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Bogue Chitto State Park

17049 State Park Boulevard, Franklinton, Louisiana 70438 USA

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“Admire the Sandstone Creations!”

At Bogue Chitto State Park, visitors will experience a diversity of natural habitats on one of the most dynamic and scenic river systems in Louisiana. The 1,786-acre site includes small streams, cypress tupelo swamps, a hardwood forest, upland forests and a rolling landscape. Overnight visitors will find accommodations from tent camping to RV camping to cabins overlooking the bluffs. For larger groups and family reunions, the park offers a group camp and a conference room. Frickes Cave, which -- despite its name -- resembles more of a gorge, possesses delicate sandstone spires created when water erodes the surface underneath pebbles. The pebbles remain perched atop the spires, while over time water splashes on the sandstone surface, forming the two-foot tall fingers of sandstone that shoot up from the now-lowered surface. Boardwalks have been built, so that visitors can admire the sandstone creations from afar, as the formations are too delicate to allow visitors to walk amongst them. Fourteen miles of equestrian trails wind through some of the most interesting topography of southern Louisiana, with the trailhead located near Fricke's Cave. A day trip to Bogue Chitto State Park will be a full one, with a river perfect for canoeing or kayaking, 11 lakes stocked with a variety of freshwater fish, a water playground, numerous picnic pavilions and an outdoor classroom.

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Reviewed by
vanessajenks29

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July 06, 2015
Rated 5.0

Love this park! Whether you want to go hiking trails, tubing/canoeing, or bring kids to water park, it has it here. Town of Folsom or Franklinton is short ride away. October has wonderful season change and even a local who rent horses for trail rides.

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Bogue Chitto State Park

17049 State Park Boulevard
Franklinton, Louisiana
70438 USA

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Open now until 9:00 pm
  • Fri, Sat: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Sun - Thu: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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