Lake Bruin State Park RV & Campground Guide


Located in scenic east-central Louisiana, approximately half a mile from the Mississippi River, Lake Bruin State Park is the perfect place for fantastic fishing and waterskiing adventures. With over 3,000 acres of water surface, you'll have plenty of room to pursue your favorite aquatic activities. The park is located near St. Joseph and Monroe, making it a favorite spot among locals and campers as well. Apart from being a recreational center, Lake Bruin is also a fascinating place geologists often choose to study.

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RV Resorts & Campsites in Lake Bruin State Park

Camping is one of the best ways to explore and have fun during a vacation, and doing so in an RV offers a modern form of discovering the fantastic things nature and wildlife has to offer. Through RVshare, you can secure an RV that best suits the needs of your trip. By providing rental insurance coverage and 24/7 roadside assistance, RVshare helps you get the most out of your RV camping.

Lake Bruin Campground

Located around Lake Bruin, one of Louisiana's freshwater bodies, Lake Bruin Campground is the place to be for a series of fun lake activities. If you don't have a boat, the site has flat-bottom boats that you can rent, and they also come with life jackets and two paddles. Here, you'll also be treated to hiking trails as you enjoy the scenic view of the lake. Some of the amenities in Lake Bruin Campground include campfires, modern bathhouses and picnic tables. Plus, they allow pets in the area, so you won't have to leave your playful friend behind.

Riverview RV Park

Located on the banks of the Mississippi River, Riverview RV Park is home to the Vidalia Campgrounds. The area offers opportunities for fishing, hunting and touring one of the many Antebellum homes. You can also relax at the picnic sites while watching the paddle boats go by. Take in the southern hospitality, cuisine, festivals and serene beauty of the region. They've got furnished cottages, Wi-Fi, primitive camping, a clubhouse, a playground, a hot tub and a concrete path on the riverfront.

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What to Do at
Lake Bruin State Park

Inside Lake Bruin State Park

Taking a trip to Lake Bruin State Park presents you with various ways to enjoy the beauty of Lake Bruin. Bring your canoe or rent a boat at the park to get a clear glimpse of massive cypress trees as you fish for bass. Back at the campsite, there's a water park for the kids that's perfect for cooling off, and the many barbecue grills and picnic tables and pavilions make it easy for you to enjoy an evening meal whatever the weather. 

Outside Lake Bruin State Park

As you pack your bags for a trip to Lake Bruin State Park, be sure to explore the surrounding area as well. The Indian Mounds, located on the Northeast Louisiana trail, are a perfect place for archeology buffs. Since the park itself is located near St. Joseph city, you can quickly go for an evening shopping without spending more on transport. When hunger strikes, the park is surrounded by award-winning restaurants with delicacies that are not to be missed. 


Fish Tale Grill

From the park, it will only take you a few minutes to reach the Fish Tale Grill, a restaurant that has become a great addition to Lake Bruin State Park. Here, you'll be treated to a variety of seafood meals, such as shrimp and Acadiana fried speckled trout. They also have fantastic specials on Fridays and Saturdays. 

Type: Seafood

Location: 2214 LA-604, St Joseph, LA 71366

Netterville Landing

Netterville Landing is situated in Saint Joseph over Lake Bruin. This restaurant is a family-owned and- managed marina located within walking distance from Lake Bruin State Park. Netterville Landing is the place to go for some frozen drinks, beer and wine. They've got to-die-for grilled chicken and burgers as well, as holiday specials and live music.

Type: American

Location: 1264 LA-606, St Joseph, LA 71366

Timbers Grill

As you walk into Timbers Grill, you're welcomed with fresh flowers on the entrance and the table. Some of the meals served include popcorn shrimps, chicken quesadillas and gumbo soup. Be sure to order a sandwich with fries; you won't be disappointed. They also have restrooms in which you can take a nap before proceeding with your journey. 

Type: American

Location: 540 State Park Road 56, Livingston, LA 77351-4502


Mac's Fresh Market

Looking for fresh farm produce in St. Joseph? Look no further than Mac's Fresh Market. In addition to being professional and friendly, this center has a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. If you're not pleased with their products, you can return them for a full refund. Located 4.2 miles from Lake Bruin State Park, Mac's Fresh Market offers the best fruits and vegetables in town.

Location: 320 Plank Rd, St Joseph, LA 71366

Lake Life Stop & Go

Lake Life Stop & Go is a one-stop place for convenience stores and gas stations. Head to the shop for some meat, fresh produce and dairy products, as well as canned and packaged goods. They also offer baked goods, pharmacy products and pet supplies.

Location: 3297 Highway 605 Newellton, LA 71357

Dollar General

Dollar General is one of the stores where you'll find some of the friendliest employees St Joseph has to offer. Make your shopping hassle free and fun by searching for top-quality products at low prices. You can rest easy knowing that you'll find a variety of popular brands to choose from.

Location: 324 Plank Rd, St Joseph, LA 71366


Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge

Located 44.5 miles from Lake Bruin State Park, Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge was founded in 1980 to protect hardwood forests. The forest features black bears and over 400 species of reptiles, amphibians, birds and mammals. Such beauty and abundant wildlife have made hunting, fishing and photography the park's popular fun events. As you arrive, the visitors center will help you find the best spots to start your adventure. Plus, interpreters are always on-site and ready to help you on your self-guided hike.

Location: 2312 Quebec Rd, Tallulah, LA 71282

Delta Music Museum

Approximately 40 minutes' drive from Lake Bruin State Park, Delta Music Museum offers shows on notable rock and blues musicians whose backgrounds are rooted in central Louisiana. Located in Ferriday, a small town in Louisiana, this museum tells the story of country music songwriters, rockers and Delta bluesmen who have multiple international approvals. You'll get to see and learn about stories of notable singers such as Mickey Gilley through numerous photos and artifacts in the museum.

Location: 218 Louisiana Ave, Ferriday, LA 71334

Frogmore Cotton Plantation and Gins

If you're interested in history, the area around Lake Bruin State Park has got you covered. A guided tour at the Frogmore Cotton Plantation and Gins will help you learn more about how the plantation came into existence, the changes made over the past years and the effects of the plantation changes. Located just a few miles from Lake Bruin State Park, this plantation sits on a 1,800-acre piece of land, and its history dates way back to 1815. You'll know how the farm transformed from being a wagon trail to a Civil War encampment to its present state as a functioning cotton operation.

Location: 11656 US-84, Ferriday, LA 71334

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How to Get to
Lake Bruin State Park

From US 65, take LA 128 east and travel towards LA 605 north. Then proceed to LA 604, and you'll only be a few miles from the park entrance.

Entering Lake Bruin State Park

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

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