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Kincaid Lake Recreation Area, Camping/Day Use

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USDA Forest Service

Kisatchie National Forest

The Kincaid Lake Recreation Complex on the Evangeline Unit in the Calcasieu Ranger District, has two modern campgrounds, a group picnic area, and a primitive camping area. Kincaid Lake, a 2,600 acre reservoir, provides the setting for this attractive development. Kincaid Recreation Area provides a wide range of outdoor opportunities including camping, swimming, picnicking, boating, water skiing, fishing, hiking, and bicycling. Trash disposal available. Paved roads.

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Christy P.
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2021

Great location w/ amenities

We have camped here once before covid and attempted to after, but to the best of my knowledge the area has alot of closures still.  If you are looking for a spot in Kisatchie NF with lots of amenities, this is your camping spot.  You will be walking distance from the lake, showers, and flush toilets.  The area seemed very crowded for my preferences during the day but at night I was kind of glad to have close neighbors.  We are fairly certain we heard coyotes and possibly bobcats? We fell asleep to the sounds of the long pines swaying and dropping leaves.  On another trip we took a little float in our inflatable kayak in the lake.  Really a great spot, especially if you don't enjoy primitive camping.  Also keep in mind there is a primitive camp also.  They do not take online reservations so I suggest coming early during busy times.

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Reviewed Sep. 27, 2021

Nice Campground When In Service

Unfortunately, the campground is closed and the area is only open to day use.  Although, I believe the day use area is now closed for the winter.  

The forest received serious impact from Hurricanes Laura and Delta in the fall of 2020.  The campground has been closed since.  I spoke to forest service personnel  on site, in August of  2021.   I inquired about the reopening of the campground and was told that they were projecting it to reopen in 2025.


Kincaid Lake Recreation Area, Camping/Day Use is located in Louisiana

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From Alexandria, drive west on Louisiana Highway 28 for 12 miles to Louisiana Highway 121 at Gardner. Turn left (south) and go 0.25 mile to Forest Road 279 (Valentine Road). Turn left (east) on Hwy 279 and go 3.5 miles to Forest Road 205, where you will turn left (north) and proceed to the recreation area entrance and fee station.


31.26848801 N
92.62430518 W

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