VILLE PLATTE — Visitors are invited to Chicot State Park in Ville Platte on Saturday, October 19 from 2-4 p.m., for a guided canoe tour of Chicot Lake.
The site naturalist will take participants through the cypress-tupelo lake to learn more about the plants and animals that can be found in it. Canoeing experience is recommended. Space for this event is limited so register early to reserve your canoe. Visitors with their own canoes or kayaks are welcome, but still need to call and register for the event.
Chicot State Park is the largest state park in Louisiana. Situated around a 2,000-acre, man-made lake, the park offers a wide variety of outdoor activities for visitors such as camping, fishing, hiking and picnicking. The park is located in the heart of Louisiana, six miles north of Ville Platte in Evangeline Parish on La. 3042.
Day-use admission to the park is $2 per person. All programs are free with paid admission to the park. Groups of 10 or more can make reservations for special programs.
For more information, call 1-888-677-6100 toll free or 363-6289 in the Ville Platte area.