Jimmie Davis State Park

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Jimmie Davis State Park

  • Location: 1209 State Park Road, Chatham, LA 71226

Project Planning

OVERVIEW:

Parish: Jackson; population: 15,994

Acreage: 294

Established: 1991

AMENITIES:

Overnight: 17 cabins, 73 campsites, 2 lodges, group camp

Features: boat launches, fishing pier, picnic area/pavilions, beach, water playground, playground

Tourism Region (Marketing): Sportsman’s Paradise

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: 91,155

FY 2018: 140,158

FY 2017: 129,883

Cabin Occupancy (17 cabins): 28.46% weekday | 32.13% weekend

Campsite Nights Occupied: 5,880
In-state Visitation: 88%    Out of State Visitation: 24%

POTENTIAL PROJECTS:

  • Whole park concession

  • Lodging expansion

  • Timeshare

  • Rock climbing

  • Zip lines

  • Bait stand

  • Restaurant

  • Concession stand/park store

POTENTIAL CHALLENGES:

  • Limited acreage for development

OTHER:

  • Located on Caney Lake, offers fishing, boating, hiking and cycling trails

  • Named after former state Governor Jimmie Davis (1944-48, 1960-64)