Quality of Life

Area Recreation

Just twenty miles south is Lake Chicot State Park and Chicot County Park, both located on Lake Chicot, a large natural Oxbow Lake formed by the changing channel of the Mississippi River. Fishing is a popular sport not only on Lake Chicot but also on the Mississippi River, the Arkansas River, and the White River.

Camping is available at both the county and the state parks. There are many private campgrounds in the area.

Hunting and fishing are both popular sports. The lakes and streams provide a wide variety of game fish, particularly bass. In season, hunters bag deer, ducks, turkey, squirrel, quail, rabbits, doves, wild hogs and raccoons. The majority of hunters hunt on private leases.  Ten miles east on Hwy 4 at Arkansas City is the location of Choctaw Island Wildlife Refuge maintained by Arkansas Game and Fish. Coming soon, Delta Heritage Trail State Park Southern Terminus will be located at Arkansas City.  Ride your bicycle atop the levee to Rohwer where the path is a Rails to Trails program.  Arkansas State Parks

Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Regulations are published in two additions each year and are available at sporting goods stores. Residency is sixty days. Licenses include residents, non-residents, non-resident trip, archery, hunting dogs, deer tag, turkey tag and duck stamps.