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BEAVER DAM CAMPGROUND, LA

Photo: BEAVER DAM CAMPGROUND
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
 

Overview

Beaver Dam Campground is situated on the shores of Upper Caney Lake in the Caney Lakes Recreation Complex. The campground is located in a beautiful setting among woods, lakes and hills. Swimming, boating, fishing and water skiing are the top activities.

Sugar Cane National Recreation Trail passes right next to the campground and offers varied terrain for hikers and bikers. The Sugar Cane trail was named for the crop that was once cultivated here, in addition to cotton.

Natural Features:

Beaver Dam sits at an elevation of 160 feet along the north shores of the 125-acre Upper Caney Lake. The group picnic area is near Lower Caney Lake, spanning 250 acres.

Kisatchie National Forest, the only national forest in Louisiana, spans 604,000 acres and mostly consists of bayous with bald cypress groves and old growth pine.

Recreation:

Bass, crappie, catfish, bluegill and sandbass can be caught in the lakes. The Sugar Cane Trail spans 5.7 miles and the Lost Man Loop spans 2 miles. Both are open to hiking and mountain biking.

Facilities:

Campsites come with electric and water hookups. The group picnic area accommodates up to 200 guests while each campsite fits up to eight campers. A sanitary dump station, drinking water and flush toilets are provided.

Nearby Attractions:

The city of Minden has restaurants, shopping and golfing.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Picnic Shelters
  • Beach Access
  • Biking
  • Boat Ramp
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Fishing
  • Fishing Pier
  • Flush Toilets
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Pay Phone
  • Showers
  • Tent Pads
  • Trailheads
  • Waterfront Sites
Within 10 Miles
  • Hospital
Know Before You Go
  • Gates are locked from 10 p.m. to 6a.m.
  • For more information on Kisatchie National Forest, click here
  • Don't Move Firewood : Help protect our forests! Obtain your firewood near your destination to avoid the spread of pests. Using firewood from outside the area can threaten native trees and forests. Firewood from outside the area is not recommended as some states have quarantines in effect and firewood movement is illegal. Visit don'tmovefirewood.org to learn more.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
32.67361, -93.30556
32°40'25"N, 93°18'20"W

From Minden, take Louisiana 159 north to Webster Parish Road 111. Turn left on WPR 111 and go 2 miles. Look for the sign posted to the recreation area entrance. The fee station is just inside the gate.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

BEAVER DAM CAMPGROUND
194 Caney Lakes Park
Minden LA 71055

Phone Number:

Information: (318)377-6727
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