Mississippi River State Park is made up of two units. Near Marianna, AR, to the north is the Bear Creek Lake Unit. This area includes the large visitor center, and beautiful campsites on a peninsula jutting out into the lake. It’s a beautiful spot not too far from Memphis. The other unit, at Storm Creek Lake, near Helena-West Helena, has remained undeveloped other than some older US Forest Service until this year. The newly rebuilt, Storm Creek Lake Campground includes level, full-service campsites plus unique camper cabins.
We mentioned Storm Creek Lake Campground in our article on gravel grinding from Jonesboro, AR to Clarksdale, MS. Storm Creek Lake Campground will be a perfect stop on the route. Storm Creek is located on Phillips County Road 217, also known as the High Road.
The campground includes five camper cabins; 11 AAA campsites with electricity, water, and sewer; three walk-in tent campsites with electricity and group water; and a family-style bathhouse with four units. The camper cabins have a queen bed and bunk beds, dining table, heating and air conditioning, outdoor grill, fire pit, and picnic table. The four-unit bathhouse with hot showers, dressing area, sink, and toilet is nearby.
Get comfortable in a Camper Cabin at Mississippi River State Park.“Camper cabins allow our guests to have an affordable camping experience without having to purchase a lot of camping equipment or be experienced campers,” Arkansas State Parks Director Shea Lewis said. “This investment in the park is an investment in the community and the further expansion of recreational opportunities available in the Delta. Our hope is that we continue to attract generation after generation and Arkansas State Parks remain etched in our visitors’ memories as an important part of their lives.”
Arkansas State Parks investing in a new campground will help the park introduce the Storm Creek Lake Recreational Area to a new generation of outdoor enthusiasts,” Mississippi River State Park Superintendent Kristina Root said.
Arkansas State Parks investing in a new campground will help the park introduce the Storm Creek Lake Recreational Area to a new generation of outdoor enthusiasts,” Mississippi River State Park Superintendent Kristina Root said. “I am honored to have worked on this project from the beginning and look forward to seeing the joy of patrons new and old as they experience this unique place.”
Whether you are wanting to fish, camp, gravel grind, road cycle or just tour the area, consider Mississippi River State Park as a perfect basecamp.