The 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 trail allows the visitor 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.

Was a neat trail. Very humid! Seen a few hogs, two snakes, a lot of frogs, and insects!!

Was a neat trail. Very humid! Seen a few hogs, two snakes, a lot of frogs, and insects!!

Was a neat trail. Very humid! Seen a few hogs, two snakes, a lot of frogs, and insects!!

Was a neat trail. Very humid! Seen a few hogs, two snakes, a lot of frogs, and insects!!

Was a neat trail. Very humid! Seen a few hogs, two snakes, a lot of frogs, and insects!!

Was a neat trail. Very humid! Seen a few hogs, two snakes, a lot of frogs, and insects!!

Really easy hike around several different short trails. Lots of wildlife that's pretty used to people so you get great photos. Make sure to bring bug spray.

hiking
5 months ago

Nice trail. Most of it was closed due to the recent storms in the area but the part we could do was great. Definitely coming back when the whole trail is open. Plenty of wildlife including many alligators.

backpacking
6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

trail running
8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Three of us hiked from the east trailhead south to camp site #6 then back, about 8 miles. The trail was well marked and easy to hike. The system is labeled as "moderate" but for us this section was very easy. Not much for elevation changes, all I hiked was fairly level. It was winter for Louisiana and most of the foliage was gone, few bugs and few fellow hikers. We did see a sounder of very large wild boars and they weren't too happy to see us. The east section doesn't offer too much scenery but we hear the scenery on the west side is worth the trip. This was just a visit to decide if we liked it enough to hike/camp the whole loop, I think we'll be back.
I'll mention again the wild boars, many think boars = pigs, don't make that mistake because a boar can kill you and will try if it feels threatened enough.