Date of Stay: July, 2006
This is a very well maintained park on the banks of Lake Chicot. It is owned and operated by Chicot County and the staff is very friendly and helpful. A number of the sites have sewer connection, but the lakeside ones do not. There are some long-term residents since they do not have a limit on length of stay. The park is usually full in the springtime fishing season, but they do take reservations (only a week or so in advance).
Date of Stay: June, 2006
Although Poverty Point Reservoir State Park has been open for some time, the campground just opened on June 1, 2006. A 2,700-acre, man-made lake is the centerpiece for the park. Located about 2 miles north of I-20 (exit 153) on LA 17, the park has very easy access and superior design. The campsites are level, paved, and spaced properly. Although a few sites have some shade, the majority does not. All campsites have water, 50 amp electric, and 37 of the 54 have a sewer connection. Most sites are back-in, but there are a few pull-through. The bathhouse is one of the finest I have seen, and includes coin-operated washers/dryers.
Date of Stay: May, 2005
If you like peace and serenity, this is the CG for you. Completely surrounded by the 65,000 acre Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge, it is located 6 miles west of Crossett, just off US 82. Built in 1987 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers it is now operated by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. All roads to and throughout the park are paved and in excellent condition. Every campsite has a level paved pad, concrete picnic table, is shaded, and spaced for maximum privacy. Reservations are not accepted, but are unnecessary since the park is never more than a fraction occupied. No sewer hookups, but there is a convenient dump station. Only 5 sites are waterfront, but the park has a 1st class boat launch & parking area. It is well worth a visit and don?t miss the FNW Refuge Visitor Center, about a mile east on US 82.