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Places to Camp near Minden, LA

176 Reviews

Whether you're an RVer or tent camper, Minden, LA is a great place to post up for the weekend—or longer. There are tons of hikes and other fun activities to partake in. Experience some of the most stunning views that Louisiana camping has to offer. Find the best campgrounds near Minden, plus reviews and photos from other campers like you.

Best Camping Sites Near Minden, LA (71)

  1. Camper-submitted photo from Beaver Dam Campground

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    Beaver Dam Campground

    15 Reviews
    69 Photos
    48 Saves
    Minden, Louisiana

    Overview

    Beaver Dam Campground is situated on the shores of Upper Caney Lake in the Caney Lakes Recreation Complex. The campground is located in a beautiful setting among woods, lakes and hills. Swimming, boating, fishing and water skiing are the top activities. Sugar Cane National Recreation Trail passes right next to the campground and offers varied terrain for hikers and bikers. The Sugar Cane trail was named for the crop that was once cultivated here, in addition to cotton.

    Recreation

    Bass, crappie, catfish, bluegill and sandbass can be caught in the lakes. The Sugar Cane Trail spans 5.7 miles and the Lost Man Loop spans 2 miles. Both are open to hiking and mountain biking.

    Facilities

    Campsites come with electric and water hookups. The group picnic area accommodates up to 200 guests while each campsite fits up to eight campers. A sanitary dump station, drinking water and flush toilets are provided.

    Natural Features

    Beaver Dam sits at an elevation of 160 feet along the north shores of the 125-acre Upper Caney Lake. The group picnic area is near Lower Caney Lake, spanning 250 acres. Kisatchie National Forest, the only national forest in Louisiana, spans 604,000 acres and mostly consists of bayous with bald cypress groves and old growth pine.

    Nearby Attractions

    The city of Minden has restaurants, shopping and golfing.

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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $50 / night

  2. Camper-submitted photo from Lake Bistineau State Park

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    Lake Bistineau State Park

    12 Reviews
    26 Photos
    45 Saves
    Haughton, Louisiana

    Situated on the western shore of Lake Bistineau, this park offers a satisfying blend of beautiful vistas and outstanding recreational facilities. Memorable for its upland mixed hardwood forest, its open waters, and its enchanting stands of cypress and tupelo trees, the park offers two boat launches, hiking and biking trails, playgrounds, camping, cabins and excellent fishing!

    Beginning in January with the "yo- yo" season and lasting through the spring, summer, and early fall, the dedicated fisherman can draw such freshwater catches as black crappie, largemouth bass, yellow bass, catfish, bluegill, and red-ear sunfish from the lake's clear waters.

    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.

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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  3. Camper-submitted photo from Cypress Black Bayou Recreation Area

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    Cypress Black Bayou Recreation Area

    12 Reviews
    37 Photos
    50 Saves
    Benton, Louisiana
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  4. Camper-submitted photo from Lake Claiborne State Park

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    Lake Claiborne State Park

    11 Reviews
    50 Photos
    70 Saves
    Homer, Louisiana

    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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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  5. Camper-submitted photo from Cinnamon Creek RV Park

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    Cinnamon Creek RV Park

    4 Reviews
    3 Saves
    Minden, Louisiana
    • Pets
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs
    • Tents
  6. Camper-submitted photo from Lincoln Parish Park

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    Lincoln Parish Park

    20 Reviews
    57 Photos
    89 Saves
    Ruston, Louisiana

    Lincoln Parish Park is located on the shores of Lake D'Arbonne with picturesque views of the lake and surrounding forests. Famous for its mountain bike trails, the park also has numerous hiking trails and an abundance of fishing opportunities from piers or a boat. The park is a hub for a variety of recreational opportunities, including boating, kayaking and swimming in the lake. There is also a playground and a boundless park allowing more space for play. With its peaceful natural surroundings, Lincoln Parish Park provides a relaxing camping experience in northern Louisiana.

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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  7. Camper-submitted photo from Shreveport Bossier City KOA

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    Shreveport Bossier City KOA

    15 Reviews
    7 Photos
    23 Saves
    Shreveport, Louisiana
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  8. Camper-submitted photo from Barksdale AFB FamCamp

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    Barksdale AFB FamCamp

    4 Reviews
    3 Photos
    12 Saves
    Bossier City, Louisiana
    • Pets
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
  9. Camper-submitted photo from Lakeside RV Park

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    Lakeside RV Park

    1 Review
    1 Photo
    5 Saves
    Minden, Louisiana

    Since 2005, Lakeside RV Park has been offering excellent deals on high quality RV camping, campground camping, and more! Located in Minden, LA, our RV Park is close to many restaurants and a shopping center for your convenience. We offer great deals on our RV sites, as well as our campground sites, and areas that beckon you for outdoor activities.

    Lakeside RV Park is a secure place to bring the family because the local police officers of Minden make patrols through our park, helping to keep it secure for your peace of mind. We also provide our guests with some amenities to help you better enjoy your stay at our RV Park and campground.

    We offer showers to our guests with hot water, washer/dryer services, free Wi-Fi, and we even allow pets, as long as they are kept on leashes or inside of your RV. These amenities certainly make it easier for many of our guests to enjoy their stay with us, especially for first-time campers.

    You’ll find that our RV park and campground has a beautiful balance between nature and modern conveniences in order to deliver a great camping experience to one and all. Whether camping is a passion, a hobby, or just something you enjoy every once in a while; Lakeside RV Park and campground is your perfect choice!

    Give us a call today and we’ll tell you more about our great pricing and any deals we may be running.

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

    $35 - $425 / night

  10. Camper-submitted photo from Tom Merrill Recreation Area

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    Tom Merrill Recreation Area

    2 Reviews
    5 Photos
    8 Saves
    Haughton, Louisiana

    This recreation area is part of Bayou Bodcau Reservoir. Tom Merrill Recreation Area has 20 campsites, all of which have electric hookups. Some campsites are closer to the forest, while some are more open within the park. All sites are within walking distance of the water. Amenities at this recreation area include flush toilets, showers, playground, outdoor exercise equipment, dump station, a game cleaning station, disc golf course, and bike trail. The outlet channel, where Bodcau Reservoir drains into the Bodcau Creek, is an excellent place for fishing.

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

    $15 / night


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