Lake Claiborne State Park

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Lake Claiborne State Park
Shreveport - Bossier City Area

225 State Park Road
Homer, LA 71040
United States

Hours of Operation

Site is open daily.

Gate Opening Times:
Sunday through Thursday

  • open 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:
Sunday through Thursday

  • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Friday, Saturday and days preceding holidays.

  • 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Admission/Entrance Fees

$3 per person

Free for seniors (62 & older)

Free for children (3 & under)

Take your pick: swimming, fishing, birding, boating of all kinds, waterskiing, camping, hiking or just plain relaxing and enjoying the 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.

Lake Claiborne SP offers the #1 and #2 ranked disc golf courses in the state. Both courses offer 2 sets of tee pads, the Blue tees are for the skilled players and the Red tees for the newer players or first timers at the park. Families are encouraged to check out discs at the fee station on their next visit. Both courses start and end at the entrance. Scorecards and maps are available to the fee station or in the below "Disc Golf" section.

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.

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Cabins sleep up to 8, and offer a comfortable stay at the park
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Plan to spend a day at the 36-basket disc golf course
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Kayaking is a great way to get out on the lake
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Get a workout and appreciate nature along the hilly trails at the park

Activities

Parks & Preserves
Parks & Preserves
Biking
Biking
Boating
Boating
Camping
Camping
Canoeing/Kayaking
Paddling
Disc Golf
Disc Golf
Fishing
Fishing
Hiking
Hiking
Swimming/Water Playgrounds
Swimming/Water Playgrounds
Wildlife Viewing
Wildlife Viewing

Nearby Lake Claiborne State Park

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Camping

A $6 non-refundable fee will be assessed on each reservation transaction made online, via phone, or as a walk-in.
map of sites 1-21, 32-42)  ( map of sites 22-29, 43-55)  ( map of sites 56-87

20 Premium Campsites

$33/night plus tax, Fri-Sat
$30/night plus tax, Sun-Thurs, Apr-Sept
$25/night plus tax, Sun-Thurs, Oct-Mar

12 pull-through campsites, 8 prime location campsites, all with water and electrical hookup
67 Improved Campsites

$28/night plus tax, Fri-Sat
$25/night plus tax, Sun-Thurs, Apr-Sept
$20/night plus tax, Sun-Thurs, Oct-Mar

Improved campsites have water and electrical hookups
2 Unimproved Campsites

$18/night plus tax

Unimproved campsites have no hookups
Primitive camping area

$35–$65 plus tax, per night based on capacity. Capacity will be set by the site manager.

Maximum capacity of 20
America the Beautiful Senior and Access Passes

Available through the National Park Service.

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).

Facilities

A $6 non-refundable fee will be assessed on each reservation transaction made online, via phone, or as a walk-in.

Cabins: Basic cookware, cooking utensils, dinnerware, silverware, towels and linens are provided. Bring your own food and personal supplies.(Cabins area map)

Deluxe Cabins

$150/night plus tax, Sun-Thurs
$175/night plus tax, Fri-Sat

10 available, 2 are ADA compliant; 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.
Pavilion

$70 per day

Maximum Occupancy of 60 people. *Unit is equipped with electrical lighting.
Meeting Room

$160/day, plus tax

Capacity is 100 people for both Conference and Theatre set-ups
Other Rates
Use of Personal Golf Carts on State Park Property

$10/cart per day

$100 annual permit available.

Proof of cart insurance required; must be operated by a licensed driver.
Flat Bottom Boat Rentals

$20 per day

Includes 2 paddles and 3 life jackets. Additional life jackets can be rented for $2 each where available. Price varies with concessionaire rentals - please contact site to check availability and rates
Canoes/Kayaks

$7 per hour or
$35 per day

Includes paddles, life jackets. Additional life jackets can be rented for $2 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 – 0.14 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

Disc Golf

Lake Claiborne SP offers two 18-basket disc golf courses.

White Tail Scorecard and Map   - Measuring 7391 ft., the Whitetail is the most difficult of the two courses. It winds through the camping areas all the way to the scenic hole 10 that gives golfers a chance to rest and enjoy beautiful Lake Claiborne.

Dogwood Scorecard and Map   - This course is slightly shorter than its sister course. Measuring in at 5281 ft., it’s better to play when you’re short on time. The Dogwood course winds through the South side of the park and ends back at the fee station.

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.