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Lake Village, Arkansas

Lake Village, Arkansas

Lake Village, a town on the Great River Road National Scenic Byway, lies on the curving shore of picturesque Lake Chicot, a 20-mile long abandoned channel of the Mississippi River that is Arkansas's largest natural lake. Fishing for crappie, bass, bluegills and catfish, as well as water sports and birding, are popular on the lake. Lake Chicot State Park offers cabins, campgrounds, a marina and other recreational assets. Its visitors center contains exhibits on area history and natural resources and has free brochures detailing self-guided Mississippi River levee and Civil War tours. County and private campgrounds are also located on the lakeshore, while the downtown Jack R. Rhodes Lakefront Park provides a swimming area, walking path, small amphitheater, boat ramp, and picnic pavilions.

Other area attractions include exhibits at the Lake Chicot Pumping Plant, a $90-million facility built to protect the lake's water quality by diverting silt-laden run-off; the Museum of Chicot County; and the Plantation Bed and Breakfast, located in a farm house where Confederate wounded were treated during the 1864 Battle of Ditch Bayou. Just north of downtown, an historic marker records the site where in 1923 Charles Lindbergh, who would later make the first solo Transatlantic flight, made his first nighttime flight.

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Great River Road National Scenic Byway

The Great River Road, Arkansas's portion of the Mississippi River Parkway, runs for 363 miles paralleling the Mississippi River in Eastern Arkansas. This scenic highway is composed of these highways: Ark. 82, U.S. 65, Ark. 4, Ark. 1, U.S. 165, Ark. 316, Ark. 318, Ark. 20, Ark. 44

Lake Village, AR Scenic Byways

Ditch Bayou Battlefield

Directions: Two Miles East Of The Junction The Ditch Bayou Battlefield of 1864 has changed greatly in the post-war years, though the ditch where Colonel Colton Greene's Rebels inflicted significant casualties on General Andrew J. Smith's attacking Federals on June 6, 1864

Lake Village, AR Battlefields

Jack R. Rhodes Lake Front Park

Located in downtown Lake Village on the west shore of scenic Lake Chicot, Arkansas'

Lake Village, AR Parks

Museum of Chicot County

Housed in the old 1910 Lake Village Infirmary;

Lake Village, AR Museums

Scenic Lakeshore Drive

Tour down historic Lakeshore Drive. As you travel along, you'

Lake Village, AR Scenic Drives

Things to do near Lake Village, AR

Delta Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Desha County Museum

Ten buildings furnished with artifacts of the Delta; an agricultural building, three log houses, plantation commissary....

Delta Gateway Museum

Old photographs and maps that depict the history of Blytheville; housed in the old Kress Building which is listed on the N...

Historic Public Library

Oldest public building in Phillips County; first public library in Arkansas....

General Robert E. Lee Monument

Directions: City Park...