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Valentine Lake Wild Azalea Trail

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Camping is permitted adjacent to the trail, but campsites must be established at least 30 feet away from the trail center line. This is primitive camping - no amenities.

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  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.
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  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Phone Service
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

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Chantelle M.
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2023

Spent a ton of time out at Valentine lake.

This a a cool place to spend a weekend. There is both primitive and fixed campsites.you have a couple Small trails in and around Valentine lake, or you caan hop on wild azeala trail and hike it. Its just short of 18 miles start to finish. Wouldn't recommend swimming in that lake. Lots of Gators and big snapping turtles. . Great fishing tho.. for me i enjoy middle to late October when it's cooler for sleeping in teepee hot tent..

Month of VisitSeptember
Sean S.
Reviewed May. 15, 2022

Great primitive camping!

I hiked about 7.5 miles in from the Valentine Lake trailhead to a large clearing by the bridge with a nice cool stream. There are other clearings nearby which would be great for a small group camp. The trail itself is great and pretty well maintained. Be prepared for plenty of ups and downs and some rough terrain. There are adequate running streams to get water for filtering. From camp I went another 1.5 miles to the Evangeline primitive area parking lot (where there is a pit toilet), some beautiful views along that stretch. I would definitely do it again, but with a lighter pack and not in 90 degree weather!

Site~7.5 mi. by the bridge
Month of VisitJune
  • Review photo of Valentine Lake Wild Azalea Trail by Sean S., May 15, 2022
  • Review photo of Valentine Lake Wild Azalea Trail by Sean S., May 15, 2022
  • Review photo of Valentine Lake Wild Azalea Trail by Sean S., May 15, 2022
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Reviewed Feb. 28, 2022

Valintine lake

Its a really nice place to camp. Very small but well kept up

Site13
Month of VisitFebruary

Location

Valentine Lake Wild Azalea Trail is located in Louisiana

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Coordinates

31.238469765003956 N
92.6892448392777 W

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