• Lake Claiborne SP cabin

    Cabins sleep up to 8, and offer a comfortable stay at the park

  • Lake Claiborne offers a double course, with 36 baskets

    Plan to spend a day at the 36-basket disc golf course

  • Kayaking on the lake

    Kayaking is a great way to get out on the lake

  • The hilly trails provide a great workout

    Get a workout and appreciate nature along the hilly trails at the park

  • Boat rentals at the park

    The park offers boat rentals for fishing or just paddling around

Advisories [1]
  • La. Hwy. 146, just west of Vienna, is closed until February 2021 for bridge replacement. Visitors that normally travel to the park via US 167 northbound and La. Hwy. 146 westbound can take Exit 78 for La. Hwy. 563 northbound to La. Hwy. 146. Visitors traveling with motorhomes may want to take Exit 67 for La. Hwy. 9 northbound, and follow the signs to the park.

225 State Park Road
Homer, LA 71040

32.722662, -92.922986

Park Map:

Hours of Operation:
Site is open daily.

Gate Opening Times:
Sunday through Thursday
  • open at 6 a.m.
  • close at 9 p.m.
Friday, Saturday and days preceding holidays.
  • open at 6 a.m.
  • close at 10 p.m.
Entrance Station Hours:
Sunday through Thursday
  • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday, Saturday and days preceding holidays.
  • 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Entrance Fees
  • $3 per person
  • Free for seniors (62 & older)
  • Free for children (3 & under)



Online Reservations

Lake Claiborne State Park sign

Take your pick: swimming, fishing, birding, boating of all kinds, waterskiing, camping, hiking or just plain relaxing and enjoying unsurpassed natural beauty. It's all here . . . at Lake Claiborne State Park. For fishermen, the freshwater lake was lavishly stocked with largemouth bass, bluegill sunfish, channel catfish, black crappie, striped bass, chain pickerel, bream, and white perch. ↓ show more
The lake itself, at full reservoir level, has a surface area of 6,400 acres.

Two-bedroom cabins are nestled among the pine trees, and many offer a view of the lake. The RV campground rests among the slopes of the north Louisiana foothills, offering shaded spots to get closer to nature. Whatever your preference for an overnight stay, you'll be sure to rest peacefully.

One of the most popular activities for visitors of all ages is swimming at the park's sandy beach. The beach is situated on an inlet of the lake, and is protected from boats and waterskiers. So work up an appetite for that fresh fish supper by taking a brisk swim in Lake Claiborne's famous clear water. Ecologists and sportsmen alike hail the lake's excellent water quality, and you will too, once you've made the trip to Lake Claiborne. Once on site, you will see the area come to life as a park naturalist will be available to present nature-based programs and give guided hikes.

Lake Claiborne SP offers the #1 and #2 ranked disc golf courses in the state. Both courses offer 2 sets of tee pads, the Blue tees are for the skilled players and the Red tees for the newer players or first timers at the park. Families are encouraged to check out discs at the fee station on their next visit. Both courses start and end at the entrance. Scorecards and maps are available to the fee station or at the below link.

The woods of Lake Claiborne are also home to a wide variety of wildlife. Lovely nature trails and a scenic overlook will allow you to appreciate the beauty of the area at your own pace. Or you may be interested in a variety of nature tours, offered on a regular basis. ↑ show less

Lake Claiborne State Park on Facebook

The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) program promotes outdoor recreation, ranging from land acquisition to development of park facilities.
This Louisiana State Park site has received assistance from the LWCF.

Reservable Facilities
A $6 non-refundable fee will be assessed on each reservation transaction made online, via phone, or as a walk-in.

Cabins: Basic cookware, cooking utensils, dinnerware, silverware, towels and linens are provided. Bring your own food and personal supplies. (click here for facility pictures and layouts)

Deluxe Cabins (map)$150/night plus tax, Sun-Thurs
$175/night plus tax, Fri-Sat
10 available, 2 are ADA compliant; sleeps up to 8 people with 1 double bed, 2 bunk beds and 1 double sofa sleeper

*Master bedrooms in ADA Cabins 7 and 8 are upstairs. They are not accessible by wheelchairs.
Pavilion$70 per dayMaximum Occupancy of 60 people.
*Unit is equipped with electrical lighting.
Meeting Room$160/day, plus taxCapacity is 100 people for both Conference and Theatre set-ups

Additional Information About Overnight Facilities

A $6 non-refundable fee will be assessed on each reservation transaction made online, via phone, or as a walk-in.
( map of sites 1-6,32-42)  ( map of sites 7,9-31)  ( map of sites 43-87)
20 Premium Campsites (12 pull-through campsites, 8 prime location campsites, all with water and electrical hookup)$33/night plus tax, Fri-Sat
$30/night plus tax, Sun-Thurs, Apr-Sept
$25/night plus tax, Sun-Thurs, Oct-Mar
67 Improved Campsites (water and electrical hookup)$28/night plus tax, Fri-Sat
$25/night plus tax, Sun-Thurs, Apr-Sept
$20/night plus tax, Sun-Thurs, Oct-Mar
2 Unimproved Campsites (no hookups)$18/night plus tax
Primitive camping area (maximum capacity of 20)$35–$65 plus tax, per night based on capacity. Capacity will be set by the site manager.
America the Beautiful Senior and Access Passes (formerly Golden Age & Golden Access Passports) (Available through the National Park Service. Click here for more information)
Holders of the Passes, whose state of residence also honors the America the Beautiful pass, are entitled to a 50% reduction on camping fees at Louisiana State Parks. (Passport holders are allowed one site per passport).

Additional Fees

Use of Personal Golf Carts on State Park Property - $10/cart per day; $100 annual permit available. Proof of cart insurance required; must be operated by a licensed driver.

State Park Operated Rentals

Rental Boats
(State Park operated rentals)

Flat Bottom Boats$20 per dayincludes 2 paddles and 3 life jackets
Canoes$7 per hour or
$25 per day
includes paddles, life jackets
Kayaks$7 per hour or
$35 per day
includes paddles, life jackets
  • Additional life jackets can be rented for $2 each where available
  • Price varies with concessionaire rentals - please contact site to check availability and rates


Trails at Lake Claiborne State Park
  • White Tail Hiking Trail -- 6 miles
  • Dogwood Nature Trail -- 0.14 mile
  • Muscadine Hiking Trail -- 1/2 mile
  • King of the Mountain Nature Trail -- .45 mile
  • Scenic Overlook Path -- 1/2 mile
  • Whispering Pines Bike Trail -- 5 miles

Disc Golf:

Lake Claiborne SP offers two 18-basket disc golf courses.

White Tail Scorecard and Map   - Measuring 7391 ft., the Whitetail is the most difficult of the two courses. It winds through the camping areas all the way to the scenic hole 10 that gives golfers a chance to rest and enjoy beautiful Lake Claiborne.

Dogwood Scorecard and Map   - This course is slightly shorter than its sister course. Measuring in at 5281 ft., it’s better to play when you’re short on time. The Dogwood course winds through the South side of the park and ends back at the fee station.

On-Site Activities:

A Birder's Guide to Louisiana gives directions to over 100 areas for birding throughout the state, includes maps, Louisiana specialties, and contains beautiful photography and checklists of Louisiana birds and other wildlife. The Guide was produced through a partnership between the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area and the American Birding Association.

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