Lake Bruin State Park

  • Lake Bruin State Park Fishing

Lake Bruin State Park

  • Location: 201 State Park Road, St. Joseph, LA 71366

Project Planning

OVERVIEW:

Parish: Tensas; population: 4,830

Acreage: 56

Established: 1956

AMENITIES:

Overnight: 48 campsites

Features: boat launch, fishing piers, picnic area/pavilion

Tourism Region (Marketing): Sportsman’s Paradise

Hours of Operation: Office: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sun-Thurs, 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. Fri-Sat; Gates: 6 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sun-Thurs, 6 a.m. – 10 p.m. Fri-Sat

VISITATION:

FY 2019: 23,226

FY 2018: 30,106

FY 2017: 29,912

Campsite Nights Occupied: 3,141

In-state Visitation: 87%    Out of State Visitation: 24%

POTENTIAL PROJECTS:

  • Whole park concession

  • Lodging expansion

  • Timeshare

  • Rock climbing

  • Zip lines

  • Restaurant

  • Concession stand/park store

  • Aquatic adventure barge

POTENTIAL CHALLENGES:

  • Limited acreage for development

  • Corps of Engineers restrictions

  • LWCF for non-outdoor recreational uses

OTHER:

  • LWCF Protected Site

  • Over 3,000 acres of water surface offers superb water sport activity