Description - At Village Creek State Park, you can relax and enjoy the lush forest and unique geology of Crowley's Ridge. Five trails lead through the park's unusual vegetation including oak, sugar maple, beech, butternut and tulip poplar.
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RV camper at Village Creek
- The visitor center includes an A/V theater, store, bicycle rentals and gift shop. The interpretive center offers a large meeting facility and The Discovery Room, featuring exhibits of prehistoric artifacts and wildlife of Crowley's Ridge. Interpreters offer programs, concerts and special events year-round.
Campers will enjoy the 104 campsites around Lake Dunn. Nestled on a nearby ridge are 10 fully equipped cabins with kitchens. At Lake Austell, you'll find picnic sites near a sandy beach and sun deck. Park facilities include four standard pavilions (two are enclosed), playgrounds, baseball and multi-use fields, and a driving range.
Recreation - Visitors to Village Creek State Park can fish for bass, bream, catfish, and crappie at the park's two lakes. Launch ramps, boat docks, bait, fishing boats, electric motors and pedal boats are available late-spring through Labor Day. The park also offers camping, picnicking, hiking, biking, swimming, a baseball field, a driving range, and interpretive programs.
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.
Village Creek State Park is located in the Crowley's Ridge Region of eastern Arkansas. To reach the park, take Exit #242 off I-40 at Forrest City and go 13 miles north on Arkansas Hwy. 284 to the park.