Jimmie Davis State Park RV & Campground Guide


Named after Governor Jimmie H. Davis, who served two terms in Louisiana, Jimmie Davis State Park presents a fishing pier and boat launches suitable for anglers searching for a freshwater fishing spot. Water skiing is also another way of enjoying Caney Lake's clear waters. The campground is close to West Monroe and Ruston in Louisiana. With the scenic hardwood forest and mixed pine bordering the lake and wildlife in the woods, this park has a lot to offer. Bring your binoculars to get a clear glimpse of various bird species living in the area.

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Spring 54-73 F
Summer 74-93 F
Fall 70-89 F
Winter 38-57 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Jimmie Davis State Park

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Lincoln Parish Park Campground

Lincoln Parish Park is known for its adventurous trail, which is ranked as the top bike trail in the U.S. The 10-mile trail gives you a challenging and exciting course no matter your biking skills. The site's amenities include picnic tables, benches, and covered pavilions. It also has a 1.25-mile path where visitors can take a walk around the lake. The sandy beach and swimming area give your children the chance to showcase their swimming skills as they cool off. The site features modern RV spots with hookups, including electricity, sewage, and water, for $35 per night.

Antique Village RV Park

Located approximately 34 miles from Jimmie Davis State Park and 0.8 miles from Ruston is Antique Village, a locally owned RV park that has 64 fully equipped campsites. They also have a bathhouse that contains dryers, shower stalls, and washing machines. You can fish at their ponds and later rest at their exquisite picnic areas.

Ruston Sports Complex RV Park

Stop by Ruston Sports Complex RV Park for one of the best RV camping experiences in Louisiana. Because it's located near downtown Ruston, you'll be able to enjoy a weekend or even a whole week's stay. Ruston Sports Complex RV Park has water and electricity hookups, water disposal, and internet access. You can also play with your kids at the baseball and softball fields. Because the campground is less than a mile from Ruston, you can easily access the town for shopping. Other amenities include picnic tables and waste disposal. As a family-operated park, Ruston Sports Complex RV Park offers personalized services at friendly prices.

Bayou Boeuf RV Park

Just an hour's drive from Jimmie Davis State Park, you’ll find Bayou Boeuf, which is directly on Hwy 165. Whatever the size of your RV, Bayou Boeuf can accommodate it. From exploring nature to picnicking and hiking on trails, there are many fun activities for you and your friends. The park is also pet-friendly and has spacious sites.

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What to Do at
Jimmie Davis State Park

Inside Jimmie Davis State Park

Bring your hiking shoes and have an adventure in the park. The hiking trails inside the park are a short mile, making them suitable for different ability levels. When done touring along the trails, you can proceed to the park's forest to see wildlife or sit at the picnic areas for lunch. Jimmie Davis State Park doesn't have boats for rent; however, you can bring yours and access the park's boat launches. 

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How to Get to
Jimmie Davis State Park

Jimmie Davis State Park is situated between LA-34 and LA-4. From Chatham, drive 4.1 miles to Lakeshore using LA4 West. This will lead you to State Road 1209. Take LA 4 East 12.8 miles from Jonesboro to Lakeshore Drive. Stay on this road and drive for approximately 20 minutes to get to the park entrance.

Entering Jimmie Davis State Park

The park is open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Jimmie Davis State Park Per vehicle (1-4 adults) : $3.0

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Frequently Asked Questions About Jimmie Davis State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Jimmie Davis State Park?

Summer is the ideal time to visit Jimmie Davis State Park. People often come here to go bass fishing and often come away with their limit of bass in the summer. Additionally, Caney Lake is a fantastic place for canoeing, kayaking, and waterskiing.

What is the climate of Jimmie Davis State Park?

The warmest month is July, when daytime highs often exceed 90 degrees. The coldest month is January, when temperatures only rise to the upper 50s. On average, it rains 54 inches annually — well above the national average of 38 inches.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Jimmie Davis State Park?

Go for a hike along the well-maintained trails at Jimmie Davis State Park, and you will likely see white-tailed deer, raccoons, opossums, rabbits, and squirrels. The 5,000-acre lake attracts numerous waterfowl, including ospreys, herons, and egrets.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Jimmie Davis State Park?

There are 82 camping sites at Jimmie Davis State Park. Most sites have water and electrical hookups, and almost all of them come with a picnic table and a fire ring.

Do you have to reserve a camping spot at Jimmie Davis State Park and what is the cost?

Park staff recommend reservations at Jimmie Davis State Park, especially from April to September. Regular campsites start at about $28 a night. Campsites with a beautiful lake view begin at about $25 a night.