Thanks to the dogged determination of one man, Frederick Hoogland, thousands of people have enjoyed the beauty and recreation available at Lincoln Parish Park (LPP).
After decades of securing funds, scouring for a site and planning for the park, Hoogland helped secure the property for LPP in February, 1982. The park was first opened on a limited basis as the site was improved and developed, which including the construction of the park’s 30-acre lake.
In March, 1990, LPP became fully operational and by 1995, was averaging approximately 70,000 visitors annually. In 1993, James Ramsaur, present Park Director, approached Hoogland about adding now-nationally-recognized mountain biking trails; and in the late 90s RV campgrounds were added.
Today, the park hosts 80,000 outdoor lovers each year and offers a beautiful lake for swimming, boating and fishing; ample picnic and gathering areas; RV and camping sites; a 1.25 mile walking path around the lake; and both ten- and four-mile multi-use trails.
Take a ride on the wild side - Louisiana style! With a blend of
traditional tight southern single track, double track and fire lanes,
LPP’s mountain bike trail is rated one of the top trails in the country.
Our ten-mile trail offers a challenging and exciting course for the advanced rider. One of the most talked about challenges, “Tomac Hill,” involves a 120’ “ski jump” downhill, followed by one of the biggest jumps of the course.
We also have a four-mile beginners’ biking trail and a 1.25 mile paved walking path around the lake.
And here’s yet another plus to our trails: if you get caught in the rain or need to run to your vehicle while on the trail, you are never more than minutes from your car.
Trails may be closed due to poor trail conditions. Visit the LPP website or call us at (318) 251-5156 to check trail conditions before you head to the park for a ride.
I-20 East to the last Ruston exit-Farmerville. Turn left on HWY 33 heading North approx 3 miles. Park is on your left. Look for the big green sign. Most people park down near the swimming area. There are bathrooms, camping areas, etc.