New camping sites, fishing pier at Indian Creek


Indian Creek Recreation Area has opened up 34 new camping sites and a new fishing pier, according to the Louisiana Department of Agriculture & Forestry.


LDAF Commissioner Mike Strain announced the opening in a press release July 16.


“Indian Creek has become extremely popular with campers and/or visitors who just come to enjoy the day and want to spend time with nature. We’re always looking for ways to improve the area and keep our visitors coming back,” Strain said in the release.


The new camping sites increased the total number of 138 RV camp sites. The new sites also have full sewer, water and electricity hookups.


A grant from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Services provided funding for the new fishing pier through its Sport Fish Restoration Program.


In 2020, Indian Creek was the recipient of the Campground/RV Park of the Year Award from the Louisiana Travel Association.


“Louisiana is known as a Sportsman’s Paradise and we’ve worked hard to make this area a real destination for anyone who wants to visit. It truly is a great and affordable place to bring your family to enjoy the outdoors,” Strain said.


Indian Creek includes 100 acres of developed recreation facilities, 250 acres of primitive camping area, and the 2,250 acre Indian Creek Lake, according to LDAF. Other amenities include three beaches, five bathrooms, laundry facilities, playground, handicap parking, boat launch, canoe and kayak rentals, Wi-Fi (in RV area) and two covered pavilions which are available for rent.


The recreation are also holds events throughout the year, including the Golf Cart & Pet Mardi Gras Parade, Easter egg hunts, Antique Tractor & Classic Car Show, Indian Creek Triathlon, Independence Day fireworks and trick-or-treating.


For more information on Indian Creek Recreation Area, go to www.ldaf.la.gov or check out the Indian Creek Recreation Area Facebook page at @indiancreekrecreationareaLDAF.

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