Fourteen park cabins [in seven duplex units] are available throughout the year for rent. All are barrier-free. Choose from a one- or two-bedroom design. They are heated and air-conditioned, and include a fireplace for use in fall and winter. Most of these cabins also include a lake view patio and fishing dock. The cabins are fully equipped, including linens, cooking utensils, and tableware. They are near the lakeshore and offer a sweeping view of the cypress-shrouded waters, plus access to bank fishing at its best. A tree-shaded playground is located near the cabins. Cabins can be reserved online at ArkansasStateParks.com or by calling the park during office hours (8 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily. Exception: March 15-July 3, Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.).
Nestled in a pecan grove, the park offers 122 campsites (28 Class AAA, 16 Class AA, 11 Class A, and 67 Class B including several sites with Class C options), 14 cabins with kitchens (many with fireplace, lake view patio and fishing dock), a swimming pool (open in summer), picnicking, standard pavilions (screened), laundry and playground. The store/marina offers food, gifts, fuel and bait for sale. Here you'll also find boats, motors and personal water craft to rent, fuel, bait and a launch ramp. The visitor center features interpretive exhibits that tell of the area's history and natural resources. Bicycles can be rented here at the center.
Open from early spring to late fall, the park store/marina are stocked with camping, boating, fishing, and picnicking supplies. Snacks, ice, firewood, fishing equipment, and licenses, plus bait ,are available for purchase. Bikes, fishing boats, and kayaks can be rented at the marina. A free boat launch ramp located near the marina is open to those bringing their own rigs. Also, a barrier-free 100-foot fishing pier is available.
The park includes a tree-shaded picnic area with tables, grills, and water outlets. For groups, there are two screened pavilions and a climate-controlled meeting hall with kitchen available for rent. Reserve at visitor center before use; deposit required. Located within a short walk of the picnic area is the park’s swimming pool, complete with a separate diving well, outside wading pool, and bathhouse.
Shopping, restaurants, churches, and hospitals are located in the town of Lake Village just eight miles from the park.
The park interpreter provides a variety of programs including guided walks, lake tours by party barge through cypress swamps, nature talks, films, demonstrations, and living history from the pioneer and Civil War periods. Groups may request special programs of specific interest throughout the year (arrangements must be made in advance). The visitor center includes exhibits that interpret the flora and fauna of the Delta, plus the history of the region. Lake Chicot’s Delta environment attracts a wide variety of birds. Annual birding events include eagle and waterfowl watching; a spring migration count; Christmas Bird Count; and guided levee, lake, and trail tours to explore this unique area and enjoy its diverse birdlife.
Jan. - Dec. Sun. - Sat. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
With the following exception:
March 15 - July 6 Thurs. & Fri. 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Jan. 1 - Feb. 28 Sun. - Sat. Closed
Mar. 1 - Mar. 31 Sun. - Sat. 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
April 1 - July 4 Sun. - Sat. 6 a.m. - 7 p.m.
July 5 – Nov. 30 Sun. - Sat. 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Dec. 1 – Dec. 31 Sun. - Sat. Closed
May 23 – July 31 Sun. - Sat. 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
August 1 - Sept. 7 Open weekends only
Sat. and Sun. 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
March - Oct. Sun. - Sat. 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.