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1300 Sudie Lawton Ln.,
Ville Platte, LA 70586

Property Description

Located within Chicot State Park. The only State Park preservation area, with plants marked throughout the six miles of trails. New Visitor Center, Caroline Dormon Lodge, exhibits, tours, programs, etc. The State's Arboretum is a living museum of trees. Features nature trails & educational programs year-round. Tours available for groups of 10 or more.

Daily, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Coming from the north on I-49, exit on LA 106 south. Turn left off LA 106 onto LA 3042 south. From the south, exit I-49 on US 167 and drive toward Ville Platte. Take Hwy 3042 north. The Arboretum Visitor Center is located within Chicot State Park.

  • Backpacking
  • Birding
  • Childrens Programs
  • Natural Wildlife Viewing
  • Swamp Walks
  • Hiking/Nature Trails
  • Lakes, Bayous & Rivers
  • Nature Interpretive Center
  • Nature Preserve
  • Nature Tours
  • State Park
  • Walking Tours
Disabled Traveler Information
  • Handicapped Accessible
Facility Amenities
  • Bus Parking
General Information
  • Dates closed: Thanksgiving, Chirstmas, New Year's Day
Guest Information
  • Family Friendly
  • Meeting/Tour groups welcome
  • Reservations Suggested
Rate Information
  • Free Admission
Suitable for Ages
  • All Ages