Village Creek State Park

What a great park for hiking, fishing, golfing, and camping including horse camping!

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Trails at Village Creek

The park has several interesting trails to hike.

The Ridges Golf Course

One of the most challenging golf courses in Arkansas.

Village Creek State Park has much to offer for different interests. If you want to camp, there is a roomy campground for all size RV's or other camping vehicles or tents. There is even a section devoted to those campers who like to bring their horses. For the people who want to hike, there are a number of trails from easy to strenuous. There are two lakes to enjoy fishing, boating, scuba diving, or swimming. If you just want to visit for the day, there are places to picnic and enjoy the lakes, and there is a great visitor center with an auditorium to visit. If you are a golfer there is a 27 hole course next door to the park. It has 3 nine hole sites, which can be played in any arrangement you want. This is one of the most interesting and challenging courses in Arkansas.

This park is in the Crowley's Ridge and valley and has trees, flora, and fauna that is specific to this area. Also, the history of the area and its settlement are related a lot to the Old Military Road that crossed through this area. There is a section of that trail that you can hike if you want. If you have time, you may want to take time to visit Parkin Archeological State Park not far from Village Creek.

For more information check out:

Arkansas State Parks website

The Ridges Golf Course

History of Village Creek

The 14 pictures below show many of the different activities at the park.
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Entrance Sign

Entrance Sign

This 7,000-acre park is one of Arkansas' finest.

Flag Display

Flag Display

This flag display is seen as you enter the park.

Office & Visitor Center

Office & Visitor Center

This center is where you register if staying at the park.

Campsite

Campsite

The campsites are roomy and easy to get into.

Cabin

Cabin

There are various sizes of cabins to rent.

Lake Dunn Sign

Lake Dunn Sign

A set of stairs leads you to boat dock and fishing pier.

Boat Dock

Boat Dock

Marina and boat dock are open in the summer season.

Fishing Pier

Fishing Pier

This fisherman had a number of fish.

Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving

Dick talks with an avid scuba diver.

Horse Stables

Horse Stables

Those who like to bring horses have nice facilities for their animals.

Campers in Horse Camp

Campers in Horse Camp

There is plenty of room for vehicles and trailers.

Fishing

Fishing

Fishing for beam, bass, crappie is popular.

Fishermen

Fishermen

Fishing on the lake is a favorite activity.

Swim Beach and Boating

Swim Beach and Boating

The lake is fun for swimmers or boaters.

There are a number of hiking opportunities. Below are pictures from those we hiked
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Big Ben Trail
Big Ben Trail

This trail is one of the most popular paths.

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Unusual Tree
Unusual Tree

A view along the trail.

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Dam
Dam

The Lake Austell Dam is seen at end of trail.

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Big Ben Trail
Big Ben Trail

This trail is one of the most popular paths.

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The Ridges Golf Course Is a Popular Place to Visit While Staying at Village Creek.
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The Ridges Golf Course
The Ridges Golf Course

This sign leads you to one of the most interesting Course in Arkansas.

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Pro Shop
Pro Shop

Dick walks toward the pro shop, which has a gift shop and restaurant.

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Three 9 Hole Courses
Three 9 Hole Courses

This is the West Tee Sign for one of the courses.

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The Ridges Golf Course
The Ridges Golf Course

This sign leads you to one of the most interesting Course in Arkansas.

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Enjoy these Panoramic Pictures from Village Creek State Park.
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Swim Beach
Swim Beach

This is a swimming beach on Lake Austell.

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Horse Camp
Horse Camp

Stables for Horses in horse camp.

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The Ridges Golf Course
The Ridges Golf Course

This golf course is one of the nicest in Arkansas.

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Swim Beach
Swim Beach

This is a swimming beach on Lake Austell.

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This 2 minute video done by Gary Jones of Arkansas Travel Channel gives a great view of The Ridges Golf Course.