Lake D'Arbonne State Park

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Boardwalk at Lake D'Arbonne State Park
Monroe - Rustin Area

3628 Evergreen Road
Farmerville, LA 71241
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)

Piney forests, rolling hills, five fishing piers, and a beautiful lake draw visitors to this quiet, majestic state park. Designed to keep the focus on nature, park facilities blend with the natural landscape to enhance the outdoor experience of this 655-acre park.

Fishing piers and boat docks attract visitors to Lake D'Arbonne, the marvelous 15,250-acre centerpiece of the park. Recreation on Lake D'Arbonne is tremendously popular among locals and visitors, and record freshwater catches of bass, crappie, catfish and bream make Lake D'Arbonne a fishing haven. Wide open areas of the lake, about seven miles from the park, appeal to water skiers and pleasure boaters. The boat launch at the park opens up all of these opportunities to outdoorsmen.

Tree stands in the lake captivate photographers, as do the towering pines on land and the rich diversity of wildlife and birds that make the park their home. Bring your binoculars and camera to capture the wonders of the natural world from our beautiful nature trails.

Cyclists will enjoy the challenge of the rolling hills of the park as a starting point for biking excursions into the steep inclines and scenic beauty of North Louisiana. Lighted tennis courts add to the activity options available for all visitors. Return for a picnic under the canopy of pine trees and celebrate the magnificence of nature preserved.

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There’s no better way to bring the family together than camping
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Book a cabin for a stay, so you can fully enjoy the fishing, hiking and birding at the park
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From paved paths to dirt trails, explore nature in the park
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Beat the heat with the seasonal swimming pool

Activities

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

Nearby Lake D'Arbonne 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.

( Campsites area map

7 Premium Campsites

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

All prime location campsites, with water and electrical hookup
51 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.
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/Group Camp: Basic cookware, cooking utensils, dinnerware, silverware, towels and linens are provided. Bring your own food and personal supplies; group camp visitors will also need to bring their own dishes, silverware, towels and linens. (Cabins area map) (Group camp area

Deluxe Cabins

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

16 available, 1 is ADA compliant; sleeps up to 8 people with 1 queen bed, 2 bunk beds and 1 queen sofa sleeper
Deluxe Lodges

$175/night plus tax, Sun-Thurs
$225/night plus tax, Fri-Sat

2 available, 1 is ADA compliant; sleeps up to 14 people with 2 queen beds, 4 bunk beds and 1 sofa sleeper
Group Camp

$300/night plus tax

Includes dining hall/kitchen and 2 dormitory-style wings, sleeping up to 52 people
Pavilions

2 available:
$50/day  Maximum Occupancy of 40 
$70/day  Maximum Occupancy of 60 

*Units are equipped with electrical lighting and grills/fire rings.
Meeting Room

$160/day plus tax

Capacity is 35 people for Conference set-up and 60 people for Theatre set-up
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 Boats

$20 per day

includes 2 paddles and 3 life jackets
Canoe Rentals

$7 per hour or
$25 per day

Includes paddles and 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

Tennis Courts

Available for overnight guests and for day-use visitors with payment of entrance fee. Courts must be reserved at Visitors Center prior to play.

Trails at Lake D'Arbonne State Park

Trails at Lake D'Arbonne State Park

  • Orange Trail – 1 mile
  • Green Trail – 1/2 mile
  • Blue Trail – 1/2 mile
  • White Trail – 4 miles

Disc Golf

Lake D'Arbonne SP offers disc golf; the course is located near the group camp. Click HERE for a full-size map.

Swimming Pool

  • Pools are open Memorial Day weekend to August 1 and closed Monday-Wednesday for maintenance, except for holiday Mondays. When pools are open on a holiday Monday, the pools will be closed for maintenance on the Tuesday-Thursday following the holiday Monday.
  • From August 1 through Labor Day, pools will be open on modified schedules. Please check with the individual parks for specific days and hours of operation. All pool schedules are subject to change.

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.