Located where the Coastal Plain meets the Mississippi Delta, this park offers you the opportunity to experience both in one visit. The trail system is a point of pride at the park. Trail run, ride, or backpack through rolling terrain, along the lake, and across three suspension bridges. Paddle or fish Cane Creek Lake. Explore nearby Bayou Bartholomew, the world’s longest bayou. Interpretive programs include guided walking, biking, kayaking, and birding tours. Facilities include 29 campsites (11 Class A and 18 Class B), one Rent-An-RV, picnic sites, a backpacking shelter, pavilions, visitor center with exhibits and gift shop, launch ramp, fishing piers, a bathhouse, and playground. Boat and bicycle rentals are available.
Located in a beautiful, wooded area near the lake are twenty-nine campsites equipped with electrical hookups, water, table, grill, and lantern hanger at each site, plus a modern bathhouse nearby. This first class campground offers a pleasant camping experience year-round. A sanitary dump station is located near the park entrance.
This 30-foot, air-conditioned RV sleeps six comfortably. Permanently set up on a park campsite, its deck offers a view of the surrounding woods. The RV rental includes kitchen appliances, a microwave, coffee pot, toaster, pots and pans, and eight place settings of dishes and flatware. The RV is also equipped with a TV, VCR and DVD/CD player. Those renting this RV need to bring all their own bed and bath linens, and food.
Overlooking the lake, the park’s picnic area offers all the conveniences of tables, grills, water and nearby rest rooms.
Adjacent to the picnic area and group pavilion are a barrier-free playground and fishing pier. A horseshoe pit and sand volleyball court are also located in this area.
One screened and one enclosed climate-controlled pavilion are available for rent for group outings or reunions. The climate controlled pavilion is in the picnic area next to the playground. The other is near to the boat launch. The pavilions must be reserved before being used (deposit and fee required).
Near the picnic area, the 2.5 mile Delta View Trail offers an easy to moderate hike through the beautiful Gulf Coastal Plain woodlands leading to an overlook of Cane Creek Lake.
Touring kayaks are ideal for exploring, fishing or viewing wildlife on Cane Creek Lake. Guided kayak tours are offered Spring through Fall. Guided tours or kayaking classes may be requested for small groups (four to ten people, fee required). Kayaks may be rented at the Visitor Center by the hour, half-day or day for use on the lake.
The park roads and Delta View Trail are popular with bicyclists. Bring your own or rent a bicycle by the hour or the day at the Visitor Center.
The unique setting of Cane Creek State Park makes it an excellent wildlife viewing area. Along the park roads and trails, watch for deer, turkey, red fox, squirrels, raccoons, opossums, armadillos, snakes, box turtles, songbirds, and wildflowers. On the lake and along the shoreline, osprey, woodpeckers, herons and kingfishers are seen year round along with aquatic turtles, frogs, snakes and beaver. In the winter, this is a prime viewing area for waterfowl, eagles, hawks and other migratory birds. Please, report your sightings at the Visitor Center!
Cane Creek Lake was opened for fishing in 1987 and quickly established itself as the fishing "hot spot" in southeast Arkansas. The shallow, timberfilled lake provides excellent habitat for warm-water fish including bass, crappie, sunfish, and bream. Lunker bass and full limits are common at Cane Creek Lake. The lake is accessible from the State Park via a free launch ramp; there is no charge for parking. Additionally, barrier-free fishing piers are available at the picnic area and at the south end of the park. Stop by the Visitor Center before leaving and let the staff add a snapshot of your "catch of the day" to its scrapbook!