Chicot State Park

Chicot State Park

Address: 3469 Chicot Park Road, Ville Platte, LA 70586

Cost: $3.00

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.

Hours are:

  • Sunday-Thursday, 6 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Friday-Saturday, 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Entry fee:

  • General Admission $3.00
  • Free for seniors 62 and older
  • Free for children 3 and younger

More information: 337-363-2403 or chicot@crt.la.gov