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Jimmie Davis State Park

Chatham, Louisiana


1209 State Park Rd
Chatham, Louisiana 71226
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 90
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 32.25839
Longitude: -92.51862

Elevation: 247' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup no
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault ?
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Beach Beach ?
  • Biking Biking ?
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf ?
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts ?
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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14 Reviews

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed here for just 1 night as a stop on a trip to Arkansas. Spot #65 was lovely. There were large spacious sites that were spread out nicely from each other. We were with 4 small boys who had a blast running through the woods. There was an unofficial trail where people had walked downhill from our site to the lake's edge. Patio was nice and there was a small square pad where a tent could be set up next to the RV. No stores or restaurants nearby. Bring in everything you need or bring a toad. Would definitely go back for a longer stay. We camped at Jimmie Davis State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
65
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 133
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $31.00
Overall Rating:

They messed up our reservations and put us in the wrong site! They found another site for the family that had reserved the site we'd already set up in but it was a big mess in the beginning with threats of us having to move due to their error. We said NO, wasn't our fault, you fix it. They finally did. We camped at Jimmie Davis State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
44
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 76
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 19

Date of Stay: November, 2017 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

This is another well kept LA state park. Sites are quite spacious. Laundry is free and they have a small book exchange too. Nice boat dock which is accessible from both ends of the campground. We camped at Jimmie Davis State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
14
Site Surface
Concrete, Asphalt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

For firewood, head west on Hwy 4 towards Jonesboro. Just past the Dollar General is a guy on the right hand side (about a 10-15 munute drive). We got a huge load for $20.

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Review Count: 344
States Visited: 40
Helpful Reviews: 94

Date of Stay: November, 2017 - $29.00
Overall Rating:

This is a lovely state park that is quite a distance from any amenities. The sites are well spaced and well-appointed with wooden deck for the picnic table. Our site had great views of the pleasant lake. The only problem that we had was that our water facet leaked significantly, so that it had a big wet, muddy puddle when we arrived, making hookup very messy. We just used the water faucet to fill our holding tank and did not leave it on to continue flooding. Other than that all utilities were good. We were able to find a place down by the lake where we could set up our portable dish and get DirecTV satellite. We had good strong Verizon data and voice. They did have WiFi that sort of worked some of the time. Other than at check-in, we did not have any dealings with the staff and did really see any presence in the campground. However, it was a nice pleasant, calm experience. We would certainly camp here again if looking for a quiet getaway. We camped at Jimmie Davis State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
54
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

You will want to stock up before you arrive as it is a long ways to supplies.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $16.00
Overall Rating:

Our site (52) was lakeside, shady and spacious. Each site has a nice wooden deck adjacent to the pad. There was sufficient downed limbs and twigs in the area for a nice campfire in the evening. WiFi was slow but adequate. We camped at Jimmie Davis State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
52
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

The lake is great for bass fishing.

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Review Count: 58
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 16

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

Jimmie Davis State Park is a very nice Louisiana State Park on Caney Lake. The campsites are very wooded, so getting satellite reception may not be possible. Cell reception was excellent with Verizon. The campsite had a picnic table, a grill & a fire pit. No sewer connections. The lake is very picturesque. Staff very friendly. No problems for big rigs getting in and out. Parking spurs at campsite are paved. All in all a great place to stay. We camped at Jimmie Davis State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady, Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Live music on Saturday nights at the Hooks Marina about 5 miles away by car or 2 miles by boat.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

Very nice park with spacious lots. The locals really love this place as we went during the week and the park was full. Great bass fishing and the lake is large enough so you don't feel like your on top of each other. A few of the locals were extremely nice and gave great fishing advice. the have an excellent pier for boats and the cabins looked very nice. We camped at Jimmie Davis State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
43
Site Surface
Asphalt, Dirt, Sand
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: February, 2017 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Stayed here 3 days/nights in our fifth-wheel and absolutely loved it! Loved the trees surrounding each site, the size and spacing of the sites, the beautiful lake and so much more. Water and electric are provided and there is a dump station in the park. Bathrooms and showers are large and clean, & the shower had nice, hot water. Park is pet friendly, staff are friendly, and it's just an all around great place to stay. We camped at Jimmie Davis State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Site 67
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 176
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 34

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $11.00
Overall Rating:

Rate reflects Golden age discount for LA resident. Beautiful park, plenty of trees, great for walking and biking. Camp sites are nicely sized and well spaced, though a little crowded around the water view sites. Park staff is very nice. Trash cans are emptied daily and park is keep fairly clean. There are 2 boat launches and several areas for fishing. Water pressure was good; we used a 55 PSI regulator. Power was steady. Electric and water only at sites, one dump area. There are two laundry rooms on the park; it was clean, we did not use the restrooms. There is a swim beach and day use area away from the main campground. It is a well laid out park. We would stay here again. We camped at Jimmie Davis State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Very pretty. Peaceful on the weekdays, but busy on weekends. Clean everywhere. Big pads and nice sites. Private. Can't see into each others sites. Lots of space. Great shade. I will be back on a weekday. Water views are great. We camped at Jimmie Davis State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2011 - $16.00
Overall Rating:

We absolutely loved camping here at Jimmie Davis. Caney Lake is so peaceful and serene. They have new piers for boat docking and fishing. All of us were sad when it was time to go. Staff was friendly and the park was immaculate. As with most state parks, you are not camping on top of anyone else, so you have your privacy. The only thing missing is a swimming pool and canoe rental for those who can't tow a boat. We camped at Jimmie Davis State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2010 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Have stayed here twice in the past two months. If you want the feel of being in the woods of north Louisiana, this is your place. The parking spaces on the back half of the loop are secluded, full of shade and quiet. Have not stayed close to the lake yet; but then again I have liked the solitude of the sites I have been in. Since I live in Shreveport this is only an 1:30/1:45 drive. I plan on making it one of my regular campgrounds. We camped at Jimmie Davis State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 50
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: May, 2009 - $9.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed here three days and loved it. If you like Antiques it's just a short drive into Monroe and it's many shops. We camped at Jimmie Davis State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2009 - $16.00
Overall Rating:

Very clean state-operated park with beautiful clear lake. Nice sandy beach, bountiful wildlife and waterfowl. Some of the best fishing in Louisiana. No sewer hookups but there is a dump station. We camped at Jimmie Davis State Park in a Motorhome.

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