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Hours of Operation:
Site is open daily.

Gate Opening Times:
Sunday through Thursdayopen at 6 a.m.
close at 9 p.m.
Friday, Saturday and days preceding holidays.open at 6 a.m.
close at 10 p.m.

Entrance Station Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sundays through Thursdays; 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and days preceding a holiday.

Facilities And Activities:
View complete listing of available facilities & activities

Map:
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Entrance Fees:
$2 per person
Free for Seniors (62 and older) and children (3 and under)

Reservable Facilities, Rentals, And Other Fees:
See below for detailed information

Online Reservations:
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Address:
201 State Park Road
St. Joseph, LA 71366

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Directions:
From I-20, take US 65 south. From US 65, take LA 128 east to LA 605 north, then to LA 604.

Coordinates:
31.961784, -91.200042.


Phone:
318-766-35301-888-677-2784

Email:
lakebruin@crt.la.gov

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There are over 3,000 acres of water surface on Lake Bruin, and the visitors to Lake Bruin State Park have access to every acre for incomparable freshwater fishing, superb water sports and fine outdoor living. The 53-acre site was originally established in 1928 as a fish hatchery.

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Three large fishing piers, a year-round boat launch, and a boat shed for docking make things convenient for the casual or serious fisherman. Rental boats are available. Largemouth bass fishing is popular all year round, but the best months are April, May, June, September and October. Crappie (white perch) are taken around the piers and mats in the early spring. Bluegill fishing is best in the shallower waters at both ends of the lake.

Water sports and pleasure boating are also popular activities at Lake Bruin. A water playground offers a great way to cool off during warm spring and summer months, with a bathhouse located nearby. Lake Bruin's day use area offers picnic tables and barbeque grills situated near the lake and adjacent to two of the fishing piers, restrooms and playground areas. A covered pavilion allows park visitors to enjoy their meals whatever the weather. Most facilities are wheelchair accessible.

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Reservable Facilities
A $6 non-refundable fee will be assessed on each reservation transaction made online, via phone, or as a walk-in.

Camping: (map of campsites 1-25) (map of campsites 26-48)

36 Improved Campsites (water and electrical hookup)$18/night, Oct-Mar; $22/night, Apr-Sept
12 Premium Campsites (12 prime location campsites, 3 of which are pull-through campsites, all with water and electrical hookup)$20/night, Oct-Mar; $28/night, Apr-Sept
America the Beautiful Senior and Access Passes (formerly Golden Age & Golden Access Passports) (Available through the National Park Service. Click here for more information)
Holders of the Passes, whose state of residence also honors the America the Beautiful pass, are entitled to a 50% reduction on camping fees at Louisiana State Parks. (Passport holders are allowed one site per passport).

Pavilion$60 per dayMaximum Occupancy of 60 people.
*Unit is equipped with electrical lighting.

Additional Information About Overnight Facilities

Water Playground - Louisiana State Parks' water playgrounds operate Tuesdays through Sundays, April 1 through October 31, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; the facilities will be closed on Mondays for cleaning and maintenance. Please contact the park directly, to confirm that the playground is open or for additional information.

Rental Boats (State Park operated rentals)

Flat Bottom Boats$15 per dayincludes 2 paddles and 3 life jackets
  • Additional life jackets can be rented for $1 each where available
  • Price varies with concessionaire rentals - please contact site to check availability and rates

Birding
A Birder's Guide to Louisiana gives directions to over 100 areas for birding throughout the state, includes maps, Louisiana specialties, and contains beautiful photography and checklists of Louisiana birds and other wildlife. The Guide was produced through a partnership between the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area and the American Birding Association.


Nearby Attractions

Tensas National Wildlife Refuge - (Off I-20 via US 65, Tallulah Exit; or off I-20 via LA 577, Waverly Exit) This 57,000-acre refuge of bottomland forest offers hunting, fishing, hiking, wildlife-viewing, canoeing, interpreted trails, a boardwalk and educational programs. A Visitor Center contains brochures, exhibits, species lists and regulations.

Buckhorn Wildlife Management Area - (Access by road off LA 4 and 128 in Tensas parish, 14 miles northwest of St. Joseph) With over 8,955 acres of bottomland hardwood forest, this wildlife area provides numerous outdoor opportunities including hunting, fishing and wildlife-viewing.

Town of St. Joseph - (off US 65 south of I-20 at Tallulah) Located in the heart of cotton country in an area rich in Civil War history, the town is surrounded by wildlife management areas, historic sites, antique stores and other cultural attractions.

Poverty Point Reservoir State Park – (3 miles north of Delhi/I-20 on LA 17) – A marina and beach area, along with a fully-stocked man-made lake, makes this an ideal spot for a variety of watersport activities. The site also offers 4 lodges for overnight visitors.

Poverty Point World Heritage Site - (East of Monroe and north of I-20 on LA 577 northeast of Epps)--The site is considered one of the most significant archaeological finds in the country. It has a complex of Native American ceremonial mounds built between 1700 and 700 B.C. A museum and guided tours interpret a culture that once flourished on the site.