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 Department of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism|
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.
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. 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. New Orleans, Louisiana: 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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