Situated on the western shore of Lake Bistineau, this park offers a satisfying blend of beautiful vistas and outstanding recreational facilities. Memorable for its upland mixed hardwood forest, its open waters and its lovely stands of cypress and tupelo trees, the park offers two boat launches, hiking and biking trails, playgrounds, camping, cabins, lodges and excellent fishing. The trail system encompasses nearly 10 miles of woodland trails, mostly single-track with long pipeline rides. It may be muddy after a rain. There’s also an 11-mile canoe trail, if you want to see the park from the water. To get there, from I-20 at Minden take LA 371 south to Sibley, LA 164 west to Doyline, and LA 163 south to the park. See Lake Bistineau State Park or call 318-745-3503 or 888-677-2478.