Lake D'Arbonne State Park

Bernice, LA

Where are we going?

Lake D'Arbonne State Park
Evergreen Rd
LA 71222


What is there to do?

Louisiana is an incredible state, filled with diverse and unique landscapes. Some of those landscapes can be experienced right in Lake D'Arbonne State Park! It's just waiting for those adventurous families to get out in the sun and have a great time!

Lake D'Arbonne State Park is a HUGE 655 acres of land and filled with rolling hills, pine forests, fishing piers and of course that beautiful lake. This quiet state park focuses on adventure, relaxation, and nature, and has a host of facilities that will help you have the best day possible!

We mentioned the size of the park, but we didn't mention the size of Lake D'Arbonne itself. That is a HUGE 15,250 acres, and is surrounded by boat docks and fishing piers. There are freshwater species such as crappie, bass, bream and catfish that makes fishing in the lake a popular pasttime. 

Then of course, there are those wider sections of the lake that is perfect for boaters and water skiers. And why not! There are flat bottom boats as well as canoes for rent, and life jackets come with the rental so there is no excuse!

Those little ones will love the kids playground that they can spend a few hours on just jumping, crawling, climbing and hiding, whilst the family enjoy a picnic out on the grass.

Lake D'Arbonne State Park also lets you get out into nature with the 4 trails, which range from 1 mile to 4 miles, so pick the best for the family and try and spot that wildlife!

If you want to extend your family day out, there are cabins and camping opportunities, which are great if you want to grab a few more families to join in and really make an experience out of it!

Nature is calling!

How much does it cost?

Adults: $2

Children: $2

Discount: Seniors are free over 62 years

Free Under: 3 years


Need a little extra help?

There are paved areas, if you need assistance just ask some of the staff


When can we go?

Gates: 6am - 9pm Sun - Thurs / 6am - 10pm Fri & Sat, and before hols

All year round


Any top tips?

If you are a budding photographer, grab the camera as the pines and wildlife really do make for great shots!

I’m Hungry!

Take a picnic and enjoy it out on a blanket under the sun! A great way to eat!

Healthy Eating

Make sure you take plenty of bottled water, and healthy snacks are a good idea too, to keep the energy up - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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