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Chicot State Park

3469 Chicot Park Road

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.


Nancy Pecanty

Thursday, May 24, 2018
Kids had fun. Myself I thought it would had been nicer place . We only went to play in the splash pad the splash pad was smaller than I expected the water pressure was not very good. My kids enjoyed it that's all that really counts just expected a little more for a 45-minute drive..

Annette Hillman

Tuesday, May 29, 2018
The first time I visited this park I fell in love but this past weekend well lets just say that a lot has changed in a year. The North Campsite is in bad need of some grooming. Its not taken care of at all. Dead trees are standing over RV's and Campers, how unsafe is that?!?! The shower, restroom area and laundry room was down right nasty. The floors were not sweep the 5 days we were there. Also, there was only one working washing machine available. There are cats all over the place. The park hosts portable holding tank was spilling over the ground for days and wasn't going to empty until it was brought to his attention by another camper. And to top it all off the splash pad wasn't working. We'll definitely find another place to spend our family time in the future.

Richie UNO

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
A bit up there on price, but, overall, cabins exceeded my expectations. I enjoyed the relative ease of getting around the main areas, and liked that outdoor options were made available. If I'm to visit again, I will definitely bring the tents and see what the outdoor lifestyle can offer.

Peyton Wood

Friday, June 1, 2018
Pretty good place for shore/pier fishing. Lots a weeds and brush near the fishing pier. Other than that one of the better piers I’ve seen. Also great place to launch boats and kayaks.

Amber Schmitt

Friday, March 23, 2018
Had a great experience. We set up tents in a RV spot and the scenery was incredible. We all felt very safe and secure. The park was extremely clean and we often saw workers driving around picking up trash and checking on maintenance things. The bathrooms were very clean at the splash pad, but I wouldn't use the other ones. They aren't playing around about the raccoons though, make sure to put all garbage away ha! Thanks for a great time!

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