Chicot State Park was considered as one of the older Louisiana parks in 1939. The Civilian Conservation Corps were the ones to develop the area
The Lake Chicot offers a great opportunity for fishing in the area. Largemouth bass, blue-gill, crappie, red-ear sunfish are but some of the fishes to be caught in the rich waters of the lake. Fishers have the convenience of boat rentals, a cozy boathouse, and three boat launches. Hiking and backpacking trails are available in the state park. There are several primitive campsites and 208 renovated campsites.
The modern campsites offer cabins featuring basic cookware, linens, dinnerware, silverware, cooking utensils, and towels. Television service is not provided in this area. Swimming is allowed in the swimming pool. Picnic areas are provided for in this state park. A pavilion can be rented and barbeques can be grilled in the area.
The state park serves as a residence to wildlife species like wild deer, raccoons, bobcats and coyotes. There is an arboretum which carries magnolia blooms and other native plants. Bikers and hikers are enjoying the view as they pass by the trail.