Chicot State Park
Layout map of Chicot State ParkThe 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 facilities.
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, 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 this area.
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.

  • 208 Improved Campsites (water and electrical hookup)
  • Primitive camping area (maximum capacity of 20)
  • 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.
  • GPS Coordinates: 30° 48.0168 N 92° 16.7832 W.
  • For reservations, call 1-877-CAMP-N-LA (877-226-7652) toll free.

Contact Chicot State Park

3469 Chicot Park Road
Ville Platte, Louisiana  70586
Phone: 337-363-2403
Toll Free: 888-677-2442


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Evangeline Parish, Louisiana

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