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
Uniquely » Lower Delta
One-of-a-kind attractions, activities and events in Arkansas's Lower Delta that you won't find anywhere else on Earth.
1. Lake Village is home to Lake Chicot, Arkansas’s largest natural lake and the largest oxbow in North America, the historic Lakeport Plantation, and the site of Col. Charles Lindbergh’s first night flight.
2. A little-known part of the Lower Delta’s history includes the Japanese American Internment Camps at Rohwer and Jerome. Actor George Takei’s family was sent to Rohwer from their home in California. The WWII Japanese American Internment Camp Museum in McGehee tells the stories of the nearly 17,000 people who lived at the camps.
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. Not only is Jones Bar-B-Que Diner in Marianna Arkansas’s only James Beard award-winning restaurant, the Southern Foodways Alliance says it’s the oldest continuously-operated, African-American restaurant in the South.
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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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!

TOURISM ASSOCIATIONS

For more information on tourism in the Lower Delta, check out these local organizations.