Chemin-A-Haut State Park is situated on 503 acres of beautiful property. Resting on top of a bluff that overlooks Bayou Bartholomew, the park has a French name meaning “high road” that comes from the old migration routes of the area’s Native Americans. This furrific recreational spot is a favorite destination for four legged and two legged visitors.
When you arrive at the park, your pooch will probably
want to hit the trails right away. Although there are only a couple short hikes
to choose from, your pup will love exploring the grounds. The Bobcat Trail runs
just over a mile and the Boy Scout Trail is under half a mile. Remember to
bring plenty of drinking water and dog dish, the muggy summer temperatures can
be hard on your furry friend. The park does not provide clean up bags, so
always have a couple on hand.
The property is home to Big Slough Lake, a body of water
well-suited for fishing. Bring along your rod and reel and see if you can snag
some Bream, Red Ear, or Blue Gill. Fishing
is only allowed from the shore. But if your doggo is up for a water based adventure,
they’ll be happy to know canoes and kayaks are welcome to cruise around the
If you have human children in tow, stop by the playground
for some afternoon fun. The park also features a swimming pool. Open times vary
throughout the summer, so check the schedule before pulling out the swim suits.
Of course if you do go for a swim, your pup will need to stay behind with another
member of your paw-ty.
If your pup is itching to reconnect with nature in a
tranquil setting, then it’s time for a trip to Chemin-A-Haut State Park!