Mississippi River State Park
Through a special use permit from the USDA Forest Service, Arkansas State Parks is developing Mississippi River State Park within the St. Francis National Forest in eastern Arkansas. The improvements at Beech Point Campground in the Bear Creek Lake Recreation Area, accessed from Ark. 44, were completed in the fall of 2010. Situated on a wooded peninsula in Bear Creek Lake, these campsites feature views of the lake and are surrounded by prime wildlife and birding habitat. Two courtesy docks provide campers with additional access to this lake known for its outstanding bream and bass fishing. The campground features 17 campsites [14 Class AAA with water/electric/sewer hookups and three Class D Walk-in Tent Sites]. Each paved site includes an adjacent, extended hardened living area with picnic table, grill, lantern hanger, and tent pad. A barrier-free bathhouse is centrally located. Improvements to the campground include the access road and all utilities including new water and wastewater treatment and distribution systems.
Nearby are picnic areas, a swim beach, boat ramp, and hiking trail.
In a separate location on the lake, the park's Lone Pine Campground offers 14 Primitive RV/Tent Sites with no hookups and vault toilets nearby.

Contact Mississippi River State Park

2677 Ark. 44
Marianna, Arkansas  72360
Phone: 870-295-4040


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