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Lake Charles State Park

3705 Highway 25

Anglers and nature lovers will enjoy this peaceful park in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains on the shore of 654-acre Lake Charles. The lake offers good catches of bass, crappie, bream and catfish.

The park features 60 campsites (23 Class AAA and 37 Class B), two Rent-An-RV, and one Rent-A-Yurt. Within walking distance are picnic sites, hiking trails, a standard pavilion (screened with ceiling fans), launch ramp, swimming beach, and playground. The visitor center's gift shop offers gift items, camping supplies, live bait, and snacks for sale. The nature center is open on weekends from May through September. During summer months, choose from a variety of interpretive programs, including party barge lake tours and guided kayak tours.


Toni Jones

Friday, June 8, 2018
Great place for swimming and family fun. Looks like it would also be a fun camping area. Very clean restrooms. Swimming is free and although Visitor Center closes at 5 pm, the beach/swimming is open until dusk (around 8pm this time of year). Sandy beach area where kids can play in sand but man does the sand get everywhere. Luckily they have those little outdoor shower stations to wash it out of hair and off of feet. Picnic tables and grills for quick bbq if you bring stuff to cook. Very small nature center as well with a small handful of animals. Not very crowded usually which is also a plus.

Dawn Morris

Saturday, July 7, 2018
Great family spot. Other then a shortage of tables I have no complaints. Restrooms are clean and stocked, the beach is nice and the area is clean.

Jason Smith

Thursday, April 19, 2018
The camping spots are VERY nice. Each has a paved parking spot, water, electrical hookups, a picnic table, grill, and a heavy duty fire ring! The bathroom facilities are modern and clean. I Highly recommend this place! Oh, don't forget to bring your own firewood.

Allen Mcanulty

Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018
It's a great place to go for camping, swimming, cooking out, and fishing. Great place for family time

Kim Wycoff

Saturday, June 16, 2018
My visit was fine until my niece got her phone stolen bit thanks to my nephew-n-law and the the park rangers found it and the people who it also stole a couple more phones and other stuff too

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