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Lake Bistineau State Park

Doyline, Louisiana


103 State Park Rd
Doyline, Louisiana 71023
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Sites: 72
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 32.44000
Longitude: -93.39572

Elevation: 152' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ 55+ no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup no
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • Phone 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 ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • 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 yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails ?
  • Rec Room Rec Room ?
  • Casino Casino ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Beach Beach ?
  • Biking Biking ?
  • Boating Boating ?
  • Golf Golf ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf ?
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts ?
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access ?

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17 Reviews

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Review Count: 53
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 13

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

Price is for standard E/W site, $22 plus $6 one-time transaction fee. The lake itself was drawn down during this visit. Looks like it must be quite beautiful when full. Lots of nice places and trails for walking. The campground road is paved. Sites are fairly spacious and mostly level. Some are very long and there are about six pull-throughs. Many have wooden platforms for the picnic tables. Lots of shade throughout. Verizon and over-the-air TV signals good. Laundry available in comfort station. We camped at Lake Bistineau State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
27
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp

Campground Details

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

If you are interested in fishing or boating, be sure to call the park first to check on the level and condition of the lake.

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $22.00
Overall Rating:

Really torn on this park, had read good reviews and always wanted to visit so we did for 2 nights on a trip back from a beautiful park in Arkansas. The interior roads are narrow and even the main road to the campground had huge potholes and repairs. Our site #14 was nowhere near level (have leveling blocks for sure) and crumbling asphalt at practically every site we saw. The wooden decks at most of the sites is the biggest positive I can list. The supposed "lake" was nothing more than green duck weed everywhere (and I grew up duck hunting so not a deal breaker) but even a huge broken wooden deck floated by. The boat launch area is in need of updating along with ALL the roads. Showers and bathhouse was clean and they even have completely free washers and dryers. A big surprise as I don't know if all state parks provide that. Overall a decent weekend but I doubt if we would return. Oh, and I'd love to know WHY are the picnic tables bolted down below the wooden decks instead of on the decks like most parks that have decks. Would make it much more enjoyable. Luckily, we bring a small portable table with us. We camped at Lake Bistineau State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
14
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Small grocery / convenience store approx. 7-8 miles away and about a 25-30 minute drive into Bossier City or Shreveport.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Large site with a large wood deck. No FHU. Quiet, pretty empty when we stayed, so we could let our dogs play around the site. Site 10 and 12 are good. Water pressure good. We camped at Lake Bistineau State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Number
10
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 167
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 33

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

Rate reflects Golden Age discount. We haven’t stayed at this park in a couple of years. They have cleaned out a lot of dead trees and there are more open areas to allow grass to grow. Park is very pretty with moss draped trees all around. Water pressure was good; we used a 55 PSI regulator. Electric was steady, but had a couple of blips during a mild storm. The laundry is free, 2 washers and 2 dryers, all operational. We did not use the restrooms. Sites are electric and water only, there are two dumps. The ranger was very friendly and visible. Other park staff was friendly also. This is a very large park, plenty of room for walking, biking, and hiking; several trails available. The lake itself is not healthy, it is choked up with salvinia and a draw down of the water level is going to occur in August. There is not a beach here however there is a swimming pool on another area of the park. We would stay here again. We camped at Lake Bistineau State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $26.00
Overall Rating:

This was a wonderful park, mosquitoes where really bad but we enjoyed our 5 day stay despite them. Sites were adequate, AT&T cell worked well. Park Wi-Fi was iffy at times; park was quite at night. We enjoyed our stay and will return. We camped at Lake Bistineau State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 70
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $26.00
Overall Rating:

What a wonderful discovery! We have never been in a LA state park before. The park is beautiful and quiet. The most impressive was the ranger. He saw us come in and followed us to our site. He told us that it was really too tight and led us to an easier access prettier site. We camped at Lake Bistineau State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 167
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 33

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $26.00
Overall Rating:

This is a beautiful state park, located about 30 miles SE of Shreveport LA. As a previous reviewer stated, it is in a rural area,there is a "milk and bread" (and not much else) store about 5 miles up the road and it's in a dry parish so bring your supplies with you. The park is kept very clean, there is lots of room to walk, run, hike, bike and ride horses. They have over 10 miles of hiking, biking and horse trails. It has an 18 hole professional Disc Golf course. Lots of trees draped in Spanish Moss and plenty of shade. The boat launch is currently closed due to the drought and low water levels but this does not deter from the natural beauty of this park. You can still fish from the banks or off one of the docks around the park. The staff is friendly and professional. Absolute recommend a visit here. We camped at Lake Bistineau State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 343
States Visited: 40
Helpful Reviews: 91

Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $26.00
Overall Rating:

This is a very nice, quite campground close to Shreveport. We were here during the week and it was almost empty. We were told it is very crowded on weekends. The sites are nice, level and large. The good news is that the lake is almost full again! As noted, some of the sites have decks that are great. Overall, the campground seems to be very well kept. It is a bit far to shopping, about 20 miles (30 minutes) to major shopping, so bring your supplies with you. The campground has usable WiFi, although not very fast. The sites are shady, good for hot days but not satellite friendly. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Lake Bistineau State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 152
States Visited: 42
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: November, 2010 - $9.00
Overall Rating:

This is an interesting park in terms of trees and vegetation. A little spooky, in fact. It would be a great place to spend Halloween. Spanish Moss hangs from most of the trees and forest fires have left weird looking stumps in the lake bed and forest. The park is neat and clean. Sadly, the lake is drained, so the place was nearly deserted when we were there. The sites have large wooden platforms as patios, which is nice. We camped at Lake Bistineau State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 72
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: March, 2010 - $9.00
Overall Rating:

We asked for a pull-through since we were only going to be here one night. The site we were assigned was a very tight turn for a long rig, but we made it. Sites are widely spaced, many with wooden decks. The lake was totally drained while we were here. They are trying to control an invasive plant, but the park was clean and quiet. Hosts were friendly and helpful. We would definitely return. We camped at Lake Bistineau State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2009 - $18.00
Overall Rating:

This was the first time we stayed at this LA State Park and we enjoyed our stay. We traveled daily to Shreveport to join other family/friends for a reunion. The drive each day was pleasant. We spent most of our time away from the park (four days,) but the time we did spend at our site and walking around the area was nice. The bath house was clean, but we have experienced better in other State Parks. We would stay here again and recommend you checking it out. We camped at Lake Bistineau State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2009 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

We had a back in site right on the lake with great views, a nice deck, fire ring, and dock. This is a nice shady clean State Park with a great staff. The pool you have to drive to but no big deal. It is a little run off Highway 10 but worth it. We will be back and stay longer next time. Bathrooms could use a remodel, but they where clean. We camped at Lake Bistineau State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2009 - $18.00
Overall Rating:

Beautiful setting, beautiful trees, beautiful lake. Park is well maintained and clean. Stayed three enjoyable days. We camped at Lake Bistineau State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2007 - $18.00
Overall Rating:

Beautiful park very well maintained and kept-up. The positioning and spacing of the campsites were done quite well. We loved the 40 by 20 wooden patios that almost all the campsites have. Wonderful hiking, biking, and horse trails. The staff was excellent, very friendly and helpful but not intrusive. Happy to recommend Lake Bistineau State Park, this is one of those that is towards the top of any list. We camped at Lake Bistineau State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 58
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: March, 2007 - $17.00
Overall Rating:

75 ft wide, asphalt sites, newer asphalt roads, fire ring and fire pit, nice laundry. 75% of sites have new, womanized wood decks. Several handicap access sites. They have canoe, row boat and bike rentals. There are several fishing docks close to campsites and a boat launch area. Also, horse trails, group camp, nature center and pavilion for rent. Maintenance seems to be good. Gate is locked at night. Nearest grocery store is 17 miles away. We camped at Lake Bistineau State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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