Delta Heritage Trail State Park
For trail information and to contact the park, call: 870-572-2352
This rail-to-trail conversion in southeast Arkansas is being developed in phases along the former Union Pacific Railroad right-of-way that stretches from one mile south of Lexa (six miles west of Helena) to Rohwer, and extending via the Mississippi River levee to Arkansas City. In the northern portion, the first 21 miles of trail have been completed from Helena junction to Elaine. Trailheads are located at Helena junction near Barton, Walnut Corner at the U.S. 49 overpass, Lick Creek (Ark. 85 just south of Barton), Lake View, and Elaine.
The compacted, crushed rock trail leads through a shaded canopy of native hardwoods, alongside agricultural fields, and across streams. Wildlife viewing and birdwatching opportunities abound along the route.
The park visitor center is on Ark. 49 in Barton. Here you will find a gift shop, restrooms, and picnic sites. Trail maps are available here at the visitor center. Bicycles can be rented here. At this trailhead are five campsites [Class D (no hookups) Tent Sites].
When completed, the Delta Heritage Trail will also offer sweeping views from bridges that span the Arkansas River and the White River.