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Lake Chicot State Park is located about eight miles west of Lake Village, AR and around 20 miles from Greenville, MS. The park was named 'Chicot’ a French word for ‘stumpy ‘because of the high number of cypress stumps and trees surrounding the lake. This park is open for year-round recreation. If you like aquatic activities, wildlife watching or just being outdoors Lake Chicot State Park is for you. Lake Chicot is the main feature at Lake Chicot State Park and is believed to have formed over 600 years ago, Lake Chicot is one of the largest oxbow lakes in the United States, and this 22-mile lake is one of the largest natural lakes in Arkansas. The park is well known among anglers for its excellent catches of fish. The lake is also popular for water sports like boating and kayaking. In addition to the lake, there is an abundance of trees that are habitat to lots of wildlife.

Sitting along the northern banks of Lake Chicot, the park covers 211 acres of land featuring pecan groves and wildflowers. Book an RV in Chicot County, AR and have fun on the park’s extensive grounds. The views of the Mississippi River and Lake Chicot are breathtaking. Lake Chicot State Park offers a seasonal swimming pool and bike rentals. The visitors center houses interpretive exhibits that tell about the area history.

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Booking a motorhome near Greenville lets you make the most of your RV vacation. The lake is a popular fishing spot, particularly for crappie, bass, and bream. Lake Chicot State Park also offers outstanding fishing for catfish. Fishing piers and fishing docks are conveniently located along the banks of Lake Chicot. The on-site marina offers fishing supplies, and there is a fish cleaning station available within the park.

Lake Chicot State Park hiking trails are tailored for all skill levels. The nature enthusiasts will appreciate the one-mile Delta Woodlands Trail. This trail meanders through the park cypress forest. Hikers using this trail can spot plenty of wildlife, including squirrels and deer.

Located along the famous Mississippi Flyway, Lake Chicot State Park also enjoys a good reputation among birders. Black-necked stilts, roseate spoonbills, painted buntings, yellow cardinal and bald eagles are some of the common species spotted. Kayaking and hiking are the best options for keen birders. The park regularly hosts organized guided tours for those interested in learning more about birds.

Bring your watercraft with your motorhome rental and enjoy boating in Lake Chicot. It is also possible to rent a boat in the park marina. Boaters will enjoy the conveniently located boat launch area, and Lake Chicot State Park offers guided kayak tours on weekends.

Camping at Lake Chicot State Park

Lake Chicot State Park campground has 122 campsites spread across six loops. There are quite a few places with full hookup facilities to camp out with your travel trailer rental. The rest of the campsites are equipped with water and electric hookups. Most of the sites have lake views. Most campsites can accommodate trailers and RVs of up to 65 feet. The pecan grove provides a nice shade for the campsites, and remember to pack bug spray in the camper.

Some campsites at Lake Chicot State Park accept pets so don't forget Fido. Amenities at the park include water spigots, laundry facilities, a dump station, restrooms, and a bathhouse. There is also a camp store available. Sites are spacious with lots of space between them. Lake Chicot State Park campsites are available for reservation up to 12 months in advance.

Exploring the Area

The Arkansas Delta Region is blessed with so many museums. If history is your thing, don’t miss the many historical sites while you’re making the rounds in your Greenville motorhome rental. For guests looking to learn about the cultural and native history of this region, Winterville Mounds should be high on your list of places to visit. Sitting on 42 acres, this Winterville Site is named after Winterville which is the nearest town. This is a home to 12 prehistoric Native American mounds and plazas. Archaeological studies suggest that these mounds were built in the 13th century. Inside the museum, visitors will find many cultural artifacts, including pieces of pottery.

At the birthplace of Kermit the Frog Museum in Leland, MS you will find a museum devoted to Jim Henson’s exhibits. Located on the banks of Deer Creek, this facility is named after one of his most popular muppets ‘Kermit the Frog." This museum is a lovely place to visit, especially for muppet fans as there are many displays, including photos of Jim and the muppets. Don't forget to purchase your muppet merchandise from the gift shop.

Delta Cultural Center in Helena is another must-see attraction. This cultural center preserves the music and art history of the Arkansas Delta Region. Visitors can explore restored historic buildings.

There are quite a few other museums within a short driving distance, so it should be pretty easy to visit most of them in your Greenville RV rental. Load up the kids and head to Lakeport Plantation, Hemmingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center and Mississippi Wildlife Hermitage Museum for a day of educational adventure.

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