• Ownership
      Public
    • Public Boat Ramps
      1
    Marinas
    (318) 586-4721
    363 Big Bass Ln
    Many, LA 71449
    (318) 352-1707
    1209 Patrick rd
    Natchitoches, LA 71457
    Golf Courses
    (318) 256-0346
    1719 Cypress Bend dr
    Many , LA 71449
    (318) 473-1331
    271 Vandenburg Dr
    Alexandria, LA 71303
    (318) 357-6300
    6604 LA-1 Bypass
    Natchitoches, LA 71457
    Campgrounds
    (318) 628-4664
    12319 US-84
    Winnfield, LA 71483
    Bayou Camp Rd
    Provencel, LA 71468
    (318) 352-0911
    5428 LA-6
    Natchitoches, LA 71457
    • Counties: Natchitoches Parish
    • Fish: Black Crappie, Channel Catfish, Lake Trout, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Spotted Bass, Striped Bass, Walleye, White Bass
    • Condos available (No)
    • Notable events: Annual Dragon Boat Race
    • Interesting facts: Chaplin Lake reside next to Northwestern State University
    • Known for: Fishing
    • Permit is not required to use the lake.
    • Jet skis are allowed.
    • Motorized boats are allowed.
    • Boating restrictions (No).
    • Dock restrictions (No).
    Hospitals
    (318) 214-4200
    501 Keyser Ave
    Natchitoches, LA 71457
    Airports
    Alexandria International Airport
    1100 Frank Andrews Blvd, Alexandria, LA 71303
    56 miles away
    Natchitoches Regional Airport
    450 Wallenberg Dr, Natchitoches, LA 71457
    2 miles away
    About Chaplin Lake
    Convenient to Shreveport

    Chaplin Lake is located in Central Louisiana in Natchitoches Parish and is just an hour from the city of Alexandria and 1.4 miles from Natchitoches.

    It has easy access to I-49 and is only two miles from Natchitoches Regional airport for frequent travelers or visitors. Chaplin Lake is right across the street from Sibley Lake.

    The body of water is also known as Lake Chaplin or Chaplins Lake.

    Lake Recreation

    Chaplin Lake is home to many fish species, including largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, black crappie, and walleye. Many people enjoy this lake for fishing, recreation purposes, and simply relaxing and taking some time to watch the sunset.

    A little way down University Parkway is the Northwestern Hills Golf Course, otherwise known as the “Demon Hills” course. Golfers can test their skills on 18 holes of green featuring rolling hills, water hazards, and unique challenges.

    Things To Do in Natchitoches

    Natchitoches is home to Northwestern State University, which has helped this small town prosper. In the Historic Downtown area, there are plenty of places to eat, drink, and shop.

    Natchitoches also has an Alligator Park, where families can enjoy and spot albino alligators, snakes, and turtles.

    Head to Shreveport

    If you want a change of scenery, you can drive just over an hour north to Shreveport.

    Visit the R.W. Norton Art Gallery houses over 400 paintings with collections spanning more than four millennia. You can also enjoy the attached botanical gardens, which cover 40 acres of landscaped grounds.

    Next, you can tour the Shreveport Aquarium near the Texas Street Bridge. It has 3,000 animals within its beautifully built underwater habitats.

    The city also has excellent options for food, drinks, and entertainment.

    Enjoy Life on Chaplin Lake

    This lake offers all the amenities necessary to experience the authentic Louisiana lifestyle. Whether you are looking to buy a family home, a full-time retirement residence, or a vacation rental, Chaplin Lake is an excellent choice.