Tent Camping At Bogue Chitto State Park

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Located 4 Miles South of Franklinton, La between Hwy 16 & 25
985-839-5707 or 888-677-7312

Directions: From I-12, take US 190 north to Hwy. 25. Travel approximately 20 miles, then turn right onto State Park Blvd. Entrance to the park is 1 mile on the left. GPS Coordinates:N 30.767527983, W -90.1573070.

Hours of Operation: Gates are open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday through Thursday; entrance station is open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. All park sites close at 10 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and days preceding holidays.

Entrance Fees: $1 per person; Free for Seniors (62 and older) and children age 3 and under

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.

Overnight visitors will find accommodations from tent camping to RV camping 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.