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

VISITATION:

FY 2017: 129,883

FY 2016: 116,170

Cabin Occupancy (17 cabins):

39.28% weekday

60.72% weekend occupancy

Campsite Nights Occupied: 8,206

Revenue/Expenditures:

FY 2017 Revenue

$734,228.37

FY 2017 Expenses

$835,284.61

FY 2017 Deficit

($101,056.24)

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)