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Bogue Chitto State Park

A spray park helps visitors beat the heat.

Seven miles south of downtown Franklinton

10749 State Park Boulevard

Franklinton, LA 70438

In 2010, the Louisiana Office of State Parks opened a new park with state-of-the-art facilities along the Bogue Chitto River. A $734,225 grant from the National Park Service’s Land and Water Conservation Fund helped acquire the property that is now Bogue Chitto State Park. Natural features of this 1,786-acre park include small streams, 11 lakes, cypress tupelo swamps, hardwood and upland forests, delicate sandstone spires, and a rolling landscape. More than $20 million was invested by the State to install a variety of outdoor recreation facilities such as tent and RV campsites, cabins, picnic facilities, fishing piers, a splash park, playground, outdoor classroom, and hiking and equestrian trails. Managed by the State Parks Office, this property is now permanently protected for outdoor recreation.

Photo: A spray park helps visitors beat the heat.
– Sharon Broussard, Louisiana Office of State Parks

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