Lake Chicot State Park
An oasis in the Delta Plain for a getaway family vacation
Check out the slide shows, pictures, videos, and information below.
Marina on Lake Chicot
Sunset on the Lake
This park has the largest natural lake in Arkansas. Once part of the main channel of the Mississippi River, it is now a 20 mile long oxbow lake that offers a variety of fishing and boating opportunities. There is a really roomy campground nestled among the pecan grove and the cypress trees along the shores of the lake. There are several cabins for those who do not camp. During the summer the pool makes a nice place for families. For those who like to hike, there is an easy trail to enjoy the Delta flora and bird watching. If you have a bicycle, this is a great place to ride. You can take a drive on part of the Great River Road, which runs through this park. In the evenings the sunsets will paint the night time skies.
For more information, check out the Arkansas State Parks website.
Above are the signs that greet you as you enter the park. The Visitor Center has an excellent educational center with a museum that depicts the history of this Delta area. Below is a slideshow of scenes that you will see at the park.
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This sign is in front of the Visitor Center and gives the history of this area.
Visitor Center Displays
The aim of this center is to educate the visitor.
Visitor Centr Interior
Another display in the center.
The Visitor Center has a room set aside for educational classes.
Arlene stands with her bike at the trailhead .
The trail displays the delta forest species.
Fork in Trail
This path circles around so you can go either direction.
More scenes along the trail.
Dick looks over the map that shows the park area along the Mississippi.
During the summer there is a large swimming pool you can use for a small charge.
The campsites are in a shady grove of pecan trees and very roomy.
Cabins for Rent
The cabins are lakeside and not far from campgrounds.
Lakeview from Campground
The cypress tress line the shoreline.
A fishing pier is located in front of the cabins.
Pan of Lake
The lake is beautiful even if you do not fish or boat.
You can rent boats and motors at the marina.
Dick takes advantage of the pier for some fishing.
Dick on the Fishing Pier
Dick even caught a fish!
Sunset on Lake
In the evening sit back and enjoy the sunset.
Sun Is Almost Down
A good view at the marina.
The sun has now set.
This heron hung around the fishing pier.
This two minute video done by 50 Campfires will give you a good view of the Lake Chicot Sate Park.