Lake Claiborne State Park

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Lake Claiborne State Park
Lake Claiborne State Park.jpg
Boardwalk into Lake Claiborne on the park grounds
Map showing the location of Lake Claiborne State Park
Map showing the location of Lake Claiborne State Park
Map of Louisiana, United States of America
LocationClaiborne Parish, Louisiana, United States of America
Coordinates32°43′23″N 92°55′13″W / 32.7231°N 92.9203°W / 32.7231; -92.9203Coordinates: 32°43′23″N 92°55′13″W / 32.7231°N 92.9203°W / 32.7231; -92.9203[1]
Area643 acres (2.60 km2; 1.005 sq mi)[2]
EstablishedMay 12, 1974 (1974-05-12)[3]
Governing bodyLouisiana Office of State Parks

Lake Claiborne State Park is a popular recreation site located in Claiborne Parish, northwestern Louisiana, USA. It was opened in 1974 and is 643 acres (2.60 km2) in size.[2] The park provides access to scenic Lake Claiborne, a 6,400-acre (26 km2)[2][4] man-made water body formed by damming Bayou D'Arbonne. Guests may stay at 10 deluxe cabins and 89 campsites (67 improved, 20 premium, 2 unimproved) on the Park grounds. A large scenic meeting room is available for rent. Boats and canoes are available to rent. There is a large swimming beach, boat launch, Nature Center and numerous interpretive programs. Enjoy nature with 6 miles of hiking trails and ride 5 miles of challenging mountain biking trails. The State Park also has 2 world class disc golf courses on the property that host 2 annual events. For more information visit the Lake Claiborne State Park Facebook Page. The entrance to Lake Claiborne State Park is located 7 miles (11 km) southeast of Homer on Louisiana Highway 146 and the park address is 225 State Park Road, Homer, LA 71040; 318-927-2976 or 1-888-677-2524.

The park was designed by the late architect Hugh G. Parker, Jr., of Bastrop, Louisiana.[5]


  1. ^ "Lake Claiborne State Park - Louisiana Office of State Parks". Archived from the original on 10 January 2011. Retrieved 17 January 2011.
  2. ^ a b c d "Claiborne Parish Lakes and Recreation Areas". Archived from the original on 11 December 2010. Retrieved 14 February 2011.
  3. ^ Outdoor Recreation Action. United States. Bureau of Outdoor Recreation. 1974. p. 67.
  4. ^ Office of State Parks - Teacher's Guide. Louisiana State Parks. 2002.
  5. ^ Gordon E. Harvey (2007). Historic Ouachita: An Illustrated History. San Antonio, Texas: Historical Publishing Network. pp. 94–95. ISBN 978-1893619708. Retrieved April 18, 2015.

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