Ville Platte, Louisiana

Chicot State Park

Ville Platte, Louisiana



Ville Platte, Louisiana
Phone: (337) 363-2403

Sites: 228
Recent Rate: $22 7/2015

Latitude: 30.789774083708
Longitude: -92.2860145568848

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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 yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • 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 no
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $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 ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • 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 no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals yes
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

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34 Reviews

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Nizzy

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate above does not include the silly $6 reservation fee. You also can not move or transfer sites until AFTER you have checked in.

We stayed in the south camp ground and had sites 2 through 4. The entire south campground is more geared for tents as the water / electric connections are either really far back or on the wrong side. We managed to get our travel trailer on site 3 with no problems and we had tents on 2 and 4. The restroom by the dump stations at south campground was in need of repairs, as the floor stayed wet. It also didn't help some local kids decided to discharge a fire extinguisher in the restroom. The other two restrooms in the south campground had showers. Wife said the women's showers were in stalls. The men's were both group showers which we said no thanks. Overall, the entire south campground is very un-level and backing into some sites would be a challenge. When we went to leave there are two dump stations at the south campground, for some reason everyone insisted on stopping at the first one and not pulling up to the second one, this caused a long traffic back out just to get out of the camp ground.

We did go and check out the north camp ground, it is geared all to RV's. Some of those sites are VERY close together there were 4 we saw that were completely unusable due to being in disrepair. There were two more dump stations in the north camp ground as well. We did not visit the restrooms/showers to inspect them but we heard they are much nicer.

Bring A LOT of mosquito repellent we have never had this many bug bits after a weekend of camping. Camp hosts were friendly and nice and the park has a lot to offer. Warning the pool is closed due to state budget issues but the water play ground is open. We camped at Chicot State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Walmart is only a 15 min drive away in Ville Platte.

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R&S

Review Count: 122
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $28.00
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Louisiana State Parks do not offer any discounts for out of state residents unless you are from the states of Maryland or Delaware and have the Federal Senior Pass. The fee is for one night and includes the camping fee of $22 and a $6 administration fee. If you make a reservation it must be for 2 nights minimum, but you can drive up and pay for one night if they have anything open. The sites are very unleveled. We were assigned a site that did not work for our unit at all, but changed to an empty site with no problem. The water and electric are so far back at the site that we needed extensions to reach our unit. The roads around the park and campground need a lot of work. Many of the sites would be impossible to get an RV leveled. The one bathhouse in this loop is modern with individual unisex rooms with toilet and shower area in each room. That would be the best thing to say about this campground. There is only one bathhouse for many, many sites. Because the bathhouse is so far from a large number of the sites, cars & trucks race up & down the campground road to the bathhouse all night. There is a trailer sized electricity generator or compressor of some type next to the dump station that turns on and off with a huge buzz. If that bothers you, do not take a site near the dump station. We camped at Chicot State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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mclovin318

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed in the South loop and when we originally booked online, we reserved in loop A. It was quite steep when we got there and saw the site. however they were more than helpful at check in and told us we were welcome to change spots if we'd like, just to call them and check to see if the spot we picked was booked. So we did, and ended up in loop C, it was a great spot. Most of the sites in loop C took less blocking than other sites. It's very hilly in the park and a lot of the sites would be impossible to get a big rig in to. As this was our first time there, we drove around and picked out some other sites we wouldn't mind staying at in the future. All sites are asphalt. The state has closed all the pools at the parks, due to a "lack of funds" but they do have a splash pad for the kids, which ours loved! They also have canoes for rent. We had no issue with power or water hook ups. We will definitely visit again. It was a very quiet park with lots of critters. I will add that some sites are closer together than others, some are secluded. We camped at Chicot State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Tvillemarette

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

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $40.00
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Absolutely beautiful! We stayed in a standard cabin for a romantic birthday. Perfect! Everything was a little out of date but all in good working condition. We met lots of wildlife. I got lots of great pics. The sunset between the trees, over looking the lake was amazing! High above the water so you can see the water from in the cabin. We camped at Chicot State Park in a Cabin.

Tips for other Campers:

We used the pool & it was very clean & big enough for laps.

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smitty12

Review Count: 44
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $20.00
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This is another beautiful Louisiana State Park. We had a beautiful flat site that backed up to the woods and also had woods on the door side. Some of the sites have decks. We were in the south loop and preferred it to the north loop except their bathrooms were nicer. When is the last time you saw a trough urinal and gang showers in a bathroom? Antiquated, yes. Clean, yes. Some of the sites have terrible slopes so be careful when choosing a site. Lots to do in this park and I'm sure it's really beautiful in the spring and fall. I'd be concerned in the summer about bugs because of the amount of water around. The park is hilly. The WiFi was pretty useless but our Verizon MiFi worked well. ATT&T did not work so well. They really need to update the bathrooms in the south loop and make more of them available especially to the farthest end of the loop. Would definitely stay here again. We camped at Chicot State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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SteveCampsTx

Review Count: 69
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $20.00
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This is a fine park. The only issue might be that some of the sites are not very level. We camped in the north loop and didn't have a problem. The WiFi worked very well whenever we needed it, both with a laptop and our smartphones. The Arboretum is a definite plus for the park. The restrooms were always very clean. We camped at Chicot State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Dinosaur3200

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $18.00
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Went here for Easter and had a good time with the family. The spots were very unlevel and very close to one another and erosion seems to be an issue in many of the spots. We camped in the newer northern section. The restrooms and showers were fairly clean. The campground was nice and clean even though this weekend it was full. Trash pick up seemed to happen every morning. There were lots of trails for bike riders and hikers. WiFi did not work very well at all regardless of what time we tried to use it. We camped at Chicot State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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malojeer

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: December, 2012 - $10.00
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Roads are narrow in places and make backing into sites tricky. Electrical panel was on wrong side on our site. Employee at office was very nice and accommodating. Only stayed one night due to bad weather moving through. Many excellent walking and bike trails available. We stayed in the south loop, we heard north loop was much nicer put did not go and check it out. We camped at Chicot State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Jacques1

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

Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $20.00
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Stayed on North end with friends. Clean and peaceful. Will come back. Cabins are so pretty on the lake. South End has wooden decks, but small lots. I like North end best. We camped at Chicot State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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210jem

Review Count: 102
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: March, 2011 - $22.00
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About 10 miles west of Interstate 49 along winding small road (see the real country side), park is on very hilly area with adequate paved sites, E/W at sites. Moderate sized lake with amazing number of large cypress trees growing in it; this being the most interesting feature to the park for me. There are facilities like swimming pool, boat put, in that I didn't really look at. Overall I just had a sort of oppressive feeling about the campground itself; just not pretty. We camped at Chicot State Park in a Motorhome.

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Goombay

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2010 - $16.00
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The park has two areas for RVs. We stayed in the North Landing Camping area which was quite roomy. Interior sites are flatter than the ones on the outside. Reserve America listed our site as flat but it still sloped quite a bit. Adjacent sites were worse though. Good wheel chocks are a must. Reserve America also listed many sites as not having sufficient room for slides however, I did not see any sites with restrictions and most campers had slides extended. HughesNet Wi-Fi is available which was slow but worked. AT&T cell phone coverage was weak but worked most of the time. New showers were private and clean. Power service at most sites is 30 amp. The South Landing Camping area was much more cramped and may not be suitable for big rigs. The park is large with plenty of trails for hiking or mountain biking and an arboretum with special activities. The lake was down during our visit so boating and fishing were not allowed. Beautiful park. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. We camped at Chicot State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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bravo

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

Date of Stay: October, 2010 - $18.00
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We have camped here several times. It is one of the older LA state parks with two campgrounds, north and south landing. Some of the sites in the south landing can be tricky because of inclined approach to pad site and some are narrow. The majority of north landing sites are big rig friendly. A recently opened arboretum is awesome with great interpretive programs and trails. There is plenty of wildlife, hiking, canoeing, boating,mountain biking and friendly cajun campers. New bathhouse in the north landing and recently repaved roads have made it more pleasant. We will definitely visit again. We camped at Chicot State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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srushing

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2010 - $17.00
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I went for my birthday and had a blast with my family. We love the wooden decks. We enjoyed the trails and nature. The park is redoing the cabins and they are beautiful. The lake was low but the docks would make it nice for fishing. There is also a beautiful pool, open in the summer. We camped at Chicot State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Veefox

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2010 - $16.00
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Large beautiful state park. The only negative I found was that the campsites are not well kept. I had to clean broken glass, burnt upholstery, and other trash out of the fire ring and pit just to use them. I rated this park a 7 because of the un-kept campsite. Since they charge a fee for these sites, they should make sure they are well kept for the campers. The pool is large, great fishing piers available, and a very nice playground area. We stayed in the South Loop. Most of the sites I found were level in the loops. If you are on the main road through the south loop, watch out for the unlevel pads and sites where you have to walk down a steep hill to your pit/fire ring. We drove to the north loop. There is a very nice Comfort Station there. The only laundry facility in the park is in the North Loop; 4 mile drive from the South Loop. Finally, our site did not have a 50 amp connection so be prepared. We camped at Chicot State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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dollfacedbaby1

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

Date of Stay: June, 2010 - $18.00
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Great place to go camping. Well lit campground. Park rangers constantly patrolling keeping an eye out for people doing wrong or even on our kids. Didn't have any problems letting my daughter ride her bike around the campground. Great pool with lifeguards on duty. Concession stand. Wi-Fi available. This was a great place and we will be back. I think they must have even sprayed for mosquitoes. We had no problem with any bugs of any kind while we were there. And in Louisiana, that's saying something! We camped at Chicot State Park in a Motorhome.

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