Description - Lake Chicot State Park's quiet beauty and abundant recreational opportunities come together on Arkansas's largest natural lake.
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Fishing at sunset on Lake Chicot
- Nestled in a pecan grove, the park offers 127 campsites, 14 fully equipped cabins with kitchens (many with fireplace, lake view patio and fishing dock), pool (summer), picnicking, screened standard pavilions, laundry and playground. You'll find food and gifts at the store/marina plus boats, motors, personal water craft, fuel, bait and a launch ramp. A visitor center presents the area's history and natural resources through exhibits and programs, plus offers bicycle rentals.
Recreation - Located in the Mississippi Flyway, the Lake Chicot State Park offers outstanding bird watching, camping and picnicking. The staff host party barge tours of the lake, levee tours and programs for viewing a wide variety of birds and other wildlife. A 20-mile long oxbow lake, cut off centuries ago when the mighty Mississippi changed course, is a peaceful site for fishing and boating. Fishing for crappie, bass and bream is popular, especially on the upper end of the lake during spring and fall. Fishing for catfish is outstanding year-round.
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.
Lake Chicot State Park is located in the Mississippi Delta Region of southeastern Arkansas. The park is found eight miles northeast of Lake Village on Arkansas Hwy. 144.