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Chicot State Park, Ville Platte

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Chicot State Park is located near Ville Platte, Louisiana. This wildlife reserve of South Central Louisiana features 6,400 acres (26 km2) of rolling hills surrounding a 2,000-acre (8 km2) man-made lake stocked with bass, crappie (sac-au-lait), bluegill, and red-ear sunfish. Chicot Park offers fishing boat rentals, pavilions, barbecue pits, picnic areas, restrooms, primitive hike-to campsites, lodges, and furnished cabins. The park is home to a number of wild animal species, including whitetail deer, raccoons, coyotes, and bobcats.

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  • Chicot State Park is wonderful and well maintained. We had a wonderful weekend stay, and the weather was perfect. Take the time to drive around to the East Landing in the evening before sunset. It... 
    Chicot State Park is wonderful and well maintained. We had a wonderful weekend stay, and the weather was perfect. Take the time to drive around to the East Landing in the evening before sunset. It...  more »
  • I visited on a Monday in April. It’s $3 to enter. The Ranger at entrance didn’t alert me to the fact the entire north side is closed. I still would’ve entered cause I drove up from Lafayette but... 
    I visited on a Monday in April. It’s $3 to enter. The Ranger at entrance didn’t alert me to the fact the entire north side is closed. I still would’ve entered cause I drove up from Lafayette but...  more »
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  • Can I leave my boat in the water overnight if camping at the state park?
  • Took a FREE guided kayak tour with a park ranger. We launched from the north boat ramp and OMG words cannot describe the beauty. Kayak trail is well marked with yellow signs. Lots of plant and animal life can be seen here. Within 5 minutes of my trip I saw 2 small alligators. Sitting in one opening I counted 15 different species of birds. Beautiful spiders and dragonflies. There are lots of wasp(hornet?) nests hanging in low branches but they were very docile and I was able to navigate them easily. This was my first visit to Chicot and I only experienced a very small section. I can’t wait to visit again.

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