Bayou Chicot, Louisiana

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Coordinates: 30°49′02″N 92°21′03″W / 30.81722°N 92.35083°W / 30.81722; -92.35083
Bayou Chicot, Louisiana (Bayou Chicot)
Unincorporated community
Motto: stump jumbers is what the people have been called
Country United States
State Louisiana
Parish Evangeline
Coordinates 30°49′02″N 92°21′03″W / 30.81722°N 92.35083°W / 30.81722; -92.35083
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Location of Bayou Chicot in Louisiana
Location of Louisiana in the United States

Bayou Chicot is an unincorporated community in Evangeline Parish, Louisiana, United States. It is located due north of Ville Platte.

About[edit]

Bayou Chicot is home to Chicot State Park, which features the largest man-made lake in the state. Also in the community is Mountain Bayou Lake Boy Scout Camp, which was established in 1980, and is now a well known camp throughout the states of Louisiana and Texas.

Government[edit]

Bayou Chicot also has a volunteer fire department controlled by the Ward Five Fire District. The people in this area have been known to be called stump jumpers due to the name chicot which means stump.

Education[edit]

Public schools in Evangeline Parish are operated by the Evangeline Parish School Board. Bayou Chicot Elementary School is located in the community of Bayou Chicot and serves students in grades pre-kindergarten through eighth. Area high school students attend Pine Prairie High School in Pine Prairie.