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. The lake itself, at full reservoir level, has a surface
area of 6,400 acres.
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.
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.
Hours of Operation: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday through Thursday. All park sites close at 10 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and days preceding holidays.
Getting There From Shreveport
East on I-20 to exit 49, three miles north to Hwy 79, 20 miles north to Homer, Louisiana, follow the signs for Lake Claiborne State Park and/or Hwy 146 for approximately 12 miles.....or from Ruston, Hwy 167 exit north three miles to Vienna, west on Hwy 146 for 20 miles, there are a few signs along the way. When you enter the park you can park right there - the trail is immediately on the right.