Chicot State Park

Chicot State Park LA State Parks 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.
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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. The South Landing includes cabins, a group camp, a lodge, picnic areas and playgrounds, a splash pad, a boat launch, a fishing pier and a dock with rental boats. Also, don't forget to visit our gift shop located in the entrance station! 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. The lodges 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, and a meeting room, 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.

Operating as usual

The East Landing boat launch is now open! Operating hours are 8am-7pm from Oct 1-March 31
10/02/2020

The East Landing boat launch is now open!
Operating hours are 8am-7pm from Oct 1-March 31

Chicot State Park is #19 in State Parks that are as beautiful as National Parks. We'll agree with that ;)
09/28/2020
State parks that are just as beautiful as national parks

Chicot State Park is #19 in State Parks that are as beautiful as National Parks. We'll agree with that ;)

Smart vacationers may want to avoid the national parks they've seen already or that get crowded with other less than creative tourists.

RV campers over 62 can save 50% when they book their site at reservelastateparks.com with code 62PLUS. Show your ID at c...
09/22/2020

RV campers over 62 can save 50% when they book their site at reservelastateparks.com with code 62PLUS. Show your ID at check-in. Offer expires 12/31/2020

RV campers over 62 can save 50% when they book their site at reservelastateparks.com with code 62PLUS. Show your ID at check-in. Offer expires 12/31/2020

09/07/2020

Just a quick update for our great customers:
We are excited to see you guys tomorrow and hope you can come out and enjoy the park! The entire South side of the park will be open for your enjoyment!

The East Landing will remain closed until repairs can be made to the boat launch. The wharf sustained substantial damage during the hurricane which makes the launch unsafe to use at this time. We will update as soon as we know more.

The power is back on and so are we! Starting Tues., 9/8. Any canceled reservations will be reinstated.
09/04/2020

The power is back on and so are we! Starting Tues., 9/8. Any canceled reservations will be reinstated.

Chicot State Park and North Toledo Bend State Park - the power is back on and so are we, starting Tuesday, Sept. 8th. Any canceled reservations will be reinstated.

09/03/2020

Hello, Fans! Hurricane Laura downed many of our trees onto powerlines and due to our beautiful, remote location, it will take time for us to reopen safely. Have patience. We can't wait to reopen later in September

08/27/2020

Our park is closed due to power outages and storm damage from #hurricanelaura. We're working hard to keep our community safe and hope to reopen soon. Stay strong, Louisiana!

Chicot State Park's cover photo
08/04/2020

Chicot State Park's cover photo

Come find you a shady spot under the trees in the lake and relax! Who knows, you may just catch THE BIG ONE!
07/16/2020

Come find you a shady spot under the trees in the lake and relax! Who knows, you may just catch THE BIG ONE!

Looking for good place to fish?? Join us for a great lake view and plenty of room to social distance! The fish are bitin...
07/09/2020

Looking for good place to fish?? Join us for a great lake view and plenty of room to social distance! The fish are biting and we are hoping you can make wonderufl memories with us! See ya soon!

We've been working really hard on some new things while we are closed and we can't wait to share them with our awesome c...
06/11/2020

We've been working really hard on some new things while we are closed and we can't wait to share them with our awesome customers! Here's a sneak peak and stay tuned for more pics!

We Enjoy Camping
03/17/2020

We Enjoy Camping

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could just all go camping!

Chicot State Park
02/11/2020
Chicot State Park

Chicot State Park

Chicot State Park in Ville Platte is the largest of Louisiana's state parks.

Always something beautiful to see in our #LAStateParks and our interpretive rangers to a great job capturing it to share...
01/30/2020

Always something beautiful to see in our #LAStateParks and our interpretive rangers to a great job capturing it to share with us!

Elliot's Huckleberry flowers

Louisiana State Parks
01/26/2020

Louisiana State Parks

Did you know various movies and TV shows are regularly filmed at our parks? Check out these excerpts from an Amazon original, "Troop Zero" filmed at Fairview-Riverside State Park

Camping/Trailer Tips & Ideas
01/15/2020

Camping/Trailer Tips & Ideas

I agree, treat campsites the way you treat your homes.

01/10/2020

Happy Friday! We have 3 land Cabins open for the weekend if you're looking for a last minute get away! #LAStateParks #FeedYourSoul

Louisiana State Parks
01/02/2020

Louisiana State Parks

Thank you to all of our visitors and staff for making 2019 a great year for Louisiana State Parks! Wishing you all a wonderful new year!

We'd like to thank everyone who came out and participated in our Inaugural Jingle Jog! πŸŽ…πŸŽ„β˜ƒοΈπŸŽ…πŸŽ„β˜ƒοΈπŸŽ…πŸŽ„β˜ƒοΈπŸŽ…We had a total of 46...
12/17/2019

We'd like to thank everyone who came out and participated in our Inaugural Jingle Jog! πŸŽ…πŸŽ„β˜ƒοΈπŸŽ…πŸŽ„β˜ƒοΈπŸŽ…πŸŽ„β˜ƒοΈπŸŽ…
We had a total of 46 participants! As always we want to Thank Mr. Jesse Muse for volunteering his time to cook for events!

The winner of our Best Dressed competition was Kristin Fontenot. Congrats, Kristen!

Adult participants:
1st place - Cole Fontenot 13:07
2nd place - Jesse Johnson 13:10
3rd place - Casey Fontenot 16:20

Child participants:
1st place- Jack Johnson14:20
2nd place- Jax Fontenot 17:20
3rd place - Andrew White 18:20

Congratulations to our winners, and we want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year! We hope to see you all again next December!
#ChicotStatePark #OnlyLouisiana #LAStateParks

Louisiana State Parks
12/11/2019

Louisiana State Parks

#WayBackWednesday Here is a picture of an old state parks patch. Did you know Louisiana State Parks was created in 1934? Chemin-A-Haut, Chicot, and Lake Bistineau were some of the first few parks established!

We didn't give you the idea though! 😏
12/05/2019

We didn't give you the idea though! 😏

Sounds like a legit reason to us πŸ€·β€β™€οΈπŸ€£πŸ€£

Chicot State Park
12/05/2019

Chicot State Park

#LAStateParks #OnlyLouisiana #ChicotStatePark Louisiana Travel

Louisiana State Parks
12/01/2019

Louisiana State Parks

To kick off our holiday season, we are doing 12 days of giveaways! From December 1st-12th we will be giving away different prizes. Follow our Instagram @lastateparks for a chance to win!

#LAStateParks #OnlyLouisiana #ChicotStatePark Louisiana Travel
11/19/2019

#LAStateParks #OnlyLouisiana #ChicotStatePark Louisiana Travel

The Holidays are here! If you have loved ones who enjoy visiting our #LAStateParks, what better gift for them than a gif...
11/19/2019

The Holidays are here! If you have loved ones who enjoy visiting our #LAStateParks, what better gift for them than a gift card to use at any of our LA State Parks!

Reminder that we have gift cards available for those who love camping. Perfect gift for the holiday season! They can be purchased at any state park or the Baton Rouge Administrative Office

11/13/2019
Lt. Governor of Louisiana

Lt. Governor of Louisiana

Happy #VeteransDay! Today we honor our veterans for the great sacrifices they made for our freedom, so I wanted to highlight a veteran in the Department of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism, Ms. Carlette Davis. Thank you to Carlette, to all veterans, and to the active military members for your service.

If you're looking for a way to celebrate Veterans day, click the link: https://www.vetaffairs.la.gov/ldva-celebrates-veterans-day-2019-by-hosting-participating-or-supporting-patriotic-events-that-honor-louisianas-veterans/

Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs We Heart Veterans Louisiana Women Veterans VFW Department of Louisiana Louisiana Heroes Project Honor Flight Louisiana Louisiana State Parks

We need YOUR feedback! Please fill out the survey  at playoutdoorsla.com to better help us identify the needs and priori...
11/11/2019

We need YOUR feedback! Please fill out the survey at playoutdoorsla.com to better help us identify the needs and priorities of outdoor recreation throughout the State! #LAStateParks #OnlyLouisiana

Happy Veteran's Day to all those who have served, and continue to serve our U.S. Nation! β€οΈπŸ’™πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
11/11/2019

Happy Veteran's Day to all those who have served, and continue to serve our U.S. Nation! β€οΈπŸ’™πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

Nice little piece of history of Chicot State Park here! Times sure have changed! #LAStateParks #OnlyLousisana #FeedYourS...
11/06/2019

Nice little piece of history of Chicot State Park here! Times sure have changed! #LAStateParks #OnlyLousisana #FeedYourSoul Feel free to share!

#WayBackWednesday Here is a letter from the 1950's to one of our visitors regarding reservation information at Chicot State Park

Grand Isle State Park
11/03/2019

Grand Isle State Park

Follow Louisiana State Parks on Instagram for your chance to win a $50.00 gift card! The winner will be announced on December 12th.

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Address

3469 Chicot Park Rd
Ville Platte, LA
70586

General information

Gates are open 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday through Thursday. All park sites close at 10 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and days preceding holidays. Office hours vary during different times of the year so please call the park before you arrival. Directions: Coming from the north on I-49, exit on LA 106 south. Turn left off LA 106 onto LA 3042 south, and continue to the main entrance. From the south, exit I-49 on US 167 and drive toward Ville Platte. In Ville Platte, turn right onto LA 3042/N. Dupre St., then left onto LA 3042/W. Lincoln Rd. Veer right onto LA 3042/Chicot Park Road. Park entrance is about 7 miles down LA 3042. GPS Coordinates: 30Β° 48.0168 N 92Β° 16.7832 W.

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 22:00
Saturday 08:00 - 22:00
Sunday 08:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(337) 363-2403

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Comments

We have reservations the 30th-1st with the hurricane are we still safe to come stay? We are moving to FL and have never made this drive.
Are there any Rv spots on or near waters edge to launch kayaks?? If not what would be best location ??
Is there a beach area?
Can anyone tell me if the cabins have BBQ pits?
Are y'all open for tent camping this July? If so, how big a tent can we set up?
Is Chicot State Park open?
Is Chicot park open for visistors?
Any updates on when people can start fishing again, and use of the public East Landing ?
Are the fishing piers open yet?
has anyone used the primitive group camping site? how is it? "Site CG001, Loop Scout Area "
Louisiana Volunteers for Family and Community donates books available for RVers and Cabins at Chicot State Park as part of their Literacy Program.
Chicot bass that was caught this last Sunday..