Lake Chicot State Park

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Lake Chicot State Park

Arkansas

(870) 265-5480

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Overview

The Mississippi Delta's captivating beauty and recreational opportunities come together at Arkansas's largest natural lake, Lake Chicot. Cut off centuries ago when the Mississippi River changed course, this 20-mile long oxbow lake is a peaceful setting for fishing, boating, and bird watching. Fishing for crappie, bass, and bream is popular on the lake, especially on the upper end of Lake Chicot during spring and fall. Fishing for catfish is great throughout the year.

Located in the Mississippi Flyway, this park offers some of the best year-round birding opportunities in Arkansas. The park offers lake tours, levee tours, and other opportunities for you to view a variety of birds and other wildlife.

Nestled in a pecan grove, the park offers 122 campsites (39 Class AAA, 16 Class AA, and 67 Class B including several sites with Class C options), 14 cabins with kitchens (many with fireplace, lake view patio and fishing dock), a swimming pool (open in summer), picnicking, standard pavilions (screened), laundry and playground. The store/marina offers food, gifts, fuel and bait for sale. Here you'll also find boats, motors and personal water craft to rent, fuel, bait and a launch ramp. The visitor center features interpretive exhibits that tell of the area's history and natural resources. Bicycles can be rented here at the center.

Map of Lake Chicot (AR)

Latitude, Longitude: 33.371359, -91.199371

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Activities

  • Boating

    At the marina, visitors can rent boats, motors and personal watercraft. A free launching ramp, located near the marina, is open to those bringing their own rigs.

  • Camping

    Each of the 127 individual campsites is complete with all the modern conveniences, including a paved camping pad, dual electrical outlets, water hookup, and a table and grill.

  • Fishing

    Fishing for crappie, bass, and bream is popular on the lake, especially on the upper end of Lake Chicot during spring and fall. Fishing for catfish is great throughout the year.

  • Hiking

    Hikers can enjoy the one-mile nature trail through the mature pecans groves.

  • Historic Sites

    The park interpreter provides a variety of programs including guided walks, barge tours through cypress swamps, nature talks, films, demonstrations, and living history from the pioneer and Civil War periods.

  • Picnicking

    A tree-shaded picnic area with tables, grills and water outlets plus two covered group pavilions provide ample space for family gatherings.

  • RVing

    Each of the 127 individual campsites is complete with all the modern conveniences including a paved camping pad, dual electrical outlet, water hookup, and a table and grill. Sixteen of the campsites have sewer hook-ups and a dumpstation is available near the visitor center.

  • Water Sports

    Located within a short walk of the picnic area is the park's 25-meter swimming pool complete with a separate diving well, bathhouse and outside wading pool.

Directions

Driving

Lake Chicot State Park is on Ark. 144, eight miles northeast of Lake Village.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(870) 265-5480

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