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Chemin-A-Haut State Park, Bastrop

#29 of 36 in Nature in Louisiana
State Park · Hidden Gem · Park
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 503-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.

Big Slough Lake, located near the edge of the park, offers an opportunity to fish from the shore. Several varieties of freshwater species can be found there. Take advantage of the beautiful seclusion of this ideal park site.
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  • It is very pretty and the sites for hiking are so pretty it is always so peaceful no one ever is loud if you want a peaceful getaway i recomend this park. The bathrooms are great and they have a...  more »
  • We stayed a long weekend at the campground while visiting our son and DIL. It was absolutely lovely! The sites were well spaced, full hookups, new - clean bathhouse and laundry. We have RV'ed all...  more »
  • The cabin is really nice, comfortable, and clean. Half of the park is inaccessible due to high water. The main reason we came was to kayak and see the huge cypress knees, but we will be unable to do so. Two of the three hiking trails are closed due to water as well. We were not told this when i called a week ago. The people in the neighboring cabin seem to be out of town workers (they have their work trucks parked in their lot) living here. They have been drinking excessively and playing obnoxiously loud music since 5pm. The pool also closed every 45 minutes for 15 minutes. They were understaffed and apologetic, but they made you leave the pool area entirely for lifeguard breaks. Not what I envisioned when booking our stay, but luckily there are places within an hour to make day trips to while we are here. Probably wont be back though.
  • Was very clean and a nice atmosphere. My sister and nephew and his wife all went swimming. Y'all should check it out. Cost just $3 per person.

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