state park on the shores of Lake D'Arbonne features 65 improved campsites, 50 picnic tables and grills, 3 fishing piers, a boat ramp, and a fish-cleaning station.

Historic Town of Homer (North of I-20 on US 79) - The town offers classic examples of Greek Revival architecture in the antebellum courthouse and many historic antebellum and Victorian homes. It is one of only four antebellum courthouses still in operation.

Lincoln Parish Park (Off LA 33, north of Ruston and I- 20) - This 260-acre park has picnic pavilions, hiking trails, a swimming beach, playgrounds, and camping.

Kisatchie National Forest-Caney Lakes Recreation Area (North of I-20 on LA 159) - This area offers picnicking, swimming, fishing, waterskiing, hiking/biking trails, boat launches, group picnic shelters, and 27 improved and 21 unimproved campsites. The 7.6-mile Sugar Cane National Recreation Trail circles upper Caney Lake and offers a forest ecosystem, views of the lake, and the visible remains of an old sugar cane mill.

Jimmie Davis State Park at Caney Lake (Off LA 4 southwest of Chatham, on Lakeshore Drive and State Road 1209) - Situated on an outstanding bass-fishing lake, the park offers camping, picnicking, 2 boat ramps, a fishing pier, swimming beach and is an ideal spot to launch biking expeditions.

Jackson Bienville Wildlife Management Area (12 miles southwest of Ruston on LA 147) - Visitors may enjoy hunting, fishing, hiking, birding, and wildlife viewing on 33,460 acres of upland pine woods and stream bottoms.

Georgia Pacific Wildlife Management Area (5 miles northwest of Bastrop on Parish Road 592) - Visitors and hunters may use this 28,000-acre area, managed primarily for timber.