Learn about camping and boondocking in Louisiana

Free Camping at Toledo Bend Reservoir, Center, TX

Most of the free camping areas along the shoreline of Toledo Bend Reservoir lies on the Texas side, all within a 30 to 60 minute drive from Center, TX. There's only one free camping area on the Louisiana side, and it's located at the south end, near the dam.

Spillway Channel Recreation Area

This small recreation area is primarily a boat ramp, but is also an official campground according to the Sabine River Authority of Texas. Even though it's officially in Louisiana, it is co-jointly operated in conjunction with Sabine River Authority of Louisiana. Camping is restricted to self-contained visitors, which we understand to mean vehicles with black tanks and gray tanks.

Title 76 Fisheries and Wildlife, § XIX-111 (G)(6) – Camping

This is the set of rules adopted by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries regarding camping within its Wildlife Management Areas.

Louisiana Camping Laws and Regulations

All the laws and regulations within the State of Louisiana that pertain to camping, campfires, and other activities associated with camping, including overnight parking...

A Guide to Boondocking in Louisiana

Boondocking in Louisiana Boondocking in Louisiana is popular among hunters and fishermen taking advantage of the state’s system of wildlife management areas and state fishing lakes. There is also boondocking at Kisatchie National Forest. Otherwise, there are no BLM lands. Louisiana Boondocking Map This Louisiana Boondocking Map contains locations of free boondocking and free campgrounds where bloggers and YouTubers have produced detailed reviews. Click on a map marker to access their reviews… [AK] [AL] [AR] [AZ] [CA] [CO] [CT] [DE] [FL] [GA] [HI] [IA] [ID] [IL] [IN] [KS] [KY] [LA] [MA] [MD] [ME] [MI] [MN] [MO] [MS] [MT] [NC] [ND] ... Read more

Louisiana Rest Area Rules

Is overnight parking allowed at Louisiana rest areas? How long can you stay at a Louisiana rest area? Is camping permitted at Louisiana rest areas? What are the full Louisiana rest area rules?