Chemin-A-Haut State Park is situated on a high bluff overlooking Bayou Bartholomew and is a natural paradise for lovers of unspoiled beauty. This acre site takes its name from the French word meaning “high road,” which was the route used by Native Americans many years ago in their seasonal migrations.
Chemin-A-Haut State Park was designed with children in mind. Two playgrounds in the day-use area are a favorite spot of the younger patrons as is the wading pool in the swimming complex. Also, the park’s swimming pool is open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, so campers and picnickers can refresh themselves on hot summer days. In addition to RV and tent camping, overnight guests can also relax in cabins, some located convenient to the day-use area, while more secluded units are located on the bayou.
The picnic area includes 35 family sites with grills and tables, five group sites (for up to 24 people), and three shelters. A hard-surfaced trail goes through the picnic area and along the high, scenic banks of Bayou Bartholomew. Rental boats afford visitors an even closer view. Kayak rentals are also available and come with a life jacket.
Hiking trails: Bobcat Trail – 1.1 miles, Boy Scout Trail – 1/4 mile, Equestrian Trail – 8 miles
Go to www.crt.state.la.us/louisiana-state-parks for reservations and pricing for rentals.