Chemin-A-Haut State Park

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Chemin-A-Haut State Park
Chemin-A-Haut State Park.jpg
Boats on the water in Chemin-A-Haut State Park.
Map showing the location of Chemin-A-Haut State Park
Map showing the location of Chemin-A-Haut State Park
Map of Louisiana, United States of America
Location Morehouse Parish, Louisiana, United States of America
Coordinates 32°54′36″N 91°50′42″W / 32.91°N 91.845°W / 32.91; -91.845Coordinates: 32°54′36″N 91°50′42″W / 32.91°N 91.845°W / 32.91; -91.845[1]
Area 503 acres (2.04 km2; 0.786 sq mi)[1]
Established 1935 (1935)[2]
Governing body Louisiana Office of State Parks
Official website

Chemin-A-Haut State Park is a 503-acre (2.04 km2) site located in northern Morehouse Parish, Louisiana. Visitors may access the park from U.S. Highway 425 about 10 miles (16 km) north of Bastrop. Chemin-à-Haut means "High Road" in French. Much of the park is on a high bluff overlooking winding Bayou Bartholomew. Chemin-A-Haut was one of the earliest additions to the Louisiana State Park system.

The Nature Conservancy in Louisiana has recently acquired the 247-acre (1.00 km2) DeBlieux tract, located in a large bend of Bayou Bartholomew, and will eventually transfer the land to the State of Louisiana. The property will be added to Chemin-A-Haut, thus increasing the park's size to 750 acres (3.0 km2).[3] Bayou Bartholomew contains over 115 fish species, one of the highest counts of any stream in North America.

Visitors to Chemin-A-Haut State Park may enjoy Camping, Fishing, Hiking, Picnicking and Wildlife Observation. There is a 8-mile (13 km) Equestrian Trail for Horseback riders. During the hot Summer months, guests may cool off in an on-site swimming pool.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Chemin-A-Haut State Park - Louisiana Office of State Parks". Retrieved 30 January 2011. 
  2. ^ 2009 Wall Calendar - 75 Years of Celebrating Louisiana's Treasures and Making Memories. Louisiana State Parks. 2009. 
  3. ^ "The Nature Conservancy in Louisiana - TNC Acquires Property Adjacent to Bayou Bartholomew to Expand Chemin-A-Haut State Park". 

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