VILLAGE CREEK STATE PARK
Here you can enjoy the unique geology of Crowley's Ridge, a landform of rolling hills in eastern Arkansas's Mississippi Alluvial Plain. A geologic anomaly, the ridge is covered with a lush climax Beech-Maple forest featuring oak, sugar maple, beech, butternut and tulip poplar. Park interpretive programs and exhibits share the story of the natural and cultural heritage of Crowley's Ridge. Five park trails totaling seven miles allow hikers the opportunity to explore this forest on their own, or on guided trail walks. The park also includes 15 miles of horse trails. Anglers can fish for bass, bream, catfish and crappie at the park's two lakes, Lake Austell and Lake Dunn. Launch ramps, boat docks, bait, fishing boats, electric motors and pedal boats are available late-spring through Labor Day.
Horseback riding has become a popular pastime at this park, the second largest park in land area in Arkansas's state park system. Twenty-five miles of multi-use trails wind through the rolling hills and beautiful, unique hardwood forest of Crowley's Ridge. The horse trails are open throughout the year. Call the park for current trail conditions. The horse camp features 30 campsites with water and electric hookups, an asphalt parking pad, picnic table and grill; a modern bathhouse; horse wash bays and 66 stalls inside the camping area. The horse stable's 10' x 10' stalls with water, electric, and ceiling fans.
The park visitor center includes an A/V theater, store, gift shop, and bicycle rentals. The interpretive center offers a large meeting facility and The Discovery Room that features exhibits of prehistoric artifacts and information about the wildlife of Crowley's Ridge. Interpreters offer programs, concerts, and special events throughout the year.
A new 18-hole, Andy Dye signature golf course featuring the rolling terrain of Crowley's Ridge and the dramatic backdrop of this forest opened in November 2008. For more information and tee times please contact the golf course manager at 870-238-6500.
Our fully equipped housekeeping cabins include: sofa-bed, fireplace, full kitchen, bath/shower, air conditioner/heater, television with satellite reception and telephones. Also included are basic dishes, pots & pans, utensils, etc., range, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, blender, blankets, pillows, towels and linens. Grill and picnic table are located behind each cabin.
The park campground includes 96 campsites including Premium A, Standard A and Standard B sites around Lake Dunn. Nestled on a nearby ridge are the park's 10 fully-equipped cabins that feature kitchens and wood-burning fireplaces. At Lake Austell, picnic sites are situated near a sandy beach and sun deck. The park also includes four standard pavilions (one is enclosed), playgrounds, baseball and multi-use fields, and a driving range.