Jimmie Davis State Park RV & Campground Guide

Louisiana

Named after Governor Jimmie H. Davis, who served two terms in Louisiana, Jimmie Davis State Park presents a fishing pier and boat launches suitable for anglers searching for a freshwater fishing spot. Water skiing is also another way of enjoying Caney Lake's clear waters. The campground is close to West Monroe and Ruston in Louisiana. With the scenic hardwood forest and mixed pine bordering the lake and wildlife in the woods, this park has a lot to offer. Bring your binoculars to get a clear glimpse of various bird species living in the area.

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Weather
Spring 54-73 F
Summer 74-93 F
Fall 70-89 F
Winter 38-57 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Jimmie Davis State Park

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Lincoln Parish Park Campground

Lincoln Parish Park is known for its adventurous trail, which is ranked as the top bike trail in the U.S. The 10-mile trail gives you a challenging and exciting course no matter your biking skills. The site's amenities include picnic tables, benches, and covered pavilions. It also has a 1.25-mile path where visitors can take a walk around the lake. The sandy beach and swimming area give your children the chance to showcase their swimming skills as they cool off. The site features modern RV spots with hookups, including electricity, sewage, and water, for $35 per night.

Antique Village RV Park

Located approximately 34 miles from Jimmie Davis State Park and 0.8 miles from Ruston is Antique Village, a locally owned RV park that has 64 fully equipped campsites. They also have a bathhouse that contains dryers, shower stalls, and washing machines. You can fish at their ponds and later rest at their exquisite picnic areas.

Ruston Sports Complex RV Park

Stop by Ruston Sports Complex RV Park for one of the best RV camping experiences in Louisiana. Because it's located near downtown Ruston, you'll be able to enjoy a weekend or even a whole week's stay. Ruston Sports Complex RV Park has water and electricity hookups, water disposal, and internet access. You can also play with your kids at the baseball and softball fields. Because the campground is less than a mile from Ruston, you can easily access the town for shopping. Other amenities include picnic tables and waste disposal. As a family-operated park, Ruston Sports Complex RV Park offers personalized services at friendly prices.

Bayou Boeuf RV Park

Just an hour's drive from Jimmie Davis State Park, you’ll find Bayou Boeuf, which is directly on Hwy 165. Whatever the size of your RV, Bayou Boeuf can accommodate it. From exploring nature to picnicking and hiking on trails, there are many fun activities for you and your friends. The park is also pet-friendly and has spacious sites.

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Jimmie Davis State Park

Inside Jimmie Davis State Park

Bring your hiking shoes and have an adventure in the park. The hiking trails inside the park are a short mile, making them suitable for different ability levels. When done touring along the trails, you can proceed to the park's forest to see wildlife or sit at the picnic areas for lunch. Jimmie Davis State Park doesn't have boats for rent; however, you can bring yours and access the park's boat launches. 

Outside Jimmie Davis State Park

The area surrounding Jimmie Davis State Park is one of the most scenic places to visit. For instance, Driskill Mountain, the highest peak in the state, is roughly 35 miles away from Jimmie Davis State Park. The tree-lined road and hills keep nature enthusiasts coming for more all year. Apart from the recreational services, the park is surrounded by other Louisiana parks and towns that will leave you amazed with their exciting history, museums, and world-class restaurants.

Restaurants

Hot Rod Bar B Que

For fresh food, exceptional service, and unique specials, look no further than Hot Rod Bar B Que. This is the place to go for delicious barbecue. The food is good, and the take-out services are quick and friendly. Some of the menu's best items include ham, ribs, pulled pork, brisket, and turkey. You'll enjoy the meal!

Type: Barbecue, American

Location: 1911 Farmerville Hwy, Ruston, LA 71270-3007

Beau Vines Steakhouse

This top-rated restaurant is popular for offering American steaks and Creole cuisine. Beau Vines Steakhouse has specialized in steaks grilled over an open fire. You'll find different varieties of cuts, such as ribeye, filet mignon, and porterhouse. The waiters also serve a well-rounded selection of wines that will quench your thirst.

Type: American

Location: 2647 S Service Rd W, Ruston, LA 71270

Log Cabin Grill & Market

Want to grab a quick meal? Head over to Log Cabin Grill, where you'll be treated to some of Ruston's best fajitas! This restaurant has everything from barbecue to burgers and ribeyes to Tex Mex. They've got family and kids' specials where your children can see table-side magic shows and receive free balloons.

Type: Steakhouse

Location: 1906 Farmerville Hwy, Ruston, LA 71270

Shopping

Mitcham Farms Peach Store

When you visit the northern part of Louisiana, remember to stop by Mitcham Farms Peach Store. This unique store serves peaches in so many ways, from peach jams and preserves to peach butter and peach cobbler. You can also find gifts that make perfect souvenirs.

Location: 1007 Woods Rd, Ruston, LA 71270

Hooks Marina

Hooks Marina provides cooked food, snacks, gas, and alcohol as well as bait. You'll find live music and karaoke on weekends, especially during summer and spring. They also host fishing tournaments that are always fun to attend. Whether you need a quick meal or to refill your gas tank, Hooks Marina will sort you out!

Location: 400 Spillway Rd, Chatham, LA 71226

West Monroe Plaza

West Monroe Plaza is the go-to destination for all your shopping needs. There's something for everyone in this shopping center with a variety of top brands and dining options.

Location: 112 Blanchard St, West Monroe, LA 71291

Sightseeing

Poverty Point National Monument

Located in northeastern Louisiana, Poverty Point National Monument is about 50 miles east of Munroe. It's a prehistoric site of a Native American city. The monument features enormous earthen mounds. If you're a historian, then you'll love learning about the pre-agricultural people who built the monument. You'll also get the opportunity to participate in events such as moccasin making.

Location: 6859 LA-577, Pioneer, LA 71266

Lake D'Arbonne State Park

Lake D'Arbonne State Park is located west of Farmerville. It's an angler's paradise featuring a visitors' center, a swimming pool, a fish-cleaning station, and 65 improved campsites. Since its designs focus on nature, park facilities blend nicely with the landscape. The swimming pool and the visitors' center give you a starting point for your adventure at the park. Boat docks and fishing piers attract campers to Lake D’Arbonne for fishing activities, with common fish species being crappie, bass, and bream.

Location: 3628 Evergreen Rd, Farmerville, LA 71241

North Louisiana Military Museum

North Louisiana Military Museum features artifacts from the Civil War, Desert Storm, Spanish American War, World War I, and World War II. Campers often visit this military treasure trove to honor Louisiana veterans who fought for freedom. You'll learn more about wars during the 20th century, compare the traditional combat tools with modern combat technology, and see exhibits on topics that range from weapons and training gear to uniforms.

Location: 201 Memorial Dr, Ruston, LA 71270

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How to Get to
Jimmie Davis State Park

Jimmie Davis State Park is situated between LA-34 and LA-4. From Chatham, drive 4.1 miles to Lakeshore using LA4 West. This will lead you to State Road 1209. Take LA 4 East 12.8 miles from Jonesboro to Lakeshore Drive. Stay on this road and drive for approximately 20 minutes to get to the park entrance.

Entering Jimmie Davis State Park

The park is open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Per vehicle (1-4 adults) : $3

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