Bogue Chitto State Park
|Bogue Chitto State Park|
An entrance area welcomes guests to the park.
|Location||Washington Parish, Louisiana, United States of America|
|Area||1,786 acres (7.23 km2; 2.791 sq mi)|
|Established||August 28, 2010|
|Governing body||Louisiana Office of State Parks|
Bogue Chitto State Park (pronounced bo-guh chit-uh) is a recent addition to the Louisiana State Park system. It opened to the public on August 28, 2010, after a delay of approximately three months.
Bogue Chitto State Park has a visitors center, a conference room, picnic pavilions, and a lodge overlooking a 90-foot (27 m) bluff. Guests may stay at one of four upland cabins or park among the 81 recreational-vehicle (RV) sites. A group camp may be reserved for overnight visitors, as well. There is a canoe launch into the Bogue Chitto River, fishing piers, an amphitheater, and a water playground. The site contains eleven lakes stocked with freshwater fish. There are more than 7 miles (11 km) of nature trails and 14 miles (23 km) of equestrian trails. Bogue Chitto is also home to a beautiful, moderately difficult 9 hole disc golf course, winding through hilly wooded terrain.
The state park is 1,786 acres (7.23 km2) in size. Notable physical features are small streams, cypress-tupelo swamps, and both upland and bottomland hardwood forests. Of particular interest is a gorge known as Fricke's Cave, which contains delicate sandstone formations.
The park's address is 17049 State Park Boulevard, Franklinton, Louisiana.
- "Bogue Chitto State Park - Louisiana Office of State Parks". Office of State Parks, Department of Culture Recreation and Tourism. Archived from the original on 12 January 2011. Retrieved 30 January 2011.
- Derry, Jim (4 August 2010). "Bogue Chitto State Park near Franklinton set to open at the end of this month". The Times-Picayune. Advance Publications. Retrieved 14 February 2011.
- Baca, Keith (2007-06-01). Native American place names in Mississippi. University Press of Mississippi. p. 10. ISBN 978-1-57806-955-2.
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