A few miles west of the city got me to Kincaid Lake Campground in the Kisatchie National Forest. This put me a little over half way across Louisiana.
This was a nice park with paved pads and decent size sites. I hiked a couple of trails that took me down to the water. Along the way I met a young buck deer that walked right up to me. (no camera on this hike) I was later told that he is very tame and will let you pet him.
At the far western edge of Louisiana I stopped at South Toledo Bend State Park. Again, a very nice park with paved pads, bathhouse with laundry which I used. A bit more expensive than I like, but included really good free WiFi.
Took a couple of hikes through the woods and along the water. It rained the whole last day I was there. Leaving in the rain, the highway west took me across the dam for the reservoir, and I soon found myself in the Lone Star State.
About 20 miles north of Jasper I found the Boykin Spring Campground in the Angelina National Forest. I arrived on a Thursday just as the rain was coming to an end. That meant I pretty much had my pick of sites. Weekdays I was by myself, but it filled up on the weekend.
It had large sites with picnic table and fire ring. But, the paved parking pads are not being maintained, so it was hard to find a spot to get level. The site I chose was on the stream and near the spring. It was close to vault toilets, but also a trail to the regular bathhouse. Only $3 per night and I stayed 4; what a deal.
Camps: Kincaid Lake CG, South Toledo Bend SP, Boykin Spring CG
Scene: Woods, lakes, stream