Chicot State Park - Lake Chicot Drawdown

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. Lake  Chicot control gates are scheduled for closure on December 31, 2023, to allow the lake to refill and ensure adequate water levels for springtime fish spawning.  Read the full notice HERE