What to know
Rolling out from Delta Resort and Spa near McGehee, this is a mixed terrain route with flat roads and fun stretches of gravel. Head north on Hwy. 71 and follow it for about five miles to Hilburn Lane. Continue north on Hilburn Lane/Hwy. 71, then turn right onto Hwy. 138 at Richland Baptist Church. You’ll pass a couple of small bayous on this stretch of pastoral farmland. Turn right onto Hwy. 515, and head south to Rohwer, the site of the Japanese-American Relocation Center where as many as 8,000 Japanese- Americans were incarcerated during WWII. The WWII Japanese-American Internment Museum is located nearby in McGehee. From Rohwer, continue south on Hwy. 43 on Red Fork Bayou Road for about 14 miles to Arkansas City where the Choctaw Wildlife Management Area covers 8,300 acres. From the saddle, you could see deer, squirrel, turkey and other critters. A worthy detour on Hwy. 4 is Hoots BBQ and Steaks in McGehee. Arriving back at Delta Resort and Spa, be sure to stay awhile with accommodations and activities, like skeet shooting, designed for outdoor enthusiasts.