America the Beautiful Discount: Effective July 1, 2010, America the Beautiful Golden Age and Golden Access pass discounts will not be accepted by phone or online. All passes will be verified and discounts applied at the park upon arrival. According to Act No. 50 R.S. 56:1692.1, 1693.2(A), and 1693.3 any citizen of the U.S. who possesses a Golden Age or Golden Access Passport must present proper identification along with passport to receive 50% discount of campsite fees and/or exemption from day-use fee to any Louisiana State Park and the state park system of the citizen's domicile as reflected on presented identification must recognize such passes for discounted access or services.This means out of state America the Beautiful Senior/Access pass holders will not receive a discount at LA State Parks if their home state does not honor these passes. LA citizens in possession of one of these passes will continue to receive a discount.
OFFICE OF STATE PARKS REVISES OPERATING HOURS: Entrance stations: open until 10 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and nights before holidays, all year.
From October through March: open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
From April through September: boat launch: 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Non boat launch: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Gates at parks with boat launches: open 6 a.m. Non boat launch: 7 a.m. and will close at 9 p.m.
Description5 Upland cabins overlooking a 90 foot Bluff, RV camping, Conference Center, Group Camp, Picnic Pavilions, Canoe Launch, Amphitheater, Water Playground, Over 6 Miles of Hiking Trails, Access to the Bogue Chitto River, Interpretive area, Fishing Lakes.
Services & Amenities:
- Bath House
- Bicycle Riding
- Campground Host
- Camping, Improved Site
- Docks, Fishing/Crabbing
- Dump Station
- Emergency Services
- Fire Rings
- Firewood Sales
- Fishing Lake
- Fishing Pier
- Fishing River
- Hiking Moderate
- Hiking Trail
- Horseback Riding
- Horseshoe Pits
- Ice Sales
- Interpretive Center
- Lodging, Cabins
- Lodging, Group Facilities
- Maintenance, Housekeeping
- Meeting Hall
- Nature Programs
- Picnic Pavilion
- Picnic Shelter
- Picnic Tables
- Programs, History
- Ranger Station
- Swimming - River
- Trails, Bicycle
- Trails, Equestrian
- Trails, Hiking/Walking, Easy
- Trails, Moderate Hiking
- Trails, Mountain Bike
- Water Drinking
- Water Slides
- Wildlife Viewing
Alerts and Important InformationRules
Pets are not allowed in any buildings, including cabins and lodges.
Please be prepared to pay the balance of your facility rental fee upon your arrival at the park.
Reservations for overnight facilities are held until check-out time the day after your scheduled arrival.
Early departures will be treated as cancellations.
Golden Age/Golden Access Passport holders must present a valid card at check-in. This discount only applies to campsite rentals, not cabin, lodge or group camp rentals.
Persons who rent park facilities can be held responsible for any damage done to those facilities.
All park buildings are smoke free environments including cabins and lodges.
Cabins and Lodges are furnished with basic kitchen utensils, pots, bed linens, pillows and towels.
A maximum stay of 15 consecutive days is allowed in the park.
Reservations must be made at least 1 day in advance.
2 night minimum on weekends.
Please be advised that cell phones often do not work in remote areas including many park sites
If you are reserving a cabin, lodge or group camp 10 months or more in advance of the arrival this reservation will adhere to the following:
This reservation must be paid in full no later than 30 days after the reservation is made.
If you call the reservation center to drop off any days or cancel you will be charged one days rental.
For Park Specific Questions contact the park at 1-888-677-7312.
Should you have any problem with your reservation, or you need to make a change, transfer, or cancel, give us a call at 1-877-CAMP-N-LA. The cancellation fee is a minimum of $10 per facility. For reservations made 10 to 11 months in advance, the cancellation or transfer fee is one day use fee per facility. For all other reservations the cancellation or transfer fee is $10 per facility when cancelled or transferred 15 days or more before arrival or one day usage fee when cancelled or transferred 14 days or less before arrival.
Reservations for overnight facilities are held from the scheduled date and time of arrival until checkout time the following day. WHETHER THE RESERVATION IS PAID IN FULL OR NOT
Please be aware when you are reserving any day use sites, the use fees DO NOT cover entrance fees to the facility. You are responsible for the entrance fees when you arrive at the facility.
Getting There:Located off of hwy 25 about 8 miles south of Franklinton, LA., Turn onto Fisher Road from hwy 25 then left onto State Park Blvd.
Bogue Chitto State Park
17049 State Park Blvd
Franklinton LA 70438
Phone Number:Information: (985)839-5707