Chicot State Park is located near Ville Platte, Louisiana. This wildlife reserve of South Central Louisiana features 6400acre of rolling hills surrounding a 2000acre man-made lake stocked with bass, crappie (sac-au-lait), bluegill, and red-ear sunfish. Chicot Park offers fishing boat rentals, pavilions, barbecue pits, picnic areas, restrooms, primitive hike-to campsites, lodges, and furnished cabins. The park is home to a number of wild animal species, including whitetail deer, raccoons, coyotes, and bobcats.HistoryOne of the older Louisiana parks, the park was added to the Louisiana State Park system in 1939. Under the direction of the National Park Service, the Civilian Conservation Corps significantly developed the area.ActivitiesFishing is encouraged at the park with a boathouse, three boat launches, and boat rental facilities. The waters of Lake Chicot are habitat to largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill, and red-ear sunfish.A hiking/backpacking trail encircles the lake and supports several primitive campsites. The trail is tailored for mountain bikes and cycling is encouraged throughout the park. The park includes a 22mi hiking trail.The southern landing includes cabins, group camp, lodge, picnic areas, playgrounds, and water playground. The northern landing features campsites, lodges, and a primitive group-camping area. The East landing includes a meeting room and barbecue pavilion.With our custom trip planner, Ville Platte attractions like Chicot State Park can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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Chicot State Park Reviews
We as 4 adults and 3 kids stayed in two adjacent cabins over/on the waters edge first weekend of December. The air was cool and it was a bright blue sky complete with an eiry mist/fog early Sunday mor... more »
Chicot SP Review We were looking for a campground between Mississippi and Texas for a group of family and friends to join up. Chicot was centrally located for us and an opportunity to give the Louisia... more »
We arrived at the main gate after one hours drive. It was $3 for entry to the park for each person, under 3 years old free. We hired a flat bottom boat $20 and a canoe $25 for the day ..as there were ... more »
We rented a deluxe cabin number 14 for our honeymoon. The GPS took us to the wrong entrance...it was a 1 way, so pay attention to the signs on the road and you will find it no problem. There was no cell phone service and the satellite service in the cabin was terrible, but we did not go for that anyway. The lake view from our cabin was breathtaking! We had a great time walking trails and canoeing (you can rent boats and canoes to paddle the lake, defiantly worth it...the lake was amazingly breathtaking). The Louisiana State Arboretum is located within the park...and has over 5 miles of trails to hike, on top of the trails located through out the park. It was completely worth the trip, we had a great time. The cabin looks like it has recently been updated. I would suggest bring your own blanket and pillows, for a more comfortable nights rest. If you like nature...and breathtaking sites, you will not regret making this trip.
Very nice camp grounds boat launch and rental boats or canoe. Full RV hook ups with bath house cabins, splash pad for kids, washer and dryer at the north camping area ..... added bonus the wild life is all over the park be sure to put your food ice chest away the coons will take advantage of you!
Fabulous park. The "comfort station" on the north camping area has private bathrooms and even a laundry. There is also wifi for the campsites. It's slow, since it's satellite based, but wow nonetheless. We had a great time over Christmas. Practically no one around.
Went for our family Thanksgiving and had a very nice time. A few comments to make not complaints. NOTE your gps will take you to the one-way exit, don't enter there. The park is quite large and takes a while to navigate from one side to another so be mindful of the signs especially because many of the internal roads are also one-way. Be Prepared to have limited to no cell service so if being connected for emergencies is high on your list maybe not the best place for you. Other than those points the park is beautiful with lots of places to explore woods, swamp, and trails.
Very nice area to camp. Beautiful wooded area. If you want peace and quiet this is the perfect place!
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