Lower Delta

Incredible blues music and awesome oxbow lakes are just the beginning of the Lower Delta. The area is rich in culture with artists of all types energizing the population and museums that perpetuate our storied history. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the Arkansas duck hunting scene or spotting wildlife at the Delta Rivers Nature Center.

Lower Delta
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One-of-a-kind attractions, activities and events in Arkansas's Lower Delta that you won't find anywhere else on Earth.
1. This is the longest bayou in the world, and more than 100 species of fish have been cataloged here, making in the second most diverse stream in North America. Bayou Bartholomew is the perfect spot for a kayak adventure or bream, catfish and crappie fishing.
2. This National Historic Landmark is the point from which initial surveys of the Louisiana Purchase originated. The intersection was marked on two gum trees where the Louisana Purchase State Park stands today.
3. The Arkansas Post was established in 1686 and was the first European settlement in the lower Mississippi Valley region. The post also saw military action during the Revolutionary and Civil Wars.
4. The “single deadliest shot of the Civil War” took place in the Battle of Saint Charles on June 17, 1862. Confederate soldiers attacked a fleet of Union gunboats on the White River and hit the steam drum aboard the USS Mound City, killing nearly 150 soldiers.
5. Stretching 20 miles long, Lake Chicot was formed from a main channel of the Mississippi River and is a great spot to catch bluegill, catfish, largemouth bass and more.
6. On the air since 1941, the Peabody Award-winning King Biscuit Time is hailed as the longest-running daily radio show in the U.S. The program is hosted by Blues Hall of Famer "Sunshine" Sonny Payne.

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Blues on the

Get into the rhythm of Arkansas’s Lower Delta with blues music and festivals and a unique down-home culture you won’t find anywhere else. Check out this video for scenes of everyday life in the Lower Delta and make plans to visit this vibrant area of Arkansas!