Arkansas State Parks Trip Ideas Filter Park Crater of Diamonds Petit Jean Toltec Mounds Crowley's Ridge Devil's Den Village Creek Cossatot River DeGray Historic Washington State Park Logoly Mississippi River Mount Magazine Parkin Archeological Pinnacle Mountain [X] Lake Chicot [X] Lake Fort Smith Region Lower Delta Park Activity Trail Type Trail Difficulty Author Arkansas State Parks Staff Brian Whitson Date Published August 2020 May 2020 April 2020 January 2019 [X] February 2017 January 2017 [X] March 2016 How Do You Pronounce Lake Chicot? Feb 2017 ⁄ Brian Whitson Many people may know about the origins of this lake, but may not realize why we call it Lake Chicot. In order to understand where the name Lake Chicot comes from one must look to the past. More Fun at Lake Fort Smith State Park Mar 2016 ⁄ Arkansas State Parks Staff Who doesn’t enjoy an evening by the fire, nestled in a cabin, in the woods, near a lake? Made all the more special as you feel your muscles relax after a day of hiking, kayaking and fishing.