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One Tank Trip: Lake Village

<br>Kat Robinson with the Arkansas Department of Parks &amp; Tourism takes us there.

Lake Village is located in the state's Delta Region, approximately 125 miles southeast of Little Rock and 85 miles southeast of Pine Bluff.

Lake Village is located along the Great River Road National Scenic Byway and lies on the curving shore of picturesque Lake Chicot, a 20-mile long abandoned channel of the Mississippi River that is Arkansas's largest natural lake. Fishing for crappie, bass, bluegills and catfish, as well as water sports and birding are popular on the lake. Lake Chicot State Park offers cabins, campgrounds, a marina and other recreational assets. The park's visitor center contains exhibits on area history and natural resources and has free brochures detailing self-guided Mississippi River levee and Civil War tours. County and private campgrounds are also located on the lakeshore, while the downtown Jack R. Rhodes Lakefront Park provides a swimming area, walking path, small amphitheater, boat ramp and picnic pavilions.

The historic Lakeport Plantation near Lake Village is the only remaining Arkansas plantation located along the Mississippi River that has not been significantly altered. The restored Greek revival home is now a part of Arkansas State University's Heritage SITES.

Other area attractions include exhibits at the Lake Chicot Pumping Plant, a $90-million facility built to protect the lake's water quality by diverting silt-laden run-off; the Museum of Chicot County, and the Guachoya Cultural Art Center. Just north of downtown, a marker records the site where Charles Lindbergh landed in April 1923 after completing history's first night flight. The Paul Michael Company offers shoppers a wide variety of home dcor items, ranging from traditional to modern.

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