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Bogue Chitto State park

Franklinton, Louisiana


17049 State Park Blvd
Franklinton, Louisiana 70438
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 81
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 30.76603
Longitude: -90.16359

Elevation: 169' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen yes
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp yes
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach yes
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes no
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts ?
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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34 Reviews

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Review Count: 36
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Great park - large sites, well maintained by the friendly camp hosts. There's even a little library to borrow books and DVDs. Plenty of room for our 5th wheel. The Louisiana Dutch Oven Society meets out here each month as well! If we return to this area, we'll definitely stop here again. We camped at Bogue Chitto State park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
14
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Park staff / hosts kept the comfort station immaculate and any bits of trash were picked up at least 2x daily. Park has many assets worth exploring... fishing, swimming, or canoeing in the river or stocked ponds, well marked Gorge Run hiking / bicycle trail as well as an equestrian trail throughout the park and woodlands. Interesting bluffs surrounding the swamp in the gorge and the eroded red clay of Fricke Cave at the end of the boardwalk in the lower gorge run. We camped at Bogue Chitto State park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
CI041 Upland Loop
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Traveling to the nearest city (Franklinton) is currently challenging due to La Hwy 25 being under reconstruction and subject to closure on weekdays, so back road travel is needed to get there. If you are coming from the South, ignore the detour signs on Hwy 25, else, you will have to turn around and retrace the detour back to Hwy 25 on the South side. I ended up having to back the TT about a half mile to turn around on the closed Hwy 25 after following the detour signs from the South.

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Review Count: 38
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $26.00
Overall Rating:

This is a beautiful park, with a great five mile loop trail, and plenty of roads for bicycles. There are also small ponds for fishing, and even internet service. The sites have plenty of room, with some trees and shrubs. The showers are old, but mostly clean. We stayed in the upper campground, but we thought the lower campground had more charm, with many sites on a small lake. We camped at Bogue Chitto State park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
46
Site Surface
Sand
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 78
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: March, 2018 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

This is a great State Park campground. This is our second stay here. It's clean, quiet, sites are pretty level, full hook ups and the park has nice hiking/biking trails. All for $25/night. Easy access for big rigs. The uplands campground section is more popular and nicer I believe. Weekends can get a little busy but during the week it's very nice. Verizon signal was good. We camped at Bogue Chitto State park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
22
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

This could be a very good park if a few maintenance items would be taken care of. Sadly, it's simple things like sliding showerheads that won't stay put or minor electrical problems. Be prepared to pay the "convenience fee" of $6. Even if you pay cash, you pay the fee on your stay. They have a good trail system that's well-marked that can be walked or bicycled. Folks in the office are generally very nice and helpful. Other than the trail, not much to do here. They have a group of small lakes, but nothing really big enough to warrant bringing the kayak. There is a canoe rental company on site that provides river trips (one way) from the town of Franklinton. The river is fast-moving and can be dangerous if people are careless. Generally quiet. We camped at Bogue Chitto State park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
37
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

They do have a "spray park" for the kids. It's closed on Mondays. Fortunately some distance away from campground, so it's no problem when kids get loud.

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Review Count: 78
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Very nice state park with full hookups. Spacious sites, quiet park, very dark skies at night for stargazing. Level, gravel sites with a deck. Gets a little busy on the weekends but midweek it's very quiet. Would definitely stay again. We camped at Bogue Chitto State park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
25
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: February, 2017 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Beautiful, peaceful park. Perfect if you are looking to get away from it all. If you are looking for a park to keep you busy with activities, this is not the place for you. This park offers beautiful nature, a creek, several ponds/lakes, hiking trails, equestrian trails and a river but no swimming pool, game room, or "fuss". The bottom land sites are quiet and spacious, easy lake and river access and most sites offer seclusion from even the "neighbors". However, the bottomland sites have no sewer hookup. The upland sites aren't in very close proximity to the water and they are a little closer to your neighbors but they do have sewer hookups. Overall, nice park. We camped at Bogue Chitto State park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
121
Site Surface
Gravel, Sand, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: February, 2017 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

My family enjoys this park. This was our first time visiting after the devastating floods of 2016. We were somewhat surprised that the park was still so affected. The Bottomland camping area still showed clear signs of the flooding. There was a pervasive mud color from where the water line was. So from the ground to about 2-3 up, all the foliage was brown. Above that, it was green. Also, there were some potholes in the road that weren't there prior to the flooding. Originally we had been in site 33 in the Bottomlands which we had pre-selected last year based on its natural beauty and proximity to the water. But after we got there and saw what we did, we moved to the Upperland area which was just fine. We camped at Bogue Chitto State park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
33
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

For adults only, when going through the small town of Folsom, check out the Veer Off right on Highway 25. It's a honky tonk in a strip mall. Lots of local flavor. Further up the road (Highway 25) going towards the town of Franklinton, there was a produce truck on the side of the road. Incredibly great produce here. Home grown and priced low.

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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 6

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

We stayed in the upland section and consider this to be the nicest state park we've stayed in. The roads are paved and limestone pads where rv's park with full hookups. Wifi doesn't work even though your phone or ipad shows there is a signal. Staff is very friendly and helpful and keep the campground very clean. We camped at Bogue Chitto State park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
CI030
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

There are horse and canoe rentals available.

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $22.00
Overall Rating:

This was our 1st time and we really loved it. Best advice I can give is try to arrive before dark. We had a pretty hard time backing into our site because it is extremely dark at night - enough to see every star in the sky. Only lighted area was by the bathhouse. There is a laundry area by the 6 bath areas. Each restroom is individual and can be locked. All 6 include a large handicapped accessible shower, toilet, sink and mirror and plenty enough bench and hooks for clothes. No air cond though so they do get damp and humid. Areas to also get donated books for kids and / or leave any you want to donate by the laundry. The recent floods had the maintenance people very busy so the splash pad area was closed along with the restrooms in that area due to sand. Most roads are paved but some to the beach area are gravel. As of late Sept / early Oct, the cabins are not yet ready due to the flood. Local grocery and restaurants about a 10-15 minute drive away. We camped at Bogue Chitto State park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Upland
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

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: 16
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 5

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: 1
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: 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: 48
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 5

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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