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#27 of 100 state parks in Arkansas

Best trails in Lake Charles State Park

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Explore the most popular trails in Lake Charles State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Description

Situated on Lake Charles, this park offers fishing, camping, swimming, and hiking. There are also interpretive programs that include a party barge on the lake and guided kayak tours. _______ HOURS: *Seasonal Interpreter will provide special programs, walks and workshops throughout the summer. Please request weekly program schedule at park Visitor Center. Visitor Center/Gift Shop: Open all year Jan. - Dec. Sun. - Sat. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. With the following exceptions: Jan., Feb & Dec. Sat. & Sun. 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Nature Center: Open during season. Check at visitor center for hours. Campground/Picnic Area: Open all year Restrooms are open March - November Free swimming at beach. NO LIFEGUARD - SWIM AT YOUR OWN RISK Closed New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day & noon Christmas Eve through Christmas Day

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Map of trails in Lake Charles State Park
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870-878-6595
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Top trails (2)
#1 - White Oak Trail
Lake Charles State Park
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Length: 1 mi • Est. 27 m
White Oak Trail is a 1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Powhatan, Arkansas that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, andShow more
#2 - Cedar Trail
Lake Charles State Park
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Length: 1.3 mi • Est. 32 m
Cedar Trail is a 1.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Powhatan, Arkansas that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail Show more