Lake Claiborne State Park Updated:05/2013

Layout of Lake Claiborne State ParkTake 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.

  • 67 Improved Campsites (water and electrical hookup)     
  • 20 Premium Campsites (12 pull-through campsites, 8 prime location campsites, all with water and electrical hookup)   
  • 2 Unimproved Campsites (no hookups)     
  • Primitive camping area (maximum capacity of 20)
  • 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.
  • GPS Coordinates: N 32 43.3836; W 92 55.2168.
  • For reservations, call 1-877-CAMP-N-LA (877-226-7652) toll free.

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Contact Lake Claiborne State Park

225 State Park Road
Homer, LA  71040
Phone: 318-927-2976
Toll Free: 888-677-2524

Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Claiborne Parish, Louisiana