Lotus Camp In Louisiana
Date Visited: March 16, 2020
Address: 5572 Par Rd 830, – Provencal, LA 71468
GPS: 31.483, -93.123
Price: $10 a day ($5 if you have an America the Beautiful pass)
Stay Limit: 14 days
Pets Allowed: Yes
Restrooms: Flush Toilets
Trash Cans: Yes
Water: Potable Water
ALWAYS research campgrounds before visiting.
Rules and regulations may have changed since we stayed there.
Lotus Camp is located in Louisiana and is part of the Red Dirt National Wildlife Management Preserve located in the Kisatchie Ranger District of the Kisatchie National Forest. It has a 14 day stay limit and is managed by The U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Primitive sites include picnic tables and fire rings. There is a bathroom with running water and flushing toilets. Potable water is also available from multiple water spigots located around camp as well as on the back side of the restroom. There are multiple trashcans available to dump your trash.
Any size rig should be able to fit here with some maneuvering. The spots in the back of the camp are far more level than anything in the front. The front has some smaller and hillier sites more suitable for tenting or vans and truck campers. It cost $10 a day to camp, but only $5 if you have an America the Beautiful pass. Your campsite must be occupied the first night and cannot be left unattended over 24 hours thereafter.
Quiet hours are between 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Place campfires in rings only and please don’t leave them unattended. All pets must be maintained on a six foot fixed leash.
ALWAYS follow the Leave No Trace Seven Principles.
The is a popular spot for OHV riders to stay because the Sandstone Multiple-Use Trail has a connecting spur trail located at the back of the camp. A lot of riders also use the camp for day use. If you plan on riding the Sandstone trail with your ATV the price is an additional $5 a day per vehicle. You may also hike and ride horses on the trail, but horses are prohibited in this campground.
We didn’t stay here because there were free camps in the area, but we utilized this camp for water and to dump our trash. Since we didn’t stay here I don’t know what the cell service is like, but we had a lot of luck in the area.
Always follow the Leave No Trace Seven Principles and try to leave your camp nicer than you found it. Please research campgrounds before visiting. Rules and regulations may have changed since we stayed there.