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Chicot State Park, Ville Platte

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State Park
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.
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • We love camping at Chicot. I won't tell you the best spot because I want to keep it all for myself. lol We enjoy camping in a very wooded area away from neighboring campers. Chicot provides just that ...  more »
  • I've been going to Chicot since 1962. I love the vastness of it, the many trees and you can pick a campsite based on total privacy or sites closer together for family gatherings. The only drawback to ...  more »
  • This is a nice park not far from the main road. Many of the campsites have water and electricity and some have nice wood decks. Trashcans at every site. Cell reception is poor but there is fee wifi ar...  more »
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  • This is a very beautiful park with really sweet camp sites. I love it! BUT! Why pray are we letting the bath house walls and floors go uncleaned? There was so much hair in the drain it looked like and animal was sitting on it! The building is fine but it is being allowed to be filthy and this makes showering an ugly experience. For $31 a campsite I expect better. And what is this stuff about using a website or net that charges your customers $6 extra dollars per night?! Inexcusable. This beautiful campground is mostly empty. How about doing deals on weekdays or something to get more people in here? This is a nice place but for $31 I expect really clean restrooms and laundry available too. How about accepting some volunteers to get these bath houses clean before they are filthy beyond help? Something is amiss. And it's too bad.
  • Only been there a hand full of times and each trip I take there there's a new adventure awaiting. Can't wait to go back soon
  • One of my favorite camping spots! Love primitive camping or even their cabins. Great fishing spot too. Go on their hikes.
  • Beautiful park. The worst front office staff, rude, ignorant and unhelpful. Worst customer experience in my lifetime, and used to work in parks.
  • This is a phenomenal park for family outings, camping, outdoor cooking, fishing and hunting, essentially everything we love to do here in South Louisiana. It is a very family-friendly environment where everyone watches out for one another and everyone joins in different activities together. I absolutely love this park, and I have so many fond memories from childhood while staying here at Chicot State Park.