Chicot State Park
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.
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.
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..... 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!