Tubing And Picnic On the Northshore

  • July 13, 2014 · 11:00 AM
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Bogue Chitto State Park (pronounced bo-guh chit-uh) is a recent addition to the Louisiana State Park system. It opened to the public on August 28, 2010, after a delay of approximately three months. The new state park is located off Louisiana State Highway 25 south of Franklinton, Louisiana in Washington Parish. The name Bogue Chitto is from the Choctaw language, bok chito, meaning big creek.

The park has a visitor's center, a conference room, picnic pavilions and a lodge overlooking a 90-foot (27 m) bluff. Guests may stay at one of four upland cabins or park among the 81 RV sites. A group camp may be reserved for overnight visitors as well. There is a canoe launch into the Bogue Chitto River, fishing piers, an amphitheater and a water playground. The site contains 11 lakes stocked with freshwater fish. There are more than 7 miles (11 km) of nature trails and 14 miles (23 km) of equestrian trails.

Bogue Chitto State Park is 1,786 acres (7.23 km2) in size. Notable physical features on the site are small streams, cypress-tupelo swamps, and both upland and bottomland hardwood forests. Of particular interest is a gorge known as Fricke's Cave, which contains delicate sandstone formations.

There is a park admission of $2/person; however, I *think* we can get that credited when we rent our tubes from Rocky Bottom Tubing.  Phone # for Rocky Bottom is[masked]-1477.

3-hour tube rental is $15/adults; $12/children

4-hour canoe rental is $40.

4-hour kayak rental is $30.

REMINDER:  Please bring a picnic lunch and drinks for your family!

After you pay to go into the park, please go to the area where you pay for the tube rental (they will instruct you at the front gate).  We will take a shuttle to the tube "launch site" by 11:30.  Please be prompt!  Once we are out on the water, I won't have my cell phone [masked]).

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  • Kaylee

    aww next time i hope i can join.

    July 15

  • Satyajit

    I would also like to thank Nataly and Shawn. Thank you for the food and jello shots. :)

    July 13

    • Nataly

      Your welcome. We should do it again ! ^.^

      1 · July 13

  • Satyajit

    We had a blast! We missed Lisa and David. We should definitely go here again. :)

    1 · July 13

    • David W.

      Now that we have a brand new battery in the car we will definitely make it next time!

      1 · July 13

  • Kari S.

    Hi guys! Did you arrive really early? We got there a little before 11 and saw no one. We waited a while and still no one. We thought we might catch up on the river but never found you guys. It was still fun, though. Sorry we missed you all!

    July 13

    • Kari S.

      Well I just saw the comments below. We thought we were meeting down by the tube rentals :( too bad.

      July 13

    • Satyajit

      I'm sorry you missed the group, Kari. We hope to see you and James at the next one. My number is always posted on the event page. Please don't hesitate to call or text if you have issues finding the group. :(

      July 13

  • Satyajit

    Sorry not $4.00. The fee it's $2.00 a person

    July 13

  • Satyajit

    Hey guys. Lenny and I just reached Bogue Chitto. We paid the entrance fee and we are waiting in the parking area as soon as you pay the fee of $4.00. We'll be here till 11:30. We are in a Silver Volkswagen Golf Gti. Please call or text me at[masked] once you get here.

    July 13

  • Lisa W.

    Sorry guys - I had car problems. Sat will be your contact for this adventure! (504)[masked]

    July 13

  • Michaela B.

    I unfortunately won't be done tutoring in time to meet up with y'all, but I'm totally down for more outdoorsy events like this. Have fun for me!

    1 · July 13

  • donna

    Y'all have a great day! I have a family thing to take care of today.

    1 · July 13

  • Satyajit

    I think meeting there at 11:00 am would be ideal because people are coming from all over the place.

    July 12

  • john b.

    I'm interested in going, but need to carpool and be back by 5ish. Is that doable?

    July 11

  • Shannon

    We'd be interesting with carpooling if someone wanted to. Also I've never heard of this company(and can't find a legit website) but with another one when the river level is too high they call off tubing so it's best to call ahead before driving.

    July 8

    • Lisa W.

      The company is in the State Park. I met the Owner a few weeks ago when I was up there. Will call again on Saturday to verify River level and confirm they are running without issue.

      3 · July 8

  • Lisa W.

    Please note: this is a long drive, folks! Depending on where you are in New Orleans, it can be up to a 2-hr drive! Please plan accordingly.

    July 8

  • Satyajit

    My cell is[masked]-1456. Call/text me or Lisa if you guys can't find the group.

    July 7

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm just realizing there's a world cup game at two, :( but I really want to go tubing! Hoping we can plan another one soon

    July 8

  • Helena

    I'm not going as it is not my thing but I would suggest carpooling as it is 1 1/2 - 2 hours from New Orleans.

    July 7

  • Lisa W.

    There is a park admission of $2/person; however, I *think* we can get that credited when we rent our tubes from Rocky Bottom Tubing. Phone # for Rocky Bottom is[masked]-1477.

    3-hour tube rental is $15/adults; $12/children

    4-hour canoe rental is $40.

    4-hour kayak rental is $30.

    REMINDER: Please bring a picnic lunch and drinks for your family!

    After you pay to go into the park, please go to the area where you pay for the tube rental (they will instruct you at the front gate). We will take a shuttle to the tube "launch site" by 11:30. Please be prompt! Once we are out on the water, I won't have my cell phone [masked]).

    July 7

  • Amanda

    So, is everyone just meeting there and if so, where is the meeting place?

    July 6

    • Lisa W.

      We will meet at the place where you pay for your tube rental. A shuttle will then take us to the entrance of the waterway for tubing.

      July 7

  • Leonard C.

    I won't be coming to the tubing event but this park is nice for hiking when the weather gets cooler. Sat you might want to look in to it while you're there.

    July 1

  • Lisa W.

    Not sure if we want to set-up carpools in zones again...?

    June 16

  • Lisa W.

    Rocky Bottom Tubing and Canoeing is in the state park. They accept credit cards for payment to rent the tubes and/or canoes. There is a charge to enter the park (I think $2/per person). I suggest everyone pack a picnic lunch.

    2 · June 23

  • Cynthia

    Sorry I can't make this one guys. I sunburn extremely easily. Last time I went tubing I ended up with a 3rd degree sunburn and looked like a burn victim for about a week or 2. The dermatologist loved me that week, I think I may have made him rich! lol You guys have fun though!

    June 16

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