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Advisories [2]
  • Please be advised that Chicot State Park will be hosting The Grand Hoorah this weekend (April 20-22); the South Boat Launch and South Fishing Pier will be closed on Saturday and Sunday to allow for extra parking during the Festival.
  • The East Landing Group Camp and Meeting Room are closed indefinitely, due to water damage related to storms in April 2017.
Address:
3469 Chicot Park Road
Ville Platte, LA 70586


Coordinates:
30.790191, -92.284228

Park Map:

Hours of Operation:
Site is open daily.

Gate Opening Times:
Sunday through Thursday
  • open at 6 a.m.
  • close at 9 p.m.
Friday, Saturday and days preceding holidays.
  • open at 6 a.m.
  • close at 10 p.m.
Entrance Station Hours:
Sunday through Thursday
  • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday, Saturday and days preceding holidays.
  • 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Entrance Fees
  • $3 a person
  • Free for seniors (62 & older)
  • Free for children (3 & under)

Phone:
337-363-24031-888-677-2442

Email:
chicot@crt.la.gov


Online Reservations

Chicot State Park Sign

The park covers over 6,400 acres of rolling hills and water in South Central Louisiana. The cool, clear waters of Lake Chicot have yielded record freshwater catches of largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill and red-ear sunfish. Fishermen will enjoy the convenient boathouse, three boat launches and boat rental facilities.

An extensive hiking/backpacking trail completely encircles Lake Chicot and includes several primitive campsites along the way. The hiking trails allow visitors to experience and enjoy the park's natural landscape, its bottomland hardwood forest and the lake itself. For visitors who enjoy a quicker pace, much of the trail is geared toward mountain bikers, and all cyclists are welcome to ride the roadways throughout the park. ↓ show more

The South Landing includes cabins, a group camp, picnic areas and playground, a water playground, a boat launch, a fishing pier and a dock with rental boats. A scenic road links the South Landing with the North Landing.

The North Landing features campsites, a boat launch, a dock, a 400 ft. fishing pier and a primitive group-camping area. Lodges also are located in this area.

The East Landing is accessible from LA 106. It is less developed than the other two areas. It includes a boat launch, a dock, a meeting room and a barbeque pavilion, which makes this area ideal for day visitors.

The Louisiana State Arboretum, now located within Chicot State Park, is home to a magnificent mature beech-magnolia forest and features an outdoor classroom and several miles of nature trails with labeled plant life native to Louisiana.

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Upcoming Events

Reservable Facilities
A $6 non-refundable fee will be assessed on each reservation transaction made online, via phone, or as a walk-in.

Cabins/Lodges/Group Camp: Basic cookware, cooking utensils, dinnerware, silverware, towels and linens are provided. Bring your own food and personal supplies; group camp visitors will also need to bring their own dishes, silverware, paper products, bathroom tissue, towels and linens. (click here for facility pictures and floor plans)

Deluxe Cabins (map)$150/night plus tax, Sun-Thurs
$175/night plus tax, Fri-Sat
15 available; sleeps up to 8 people with 1 double bed, 2 bunk beds and 1 queen sofa sleeper
North Lodges
(map)
$175/night plus tax, Sun-Thurs
$225/night plus tax, Fri-Sat
2 available; each sleeps up to 14 people with 2 double beds, one sleeper sofa, and 4 bunk beds
Group Camp$600/night plus taxIncludes dining hall/kitchen, 5 cabins and 1 dormitory, sleeping up to 112 people

Camping:
A $6 non-refundable fee will be assessed on each reservation transaction made online, via phone, or as a walk-in.
198 Improved Campsites (water and electrical hookup)
(map of sites 2-29) (map of sites 30-62) (map of sites 63-83) (map of sites 84-108)
(map of sites 301-343) (map of sites 346-377) (map of sites 378-400)
$28/night plus tax, Fri-Sat
$25/night plus tax, Sun-Thurs, Apr-Sept
$20/night plus tax, Sun-Thurs, Oct-Mar
Primitive camping area (maximum capacity of 40)$50/night plus tax
America the Beautiful Senior and Access Passes (formerly Golden Age & Golden Access Passports) (Available through the National Park Service. Click here for more information)
Holders of the Passes, whose state of residence also honors the America the Beautiful pass, are entitled to a 50% reduction on camping fees at Louisiana State Parks. (Passport holders are allowed one site per passport).

Pavilions$70/day
$120/day
Maximum Occupancy of 60 people.
Maximum Occupancy of 100 people.
*Units are equipped with grills/fire rings.
Meeting Room$160/day plus taxCapacity is 100 people for both Conference and Theater set-ups
CLICK FOR RENTAL INFORMATION

Additional Information About Overnight Facilities


State Park Operated Rentals

Boat Rentals
Flat Bottom Boats$20 per dayincludes 2 paddles and 3 life jackets
Canoes$7 per hour or $25 per dayincludes paddles, life jackets
  • Additional life jackets can be rented for $2 each where available
  • Price varies with concessionaire rentals - please contact site to check availability and rates

Trails at Chicot State Park:

  • 20-mile hiking trail
  • 8-mile canoe trail

Other Attractions:

Water Playground - Louisiana State Parks' water playgrounds operate Tuesdays through Sundays, April 1 through October 31, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; the facilities will be closed on Mondays for cleaning and maintenance. Please contact the park directly, to confirm that the playground is open or for additional information.

Birding
A Birder's Guide to Louisiana gives directions to over 100 areas for birding throughout the state, includes maps, Louisiana specialties, and contains beautiful photography and checklists of Louisiana birds and other wildlife. The Guide was produced through a partnership between the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area and the American Birding Association.

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