Lake Bistineau State Park RV & Campground Guide


The history of Lake Bistineau dates back over 200 years. In 1800, several thousand acres of land were flooded due to a log jam in the Red River. By 1935, a permanent dam was built across Loggy Bayou, and the present-day Lake Bistineau was created. This recreational area is located near Doyline and Minden. If you plan to visit this Louisiana state park, you should prepare for the weather. The temperatures dip down into the low 30s in the winter, and summer highs reach the low 90s.

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Spring 44-64 F
Summer 72-93 F
Fall 53-78 F
Winter 33-53 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Lake Bistineau State Park

Traveling in an RV is a convenient way to explore the country. You can settle down in a state park without worrying about hotel reservations or finding a place to eat. If you have always wanted to take an RV on your next vacation, you can find the perfect vehicle at RVshare. Along with a large selection of vehicles, RVshare will keep you protected with RV insurance and roadside assistance. 

Lake Bistineau State Park Campgrounds

If you want to stay in the middle of Lake Bistineau State Park, you can rent a campsite for your RV. There are 61 campsites with water and electrical hookups. The "premium" sites are situated in the prime location of the park. At these spots, you will have easy access to the boat launches and other park amenities. All the campsites include fire pits and picnic tables. When you stay in the park, you will have easy access to the woodland hiking trails. Depending on the season, the prices range from $20 to $33 per night.

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes (selected sites)

  • Sewer hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi: No

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other features: Playground, modern restrooms, and picnic pavilions

Lakeside RV Park

Lakeside RV Park is located in Minden, and it is close to the local restaurants and stores. You can book a spot for the weekend or extend your stay on a monthly basis. This campground has struck a balance between modern convenience and a peaceful natural setting. Lakeside offers plenty of amenities, including hot water, free Wi-Fi, and pet-friendly accommodations. The clean and secure campground can accommodate RVs of all sizes.

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi: Yes

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other features: Close location to Minden

Cinnamon Creek RV Park

Cinnamon Creek RV Park is another campground located outside of Minden. This campground is an outdoor lover's paradise, and it is close to all the local attractions in the area. The park includes a variety of camping options, including RV sites and camping tents. There are 80 full-hookup sites with sewer, electricity, and water. When you stay at this park, you will enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the area.

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi: Yes

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other features: Modern shower facilities, laundromat, and cable television

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What to Do at
Lake Bistineau State Park

Inside Lake Bistineau State Park

If you love the great outdoors, you will want to visit Lake Bistineau State Park. This park is home to hiking, equestrian, and mountain biking trails. There are five major trails for you to explore in this park. You can even take your boat and travel down the river. For those disc golf fans, Lake Bistineau has a professional course for players. This state park is also an exceptional place to check out the local wildlife. 

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How to Get to
Lake Bistineau State Park

If you are traveling from Shreveport, you need to take Interstate 20-E to Exit 33. You will go to the right and take an immediate left on Highway 3227. This road will dead-end into Highway 164. From that point, you need to take a right on 164 and drive for five miles until you reach Doyline. At the flashing caution light, you will take a right and continue straight for eight miles. You need to watch out for the Lake Bistineau State Park Area 1 sign on your right-hand side. Once you see the sign, make a left and enter the main gate of the park. 

Entering Lake Bistineau State Park

Lake Bistineau State Park is open from sunrise to sunset for day-use activities.

Lake Bistineau State Park Per vehicle (1-4 adults) : $3.0

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Frequently Asked Questions About Lake Bistineau State Park

What is the climate of Lake Bistineau State Park?

Lake Bistineau State Park has a humid subtropical climate, with abundant rainfall every month of the year. Summer days are hot and humid, with temperatures sometimes exceeding 90 F.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Lake Bistineau State Park?

Lake Bistineau State Park is a popular destination spot for sport fishing. It is well-known for its bream near the shoreline and bass near the cypress trees in the lake.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Lake Bistineau State Park?

Lake Bistineau State Park has a total of 61 RV camping sites that include water and full hookups. Five of these are pull-through sites, and 12 boast a prime location.

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

Reservations are required to camp at Lake Bistineau State Park. Fees range from $20 to $33 per night, depending on the type of campsite, the month, and the day of the week.

Are pets allowed at Lake Bistineau State Park?

Dogs are allowed at Lake Bistineau State Park Campground. They must be on a leash no more than six feet long and under supervision at all times to remain at the park.