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Friday afternoon, March 4 -- Sunday noon, March 6, 2022




Friends and Food!


$20.00 Per Person

Dormitories with bunk beds and showers/No tent camping at Group Site * The dorm has 13 bunk beds on each side.


Campfest 2022 is coming up on 3/4/2022-3/6/2022. We have presentations, movies, campfires and a guided tour of the Louisiana State Arboretum

The cost is a mere $20 per person for Dinner & Breakfast, presentations and activities. 

This year Saturday night dinner is furnished by the club. It is pulled pork, baked beans, potato salad, green salad, and dinner rolls. Dessert is cake, brownies and cookies. We are providing a limited number beverages, and as in previous years, bring your own adult beverage. The club is providing plates, cups and plastic ware for both meals. Sunday we are again having a pancake breakfast.  You are responsible for dinner on Friday, and breakfast and lunch on Saturday.  Please bring a water bottle.


We will not be able to set up tents at the group campsite, we are limited to the dorms, with 26 beds on each side. RV's must reserve a spot in the regular campground. The south campground has 82 available sites, and you can put a maximum of 3 tents per site. Seniors get a 50% discount on the park camping fees, not on the $6 transaction fee. Members attending campfest should not have to pay the entrance fee, let the ranger know you are with the Louisiana Hiking Club.  


To register for a dorm, Email Tom Rogers at for dorm reservations.

 When the dorm is full you must make other overnight accommodations.

Campfest is for Current Members Only

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Members, bring  your used camping gear and sell it at campfest. During campfest used gear will be for sale, make an offer on gear, sell your gear or make a swap.



Friday Afternoon:

Arrival and registration (5 pm)

Used equipment sale, swap and give-away starts

BONUS 6 - 8 pm: "backpack shakedown" bring your loaded pack for advice on lightening your load


Saturday Morning:



Women's safety and handling the 3 P's

Wilderness First Aid

Useful knots

Intro to Map & Compass

How to make an alcohol stove

Hiking & fishing-Lightweight fishing tackle to bring on a hike


Saturday Afternoon-Hike and free time.

Saturday Evening- Dinner, movie and campfire


Sunday Morning:

Pancake Breakfast – prepared by Club’s pancake crew! We provide plates, plastic ware and cups, but bring your own coffee mug.


10:00 AM Guided hike at the Louisiana Arboretum

Cleanup and departure by 12:00 noon


Louisiana State Park regulations do not allow any pets in park buildings. Pets must be on a leash, 6 feet or less, at all times.

Map of Chicot:

The address is 3469 Chicot Park Rd., Ville Platte, LA

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