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Basic Info about the Park

The Jimmie Davis State Park is 294 acres on Caney Lake just southwest of Chatham.

Jimmie Davis is a great state park for birdwatching, swimming, or fishing. We enjoy visiting this park in the winter when the swimming area is closed to people and filled with coots and grebes.

You’ll find all kinds of water birds here: herons, egrets, cormorants, gulls, ducks, coots, and grebes. You’ll find snakes, turtles, and various bugs here, too.

There aren’t a lot of trails here, but the ones that are are easy to walk.




Park Size in Acres

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Fish crow perched in a tree looking upFish crow looking down

Fish Crow

Chipping sparrow perched on a branchChipping sparrow flying in blue sky

Chipping Sparrow

Picnic Area
Two mallards, a male and a female, walking on a sandy beachA female mallard preparing to fly from shallow water while another female mallard stands on sandy shore

Rouen Mallard Ducks

Fishing Pier
Eastern bluebird landing on a branchEastern bluebird standing on a branch

Eastern Bluebird

Picnic Area
Eighteen American coots swimmingAmerican coot swimming

American Coots

Two brown-headed nuthatches foraging on a tree trunkTwo brown-headed nuthatches foraging on a tree trunk

Brown-Headed Nuthatch

Picnic Area
Double-crested cormorant perched on a wooden pole in waterDouble-crested cormorant perched on a wooden pole

Double-Crested Cormorant

Pied-billed grebe swimmingPied-billed grebe swimming

Pied-Billed Grebe

Fishing Pier
Two blackstripe topminnows swimmingTwo blackstripe topminnows swimming

Blackstripe Topminnows

Fishing Pier

Rouen mallards are interesting to watch. They forage like wild mallards, but are less afraid of humans and more likely live their lives close to people.

More about How You Can Enjoy the Park

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The Jimmie Davis State Park is one of many places you can enjoy our local wildlife. 

Explore North Louisiana's Outdoors.

Learn about national wildlife refuges, Kisatchie National Forest ranger districts, state wildlife management areas, and state parks found throughout North Louisiana.

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