Mississippi River State Park

A new Visitor Center is over-the-top, and the park has an excellent campground.

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New Visitor Center

What a fantastic new Visitor Center, a must see.

Pan of Campground

Most sites are on the water and very roomy.

This state park, located at the southern tip of Crowley's Ridge along the Mississippi River, is within the 23,000-acre St. Francis National Forest, which is operated by the U. S. Forest Service. The park stretches out along part of two scenic byways, the Crowley Ridge Parkway Road and the Great River Road. There is a new Visitor Center that has outstanding displays of the history and flora and fauna of the area. The Beech Point Campground, nearest to the center, is located on a peninsula on Bear Creek Lake. Although it has only 17 sites, 14 of these have full hookups and are mostly on the lake. If you are not inclined to camp, but would rather have a motel and want to visit the park, look for accommodations in the city of Marianna, Arkansas. There are plenty of day use areas to enjoy even if you not are staying in the park.

For more information, check out the following links:

Arkansas State Parks website

RV Park Reviews website

Great River Road in Arkansas

The Pictures Below Show the New Visitor Center at Mississippi River State Park
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Visitor Center Entrance Sign
Visitor Center Entrance Sign

This attractive sign welcomes you to the center.

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Visitor Center
Visitor Center

The new building is very attractive.

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Gravesite for John Patterson
Gravesite for John Patterson

Found on the road that leads to the park. Gravesite of first Anglo-saxon child born in this area.

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Visitor Center Entrance Sign
Visitor Center Entrance Sign

This attractive sign welcomes you to the center.

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The Beech Point Campground is small, but it is exceptionally nice with full hookups.

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Campers at the Park
Campers at the Park

This camper is enjoying one of the sites along the lake.

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Beech Point Campground
Beech Point Campground

The sites are mostly on the lake and have full hookups.

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Island View from the Dam
Island View from the Dam

You can see some of the campsites from this point.

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Campers at the Park
Campers at the Park

This camper is enjoying one of the sites along the lake.

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The 2 minute video below done by 50 Campfires gives really good pictures of the Visitor Center and campground.