Chicot State Park

Chicot State Park

  • Location: 3469 Chicot Park Road, Ville Platte, LA 70586

Project Planning

OVERVIEW:

Parish: Evangeline; population: 33,700

Acreage: 6,349

Established: 1939

AMENITIES:

Overnight: 15 cabins, 2 lodges, 208 campsites, group camp, meeting room, back-country camping

Features: boat launches, fishing piers, water playground, playground, picnic area/pavilions, nature trails, Louisiana State Arboretum

Tourism Region (Marketing): Cajun Country

Hours of Operation: Office: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sun-Thurs, 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. Fri-Sat; Gates: 6 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sun-Thurs, 6 a.m. – 10 p.m. Fri-Sat

VISITATION:

FY 2019: 101,110

FY 2018: 106,571

FY 2017: 130,580

Cabin Occupancy (15 cabins): 46.83% weekday | 90.17% weekend

Campsite Nights Occupied: 9,610

In-state Visitation: 89%

Out of State Visitation: 11%

Natural Resources:

  • Mineral rights: None

  • Alligator tags: contracted with Bryan Redler for 40 tags at $301.07/tag

  • Deer hunting: None

  • Timber Contacts: None

  • NRDA projects: None

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:

No Friends’ group nor Community partners

POTENTIAL PROJECTS:

  • Whole park concession

  • Lodging expansion

  • Timeshare

  • Rock climbing

  • Zip lines

  • Restaurant

  • Concession stand/park store

POTENTIAL CHALLENGES:

  • Property divided with 3 entry/exits

  • Property inholdings with deed granted access

  • LWCF for non-outdoor recreational uses

  • Aging infrastructure