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Chicot State Park

Chicot State Park is located near Ville Platte, Louisiana. This wildlife reserve of South Central Louisiana features 6,400 acres of rolling hills surrounding a 2,000-acre man-made lake stocked with bass, crappie, bluegill, and red-ear sunfish. Enjoy fun for the family at Chicot State Park. Boating, fishing, camping, and so much more. Beautiful cabins for rent within the park so that you can wake up and enjoy all of the perks of the park!

3469 Chicot Park Rd

Ville Platte, LA 70586


Crooked Creek Recreation Area

Enjoy camping, fishing, boating, swimming, skiing & sailing. 400-acre clear lake & sandy beach! Must bring your own kayak, boat and fishing supplies to experience this aspect of the park.

1300 Sandy Beach Dr.,

Ville Platte, LA 70586

Lakeview Park & Beach

Enjoy camping at Lakeview Park & Beach while the kids enjoy a variety of fun activities. Be sure to check out the different events taking place each weekend by visiting

1717 Veterans Memorial Hwy.

Eunice, LA 70535


Louisiana State Arboretum

"The Louisiana State Arboretum State Preservation Ares was established in 1961.  It was the first such area in the South and also the first state-supported arboretum in the United States. The Louisiana State Arboretum is large. More than 300 acres of natural growth, embellished with additional plantings of species that are indigenous to the state are found here.

The arboretum attracts people of all ages. These include botanists and horticulturists, as well as, college students, youth groups and solitary nature lovers. Whether walking carefully with the attentive eye of a scientist, or at full tilt with the carefree heart of a child, the Louisiana State Arboretum promises to be a memorable experience. Enjoy and please remember to also, take only pictures, leave only footprints."

1300 Sudie Lawton Lane 

Ville Platte, LA 70586

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