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Chicot State Park, Ville Platte

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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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  • 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 »
  • We went camping at Chicot State Park for Easter. We had a nice campsite, it was large. We went over to the Arboretum and walked around. It was nice.  more »
  • First the negatives: 1) No working WiFi at cabins for our entire stay, despite being told the day before arrival that it worked. This would normally not be a problem for us, but considering that none ...  more »
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  • Master Bed is small for two adults which wouldn't be so bad except the mattress is thin and terrible for the back. The grill was rotted out so we were not able to grill...Was unable to contact park ranger or employees or any of the provided emergency numbers (after hours) when we tried to report some shady activity on the lake. People next to us were non-stop loud for 2 days. They packed a family reunion into two cabins. Not exactly able to enjoy nature and family time in those circumstances. Love Chicot, the trail, lake, star-filled sky and utter quiet (sometimes) but they have been slacking lately. At $120 a night this is unacceptable.
  • Oldest and largest LSP CG...nearly 300 sites spread across 6400 acres and 7 miles...new bath houses with laundry, waterpad for kids...plenty of wildlife, boat rentals...good WiFi but no streaming allowed...4star because plenty of pads off level...some badly...we much prefer North loop
  • This was a great and adventurous experience. They have rentable canoes and friendly park workers. There is more to do here than a weekend will let you. Absolutely beautiful as well. Just try not to get lost!
  • My son loves the splash pad, lots of wildlife and trails to walk and bike. Good campground and fishing.
  • Beautiful, fairly secluded camper clots. Lots of wildlife. Raccoons will actually walk through the campsites. Great fishing. 19 mile loop trail. 30 and 50 amp camper slots and very nice cabins.