Lake D’Arbonne State Park

Ozark Plateau + Timberlands, Louisiana

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Lake D’Arbonne State Park


  • State park sign greets visitors as they enter the park. - Lake D’Arbonne State Park
  • The forests in the state park make for good bird watching opportunities. - Lake D’Arbonne State Park
  • One of the peaceful campsites in the campground. - Lake D’Arbonne State Park
  • Owl Haven Trail. All the trails in the state park were very well marked. - Lake D’Arbonne State Park
  • Owl Heaven Trailhead. - Lake D’Arbonne State Park
  • Nice facilities in the park include four tennis courts. - Lake D’Arbonne State Park
  • A nice covered picnic area near the visitor center. - Lake D’Arbonne State Park
  • Unique sculpture found right next to the visitor center. - Lake D’Arbonne State Park
  • This boardwalk is a lovely place to catch a sunset or even perhaps a fish or two. - Lake D’Arbonne State Park
  • Plenty of good hammock opportunities, so be sure to bring yours! - Lake D’Arbonne State Park
  • One of the peaceful campsites that backs right up to the lake. - Lake D’Arbonne State Park
  • The boardwalk that extends out from the campground. - Lake D’Arbonne State Park
  • One of the 18 vacation cabins that are for rent. - Lake D’Arbonne State Park
  • Cabin 14. - Lake D’Arbonne State Park
  • Disc golfers will love staying at Lake D'Arbonne!- Lake D’Arbonne State Park
Overview + Weather
Beautiful forest throughout. Disc golf course.
Ozark Plateau + Timberlands, LA
Pets allowed: 
Yes, with restrictions
Year round: 
Parking Pass: 
General Day Use Fee
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description


Lake D’Arbonne State Park is nestled in the hills of northern Louisiana just outside of Farmerville. This man-made lake was formed in 1963 and has been a favorite of locals and visitors alike. The state park offers a full range of amenities including camping, tennis courts, an 18-hole disc golf course, a swimming pool, pavilions, finishing, boating, and hiking and nature trails. There are four lighted tennis courts available for visitor use. The 18-hole disc golf course spans 1.7 miles over scenic trails through the rolling forested hills. Lake D’Arbonne is popular with the water sportsman, especially anglers. The state park has its own fishing pier and is home to bass, crappie, catfish and bream. 

The boat launch is available year round. The state park provides rental boats, canoes and kayaks with paddles and life vests. Getting out on a paddle boat is a great way to get a glimpse of some of the local aquatic life. There is a boat dock conveniently located near the campground and a boat ramp located not far from the visitor center. 

The hiking and nature trail system in Lake D’Arbonne State Park weaves in and around the entire state park for a total of 7 miles of trail system. The trails are also open to bicyclists for those who like to enjoy nature while on two wheels. Cypress Bend Trail offers good views of the lake as well as enchanted forests. 

The campground includes 65 improved campsites, each of which include a paved RV pad, a tent pad, picnic table, fire ring and grill. The camping area also has a comfort station with showers, a laundromat and playground. Those who aren’t interested in “roughing it" can rent one of 16 two-bedroom cabins that the park offers. 

Other nearby attractions include Chemin-A-Haut State Park, Poverty Point State Historic Site, and Lake Claiborne State Park. 

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