Louisiana Hiking, Lakes, Nature November 10, 2020
Feel Like You’re Walking On Water When You Explore The Lake Chicot Loop Trail In Louisiana
Ready to dust off those hiking boots? It’s a beautiful time of year to get outside and explore this beautiful state of ours, and we’ve got the perfect trail. Today, we’re heading over to Central Louisiana to explore the Lake Chicot Loop Trail, one of the most scenic trails in Louisiana. Let’s check it out.
With over 6,400 acres to explore, it’s safe to say Chicot State Park is every nature lover’s paradise.
Nestled along the 2,000-acre Lake Chicot, Chicot State Park appeals to fishermen, kayakers, birdwatchers, and hikers alike.
Hikers, in particular, will enjoy a stroll along the Chicot Lake Loop Trail - one of the most scenic trails in all of Louisiana.
Clocking in around 17 miles, this beautiful trail winds around the shores of the lake, leading you on a spectacularly scenic adventure through the surrounding swamps and forested wetlands.
You’ll be met with mesmerizing emerald greens, towering tupelos, and those iconic cypress trees along the way.
And the views of the lake? Incredible.
In addition to the foot trails, there's also an 8-mile canoe trail that will allow you to see the park from an entirely new perspective.
You might even find that you love it so much that you want to extend your stay!
In addition to the many primitive campsites peppered around the park, there are several RV hook-ups as well as lakefront cabins which can sleep up to eight people.
While you’re at Chicot State Park be sure to visit the
Louisiana State Arboretum, located within the park. For more information, be sure to check out its website and give them a follow on Facebook.
Have you ever visited Chicot State Park? Let us know in the comments below!
Address: Chicot State Park, 3469 Chicot Park Rd, Ville Platte, LA 70586, USA