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Moro Bay State Park
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6071 Highway 600
Jersey, Arkansas   71651

Phone: 870-463-8555
Reservations: 870-463-8555
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You'll find one of the most popular fishing and water sport areas in south central Arkansas where Moro Bay and Raymond Lake join the Ouachita River at Moro Bay State Park. Park facilities include 20 campsites (five Class A and 15 Class B), picnic sites, a store, marina with boat rentals and gas pump, standard pavilion (screened), playground, trails, and the Moro Bay Ferry exhibit featuring a historic tugboat and barge.

History of the Area
Located in Bradley County, Arkansas, the park was established in 1929. It covers a total area of approximately 247 acres. The site is known for its unique intersection of four different bodies of water: Moro Bay, Raymond Lake, Jaunita Lake and the Ouachita River.

The park's facilities were constructed by Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) during the Great Depression era around mid-1930s to early '40s. These include cabins that are still used today.

In addition to camping and cabin rentals, it offers various recreational activities like fishing and boating with equipment rental services available on-site.

It also features an exhibit hall showcasing local wildlife species as well as historical artifacts from CCC-era construction projects at this location.

Over time it has become popular among tourists due to its rich biodiversity including several bird species making it ideal for bird watching enthusiasts too.

Each cabin will be fully-equipped and feature a great room, kitchen, two bedrooms, and two bathrooms. These 1,100-square-foot designs will also include an outside living area furnished with a picnic grill and table. One cabin will be a barrier-free design to meet the needs of visitors with disabilities. They are located near the entrance to the park and all overlook Moro Bay.

1. Moro Bay State Park offers 20 campsites with water and electric hookups for RVs or tents.
2. The park also provides a Rent:An-RV option, fully equipped with basic amenities.
3. Primitive camping is available in designated areas within the state park boundaries.
4. Group camp facilities are offered to accommodate larger parties of campers at once.

Anglers can enjoy fishing in the confluence of Moro Creek and Raymond Lake, offering a variety of freshwater species. Common catches include largemouth bass, crappie, catfish, and bream. Boat ramps are available for easy water access. Fishing is popular from both shorelines and boats year-round.

Moro Bay State Park is located near El Dorado

Moro Bay State Park offers scenic picnic areas with tables and grills overlooking the confluence of Moro and Ouachita Rivers.
DEER RUN TRAIL : Length: 1/4 mile : Time: 1/4 hour : Difficulty: Easy

Description: Deer Run Trail is best known for the beautiful and unusual Mayhaw trees, an edible variety of hawthorn. These trees are found within the park's bottomlands. The fruit of this tree makes a fine jelly. Deer and other wildlife are regularly seen along the trail.

Location: 29 miles southwest of Warren, or 23 miles northeast of El Dorado on Hwy. 15

LOW WATER TRAIL : Length: 1/4 mile : Time: 1/2 hour : Difficulty: Easy

Description: Meandering through some of the largest trees in this area of the state, the trail offers hikers an opportunity to view plenty of wildlife and bird activity. The trail is open when the Ouachita River is not flooding (usually late-spring to late-fall).

Location: 29 miles southwest of Warren, or 23 miles northeast of El Dorado on Hwy. 15

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
July 8 Going again by Linda
park review stars; one to five Great vacation spot, the family loved it before. We are going again! Wish there was a cabin for Thanksgiving week.
December 16 by motorhomie
park review stars; one to five great camping spot, river and lake right there and the personnel are very kind
August 12 Very enjoyable, been several times, by The Wheelers
park review stars; one to five
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The park is located 29 miles southwest of Warren on U.S. 63; or 23 miles northeast of El Dorado on U.S. 63.

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