Currently centered on Bear Creek Lake Recreation Area near Marianna, the park includes a visitor information center, two campgrounds, two day-use areas, a swim beach, a group use area, the boat ramp at Bear Creek Lake and the Bear Creek Lake Nature Trail. Beginning July 1, 2015, the park will also include the Storm Creek Lake Recreation Area.
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.