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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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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

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

Lindbergh Marker

Historical marker on North Lakshore Drive placed at the site where Lindbergh landed his plane after conducting the first night flight to ever take place. In April 1923

Lake Village, AR Historic Markers

Museum of Chicot County

Housed in the old 1910 Lake Village Infirmary;

Lake Village, AR Museums

Lake Chicot State Park

Food Service/Picnic Area Available On Lake/River Name of Lake/River: Lake Chicot Cabins with kitchens (many with lake view patio and fishing dock), pool, picnicking, pavilions, laundry, playground; bicycle, boat, jet ski rentals; visitor center interprets the area'

Lake Village, AR State Parks

Things to do near Lake Village, AR

Big Lake National Wildlife Refuge

Twenty miles west of the Mississippi River, the 11,038-acre Big Lake National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1915 primari...

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 Riv...

Lindbergh Marker

Historical marker on North Lakshore Drive placed at the site where Lindbergh landed his plane after conducting the first nigh...

Historic Augusta Presbyterian Church

Preserved pre-Civil War, Gothic Revival church that now serves as a local museum and cultural center; the restored interior i...

Scenic Lakeshore Drive

Tour down historic Lakeshore Drive. As you travel along, you'll see beautiful old homes, churches, Chicot County Courthouse a...