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Jimmie Davis State Park is a park located in Jackson Parish, Louisiana. The park was originally named Caney Creek Lake State Park because it is located on the north shore of Caney Creek Lake. The park was renamed in 2003 to honor former Louisiana governor, Jimmie Davis who is from Quitman in Jackson Parish.

Located in northern Louisiana, Jimmie Davis State Park has a climate similar to all of Louisiana. It is a humid subtropical climate with hot summers and mild winters. However, it is distinct from the marshy and swampy parts of southern Louisiana. The surrounding forest is a mixed pine and hardwood forest.

From the park, those who rent an RV near Jimmie Davis State Park can drive to nearby cities in under an hour. Monroe is about thirty minutes away and is the home to a branch of the University of Louisiana. Ruston, the home of Louisiana Tech, is about thirty minutes away. Jonesboro, LA is less than twenty minutes away. Baton Rouge is about three hours away, and New Orleans is closer to four hours away.

Getting Outdoors

Jimmie Davis State Park is actually a peninsula on Caney Creek Lake. As such, the park offers many water sports opportunities for outdoors enthusiasts. The park has two boat launches for those who rent an RV in Jackson Parish and want to bring their boat. There is also a pier for fishing. The lake is a man-made lake and purely freshwater. It is stocked with largemouth bass; in fact, several of the largest bass caught on record in Louisiana come from Caney Creek Lake.

In addition to fishing, water sports enthusiasts can enjoy water skiing in the lake. The water is considered very clear by lake standards. Furthermore, the park offers water playgrounds that can be fun for the entire family.

Cycling is another popular activity for visitors who book an RV near Jimmie Davis State Park. The park offers a great starting point for a bicycle trip that moves through the northern Louisiana hills. This part of Louisiana is the hilliest part of the state, and it still is not very mountainous. That could be great for bicycling.

Bird watchers should bring their binoculars. The mixed pine and hardwood forest is home to many different types of birds. The agricultural parts of Louisiana, the area west of the Mississippi River, serves as a seasonal home for many different types of geese.

Camping at Jimmie Davis State Park

Jimmie Davis State Park offers nine premium campsites and 64 other campsites. The premium campsites offer the best locations within the park as well as water and electrical hookups. The other campsites have water and electrical hookups, but the locations might not be as prime along the lake.

Several of the sites differ in their specific offerings. Many of them have patios, fire rings, and picnic tables. Some of them even have a deck. The concrete parking pads are back-in spots and long enough to accommodate big rigs.

Exploring The Area

Chatham, LA and other towns near Jimmie Davis State Park offer several interesting stops for those state park camping with an RV. The Louisiana Political Museum in Winnfield is located in the old Winnfield Railroad Depot. The museum houses several different displays, exhibits, and artifacts about the political history of Louisiana. The museum features a dining set owned by former governor Huey Long and a classic truck utilized by Earl Long, as well as several more artifacts. Political junkies might want to stop their RV rental at this museum for an afternoon.

Martin Homeplace in Columbia is a farmhouse built around 1878. The farmhouse serves as a museum for agriculture and culture from northern Louisiana. Many travelers stop by to see the fields of cotton, the authentic farmhouse, and the interesting history.

Frogmore Plantation in Ferriday offers exhibits and artifacts pertaining to the history of cotton farming in northern Louisiana. The museum features an antique cotton gin, rebuilt slave cabins, and authentic cotton. Depending on the season, history enthusiasts can pick some of the cotton-growing on the plantation. Visitors can learn about the history of cotton farming from the early 1700s until now.

The Jerry Lee Lewis Museum, also in Ferriday, is in the boyhood home of Jerry Lee Lewis. The home is now a museum dedicated to the life and the music of Jerry Lee Lewis. Lewis fans who book an RV in northern Louisiana might find interesting information at this museum.

Located between Ruston, Monroe, and Alexandria, Jimmie Davis State Park is near many rest stops, truck stops, and gas stations. Travelers should have no problem finding places to eat while exploring the area in their RV rental from Jackson Parish.

RV Rentals in Jimmie Davis State Park, LA

Jimmie Davis State Park, LA is the perfect spot to start your next road trip.

There are many popular rentals in Jimmie Davis State Park. Outdoorsy's Jimmie Davis State Park RV rental marketplace allows renters to choose from rental options from professional RV rental agencies as well as RVs for rent by owner.

Frequently Asked Questions


What are RV rentals?

Renting an RV lets you enjoy the flexibility of RV travel without all the costs and maintenance of ownership. With a rental, you can book the perfect rig for any trip just like you would a car or hotel. With Outdoorsy, you rent directly from the RV owner but get the backing of programs like roadside assistance, insurance, and stellar support from real, live people 24/7.

How much are average RV rentals?

On average, you can expect to pay between $75 and $150 per night to rent most small trailers and campervans. Larger trailers and motorhomes could cost $100 to $250 per night. Renting an RV for a longer time can be even more affordable–a week or month-long rental could average out to less than $60 per day.

Are there RV rentals with unlimited mileage?

Yes! Each RV owner can choose whether to offer unlimited miles on their vehicles. You’ll be able to see if unlimited mileage is an option on any listing you check out. If unlimited miles are not available, you’ll be able to see what is included with the base rate and what extra miles will cost.

Are RV rentals pet-friendly?

Many RV owners allow pets in their rentals. Be sure to check the listing to see if it’s an option for the rig you have your eye on. You’ll be able to see if there is an extra deposit or fee for pets before you request a booking.

Do RV rentals offer delivery?

Having an RV delivered to your home or destination is a great way to simplify your trip. Many RV owners offer delivery and setup services, usually for an extra fee or within a certain distance of their location. Each listing shows whether or not delivery is an option.

Are there RV rentals near me?

RV rentals are available all over the country! Whether you want to pick up an RV near home to set out an epic road trip or if you want to have one ready at your destination, you can search by location for any type of rig.

RV rental vs buying?

Renting an RV is an affordable way to get all the benefits of RV travel without the maintenance and overhead of ownership. It’s also a great way to try out the lifestyle and different types of rigs before you take the plunge and buy your own. Already own an RV? Consider renting yours out to bring in some extra income.

How many people can sleep in an RV?

Small travel trailers and campervans can usually sleep 2-4 people comfortably. Mid-size trailers and motorhomes usually sleep 4-8. Bigger rigs often sleep 6-10, some even 12!

Why choose Outdoorsy vs Craigslist or Airbnb?

Security, for one. Outdoorsy helps protect RV owners and renters with excellent support and insurance options, and a secure platform for listings, communication, and payments. There are plenty of other reasons though, like roadside assistance, detailed listings, and a wide variety of RVs to choose from.

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