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Lake Bistineau State Park

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103 State Park Rd, Doyline, LA 71023-3569
+1 318-745-3503
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Great Hiking and camping

We stayed here two nights in winter. The park was almost empty but the staff was great and the... read more

Reviewed February 20, 2018
Janet A
,
Lee, NH
What lake? Don't bother...

Drove here from shreveport to see some beautiful countryside. We were SO underwhelmed. We drove... read more

Reviewed October 7, 2017
Lauralanglois
,
Hudson, New Hampshire
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  • Excellent49%
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  • Average3%
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“frisbee golf” (2 reviews)
“fire ring” (2 reviews)
“scenery” (2 reviews)
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103 State Park Rd, Doyline, LA 71023-3569
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+1 318-745-3503
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Reviewed February 20, 2018

We stayed here two nights in winter. The park was almost empty but the staff was great and the scenery was incredible. We hiked and saw wonderful wildlife. We would stay longer next time, and in warmer seasons it must be a wonderful day or...More

Thank Janet A
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Reviewed October 7, 2017 via mobile

Drove here from shreveport to see some beautiful countryside. We were SO underwhelmed. We drove to the docks and NO water! Apparently, they drained the lake in may because of invasive plants. The campground was a bust. The ONLY thing with seeing there was the...More

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Reviewed April 13, 2017

Relaxing, lots of great benefits/events, gorgeous scenery. One of the benefits there are The Brothers Keepers MC Burn Run for Camp I'm Still Me every year. There is RV parking also.

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Reviewed February 9, 2017 via mobile

We went out of the way for this over night stop. A little disappointed, the bathrooms and showers and pretty much the park itself could use some care. The upside is the new-ish decks on some sites. Our Fire ring was far from our site...More

1  Thank Tiffany H
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Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

In accessible for fishing let alone launching a boat due overtaking with aquatic plants. Good swamp photo opportunity. Locals seem be unfriendly and don't want you on "Their" lake. State jus needs close public areas and let "locals" have the weed patch.

3  Thank Alan R
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Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Sadly we were there during the crazy rains that hit Texas. Most of the park was flooded but one area. Loved the decks for the RV's. Could see the lake but campsites are close. Very buggy and came back with lots of chigger bites and...More

Thank Dapger
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Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

Lake Bistineau is a pretty gorgeous lake with tons of trees in the middle of it. The park is somewhat small but nice with some camping/cabin options and a good frisbee-golf course. I have never seen so much Spanish moss hanging from trees, it was...More

Thank Mikeyveck
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Reviewed February 15, 2016

We love Lake Bistineau! We actually got married at one of the group camps. It is so beautiful. It would be nice if they would stop draining it!

Thank Stormy F
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Reviewed January 26, 2016

Loved the Cyprus trees in the lake, covered by Spanish moss! The park was clean with many scenic spots for picnics. The Ranger was friendly. Not many people there on the Sunday afternoon we visited, but many areas for hiking, horseback riding, bike riding, boating,...More

Thank JANET F
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Reviewed December 16, 2015

Beautiful lake in North Louisiana....you don't have to travel way down south to get the ambious of the Southern swamps!Lots of beautiful scenery,wildlife,and excellent fishing!

1  Thank wadeo69
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Brandon W
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Response from Alan R | Reviewed this property |
Yes but recommend cozy. The lake is drawn down so not much fishing till drive down to the south end. Locals act like the own the lake so be prepared for that.
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