I'm a local; we live wiithin 5 miles of Indian Creek. We LOVE it here and I hate to give it good reviews for fear of attracting people to it. :) We have had so many good times here. We usually get a group of us and we all bring our boats, etc. My kids go to the nearby school and during the summer, all of their friends are here too. So it is very much a local hangout, but don't worry, we are friendly. We usually get here on Wednesday or Thursday to get a good spot. We are friendly, though, so feel free to introduce yourself. We usually run trout lines at dusk and almost always catch a few. I have so many beautiful photos that I get made into canvas prints and hang in my house. As I wax romantic about Indian Creek, you should know not all spots are level and the amenities probably leave some to be desired, but the overall feel of the place (woods and lake) is so incredibly peaceful and relaxing that it is really easy to overlook any dings. There is a playground for the kids and as others have mentioned, two small beaches for swimming (the water is usually very clear). Summer gets super-busy and I actually prefer camping here in cooler weather, as there are fewer people. The Kisatchie National Forest is across the highway (remnants of old Camp Claiborne nearby), the fish hatchery gives tours and be sure to check out the Southern Forest Heritage Museum-- just a cool mostly outdoor site. Most of the plant nurseries in Forest Hill sell to the public. There is a good Mexican restaurant in Forest Hill named Mi Tierra and the Catholic Church in Woodworth (Mary Mother of Jesus) does a dine in, take out dinner on the first Monday of the month for about $7.00 a plate. (Everything is delicious). Alexandria isn't fashionable and yes, the layout is a train wreck, the shopping is mostly poor, but Woodworth is a beautiful place that has a town population of about 1200. It is the speed trap capital of Louisiana, with 62% of its income coming from speeding tickets. So watch your speed! Woodworth is a real hidden gem in Louisiana. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We arrived here just before 4pm. The gate was closed and there was a sign that said "Only Primitive Campsites Available". We turned to leave and a nice lady came out with a campground map and asked us how many nights we wanted to stay. We told her only 1. With this she let us in and there were plenty of sites available. Evidently, the staff is gearing up for the Memorial Day weekend. If you come in after the office is closed, drive around (to the left) of the office building. Don't camp in the sites that they state that are paid for. Our dog enjoyed a nice swim in the lake. Our pad was concrete and level (somewhat). We would definitely come here again - quite and beautiful. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very nice campground with a lot of shade and lake view. Padded spaces with picnic tables. Staff was supper friendly. Wifi is not too bad with 4G cell phone reception. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Beautiful campground w amazing view of water. Entire park is manicured and mowed. They definitely have pride in the park, trash picked up daily. Gate staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Spots have plenty of room so you have some privacy. Only negative was restrooms and showers. They aren't horrible, just old and basic. However, it's a campground and wearing flip flops in, it was clean water and worked fine. Easy to get in and out for larger rigs. Need to get supplies or food in Alexandria, but it's only 15 min away. Beautiful campground, would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a beautiful well designed park that could be a destination or a temporary home while touring the area. The staff is friendly. Most sites have concrete pads, but not all are level. Sites also have picnic tables and fire rings. This park is wooded and on the banks of a reservoir - very peaceful and quiet. We enjoyed our stay here a lot. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was a great campground for either a destination stay or overnight. It is fairly close to the expressway and in early January near empty and so peaceful. We camped directly on the lake. Staff was helpful and went beyond the call of duty for us. They have real pride in their park. We just stayed one night but would have loved to drop a line or take out the canoe. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice, somewhat out of the way, campground. Not many folks here in mid-week, but it picks up on the weekend. Winter here is a LOT different from where we live and that's good. The 3.75 mile hiking trail starts near the entry center and is marked with red painted blazes. It's a nice hilly route with great water views and lots of birds. The staff were friendly. Alexandria is only about fifteen miles away for shopping and great restaurants. The traffic and road layout in town is a bit on the crazy side, but we survived. The laundromat at the camp is more than adequate and reasonably priced. Lots of lighting in the campground will satisfy the security-conscious folks. We'd surely return. We got a 10% discount for being older folks. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Sites were small. Level pads, but area for chairs was either uphill or downhill from pad. Maps were out of proportion. We took the wilderness trail that looked on the map to be 15 minutes, but 45 minutes later we finally ended up on the main road again. Our poor dog was panting. Sites very close together. All was well maintained and very friendly. Missed Wi-Fi very much. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Indian Creek if a favorite with all ages of RV'ers. The sites are well maintained. New sites have been completed. During the week sites are readily available. By Thursday, the park begins to fill up!!! This is a campground, not a resort. On weekends you may find the showers and bathhouses in need of attention. The area is pretty and staff is very friendly and good to help. There are two beaches with one area having a bathhouse This lake is known for fishing and boating. If, you are in the area, come by and stay a while. You will enjoy it. The site fee reflects a discount. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We have stayed here several times and really enjoyed the quiet. The children have enjoyed the beaches they have here. It keeps them busy. The fishing is also great at times when they are biting. Also enjoyed bringing the boat on the lake. It is a great place to stay. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Tent sites are a pullout on a dirt round in the forest. No tables, fire rings, etc. Vault toilets will need a car to get to. Peaceful but very primitive. Check in staff was not too friendly or helpful. Overall good value for the price. Tenters must drive to RV area to use showers: about a 2 mile drive. We camped here in a Tent.
This is a very nice family recreation area. The pull through sites a little tight but acceptable, no cable but if you get the right spot satellite works fine. We would definitely stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I called campground this morning and they are open to all type campers and are very busy on weekends. This is the only campground the La. Dept of Agiculture & Forestry operates. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Went to camp here in March and was turned around at the gate. No more camping here unless it is in a tent. All but 3 workers were laid off and 2 of those were supposed to get their walking papers also. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This campground is very nice and is really well kept up. Roads are all ashpalt and pads
are all concrete and are level. There is no pool, but there are 3 small beaches. They are fair. The bathrooms are not very new. They are clean enough, but are older. No privacy at all in showers (4 shower heads in one locker room type shower). No sewer, but dump stations are available. Concrete picnic table and fire ring at each site. This park does not take reservations. I wish they would, because it fills up really fast. Not much chance for a weekend camping trip there in the summer
because it is so popular. The price is a bargain. It is not a state park, but of all of the ones, I've stayed at in Louisiana, this is probably the nicest. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.