Bogue Chitto State Park has recovered from the March flooding of the Bogue Chitto river. Roads are repaired, water levels in the ponds have reached normal levels and all facilities are available for our guests. Today we reopen the equestrian trails which recently had bridges added in some of the wet and muddy areas, an expansion of the parking area, a small pavillion added to the parking lot and the addition of newly planted trees for future shade.
Visitors to Bogue Chitto State Park will have several options to keep cool and relax this summer. The day use area of the park offers our guests a spray park, a play ground, large day use beach area with 2 volley ball nets, picnic tables, the Bogue Chitto river for swimming, canoeing, kayaking, tubing and fishing. For information on tubing, canoeing and kayaking you can check out Rocky Bottom tubing on facebook, call Len Bickham @ 985-515-1477 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A great recent addition to the day use area is Rocky Bottoms concession for snoballs, ice cream, hamburgers, snacks, and drinks.
For the fishermen out there, check out our ponds for some great catches of Large mouth Bass, Perch and catfish.
Visit our facebook page: facebook.com/boguechitto.statepark for great photos and information on our park.
The bottomland camp ground, day use area, hiking trails, and equestrian trails have all been closed until further notice due to the flooding of those areas by the Bogue Chitto River. The River will crest at around 14 feet some time Friday evening around midnight. Once the river receeds we will evaluate damages, make repairs and begin clean up of the effected areas. Once completed these areas will reopen. We wil make every effort to complete this process as quickly as possible. Please monitor our face book page for regular updates. We are sorry for any inconvenience and Thank you for your patience in this situation.
Bogue Chitto State Park had a great turnout for our first Halloween event. Overnight campsite guests were invited to decorate their site in a Halloween theme for this event. We welcomed the local residents of the area to trick or treat the decorated campsites, enjoy a hayride and vote on their favorite site. First place winner receives a certificate for a 7 night stay in any Louisiana State Park campground. We awarded First, Second and Third Place in this event. We would like to thank all the participants that decorated their sites, hosted our guests and visited our Park.
Bogue Chitto State Park, is located off La 25, about 6 miles south of Franklinton and 10 miles North of Folsom. The Park encompasses almost 1800 acres consisting of bottomland hardwood forest, upland forest, small streams, numerous ponds, access to the Bogue Chitto river with a large day use beach area, river access areas for canoe, kayak and tubing, a spray park surrounded by picnic tables, pavillions, play ground area and several board walks along the ponds for fishing. If your looking to immerse yourself in the beauty of the Park, try out some of the 7 miles of hiking trails or bring your horse and enjoy ~13 miles of Equestrian trails. Looking for Native Wildlife? This is one good place to see a great variety of Birds, along with Deer, Pigs, Raccoon, Otter, and more. Overnight accommodations consists of upland and bottomland camping areas, cabins, lodge, and a group camp that sleeps 52 guests. If the need arises we have a meeting room available for groups up to 150 guests. The Interpretive Staff provide public programs on a regular basis and are very willing to work with groups to provide Nature based or Historical programs geared to your needs.
Washington Parish is the home of the Largest Free Fair in the United States. This large event occurs annually here in Franklinton, Louisiana. On October 20, 2010 we proudly joined approximately 120 different organizations in the Parade. We all had a great time tossing throws and hearing the cheers for Louisiana State Parks. The highlight of the Parade was when we found out we had won 2nd place, especially since we have never participated in a parade before. We thank everyone for the cheers and support in the Parade and for the Park.
- Bogue Chitto State Park Float at the Washington Parish Fair