At Bogue Chitto State Park, visitors will experience a diversity of natural habitats on one of the most dynamic and scenic river systems in Louisiana. The 1,786-acre site includes small streams, cypress-tupelo swamps, a hardwood forest, upland forests and a rolling landscape.

Overnight visitors will find accommodations from tent camping (complete with glamping sites) to RV camping to cabins overlooking the bluffs. For larger groups and family reunions, the park offers a group camp and a conference room.

Bring your mountain bike and explore the newly opened 14-miles of single track trails for bikers of all skill levels.

Fricke’s Cave, which – despite its name – resembles more of a gorge, possesses delicate sandstone spires created when water erodes the surface underneath pebbles. The pebbles remain perched atop the spires, while over time water splashes on the sandstone surface, forming the two-foot-tall fingers of sandstone that shoot up from the now-lowered surface. Boardwalks have been built so that visitors can admire the sandstone creations from afar, as the formations are too delicate to allow visitors to walk among them.

Fourteen miles of equestrian trails wind through some of the most interesting topography of southern Louisiana, with the trailhead located near Fricke’s Cave. A day trip to Bogue Chitto State Park will be a full one, with a river perfect for canoeing or kayaking, 11 lakes stocked with a variety of freshwater fish, a water playground, numerous picnic pavilions and an outdoor classroom.

Location

Bogue Chitto State Park Louisiana
17049 State Park Blvd, Franklinton, LA 70438, United States

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Hours

Site is open daily.

Gate Opening Times:

  • Sunday through Thursday
  • open at 8 a.m.
  • close at 10 p.m.
  • Friday, Saturday and days preceding holidays
  • open at 8 a.m.
  • close at 10 p.m.

Entrance Station Hours:

  • Sunday through Thursday
  • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Friday, Saturday and days preceding holidays.
  • 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Fees

A $6 non-refundable fee will be assessed on each reservation transaction made online, via phone, or as a walk-in.

81 Premium Campsites:

  • $33/night plus tax, Fri-Sat
  • $30/night plus tax, Sun-Thurs, Apr-Sept
  • $25/night plus tax, Sun-Thurs, Oct-Mar

Deluxe Cabins:

  • $150/night plus tax, Sun-Thurs
  • $175/night plus tax, Fri-Sat

Deluxe Lodge:

  • $175/night plus tax, Sun-Thurs
  • $225/night plus tax, Fri-Sat

Group Camp:

  • $300/night plus tax

Pavilions:

  • $50/day

Meeting Room:

  • $220/day plus tax

Equestrian trails:

  • There is a $3/horse per day trail fee, in addition to the day-use entrance of $3 per person.

Use of Personal Golf Carts on State Park Property:

  • $10/cart per day
  • $100 annual permit available.

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Contact Details

Phone: (985) 839-5707

Toll free: 1-888-677-7312

Email: boguechitto@crt.la.gov

Official Website: Bogue Chitto State Park Louisiana

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Area Attractions

Suggested Equipment for Bogue Chitto State Park:

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The following activities within the park should be done with utmost caution. Make sure that you have the proper protective gear and equipment necessary to make your adventures safe and accident-free. We advise you to read the TIPS underneath each activity to serve as a guide on what you may need to bring in order to enjoy your stay fully.

Activities & Tips

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