Louisiana State Arboretum

1300 Sudie Lawton Ln.
Ville Platte, LA 70586- Map It
Phone: (337) 363-6289

AAA Editor Notes

Louisiana State Arboretum is in Chicot State Park at 1300 Sudie Lawton Ln. More than 150 species of native labeled trees and plants are represented at the 600-acre arboretum. A nature center houses interactive displays. Wild deer, bobcats, opossums, raccoons and other species may be sighted along a 6-mile nature trail with interpretive signs. Guided hikes and educational programs are offered on weekends. Guided tours are available.
Site free. A fee may be charged for educational programs. Reservations are required for some programs.
Hours: Nature trail daily dawn-dusk. Nature center open daily 9-5. Phone ahead for educational program schedule. Closed Jan. 1, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Allow 1 hour minimum.