We visited Bogue Chitto after torrential rains pummeled Louisiana and Mississippi causing the park to cancel our site we had reserved with a water view in the Bottomland Loop. This really ended up being a blessing in disguise. We were forced to just pick a site when we arrived at the park (not so great for this OCD-Teacher-Planner-Mom), but after only one drive around the Upland Loop, we decided on site 2 and were not disappointed! The site backed up to a trail, and the driver side of the trailer faced a wooded area (instead of a neighboring site) which afforded us much more privacy than any of the other sites would have. Sites 9, 14, and 46 also looked nice with their awnings facing trees instead of other campsites. All sites in this loop had sewer hook ups, so that was nice. There was a concrete pad underneath the fire ring with a lifting grill, a separate grill by the wooden picnic table, and a lantern post. There was a big tent pad close to the fire ring as well.
We thoroughly enjoyed all of the hiking and biking opportunities this campground afforded us. Although the Bottomland area was closed for camping, we still checked things out for future visits. Given the choice between the two loops in the future, I think I’d choose site 2 again. Camp hosts were visible and kept the campground very clean. During our visit, there was a Dutch Oven competition, so the campground was packed.
We only were able to stay here for two nights and left wishing we could have stayed much longer! We will definitely visit Bogue Chitto State Park again.
Love this park! Lots of room, great hiking. Horse back riding. Clean.
Literally, don't feed the gators. There were signs everywhere. Apparently many people don't heed the signs. When my hubby rustled a bag, several alligators swam right up to our site! Our campsite #101 was right on one of the many lakes in the park. Not much room, but nice enough for looking at the alligators and fishing. No sewer hookup, but electric and water. Dump station was a short drive away. We were in the lower area campsites, which were prone to flash flooding. We actually left a day early due to prediction of rain. The bath house was a short walk away and very clean. Camp hosts actually drove around and checked on guests. There are wonderful hiking, biking, and horse trails. Canoeing and kayaking was a short drive away. Did I mention that there are free mini libraries??
We really enjoyed our stay here last June. It was VERY hot so the access to the Boguechitto River was so great! The beach was clean and taken care of. The bath houses were also clean and well lit. The only downfall we came across was the playground area in the uplands was extremely too hot to even touch. They should think about adding some type of covering for that and a place for parents to sit to watch their kids. The splash park and waterslide is amazing! My kids, ages 7 and 12, always had something to do. It wasn’t a splash park for just the little ones to enjoy like most we go to.
We were pleasantly surprised by the nice views, great tent campsites, cold river access, and access to restaurants even though camp feels remote. At night there was a lake nearby you could see the alligator’s eyes glowing - kids thought that was cool. Great swimming- but river had very strong current so kids wore Life jackets. This area is hilly and has a different appearance than most state parks I’ve been to in LA. The restrooms/shower access are a short walk and kept very clean.
I went here as a kid and decided to go back with my child. We had a wonderful and memorial time here. So much memories here.
Beautiful scenery, horse trails, walking trails. Kid friendly. We absolutely loved it there, and would go again
Full RV hookups. Large shower stalls wIth lockIng door. Great walking trails. The grandkids loved the splash pad/water slide and easy access to the river.
This is a huge campground and well maintained!
We love camping here..you can tent or rv camp,rent horses and they have a splash pad and beach access..there is a tubing center (Rocky bottom tubing) located on the premises..we always have a great time while we are her..6 minutes from the town of franklington