Bogue Chitto State Park

Bogue Chitto State Park

  • Location: 17049 State Park Blvd., Franklinton, LA 70438

Project Planning

OVERVIEW:

Parish: Washington; population: 46,194

Acreage: 1,760

Established: 2010

AMENITIES:

Overnight: 4 cabins, lodge, 81 campsites, group camp, meeting room

Features: canoe, kayak and tube rentals, equestrian/nature/bike trails, disc golf, picnic area/pavilions, playground, water playground

Tourism Region (Marketing): Greater New Orleans

Hours of Operation: Office: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sun-Thurs, 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. Fri-Sat; Gates: 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sun-Thurs, 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. Fri-Sat

VISITATION:

FY 2019: 74,526

FY 2018: 77,385

FY 2017: 78,520

Cabin Occupancy (4 cabins): 22.41% weekday; 91.04% weekend

Campsite Nights Occupied: 8,763
In-state Visitation: 94%    Out of State Visitation: 6%

NATURAL RESOURCES:

  • Mineral rights: None

  • Alligator tags: None

  • Deer hunting: None

  • Timber Contacts: None

  • NRDA projects: None

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:

Friends of Bogue Chitto State Park, Inc. – Estab. 2011

POTENTIAL PROJECTS:

  • Whole park concession

  • Lodging expansion

  • Rock climbing

  • Zip lines

  • Restaurants

  • Concession stands/park store

  • Horseback riding

POTENTIAL CHALLENGES:

  • Wetlands mitigation and periodic flooding

  • Erodible soil

  • Protected gorge

  • Scenic river

  • LWCF Protected Site