Lake Charles State Park
Lake Charles State Park

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3705 Hwy. 25
Powhatan, AR 72458
GPS: 36.065476, -91.152838
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Special Notice — October 15, 2015

Sections of the 1 1/4-mile Cedar Trail at Lake Charles State Park are closed temporarily while construction is underway to resurface this paved trail. Use caution on the areas of the trail that remain open and avoid the work areas. This project is expected to continue until mid-December. For updates, contact the park at: 870-878-6595.

Anglers and nature lovers will enjoy this peaceful park in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains on the shore of 654-acre Lake Charles. The lake offers good catches of bass, crappie, bream and catfish.

The park features 60 campsites (23 Class AAA and 37 Class B), two Rent-An-RV, and one Rent-A-Yurt. Within walking distance are picnic sites, hiking trails, a standard pavilion (screened with ceiling fans), launch ramp, swimming beach, and playground. The visitor center's gift shop offers gift items, camping supplies, live bait, and snacks for sale. The nature center is open on weekends from May through September. During summer months, choose from a variety of interpretive programs, including party barge lake tours and guided kayak tours.

From Hoxie, go eight miles northwest on U.S. 63, then six miles south on Ark. 25 to the park.

For more on hours and rates, right-click on a document to save to your computer.
Visitor Center:
Jan. - Dec. Sun. - Sat. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
With the following exceptions:
Jan., Feb., & Dec. Sat. & Sun. 1 p.m.- 5 p.m.
May 22 & 23 Fri. & Sat. 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. 
July 3 & 4 Fri. & Sat. 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sept. 4 & 5 Fri. & Sat. 8 a.m. -  8 p.m.

Explore Lake Charles State Park with our helpful maps and brochures! Just click on an icon to view, or right-click on your mouse to save a copy to your computer.