Kincaid Lake Recreation Area, Camping/Day Use

Area Status: Closed

The Day-Use Area, swim beach and picnic tables, are open to the public until July 30. On Monday, July 31, 2023, the swim beach will close so the water lines may be replaced. The swim beach will not reopen until next May (May 2024.) The campgrounds at Kincaid Lake are currently closed due to hurricane damage. Reconstruction has begun and contractors with heavy equipment are in the area. Enlarged campsites, new asphalt roads, water lines, sewer lines, electric lines, curbing, steps, lantern holders, and fire rings are all part of the rennovation. The contractors estimate they will be able to reopen the campground early 2024.

The Kincaid Lake Recreation Complex on the Evangeline Unit in the Calcasieu Ranger District, has two modern campgrounds, a group picnic area, and a primitive camping area. 

Kincaid Lake, a 2,600 acre reservoir, provides the setting for this attractive development.

Kincaid Recreation Area provides a wide range of outdoor opportunities including camping, swimming, picnicking, boating, water skiing, fishing, hiking, and bicycling.

Trash disposal available. Paved roads.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: The day-use beach area at the Kincaid Lake Recreation Area is open seasonally from Mother's Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, closing the Tuesday after Labor Day (September 6, 2022.) The campground and trails around Kincaid Lake remain closed due to Hurricane Laura damage.
  • Campground A and B, $25 per night for standard sights, $30 per night for double sites
  • Kincaid Lake Day-Use Area - $5 per vehicle/per day 
  • Primitive camping area is $10 per night.
  • Kincaid Lake Group-PicnicArea - $35-$75 for Group Shelter, call for reservations
Closest Towns: Alexandria
Water: Drinking water, showers
Restroom: Flush Toilets

General Information

Directions: From Alexandria, drive west on Louisiana Highway 28 for 12 miles to Louisiana Highway 121 at Gardner. Turn left (south) and go 0.25 mile to Forest Road 279 (Valentine Road). Turn left (east) on Hwy 279 and go 3.5 miles to Forest Road 205, where you will turn left (north) and proceed to the recreation area entrance and fee station.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Road Cycling

Campground Camping

Trailers and Campers, Tents, Sanitary Dump Station, Water and Electrical hookups
Fire Information Fire rings/grills

RV Camping

Hookup - Water Yes
Dump Stations Yes
Hookups - Electric Yes
Fire Information Fire rings/grills

Group Camping

Sanitary Dump Station
Hookups - Electric Yes
Fire Information Fire rings/grills

Lake and Pond Fishing

Fishing Mode Bank, Pier fishing

Day Hiking


Group Picnicking

Boating - Motorized

Launch Ramps Yes

Boating - Non-Motorized

Launch Ramps Yes



Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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