Lake Chicot Drawdown: The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) scheduled a drawdown of Lake Chicot beginning September 5, 2023 to reduce giant salvinia and improve fish habitat. The water will be lowered at a rate of 1.5 inches per day until the level reaches 3 feet below normal pool stage.
Grand Isle State Park is open. Due to damage caused by Hurricane Ida, the boardwalks are currently closed. Please note, access points to the beach and campsites are limited at this time. The distance from the parking lot to the beach is approximately a 150-yard walk.
All boardwalk trails at Tickfaw State Park are currently closed due to severe damage caused by Hurricane Ida. Canoe rentals are also currently unavailable. Two trails are currently open to the public – the hardwood trail and the trail around the fishing pond.