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Mississippi Delta Region

Arkansas Post Museum- Arkansas Post Museum is located in eastern Arkansas. The museum features five exhibit buildings interpreting the Territorial Era of Arkansas' development including a dogtrot log house, reproduction carriage house, kitchen and main house furnished with artifacts and documents.
Arkansas Post National Memorial- Located on a peninsula bordered by the Arkansas River and two backwaters, this site offers excellent fishing and wildlife watching opportunities.The establishment of the Post was the first step in a long struggle between France, Spain, and England over the interior of the North American continent.
Hampson Museum- A restored courthouse, located in Wilson, exhibits the county's rich history.
Lake Chicot State Park- Lake Chicot State Park, located in southeastern Arkansas, has Arkansas' largest natural lake and abundant recreational opportunities.
Parkin Archeological State Park- Parkin Archeological State Park interprets the Mississippi Period Native American village and offers archeological tours and exhibits.

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Description - The Mississippi Delta Region is a land of rice fields, white cotton, lush soybeans and golden wheat as far as the eye can see. It is accented by restored plantation mansions, cypress-lined lakes, Victorian homes and river port towns.

Recreation - Excellent fishing opportunities abound in the Mississippi Delta Region. The nine state parks offer many other outdoor activities such as camping, picnicking and hiking.

Climate - Arkansas has a temperate climate with the coldest temperatures near freezing during December, January and February. Daytime highs for these months usually reach 55 degrees F. Spring and fall temperatures are very mild with lows dipping to 44 degrees F and highs reaching 70 degrees F. July and August are the hottest months of the year with average temperatures reaching 90 degrees F. June and September average temperatures usually reach into the mid-eighties. Spring and winter months are the wettest of the year.

Location - The Mississippi Delta Region occupies the eastern part of the state, bounded on the southwest by the Gulf Coastal Plain and on the northwest by the Ouachita Mountains and the Ozark Mountains.

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Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism, One Capitol Mall , Little Rock, AR, 72201, Phone: 501-682-7777, Fax: 501-682-1364

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Arkansas Regions - The Arkansas regions are the Arkansas River Valley Region, Crowley's Ridge Region, Gulf Coastal Plain Region, Mississippi Delta Region, Ouachita Mountains Region, and Ozark Mountains Region.


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