Standard (tent/RV)
Cabins
Tent Cabin
Dispersed
Group
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
About Chicot State Park
Operator
State
Access
Drive In
Walk In
Hike In
Boat In
Features
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Reservable
Sanitary Dump
Sewer Hookups
Showers
Toilets
Trash Available
Water Hookups
WiFi
Location
Chicot State Park is located in Louisiana
Latitude
30.79 N
Longitude
-92.288 W
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26 Reviews of Chicot State Park
Nice park

Stayed for two days in North campground. Campground has bath house with individual showers. 30 amp hookups. Did canoe loop which was pretty easy to follow. Saw some big gators especially by the boat ramp. Campground is a little rundown but serviceable.

Nice park

Stayed for two days in North campground. Campground has bath house with individual showers. 30 amp hookups. Did canoe loop which was pretty easy to follow. Saw some big gators especially by the boat ramp. Campground is a little rundown but serviceable.

Good campground, some quirks

We enjoyed our stay at Chicot! We had a large group that tent and RV camped. The park is rather large with seclusion between a lot of the campsites due to trees. The lake is nice, but we did not try to hiking trails.

A few things to note are that the maps are not drawn to scale, so bathrooms and lakes aren’t as close at they appear on maps. The raccoons are next-level smart here, so protect your food. And be prepared for mosquitos! The roads are narrow and winding. We didn’t see any personnel (besides check in and trash pickup) the 3 days we were there. That struck me as odd.

I love to camp and we did enjoy this campground, but it’s not quite a 5 Star in my book.

Wind, water, rays

Our stays at Chicot have always been awesome. There is a ton to see as far as wildlife goes….armadillos, alligators, tons of birds, snakes, etc. The trail that we took could be taken on foot or by mountain bike. We have done it both ways. Mountain biking is good, but i would auggest fatbiking because of the terrain. It is soft and sometimes very muddy. It's not your typical mud either…full of clay.

Chicot State Park, N of Ville Platte, LA

Overall it is one of the best state parks in Louisiana. Miles of trails for hiking & biking. Even a paddle trail out on the lake. Two campgrounds with bathroom/shower bldgs. Also has scenic primitive campsites that you can hike to and/or paddle to. No swimming allowed here. There is some alligators in the water. Lake is popular for fishing. Lots of birds here. Negatives are the wasps, ticks, and chiggers.

First to Review
Great biking and hiking trail

One of my favorite places to go camping, trails bring you right through the swamps of South louisiana. Love walking elevated on the path right over the mush and cypress knees galore!