Chicot State Park


Length: 19.0 mile loop

Type: Primitive Trail | Paved Sidewalk | Packed Dirt | Boardwalk

Difficulty: Moderate – Difficult

Usages: Walking | Biking

Location: 3469 Chicot Park Rd, Ville Platte, LA 70586

Map: Trail MapPark Map


Agency: Louisiana Office of State Parks

Contact: website | 337-363-2403 |


Animals: Must be on leash

Water: Water Fountain | Water Spigot

Bathroom: Restrooms

Entrance Fee: $3 per person

Camping: Allowed

Special Notes: More accurate and detailed trails maps are available at park entrance and at every trailhead.

Chicot State Park

Chicot State Park has a 19.0 mile hiking trail that completely encircles Lake Chicot, features bottomland hardwood forests, and has six primitive campsites. In addition to a few emergency exit points, there are 4 trailheads that allows hikers/backpackers to customize which segments they would like to do. The main trail is marked with an orange blaze, and spurs to the various campsites are marked with a blue blaze. There is not potable water along the trail, so users should plan accordingly.