Bogue Chitto State Park Beach

Sandy beach
Unnamed Road, Franklinton, LA 70438, USA
187 miles from Lake Charles, LA
Water quality
Grades suggested by our reviewer
Water Quality
Unknown (read more)

Beach amenities

  • ParkingCar parking nearby
  • Pet friendlyBring your little friends!
  • Picnic tablesPicnic benches available
  • WiFiWireless internet available
  • WCPublic restrooms nearby
  • RV-friendlyRV parking available
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About this beach

Warnings and hazards

Bring a stick to knock down spiderwebs

Make a call before visiting - trails may be closed during flood season (985-839-5707 or 888-677-7312 toll free)

Bogue Chitto State Park is a very nice and well-maintained park in Franklinton, LA, with a small sandy beach by the Bogue Chitto River.

Loved by campers and hikers, the park has both upland and bottomland campsites and several fishing lakes. The entrance fee is $1 per person. If you are willing to spend the night, you can camp in a tent, RV, or rent a cabin with some great views.

Kids will love the splashpad and the water playground for children. If you are into teambuilding, this park offers group camping options and even a conference room! And if you own a horse, there are horse-trails, too.

The park's doors are open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. If you would like to know more, visit the park's official website. The State Park is enormous, you can find all that you need on the detailed map.

What we loved

  • Fishing
  • The splash pad
  • Loooong (over 14 miles total) hiking trails

Driving Time

  • 1 hour 15 minutes from New Orleans, LA
  • 2 hours 5 minutes from Jackson, MS
  • 2 hours 20 minutes from Lafayette, LA

Hotels and rentals

If you're considering staying for one or even a few nights, there are plenty of options available near the beach. Chose your preferred accomodation type and your favourite room provider:

Beaches nearby

Additionally, there's a number of beaches near Bogue Chitto State Park Beach which you can visit:

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Visitor questions:

Question: Can dogs swim here?
Asked by janet moody over 2 years ago
Answer: Yes, they can! Bogue Chitto State Park is a very dog-friendly place.

Bogue Chitto State Park Beach videos

Bogue Chitto State Park Karma Footage
A detailed drone made overview of the Bogue Chitto State Park and the beach
Bogue Chitto Camping and Fishing
A nice video from the birthday party filmed in the Bogue Chitto Park

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Beach map and directions
The beach is located in Franklinton, Louisiana Unnamed Road, Franklinton, LA 70438, USA (Open on Google Maps)
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Bogue Chitto State Park Beach reviews and photos
Reviewed on: October 23, 2020