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Address: 3705 Highway 25, Powhatan, AR 72458
Phone Number: 870-878-6595
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This man-made lake offers fishing, boating, camping, and swimming. There is a State Park that is clean and maintained. Whether for a day trip or a week you will be very glad you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 16, 2014
Black Rock, Arkansas
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Black Rock, Arkansas
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62 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This man-made lake offers fishing, boating, camping, and swimming. There is a State Park that is clean and maintained. Whether for a day trip or a week you will be very glad you came to see this lake. There are trails to hike, swimming, fishing to be had. Highly recommend it.

2 Thank tricia12557
Benton, Arkansas
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16 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

My wife and I camped here in a travel trailer October 4-11, 2013. The campground has three loops- one full hook up and two water/electric. The FHU loop sites are larger and have generally better views of the lake. There3 is also a rental trailer in the FHU loop. The sites are level, shady and well spaced for privacy. The... More 

8 Thank robert w
Ozark, Missouri
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

I guess 182TimT was having a pouting day and feeling sorry for himself. Hubby and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Lake Charles State Park. Quiet, peaceful, good fishing and great hikes. No matter what "color" you are - there is a good time to be had by all at Lake Charles State Park.

3 Thank ConnieJo12
Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas, United States
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

the locals are really nice. if ur not black. the park is really nice, but there r snakes every where you go.the camp site need a little up dating but it is arkansas and guess we should be happy with what we get. every body gave us mean looks,i guess they r not used to seeing colored folk down here.... More 

3 Thank 182TimT
Paragould, Arkansas, USA
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

I haven't gotten to camp at Lake Charles yet but we have had many outings there. We usually go in the summer to BBQ and swim so I have never gotten over to the other side till just recently. We found a trail in the far end and it was really a pleasant little hike. Seen a variety of birds... More 

6 Thank Lisa C
Mountain View, Missouri
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92 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Lake Charles State Park is worth the drive to Powhatan. The parks in Arkansas are beautiful. More so than Missouri. Don't get me wrong, the parks in Missouri are very nice. But Arkansas parks seem as if the come from another world. You can see the lake from anywhere.

8 Thank Bruce C
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34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

I love Lake Charles State Park. The campsites are all shaded and most have at least some view of the lake. Some campsites, especially the 50 amp sites have excellent lake views. We tent camped here in July 2012. The nature center has a very cool collection of local snakes, turtles, fish, and other wildlife for viewing including an alligator.... More 

7 Thank arpaddler
North Little Rock, Arkansas
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217 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

We just spent 3 nights at Lake Charles State Park. a majority of the sites are shaded. The lake is a fairly small but nice fishing lake, it is next to the Black River a bit out of the main path so it's a nice get away camp destination. They have a nice beach front for family swimming, a nature... More 

10 Thank rmr3599
Cabot, Arkansas
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354 reviews
112 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

Great for day trip with the family, other things to see while in the area.

6 Thank Geoark1946

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