Located within the St. Francis National Forest, Bear Creek Lake Recreation Area features campgrounds, day-use areas, swim beach, group use area, boat ramp and nature trail. Visitor Center features an exhibit gallery interpreting the Delta, Crowley’s Ridge and the Mississippi River. Exhibits connect visitors to the natural, cultural and historic resources of the park and the St. Francis National Forest. Realistic representations of wildlife, geologic features and other natural elements are included.
14 RV/Tent with W/E/S; 3 Walk-in Tent Sites at Beech Point Campground; 14 Primitive RV/Tent Sites (no hookups) at Lone Pine Campground
Visitor center with exhibits, restrooms, hot showers, swimming beach, barrier-free fishing, picnic sites, boat ramp (10 hp limit), nature trail, group use camping area. Bathhouse at Beech Point Campground.
* NOTE: State Park operates under special use permit from USDA Forest Service, Ozark-St. Francis National Forests.
Mississippi River State Park is operated by Arkansas State Parks within the St. Francis National Forest. A joint agency visitor center offers exhibits and a variety of interpretive programs. Beech Point Campground is accessed from Hwy. 44. Atop Crowley’s Ridge on a wooded peninsula in 625-acre Bear Creek Lake Recreation Area, these campsites feature lake views. Two courtesy docks provide additional lake access.