Address:
201 State Park Road
St. Joseph, LA 71366

Coordinates:
31.961784, -91.200042

Hours of Operation:
Site is open daily.

Gate Opening Times:
Sunday through Thursday
  • open at 6 a.m.
  • close at 9 p.m.
Friday, Saturday and days preceding holidays.
  • open at 6 a.m.
  • close at 10 p.m.
Entrance Station Hours:
Sunday through Thursday
  • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday, Saturday and days preceding holidays.
  • 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Phone:
318-766-35301-888-677-2784

Online Reservations

Lake Bruin Sign

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.↓ show more

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 and pleasure boating are also popular activities at Lake Bruin. A water playground offers a great way to cool off during warm spring and summer months, with a bathhouse 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. ↑ show less
Reservable Facilities
A $6 non-refundable fee will be assessed on each reservation transaction made online, via phone, or as a walk-in.
Pavilion$70/dayMaximum Occupancy of 60 people.
*Unit is equipped with electrical lighting.

Additional Information About Overnight Facilities


Camping
A $6 non-refundable fee will be assessed on each reservation transaction made online, via phone, or as a walk-in.

Camping: (map of campsites 1-25) (map of campsites 26-48)

12 Premium Campsites (12 prime location campsites, 3 of which are pull-through campsites, all with water and electrical hookup)$33/night plus tax, Fri-Sat
$30/night plus tax, Sun-Thurs, Apr-Sept
$25/night plus tax, Sun-Thurs, Oct-Mar
36 Improved Campsites (water and electrical hookup)$28/night plus tax, Fri-Sat
$25/night plus tax, Sun-Thurs, Apr-Sept
$20/night plus tax, Sun-Thurs, Oct-Mar
America the Beautiful Senior and Access Passes (formerly Golden Age & Golden Access Passports) (Available through the National Park Service. Click here for more information)
Holders of the Passes, whose state of residence also honors the America the Beautiful pass, are entitled to a 50% reduction on camping fees at Louisiana State Parks. (Passport holders are allowed one site per passport).

State Park Operated Rentals

Golf Carts - $10/cart per day; $100 annual permit available

Rental Boats
Flat Bottom Boats$20 per dayincludes 2 paddles and 3 life jackets
  • Additional life jackets can be rented for $2 each where available
  • Price varies with concessionaire rentals - please contact site to check availability and rates

Other Attractions:

Water Playground - Louisiana State Parks' water playgrounds operate Tuesdays through Sundays, April 1 through October 31, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; the facilities will be closed on Mondays for cleaning and maintenance. Please contact the park directly, to confirm that the playground is open or for additional information.


Birding

A Birder's Guide to Louisiana gives directions to over 100 areas for birding throughout the state, includes maps, Louisiana specialties, and contains beautiful photography and checklists of Louisiana birds and other wildlife. The Guide was produced through a partnership between the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area and the American Birding Association.

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