Chicot State Park
3469 Chicot Park Road
Ville Platte, LA 70586
Phone: 337-363-2403 or 888-677-2442
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
An extensive hiking/backpacking trail
completely encircles Lake Chicot and includes several primitive
campsites along the way. The hiking trail allows the visitor 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 swimming pool, 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
playground, a boat launch, a dock, a 400 ft. fishing pier and a
primitive group-camping area. The Conservation Lodge is located in
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.
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.
Hours of Operation:
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.
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