Took our first trip to Bogue Chitto State Park in Franklinton, LA this weekend; so, here's a campground review for anyone interested. We stayed in the Upland RV Area (Site 38). Here are pros and cons of the camping areas and overall park: Upland RV Area Pro - Campsites are pretty level left to right. Ours was spot on. Front to rear, the sights vary. Didn't see any that appeared too bad. Ours wasn't bad. I used my wooden blocks under my front stabilizers. I always use a cement block under my tongue jack and it was nearing the max lift to get level. Of course, our pup is 25 feet long too; so, most folks with a PUP wouldn't have this issue. Pro - I loved the bath house: Very clean, plenty of hot water, and well maintained. They were air conditioned and appeared to have humidity control. The bath house had 6 separate bathrooms with shower, sink, and toilet. The bath house was fairly centrally located near the center of the circle. Pro - The bath house had a laundry room with Washer, Dryer, and Utility Sink. Washer / Dryer were free (not coin operated) which would be a nice plus if we would have been staying longer and needed them. Pro - Direct access to the main hiking trail right across the road from the bath house. Pro - Very little light polution. No street lights (booger lights) or other electric lights at the campsites. The only electic lights were at the bath house. Of course, depending on your neighbors, this could change but at least the park doesn't force it on you. Con - Although there is a kids' play area, there is only a single climbing gym (synthetic rope webbing). It would have been nice to have more available like we've seen at some of the other state parks. Con - Not much shade. The vast majority of the sites don't get much afternoon shade; so, I recommend looking at the sites where your awning would be on the eastern side. Con - The upland site is a bit of a distance from everything with the exception of the hiking trail. Bottomland RV Area Pros - Two bath houses available and appear to be the same configuration as the Upland area. Pros - There appears to be a bit more shade in the bottomland areas. Pros - A number of the Bottomland sites are right on the water (ponds) Pros - Like the upland area, little light polution with the exception of the bath houses and neighbors. Neutral - Sites weren't as roomy as the upper area; but, they still were not crowded together. This wouldn't really matter too much except we liketo be able to tie out the dogs which wouldn't work well with some of these sites. Neutral - There appears to be more shade in these sites. Con - Bottomland could be prone to river flooding. This would likely only be an issue for an extended stay or planned trip where a weather event (heavy rain) occurred. Con - Didn't see a kids' playground in the Bottomland area. Con - Closer, but still a bit of a distance from the day use area. Overall Park Facilities & Amenities Pro - Plenty of hiking Trails (7+ miles) in a large loop around the park. The main trail passes through diverse areas and is very scenic. The trails are nice for walking and would good for biking as well. There are even dedicated equine (horse) trails. Pro - Plenty of fishing opportunities. There are numerous ponds and the river available. Pro - Canoe / Kayak / Tube launch and recovery areas to the river. Pro - Water features (water slide / wet area) in the day-use area. Con - Not a lot of shade in the day-use area and the number of pavilions is limited. Con - Limited plaground equipment at the day use area. This is a fairly new State Park. It's only been open for a couple of years. I expect that it'll only get better as time goes on. We'll definitely be going back to Bogue Chitto as one of our local, weekend options. Unless we were planning on canoeing/kayaking or tubing on the river, I doubt we would go mid summer due to the lack of shade; but it would definitely be a good spring, fall, and winter area when it isn't too hot.