If you love boating, fishing, swimming, or just being near the water, Lake Bruin State Park is the ideal destination for you. Located on the shores of Lake Bruin, an oxbow lake of the Mississippi River in northeastern Louisiana, this beautiful park is heaven on Earth for anyone who loves water sports.
The park was first established in 1928 as a fish hatchery. While the park itself only covers 53 acres, it provides access to the lake's 3,000+ acres of water -- you'll find no shortage of territory to explore by boat!
Lake Bruin is famous for its freshwater fishing, with anglers targeting largemouth bass, crappie, and bluegill. The park features three large fishing piers, a year-round boat launch and a boat shed for docking.
If you simply prefer being on or in the water, water skiing and pleasure boating are popular activities in the park. There's a water playground if you need to cool off in spring or summer, while picnic areas are also provided.
A park entrance fee of $3 per person applies. Camping fees vary depending on the type of site you select and the time of year you choose to visit. For example, if you're booking a site for a Friday or Saturday, an improved campsite costs $28 a night while a premium campsite will set you back $33 a night.
Pets are permitted in the campground but are not allowed in any buildings, including cabins and lodges. If you're staying with your dog, make sure your pet is leashed and under control at all times. It's also essential that you show courtesy to other park users and clean up after your dog whenever necessary.
Lake Bruin State Park is a beautiful spot with plenty to offer to campers of all ages. And when you can enjoy it all with your canine companion right by your side, what's not to love?