Destination Camping: Chicot State Park

Chicot State Park

3469 Chicot Park Road

Ville Platte, La 70586

Description:

Chicot State Park is located in South Central Louisiana on Lake Chicot. The State Park has about 6,400 acres of woodland and waterways. The park features all sorts of activities as well as 3 locations to relax and enjoy natures beauty. The first is the South Landing and includes cabins, picnic ares, playground, boat launch, fishing pier, and boat rentals. The second is the North Landing with campsites, boat launch, and a pier. The thrid is the East Landing which is more under developed but still has basic camping sites and a boat launch.

The park caters to all types of adventurists like campers, backpackers, cyclists, fishermen and fisher-women, and hikers. They also have a 20 mile hiking trail and an 8-mile canoe trail for those who are water lovers.

      • Cabins
      • Fishing
      • Boating
      • Hiking
      • Campsites

Information Credit: https://www.lastateparks.com/parks-preserves/chicot-state-park

Campfire Safety

Just in case you forgot, here are 5 quick tips for practicing campfire safety! When camping and using a campfire freely or in a fire pit it’s important to follow the right safety procedures for you and everyone around you, as well as wildlife.

Take the wind into consideration. A heavy breeze may blow fire into nearby objects that are flammable.

Make sure to have water close by. If your fire gets out of hand, having water nearby can be really helpful.

Never leave your campfire unattended. A fire that isn’t monitored can potentially be dangerous.

Watch children around your campfire. Kids can be curious, and sometimes they require extra watching around the fire.

Always put your campfire completely out. Make sure all cinders are extinguished and campfire is no longer smoking.