Beaver Dam Campground

Area Status: Open

Beaver Dam Campground is situated on the shores of Upper Caney Lake in the Caney Lakes Recreation Complex. The campground is located in a beautiful setting among woods, lakes and hills. Swimming, boating, fishing and water skiing are the top activities.  Sugar Cane National Recreation Trail passes right next to the campground and offers varied terrain for hikers and bikers. The Sugar Cane trail was named for the crop that was once cultivated here, in addition to cotton.

Natural Features: Beaver Dam sits at an elevation of 160 feet along the north shores of the 125-acre Upper Caney Lake. The group picnic area is near Lower Caney Lake, spanning 250 acres.  Kisatchie National Forest, the only national forest in Louisiana, spans 604,000 acres and mostly consists of bayous with bald cypress groves and old growth pine.

Recreation: Bass, crappie, catfish, bluegill and sandbass can be caught in the lakes. The Sugar Cane Trail spans 5.7 miles and the Lost Man Loop spans 2 miles. Both are open to hiking and mountain biking.

Facilities: Campsites come with electric and water hookups. The group picnic area accommodates up to 200 guests while each campsite fits up to eight campers. A sanitary dump station, drinking water and flush toilets are provided.

Nearby Attractions: The city of Minden has restaurants, shopping and golfing.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Gate closes at 10:00pm
Reservations: Reservations can be made by visiting  Reservations must be made 4 days ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 months in advance for standard sites or 12 months in advance for group site.
Fees: Daily usage fee: $5;  Standard Campsites are $25 per night; Group Picnic Area is $65-$135. Please call (318)927-2061 for reservations.
Closest Towns: Minden, LA
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Flush Toilets
Information Center: Gates are locked from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

General Information


GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
32.67361, -93.30556
32°40'25"N, 93°18'20"W

From Minden, take Louisiana 159 north to Webster Parish Road 111. Turn left on WPR 111 and go 2 miles. Look for the sign posted to the recreation area entrance. The fee station is just inside the gate.


Accessible picnic shelter

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

Tents, trailers and campers, Sanitary Dump Station, water and electrical hookups
Fire Information Fire rings/grills

RV Camping

tents, trailers and campers
Hookup - Water Yes
Dump Stations Yes
Hookups - Electric Yes
Fire Information Fire rings/grills

Group Camping

tents, trailers, campers, sanitary dump stations
Hookups - Electric Yes
Fire Information Fire ring/grills

Lake and Pond Fishing

Fishing Mode Bank fishing

Group Picnicking


Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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