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Franklinton, Louisiana

Bogue Chitto State park

Franklinton, Louisiana



Franklinton, Louisiana
Phone: (985) 839-5707

Sites: 81
Recent Rate: $24 2/2016

Latitude: 30.766029139225
Longitude: -90.1635932922363

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral yes
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking no
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • yes-river Waterfront Waterfront yes-river
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen yes
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond yes
  • River River yes
  • Creek Creek yes
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

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26 Reviews

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

This was our first time here. The park is very clean. We stayed in the Upland section. Very spacious sites, gravel pads but they were level. Great walking trails, a little tough to ride bicycles due to the hilly terrain. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Bogue Chitto State park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
24 Upland section
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

There are two different camping sites in this park. The first is the Upperland where we have stayed both times. The sites have full hook-ups (water, electric, sewage) as well as a picnic bench, fire grill and fire pit. From the Upperland you can get on some well marked trails that go around the park. Some of these trails can be used by horses. Coming into the park there was a sign that said you can rent horses. We didn't do this but it may be of interest to some.

Also, the Upperland is in walking distance to the meeting room, group camp, and a nicely kept frisbee golf course.

The main difference in the Lowerland is that the sites are older and only have water and electric (no sewage). However most of the sites are on with a lake or slow moving bayous which are quite picturesque. But bring your bug spray. Stagnant water breeds mosquitoes.

Lowerland is more scenic, Upperland more modern.

There are rolling hills and you really don't feel like you're in Louisiana when you're there. Staff is super nice. Excellent selection of games to borrow at the front desk.

We definitely will go again. We camped at Bogue Chitto State park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Cl0009
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

If you've got kids, borrow a game from the office. Pictionary is always fun for the entire family. Likewise, if you have any games to donate (that have all the pieces), they would likely enjoy that we well.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a nice clean park. The state park is 1700 acres and has 2 campgrounds, a water park, canoes, rafts, horses and 6 miles of walking trails. All areas are kept clean. The price is a Winter rate with a discount. If a person is from Arkansas or Delaware and have the America the beautiful card there is a 50% discount. All personnel of the park are very friendly. Great value. We camped at Bogue Chitto State park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
134
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

Our first camping trip to Bogue Chitto was not very good, due to the site condition. What was advertised as gravel was actually red clay with 90% of the gravel washed away due to the steep grade of the site. Leveled the trailer with difficulty and the tongue was above waist high on me. However, touring the park, there were many better sites which we made note of for future trips. Otherwise, scenic hilly paved roads. Lots of trails, etc. Very clean facilities. Interior upper loop has lots of shade. We camped at Bogue Chitto State park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Upper loop-45
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

We got to stay at a reduced rate with our US golden Age Passp0rt card. They give a discount to people from Arkansas. The park is clean and well kept. Upper campground has full hookups while the lower does not have sewer but much more shade. The walking trails are great. They seem to have something going on every weekend along with their water park in the Summer. They have a Dutch Oven Cook the second Saturday of each month, do not miss. Great food for a donation. Staff are friendly and helpful. We spent the Winter here and it is great. Only 50 miles to new Orleans. We camped at Bogue Chitto State park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
10
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

New Orleans is 50 miles away

Covington is 23 miles away

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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: December, 2014 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a great park. There are several trails, including a five-mile loop around the park. The trails are well maintained and well marked. We saw deer and wild turkey while hiking. The sites are fairly level and in good condition. The uplands loop has sewer, water, and electricity at all sites. The bottomland loop has water and electricity only, except for three sites with sewer. The only downside is that the internet was not working, and there are no immediate plans to restore it. We camped at Bogue Chitto State park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
30
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2014 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a beautiful park and the grounds are maintained well. Sites are spacious and all services functioned properly. We camped at Bogue Chitto State park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
140
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed 5 nights in the Upland Campground. The sites were level and hookups fairly easy to get to. Nice park to walk and ride bikes. We hiked the 6 mile hiking trail, also. Only problem we found the sites needed mowing and weed eating. Some parts of the hiking trail needed attention also. We would stay here again. We camped at Bogue Chitto State park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed at the upper loop. The road in the loop has been paved since our last stay but not the individual sites. They are still gravel. It rained while we were there and many sites did not have enough gravel and turned into a muddy mess. It was the case with our site. We camped at Bogue Chitto State park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

I highly recommend this park if you are interested in hiking, fishing, river swimming/beaches and wildlife. The layout of the different sites varied. Some had a sand plot for a tent, all had nice wooden decks with picnic tables. I highly recommend staying at one of the lakeside spots (we had 129, also 101 was a nice one). Normally we eat meals inside but the scenery while eating on the raised platform lakeside was fantastic. I took a small aluminum boat powered by an electric trolling motor to fish the banks for perch and bass. No outboard allowed but oars or paddles would be fine. There is no launch so you need to be able to muscle a boat down the grassy bank. Wildlife: A 12 inch alligator hung out in the water by our site looking for handouts. A lot of birds. When out walking on the road an extremely large boar darted across the street in front of us. That was exciting. The park ranger said there are too many of them and they are going to start trapping them. The hiking trails are physically demanding; not for the faint - a lot of ups/downs and very soft sand. The trail to the beach (in the bottomland campground) is about 10-15 minutes through the woods; follow the white trail markers. Wear Deet; I was bitten by a horsefly and it HURT! There were Wi-FI towers throughout the park, and I could detect the network, but no internet was available. 4G (AT&T) and cellular phone service were both available. Tours at the archeological site (Fricke's cave) are available but you need to ask about them at Ranger station. We camped at Bogue Chitto State park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Bogue Chitto State Park is great place to go on hot summer days. The water park is fairly large and the river is quit refreshing. They offer tubing and canoeing on the river and bring your horse if you have one, there are several miles of trails. A very spacious park. The upper ground campsite are paved with very clean bathrooms. We camped at Bogue Chitto State park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 95
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

Its not on the way to anywhere...but, the upland sites are good size, full hook up, 50 amp and sewer. Roads are paved with rock pads. Very quiet. Not a lot of shade. Over air TV signals were strong, SAT was easy to hit and air card signal was good. There's a Winn Dixie and a few eating places in Franklinton. If you want to spend a few days, drive north on state road 25. There is a river and tubing. Low land camp area has smaller sites, but is on the water. Not a well marked turn off from 25 and the GPS may not have it. Watch close for the brown park sign followed quickly by a sharp turn to the right off the main road. We camped at Bogue Chitto State park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed there twice this year - once in the spring and once in the summer. We stayed in the Bottomland in the spring and the Upland in the summer - probably should've done it the other way around! It rained when we were in the bottomland and the wet silty mud on the ground was hard not to track inside. But, there are wonderful shady sites, some on the water. And a great little sandy path through the woods to the river. The upland sites were really hot in the summer. Since this is a new state park the new trees in the upland area are still small. There are tall pines, but need more shade. There is a wonderful walking trail through the woods. Lots of up-and-down - not flat! We camped at Bogue Chitto State park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: January, 2013 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

Everything in the park, except the Upland RV campground was closed. Most of the campsites were level and spaced far enough apart that there was privacy. WIFI was weak and limited use. Very few campers even on the week-end. Area kind of remote and a 5 or 6 mile drive to anything. We camped at Bogue Chitto State park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 80
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: November, 2012 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Compared to any other government owned and managed RV campground this one is a 10. Very helpful staff at check-in. I give the park an 8 based on a few minor issues. The showers need a mat and bench in the dressing area. Hot water was barely acceptable in all the handicap accessible bathrooms. Charging drive ins, without reservations, the $6 reservation or transaction fee is a rip off. It added nothing to my visit and goes to a private company, not the state. Wi-Fi was inoperable in the lower campground so stayed in the upper campground. TV via antenna yields 30+ channels. The park was less then 5% filled during this off season. Dust was no problem as it rained 2” overnight. The roads are paved but the mostly level sites are graveled. We would camp here again. We camped at Bogue Chitto State park in a Motorhome.

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