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“worst camping trip ever”
Review of Chicot State Park

Chicot State Park
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Covington
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“worst camping trip ever”
Reviewed July 6, 2013

This was our worst camping trip ever. First reservations are thru reserve america & no pictures of campsites are available. We drove 3 1/2 hours to find that our site had full sun, shorter in length than described on line. Contacted front office to change sites. Sure no problem right? WRONG! We were given another site that was reserved. We found this out of course late & just before dark. We had just lit the coals for the bbq pit, when the park ranger let us know we had to move. We couldnt move in the am, we had to move asap. The man in the front office made the mishap, but we were penalized. You cant sit by the fire at night because the bugs will eat you alive. Nothing to do for the kids, except for a boring splash pond! People are rude here. We will never return. We will not recommend this state park to anyone.

Visited July 2013
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newton
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great state park”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

Awesome family spot canoeing hiking nature center very interesting. Sites are narrow but the ones with the decks are best fishing available as well as a water pad park for little ones

Visited May 2013
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Sulphur, Louisiana
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“First camping trip to Chicot”
Reviewed April 18, 2013

This was my first time to pull my camper to Chicot Park. We stayed in the North campground. I loved it because it is like camping used to be when I was a child. The road getting to north park area was very narrow and curvey so take it slow - about 4 miles..... Woodsy, good bike riding, you can have a campfire, no one watches you like a hawk. We went as a large family group for 2012 Easter weekend and the park was full, but it was still really nice and extremely fun. Everybody was very nice that was working and camping. Even with all the people leaving on Sunday, it didn't take long at the dump station - there is more than one! I would go more often if it were closer. Some of the places are more spacious than others. We are planning another trip there real soon. I can't wait!

Visited May 2012
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Lafayette, LA USA
Level 6 Contributor
58 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Very Relaxing”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

The Deluxe cabins on the water offer and amazing view of Lake Chicot. You just can't help but feel relaxed with a view like that. Being able to keep your boat at the pier of the cabin (shared with another cabin) makes it very convenient for quick departures. Parking is close to the cabin but you still have a ways to go to unload your vehicle. These cabins have a long pier to walk down and quiet a few stairs you have to climb because they are on piers over the water. I ended up having to carry my luggage on wheels some of the way because of the stairs. The cabin has a nice deck with bbq grill (charcoal, lighter fluid and matches not provided) next to the screened in porch with a few chairs and picnic table. This extra space makes it nice to store icechests and fishing gear without taking up space inside the cabin. The cabin we stayed in had 2 bedrooms. One room had a full size bed with ceiling fan, a night standstand on either side of the bed, a mirror on the wall, a small built-in area to hang clothes with a built in bench seat (storage space under seat), and a shelf above (hard for short people to reach). The other room had 2 sets of bunk beds with ladder for access to the top bunk, a small built-in storage area for clothes with a shelf and bench seat and a long skinny table. This room does not have a ceiling fan or nightstands. Bedding is provided. The problem we had with the full size bed was the fitted sheets would not stay on the bed. I took an extra flat sheet and put it sideways and tucked the edges and that seemed to help. The mattresses and pillows have protective plastic which is great except can be a little noisy when turning. The living room had a fireplace, ceiling fan, lots of windows with verticle blinds for privacy, 2 sofas- at least 1 pulled out into a bed, a few other chairs and tables, lamps, flat screen tv with limited viewing channels. The cabin was very roomy and open, great for a large group of people. The full kitchen had a pretty good supply of pots and pans, utensils, & dishes & a lot of storage space. I don't think our cabin had a toaster, but it did have a coffee maker. There was even a dishwasher, soap provided (we didn't use). All the other appliances were in working order. There are a few things you must bring: your own toiletries (no bath soap or shampoo is provided), pillows are a must if you like thicker than 1 inch pillows, we also brought extra sheets to throw over the sofa & light weight throws to cover with, games in case it rains, paper towels & paper towels. The bathroom is pretty roomy. Towels & toilet paper are provided and there is a hairdryer on the wall as well as a hamper to put dirty towels which are replaced every 3rd day. You can get more if needed before then. The water pressure was good in the shower. There shower/tub has a pull down handicap seat & removable handheld shower head. There is a vent in the bathroom but no heat. I wish there would have been a heater in the bathroom I found it a little cool when I got out of the shower. This would not be an issue in the hot, humid summer months. The windows throughout the cabin can be opened if you like fresh air. All windows have screens and the size/openings are not large enough or low enough for children to fall through. You are required to sweep & mop the cabin (& I think you have to take out the trash) before departure at 10 am. If fishing is not your thing I found the nature center in Chicot State park was pretty interesting. The hiking trails are nice and there are a few trails that are even wheelchair accessible. We enjoyed driving around the park. There are camping areas for tents & motor homes. I think the swimming pool and water play area would be a popular place in the hot summer months and a nice way to cool off. It was not opened when we went in April. It was too cool during our stay for that kind of activity anyway. I really enjoyed our weekend at Chicot and would definitely go back and recommed it to friends and family. The Deluxe cabins are a little expensive for only 2 people, but a good value for a group or large family.

Visited April 2013
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Poplar, Wisconsin, United States
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great family get a way! ♥♡♥”
Reviewed March 11, 2013 via mobile

We have 5 kids ages 2-14. We are from Wisconsin so we found all the wild life there very fascinating! Lizards, gators, bird's and racoons. The deluxe cabins are fantastic. We only paid around $100 a night for a whole 2 bedrrom cabin with all the extra's (even cable and Internet!) Central air too. We loved the docks and boating. The pool was not open. ONLY suggestion (a must really) loom at the map or ask when you make reservations for the cabins that are ON the lake. Some are in the woods and it is not as much fun:-( Only negative...The LONGEST drive ever to get to the park entrance:-)

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