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Camping at Kincaid Camp State Park

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Basic Information

Kincaid Camp State Park is located within the Kisatchie National Forest, Louisiana's only national forest. This specific area offers a scenic natural landscape and is an excellent place for campers seeking outdoor adventures such as hiking, fishing, and wildlife viewing.

Camping Facilities

Kincaid Camp State Park provides various camping facilities that cater to different types of campers. They typically offer:

  • Basic tent sites
  • RV sites with limited hookups
  • Group camping areas
  • Fire rings, picnic tables, and grills at each campsite
  • Access to restrooms and showers


The park is well-known for a variety of recreational activities that include:

  • Hiking: There are several trails in the area suited to different skill levels.
  • Swimming: Kincaid Lake is a popular spot for swimming, but always check current conditions.
  • Fishing: The lake is stocked with fish, and fishing is a popular activity.
  • Wildlife Watching: The forest is home to a range of species, making it perfect for nature enthusiasts.
  • Boating: Non-motorized boats are commonly used on Kincaid Lake. Some areas may allow motorized boats as well.

Reservation and Fees

  • Most campgrounds in national forest areas operate on a first-come, first-served basis, but some sites may be reservable.
  • Fees vary depending on the type of campsite and facilities. Always check the current fee schedule and reservation policies before planning your trip.

Important Regulations

  • Fire Safety: Be careful with open fires and always follow the current fire safety regulations.
  • Leave No Trace: Pack out all trash and leave your campsite as you found it.
  • Wildlife: Feeding or approaching wildlife is not recommended for your safety and their well-being.
  • Quiet Hours: Respect quiet hours, typically from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Pets: Pets are usually allowed but must be kept on a leash at all times.


  • The park strives to be accessible to everyone, but check beforehand for specific accommodations.

Weather Conditions

  • Louisiana weather can be unpredictable with high humidity and heat in the summer and mild to cool temperatures in the winter. Prepare accordingly and always check the forecast before heading out.

Local Attractions

  • Beyond the park, the larger Kisatchie National Forest offers additional trails, scenic byways, and ranger-led programs.

Contact Information and Location

Before traveling, it is recommended to contact the park directly or visit the official website to get the most current information, since the facilities and regulations might have changed after this message was written.

  • Address: Kincaid Camp State Park, Kisatchie National Forest, Louisiana
  • Phone: You would need to look up the current contact number for the park or the Kisatchie National Forest headquarters.
  • Website: Check the official USDA Forest Service website or local tourism sites for additional details.

Remember that information is subject to change, and it's always best to verify the details for Kincaid Camp State Park specifically before planning your trip.

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