Lake Bruin State Park

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.

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, pleasure boating and swimming are also popular activities at Lake Bruin. A special area along the lake with a sandy beach is set aside for swimming. A bathhouse is 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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Latitude: 31.9618 Longitude: -91.199784 Elevation: 73 ft
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Number of Camp Sites


Campground Style


Maximum Number of People a Campsite May Accommodate


Nightly Fee

12 Premium sites (12 prime locations, 3 pull-through, all with water and electrical hook-ups) $20/night, Oct-Mar; $28/night, Apr-Sept. 36 Improved sites (water and electrical hook-ups) $18/night, Oct-Mar; $22/night, Apr-Sept.

Maximum Length of Stay Allowed

14 nights

Direct Link to Reservation Site

Driving 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.

Pet Friendly Notes

Any pet brought in to a State Park must be on a leash (not to exceed 5 feet in length), or caged or crated. Pets are not allowed inside any park buildings, including cabins and lodges.

Seasons Open

Year round

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