Jul 22, 2010 1:27 PM by Letitia Walker
The Louisiana Office of State Parks is opening two new deluxe lodges at ChicotState Park that will be available for overnight accommodations beginning on Tuesday, August 3.
“ChicotState Park is one of our most popular parks, with over 150-thousand visitors annually,” said Dr. Stuart Johnson, Assistant Secretary for the Office of State Parks. “Needless to say, overnight facilities there stay booked up. This addition to the park will benefit visitors for many years to come.”
Located on the North Landing of the park, the lodges will sleep up to 14 people for $160 per night from October to March and $180 per night on weekends from April to September. Each lodge includes a full kitchen, living room, dining area and covered porch area. Included in the $450-thousand project is a new pavilion at the north camping loop. The North Landing also features a 400-ft. fishing pier over ChicotLake, a boat launch and a playground.
Chicot State Park, located six miles north of Ville Platte on La. 3042, covers over 6,000 acres of rolling hills and a 2,000-acre reservoir. The park is open daily from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information on the site, or to reserve lodges, cabins or campsites visitwww.lastateparks.com or call 1-877-226-7652.