Loran/Claiborne Trailhead Camp

Area Status: Open

The Loran/Claiborne Camp is provided for camping with ATV's and motorcycles. The Claiborne Trails are located in the Old Camp Claiborne where over 500,000 troops trained for World War 2 and was the third largest city in Louisiana during those war years.

The trails are available for ATV, motorcycle, and horse use. Hiking and biking are also allowed on the trail; however, they are primarily used for motorized and equestrian riders. The Ahtus Melder Camp is used by equestrian riders utilizing the Claiborne Trails.

Camping at Loran Campground is very primitive with no water available. There are trash receptacles and vault restrooms available, along with posted regulations and instructions at the day-use parking area which is located right next to the campsites.

At a Glance

Fees: Overnight Camping Fee: $10; Trail Use Fee:  $5/operator
Restroom: Vault Toilets

General Information


The Loran/Claiborne Camp is located off U.S. Highway 165. From Alexandria, take US Hwy 165 South through Woodworth for 14 miles to La Hwy 112. Turn right (west) on LA Hwy 112 and travel 2.6 miles to FS Road 258. Turn right (north) and travel 1.5 miles to the Loran Trailhead and Campground.

From Forest Hill, take US Hwy 165 North for 2.1 miles. Turn left (west) on LA Hwy 112 West and travel 2.6 miles. Turn right (north) on FS Road 258 and travel 1.5 miles to the Loran Trailhead and Campground.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Mountain Biking

Campground Camping

Trailers and Campers, Tents
Fire Information Fire rings/grills

RV Camping

Fire Information Fire rings/grills

Group Camping

tents, trailers, campers
Fire Information Fire rings/grills

Horse Riding

OHV Trail Riding

Class of Vehicle ATV, Motorcycle


Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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