For nature lovers, there’s no better spot to spend a day or two exploring than Chicot State Park. Located in Ville Platte, the 6,400-acre state park is the largest state park in Louisiana, and it’s also one of the oldest. From birdwatching to nature walks, you’ll never run out of things to do here. Once you’ve tackled all of the land-based activities, consider taking to the water and making your way around the canoe trail, one of the most scenic paddle trails in Louisiana.

Be sure to give the park a follow on Facebook so you can stay up to date on the latest news and future events.

Have you ever paddled this canoe trail? Let us know in the comments! And for even more awesome paddle trails, consider one of the many paddle trails located around the Atchafalaya River Basin.

OnlyInYourState may earn compensation through affiliate links in this article.

Explore Louisiana