Destination: Lake Bistineau Campground
Lake Bistineau Campground
103 State Park Road
Doyline, LA 71023
Lake Bistineau dates back over 200 years. It began in 1800 when several thousand acres of land were flooded due to a gigantic log jam in the Red River. Gradually, however, as the area was dredged, the lake began to drain. Then in 1935, a permanent dam was built across Loggy Bayou, creating the present-day Lake Bistineau. The dam has since been enlarged, giving the reservoir a surface area of 26.9 square miles, with an average depth of seven feet and a maximum depth of 25 feet.
Area 1 is located in the main section of the park, with cabins, and a group camp. Picnicking along the lake is tremendously popular at numerous sites equipped with tables, grills, and nearby restrooms. Several picnic pavilions are also available for larger groups. The park’s trail system encompasses nearly 10 miles of woodland trails and an 11-mile canoe trail, for visitors who want to see the park’s beauty from the water.
Trails at Lake Bistineau State Park
- Willis Homestead Trail – 3.8 miles
- Blue Wing Trail – 1.2 miles
- Koasati Trail – 2.0 miles
- Pintail Loop Trail – 1.3 miles
- Discovery Circle – .4 miles
- 6-mile Equestrian Trail:
For more information and to make reservations, please visit: www.lastateparks.com