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

Marina on Lake Chicot

Sunset on the Lake

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.

Great River Road

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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History Sign

History Sign

This sign is in front of the Visitor Center and gives the history of this area.

Visitor Center Displays

Visitor Center Displays

The aim of this center is to educate the visitor.

Visitor Centr Interior

Visitor Centr Interior

Another display in the center.

Education Room

Education Room

The Visitor Center has a room set aside for educational classes.

Nature Trail

Nature Trail

Arlene stands with her bike at the trailhead .

Delta Flora

Delta Flora

The trail displays the delta forest species.

Fork in Trail

Fork in Trail

This path circles around so you can go either direction.

Nature Trail

Nature Trail

More scenes along the trail.

Map Display

Map Display

Dick looks over the map that shows the park area along the Mississippi.

Swimming Pool

Swimming Pool

During the summer there is a large swimming pool you can use for a small charge.

Campsite

Campsite

The campsites are in a shady grove of pecan trees and very roomy.

Cabins for Rent

Cabins for Rent

The cabins are lakeside and not far from campgrounds.

Lakeview from Campground

Lakeview from Campground

The cypress tress line the shoreline.

Fishing Pier

Fishing Pier

A fishing pier is located in front of the cabins.

Pan of Lake

Pan of Lake

The lake is beautiful even if you do not fish or boat.

Marina

Marina

You can rent boats and motors at the marina.

Fishing

Fishing

Dick takes advantage of the pier for some fishing.

Dick on the Fishing Pier

Dick on the Fishing Pier

Dick even caught a fish!

Sunset on Lake

Sunset on Lake

In the evening sit back and enjoy the sunset.

Sun Is Almost Down

Sun Is Almost Down

A good view at the marina.

Sun Glow

Sun Glow

The sun has now set.

Wildlife

Wildlife

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.