Get Out of the House Blog: Delta Heritage Trail State Park Bike and Kayak Tour

“Get Out of the House” blogs feature fun, family-friendly events to encourage you to get out and experience the Arkansas Delta and North Central Ozarks!
Kimberly J. Williams
If you’re looking for a fun activity this upcoming weekend, why not plan a trip to the heart of the Arkansas Delta for a guided bike and kayak tour of the Delta Heritage Trail State Park on Saturday, March 26? The tour begins at 8 a.m.

If you’ve never been to the Delta Heritage Trail State Park, you’re missing a truly beautiful place! The tour is a great opportunity to experience the trail and the beauty of the Arkansas Delta. The bikes and kayaks will be provided. The bike ride will consist of a 10-mile ride through the native hardwoods, along beautiful farmland, and across several streams. Upon arrival in Lakeview, participants will take to their kayaks and explore Old Town Lake, an oxbow lake filled with striking cypress trees. After the kayak tour of Old Town Lake, tour participants will be transported back to the park office in Barton.

The Delta Heritage Trail State Park office is located off U.S. 49 in Barton (six miles west of Helena-West Helena). The state park is a rails-to-trails conversion being developed in phases along the 73-mile former Union Pacific Railroad right-of-way that winds its way from near Lexa to Cypress Bend (five miles northeast of McGehee). The trail is located in the heart of the Arkansas Delta. There are 14 miles of completed trails, open to hikers and bicyclists.

The bike and kayak tour will last approximately four hours. Reservations are required and the cost is $25 for adults and $15 for those ages 12 and under and includes the bike, kayak, life jackets, paddles, and the shuttle. It is suggested that those participating be in moderate to good physical condition, bring plenty of fluids, dress for warmer weather, and be comfortable around water. 

To learn more about the tour, contact the Delta Heritage Trail State Park by email at or phone 870-572-2352.

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