We have been going here since the early 70's. We all agree it has gone way down hill. The rates have gone up. Not an issue if it is spent upgrading or at the minimum maintaining the property. They spent the money on an entry gate with a computer payment box. But, you have to get out of your vehicle to use it, which holds up the line. It also charges a $3 fee on top of admittance for the convenience of using said box.
On the last night, there were 4 adults & 2 children that needed to bathe. So we thought we would take 2/2 to the showers for ease & quickness. The shower curtains are so slimy with Black mold/mildew that you don't even want to touch them. In fact, it is so thick that it has actually moved from the curtain to the wall. Really, How much does it cost to change out 2 shower curtains per bathroom? Do you not spray the stall down with bleach ever now and again?!? It sure didn't smell like it. And it was very Hot. No air conditioning, not even an industrial fan. Absolutely no air flow in there. Miserable to try & get dressed after your shower. There aren't showers for the tent sites, for the people that need it the most.
We went to both beaches, small & large, both a big disappointment. They have eroded away terribly.
The seaweed or grass has grown all the way to the beach. Even up on the beach in some areas. No swim area that is just sand/dirt. It was very unpleasant.
The sunsets are still just as gorgeous as ever and the lake is still great for tubing & such fun. The docking areas for the boats are very shallow & over grown. It isn't good for the motors. We camped at Indian Creek Recreation Area in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $25.00
Beautiful State of Louisiana campground with a lake for boating / fishing.
We stayed as a 2 trailer combo in adjoining sites next to the lake with walking access to the beach. Extremely popular in the summer & around holidays so phone ahead early as in on Monday morning 8am to make reservations using a credit card.
Best sites are #54, 56,57,58,59 but require leveling.
Paved pads are not always level, be sure to bring leveling pads.
No sewer hookup so bring your portable travel buddy sewer container to bring to the dumping station if your stay exceeds your grey water fill.
Beautiful clean State campground, this is not a resort. Sites have a picnic table. because this is a woodland camping area, the area immediately around the site is never level.
Staff is incredibly friendly & helpful unless you decide to not follow the rules.
There are 2 beaches, 1 is for campers only. Boat launch for using the lake & is an extremely popular spot during weekends in the summer. We camped at Indian Creek Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.
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Great place to also bring your boat. Very good fishing & water sports.
Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $25.00
The park itself is very clean. $18.00 or $25.00. We stayed water front and some of the sites are a little washed out by the lake. We simply drove past until we found one we liked. The interior sites seemed fine. The pads are concrete and level for the most part, some may require one side of the camper to be blocked a little. The site we were at had a 30 and 50 amp plug and good water pressure. there's also a fire ring (which was nice as it was still a little chilly in March) and picnic table at each site. There are 2 dump stations at the park, which is a help during the busier months. They have a couple of playgrounds and a small "campers only" beach, plus 2 other beaches. It was nice and quiet with a lot of wildlife. We will definitely be back! Can't comment on the bathrooms/showers as we didn't use them. We camped at Indian Creek Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.
We arrived here just before 4pm. The gate was closed and there was a sign that said "Only Primitive Campsites Available". We turned to leave and a nice lady came out with a campground map and asked us how many nights we wanted to stay. We told her only 1. With this she let us in and there were plenty of sites available. Evidently, the staff is gearing up for the Memorial Day weekend. If you come in after the office is closed, drive around (to the left) of the office building. Don't camp in the sites that they state that are paid for. Our dog enjoyed a nice swim in the lake. Our pad was concrete and level (somewhat). We would definitely come here again - quite and beautiful. We camped at Indian Creek Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.
I'm a local; we live wiithin 5 miles of Indian Creek. We LOVE it here and I hate to give it good reviews for fear of attracting people to it. :) We have had so many good times here. We usually get a group of us and we all bring our boats, etc. My kids go to the nearby school and during the summer, all of their friends are here too. So it is very much a local hangout, but don't worry, we are friendly. We usually get here on Wednesday or Thursday to get a good spot. We are friendly, though, so feel free to introduce yourself. We usually run trout lines at dusk and almost always catch a few. I have so many beautiful photos that I get made into canvas prints and hang in my house. As I wax romantic about Indian Creek, you should know not all spots are level and the amenities probably leave some to be desired, but the overall feel of the place (woods and lake) is so incredibly peaceful and relaxing that it is really easy to overlook any dings. There is a playground for the kids and as others have mentioned, two small beaches for swimming (the water is usually very clear). Summer gets super-busy and I actually prefer camping here in cooler weather, as there are fewer people. The Kisatchie National Forest is across the highway (remnants of old Camp Claiborne nearby), the fish hatchery gives tours and be sure to check out the Southern Forest Heritage Museum-- just a cool mostly outdoor site. Most of the plant nurseries in Forest Hill sell to the public. There is a good Mexican restaurant in Forest Hill named Mi Tierra and the Catholic Church in Woodworth (Mary Mother of Jesus) does a dine in, take out dinner on the first Monday of the month for about $7.00 a plate. (Everything is delicious). Alexandria isn't fashionable and yes, the layout is a train wreck, the shopping is mostly poor, but Woodworth is a beautiful place that has a town population of about 1200. It is the speed trap capital of Louisiana, with 62% of its income coming from speeding tickets. So watch your speed! Woodworth is a real hidden gem in Louisiana. We camped at Indian Creek Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $18.00
Very nice campground with a lot of shade and lake view. Padded spaces with picnic tables. Staff was supper friendly. Wifi is not too bad with 4G cell phone reception. We camped at Indian Creek Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $25.00
Beautiful campground w amazing view of water. Entire park is manicured and mowed. They definitely have pride in the park, trash picked up daily. Gate staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Spots have plenty of room so you have some privacy. Only negative was restrooms and showers. They aren't horrible, just old and basic. However, it's a campground and wearing flip flops in, it was clean water and worked fine. Easy to get in and out for larger rigs. Need to get supplies or food in Alexandria, but it's only 15 min away. Beautiful campground, would definitely stay here again. We camped at Indian Creek Recreation Area in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $18.00
This is a beautiful well designed park that could be a destination or a temporary home while touring the area. The staff is friendly. Most sites have concrete pads, but not all are level. Sites also have picnic tables and fire rings. This park is wooded and on the banks of a reservoir - very peaceful and quiet. We enjoyed our stay here a lot. We camped at Indian Creek Recreation Area in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: January, 2013 - $22.00
This is a nice, somewhat out of the way, campground. Not many folks here in mid-week, but it picks up on the weekend. Winter here is a LOT different from where we live and that's good. The 3.75 mile hiking trail starts near the entry center and is marked with red painted blazes. It's a nice hilly route with great water views and lots of birds. The staff were friendly. Alexandria is only about fifteen miles away for shopping and great restaurants. The traffic and road layout in town is a bit on the crazy side, but we survived. The laundromat at the camp is more than adequate and reasonably priced. Lots of lighting in the campground will satisfy the security-conscious folks. We'd surely return. We got a 10% discount for being older folks. We camped at Indian Creek Recreation Area in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: January, 2013 - $25.00
This was a great campground for either a destination stay or overnight. It is fairly close to the expressway and in early January near empty and so peaceful. We camped directly on the lake. Staff was helpful and went beyond the call of duty for us. They have real pride in their park. We just stayed one night but would have loved to drop a line or take out the canoe. We camped at Indian Creek Recreation Area in a Motorhome.
Sites were small. Level pads, but area for chairs was either uphill or downhill from pad. Maps were out of proportion. We took the wilderness trail that looked on the map to be 15 minutes, but 45 minutes later we finally ended up on the main road again. Our poor dog was panting. Sites very close together. All was well maintained and very friendly. Missed Wi-Fi very much. We camped at Indian Creek Recreation Area in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: March, 2011 - $18.00
Indian Creek if a favorite with all ages of RV'ers. The sites are well maintained. New sites have been completed. During the week sites are readily available. By Thursday, the park begins to fill up!!! This is a campground, not a resort. On weekends you may find the showers and bathhouses in need of attention. The area is pretty and staff is very friendly and good to help. There are two beaches with one area having a bathhouse This lake is known for fishing and boating. If, you are in the area, come by and stay a while. You will enjoy it. The site fee reflects a discount. We camped at Indian Creek Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: February, 2011 - $50.00
We have stayed here several times and really enjoyed the quiet. The children have enjoyed the beaches they have here. It keeps them busy. The fishing is also great at times when they are biting. Also enjoyed bringing the boat on the lake. It is a great place to stay. We camped at Indian Creek Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: October, 2010 - $8.00
Tent sites are a pullout on a dirt round in the forest. No tables, fire rings, etc. Vault toilets will need a car to get to. Peaceful but very primitive. Check in staff was not too friendly or helpful. Overall good value for the price. Tenters must drive to RV area to use showers: about a 2 mile drive. We camped at Indian Creek Recreation Area in a Tent.
Date of Stay: December, 2009 - $28.00
This is a very nice family recreation area. The pull through sites a little tight but acceptable, no cable but if you get the right spot satellite works fine. We would definitely stay again. We camped at Indian Creek Recreation Area in a Motorhome.