Friday, February 23, 2018

Bogue Chitto State Park


    The two campground loops of this park are very different from each other. The Upland Area sites are full hookup and sit on high ground. The accessible site is paved and the table has an extended top. The Bottomland Area sites have water and electric. They are not maintained as well as the Upland sites but are more scenic and close to small ponds and the Bogue Chtto River. We were given a site on the water with it’s own little deck. None of the sites are designated as accessible but many are usable.

  The Bottomland Area was almost empty during our stay but the park is probably popular in the summer because it offers fishing, canoeing or kayaking, hiking, and horseback riding. The trails are not wheelchair accessible.

    We thought that the price was high for the area and were surprised at the added reservation fee charged for a one night, walkup site. A $25.00 site became $33.50 with all of the added taxes and fees. I also mistakenly thought that Louisiana state parks accepted Golden Age/Golden Access Passes for half price camping. They do but only if your home state is one of the three states that also honor the pass.  Park   30.77404, -90.14727



  1. That is WAY TOO MUCH for one overnight with W/E. Phooey on them! I used to live outside of Baton Rouge, so you're in familiar territory for me. Where to next? Still pretty cold out here.

    1. Yeah, we won't be going back there!

      On to Mississippi and then some zigzagging across the state until it gets warmer farther north.