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Lake Bruin State Park

Mississippi River Delta, Louisiana

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  • A beautiful morning on the lake!- Lake Bruin State Park
  • Camping this close to the water is a real treat!- Lake Bruin State Park
  • While nothing fancy on the outside, this bathhouse is nice and clean on the inside. - Lake Bruin State Park
  • A playground and covered picnic area in the center of the state park. - Lake Bruin State Park
  • Everything about this state park is inviting.- Lake Bruin State Park
  • Paddling along the shoreline of the lake. - Lake Bruin State Park
  • There are many accommodations to help boaters get on and off the water. - Lake Bruin State Park
  • One of the more scenic boat ramps you'll come across. - Lake Bruin State Park
  • Turtles enjoying the warm afternoon on Lake Bruin. - Lake Bruin State Park
  • The water playground will keep the kids cool in the summer. - Lake Bruin State Park
  • A roped-off beach area makes for a safer swimming environment in the lake. - Lake Bruin State Park
  • Louisiana is beautiful!- Lake Bruin State Park
  • Gorgeous sunset over Lake Bruin State Park.- Lake Bruin State Park
  • Gorgeous sunset over Lake Bruin State Park.- Lake Bruin State Park
  • Cypress tree reflections at night. - Lake Bruin State Park
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Clear water. Nice, clean bathhouse.
Cons: 
Mosquitos. Not much to explore.
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Region:
Mississippi River Delta, LA
Congestion: 
Moderate
Pets allowed: 
Yes, with restrictions
Year round: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
General Day Use Fee
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
Current Local Weather:
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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Lake Bruin State Park offers up some iconic Louisiana landscapes, and it will be sure to please just about any outdoor enthusiast. Located just west of the Mississippi River, Lake Bruin was once part of the Mississippi River and consists of approximately 3,000 acres in the northeast section of Louisiana. The lake is in the form of a horseshoe, and the state park claims the lower southeast portion of the lake. The clear waters of Lake Bruin attract lots of boating, fishing, and swimming. With a little luck, fishermen might expect to catch a largemouth bass, crappie, or bluegill sunfish in Lake Bruin. 

Consisting of wide open expanses of water and shorelines that are decorated with cypress trees covered in Spanish moss, Lake Bruin is a great choice for paddle boats and motorized boats alike. Paddlers can weave their way through the cypress trees via the water trail to the southern tip of the lake and back, making for a little more than 2 miles of paddling. While paddling, keep an eye out for ospreys and bald eagles who frequent the lake! 

There is much to enjoy off of the water within the state park as well. There is a campground with 36 improved sites. Each campsite comes equipped with water, electricity, picnic table, and a fire ring. If you’ve come to paddle the lake and plan to camp, try to camp at campsite 5, 6, 7, 13, 15, or 16 and you’ll be able to access the water directly from your campsite. Being lulled asleep by the sounds of the lake shoreline splashing against the cypress knees and waking up to a good view of the lake is a real treat. The campground has one of the nicer bathhouse interiors that you’ll find in a state park. The state park also houses a covered picnic area, several picnic tables, a boat shed, and a water playground so the kids can cool off on hot summer days. 

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