Bogue Chitto State Park
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Visitors to the park will experience a diversity of natural habitats on the scenic Bogue Chitto River which runs thru the State Park. This river is one of most traveled rivers in Louisiana by canoe and kayak enthusiast. You will also find many people tubing with their ice chest in tote in an inner tube as they float down the river. The 1,786-acre site includes small streams, cypress tupelo swamps, a hardwood forest, upland forests and a rolling landscape that makes for great hiking trips.
You may even
see some wild animals if you keep your eyes open. These
turkeys took off running as I took this picture.
Overnight visitors will find
accommodations from tent camping to
to cabins overlooking the bluffs. For
larger groups and family reunions, the park offers a
group camp and a conference room.
Frickes Cave, which despite its name resembles more of a gorge that possesses delicate sandstone spires created when water erodes the surface underneath pebbles. The pebbles remain perched atop the spires, while over time water splashes on the sandstone surface, forming the two-foot tall fingers of sandstone that shoot up from the now-lowered surface. Boardwalks have been built around and over this area so that visitors can see the sandstone creations.
Fourteen miles of equestrian trails wind through some of the most interesting topography of southern Louisiana, with the trailhead located near Fricke's Cave. Plan on spending a packed full day of adventures at the Bogue Chitto State Park. With a river that is perfect for canoeing or kayaking, 11 lakes stocked with a variety of freshwater fish like bass, perch, brim, catfish, and a few other varieties. Have fun at the water playground and picnic at numerous picnic pavilions throughout the park.