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Top Tent Camping near Gardner, LA

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Best Tent Camping Sites Near Gardner, LA (50)

    Camper-submitted photo from Indian Creek Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Indian Creek Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Indian Creek Recreation Area
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    1.

    Indian Creek Recreation Area

    24 Reviews
    79 Photos
    127 Saves
    Woodworth, Louisiana

    Within the Alexander State Forest lies the Indian Creek Recreation Area located between I-49 and US Hwy 165 in central Rapides Parish. This sprawling area encompasses 100 acres of developed recreation facilities, 250 acres of primitive camping area, and the 2,250 acre Indian Creek Lake. The recreation area contains over 100 campsites with water and electricity. Other amenities include 3 beach areas, 5 bathrooms across the main park, laundry facilities, playground equipment, handicap parking, boat launch, wi-fi (in RV area) and a covered pavilion for rental. There are trails available for scouting out the various plant and tree species and abundant wildlife. This area is also home to the red-cockaded woodpecker. Trees marked with white paint indicate the homes of the endangered woodpecker.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $16 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Valentine Lake Northshore Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Valentine Lake Northshore Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Valentine Lake Northshore Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Valentine Lake Northshore Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Valentine Lake Northshore Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Valentine Lake Northshore Campground

    2.

    Valentine Lake Northshore Campground

    8 Reviews
    40 Photos
    64 Saves
    Gardner, Louisiana
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Standard (Tent/RV)

    $10 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Cotile Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Cotile Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Cotile Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Cotile Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Cotile Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Cotile Recreation Area

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    Cotile Recreation Area

    4 Reviews
    7 Photos
    20 Saves
    Gardner, Louisiana

    Cotile Lake is a man-made impoundment located in the uplands approximately 15 miles west northwest of Alexandria, Louisiana. The lake is approximately 1,775 acres in size and was completed in October 1965. The Louisiana Wild Life and Fisheries Commission stocked this impoundment with the proper species and number of game fish in 1965-66 shortly after its completion date.

    The recreational facilities on Cotile Lake are among the finest in Central Louisiana. There is a large area cleared and zoned for swimming with complete bath house facilities nearby. There is a water skiing area that is cleared and snagged for safety of the skiiers. The picnic and camping areas are modern and complete. There is also space available for campers.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs

    $9 - $30 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Kincaid Lake Campground - Temporarily Closed
    Camper-submitted photo from Kincaid Lake Campground - Temporarily Closed
    Camper-submitted photo from Kincaid Lake Campground - Temporarily Closed
    Camper-submitted photo from Kincaid Lake Campground - Temporarily Closed
    Camper-submitted photo from Kincaid Lake Campground - Temporarily Closed
    Camper-submitted photo from Kincaid Lake Campground - Temporarily Closed

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    Kincaid Lake Campground - Temporarily Closed

    3 Reviews
    18 Photos
    70 Saves
    Gardner, Louisiana

    Overview

    This location is available on a first-come, first-served basis only. Visitors are required to physically arrive at the campground to purchase and claim a site. Once on-site, you may be able to pay for your campsite(s) by scanning a QR code using the Recreation.gov mobile app, and the Scan and Pay feature. If this option is available, you will need to first download the free Recreation.gov mobile app https://www.recreation.gov/mobile-app prior to your arrival as some remote areas have limited or no cellular service.

    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Trash
    Camper-submitted photo from South Campground — Chicot State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from South Campground — Chicot State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from South Campground — Chicot State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from South Campground — Chicot State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from South Campground — Chicot State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from South Campground — Chicot State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Hidden Treasure RV Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Hidden Treasure RV Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Hidden Treasure RV Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Hidden Treasure RV Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Hidden Treasure RV Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Hidden Treasure RV Resort

    6.

    Hidden Treasure RV Resort

    3 Reviews
    8 Photos
    13 Saves
    Gardner, Louisiana

    Quiet, peaceful, small, family owned and operated rv park with water front sites on Cotile Lake.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Reservable
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $50 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Kisatchie Bayou Complex
    Camper-submitted photo from Kisatchie Bayou Complex
    Camper-submitted photo from Kisatchie Bayou Complex
    Camper-submitted photo from Kisatchie Bayou Complex
    Camper-submitted photo from Kisatchie Bayou Complex
    Camper-submitted photo from Kisatchie Bayou Complex

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    Kisatchie Bayou Complex

    8 Reviews
    27 Photos
    65 Saves
    Gorum, Louisiana

    Overview

    This location is available on a first-come, first-served basis only. Visitors are required to physically arrive at the campground to purchase and claim a site. Once on-site, you may be able to pay for your campsite(s) by scanning a QR code using the Recreation.gov mobile app, and the Scan and Pay feature. If this option is available, you will need to first download the free Recreation.gov mobile app https://www.recreation.gov/mobile-app prior to your arrival as some remote areas have limited or no cellular service.

    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Cabins
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    Camper-submitted photo from Kisatchie Bayou NF Campground - Temporarily Closed
    Camper-submitted photo from Kisatchie Bayou NF Campground - Temporarily Closed
    Camper-submitted photo from Kisatchie Bayou NF Campground - Temporarily Closed
    Camper-submitted photo from Kisatchie Bayou NF Campground - Temporarily Closed
    Camper-submitted photo from Kisatchie Bayou NF Campground - Temporarily Closed
    Camper-submitted photo from Kisatchie Bayou NF Campground - Temporarily Closed

    8.

    Kisatchie Bayou NF Campground - Temporarily Closed

    7 Reviews
    40 Photos
    82 Saves
    Gorum, Louisiana

    The campground and day-use area are temporarily closed for construction to stabilize the banks of the Bayou.

    Visitors to the Kisatchie Bayou Recreation Complex can enjoy scenic views of the rocky bayou surrounded by beautiful old growth hardwood and pine which gives this out-of-the-way recreation area such a wonderful setting for visitors. Hiking, camping, picnicking, fishing, and just relaxing are all popular activities enjoyed here.

    Kisatchie Bayou Campground is a primitive walk-in camping atmosphere with 17 walk-in sites and 1 drive-in site at the middle parking area. Tent pads, barbeque pits, and lantern posts are at each campsite. Trash receptacles and restrooms are available, but visitors should be aware that there is NO WATER AVAILABLE at this campground. This complex is a designated fee area.

    At the Day Use Area, there are vault restroom facilities, trash receptacles, picnic tables and fire rings. There are access steps to the bank of the bayou which allows canoe users to unload from the lower parking lot to the waters edge. Fishing is a very popular activity at Kisatchie Bayou with the possibility of hooking a bass, perch, sunfish, or catfish.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Tents
    • Trash
    • Picnic Table

    $2 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Coyote Camp
    Camper-submitted photo from Coyote Camp
    Camper-submitted photo from Coyote Camp
    Camper-submitted photo from Coyote Camp
    Camper-submitted photo from Coyote Camp
    Camper-submitted photo from Coyote Camp

    9.

    Coyote Camp

    7 Reviews
    23 Photos
    67 Saves
    Cloutierville, Louisiana

    Visitors to Coyote Camp can enjoy an out-of-the-way camping area within the National Red Dirt Wildlife Management Preserve. Although this camp is a designated hunter's camp, it can be utilized year around by general forest visitors. Very primitive site with limited facilities. There is OHV access to the Sandstone Trail.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Trash
    Camper-submitted photo from Kincaid Lake Recreation Area, Camping/Day Use
    Camper-submitted photo from Kincaid Lake Recreation Area, Camping/Day Use
    Camper-submitted photo from Kincaid Lake Recreation Area, Camping/Day Use
    Camper-submitted photo from Kincaid Lake Recreation Area, Camping/Day Use
    Camper-submitted photo from Kincaid Lake Recreation Area, Camping/Day Use
    Camper-submitted photo from Kincaid Lake Recreation Area, Camping/Day Use

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    Kincaid Lake Recreation Area, Camping/Day Use

    2 Reviews
    14 Photos
    14 Saves
    Gardner, Louisiana

    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.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
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