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Village Creek State Park

201 County Road 754, AR 72396
+1 870-238-9406
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This state park offers boating, fishing, swimming, and hiking trails. There are cabins for rent... read more

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Camping at Village Creek

We camped in Loop C (Horse Camp) Site 79. Site 79 is a double site, meaning 2 campers on the same... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Explore the unique geology, topography, and unusual plant communities of Crowley's Ridge, a landform of rolling hills in eastern Arkansas's Mississippi Alluvial Plain. Crowley's Ridge, a geologic anomaly, is the most unusual of Arkansas's six major physiographic provinces, or natural divisions. It is covered with a lush, mixed hardwood forest including oak, hickory, and uncommon hardwood trees such as American Beech, Sugar Maple, Butternut, Basswood, Cucumbertree, Kentucky Coffeetree, and Tuliptree or Yellow Poplar. Village Creek State Park is one of five Arkansas state parks on Crowley's Ridge. At 6,911 acres, Village Creek is Arkansas's second largest state park in land area. Park interpretive programs and exhibits share the story of the natural and cultural heritage of Crowley's Ridge. Five park trails totaling seven miles allow hikers the opportunity to explore this forest on their own, or on a guided trail walk with a park interpreter. A multi-use trail system within the park offers both mountain biking and hiking. Anglers can fish for bass, bream, catfish, and crappie at the park's two lakes, Lake Austell and Lake Dunn. Launch ramps, boat docks, bait, fishing boats, electric motors, and pedal boats are available late-spring through Labor Day. Visitors can bring their own canoe or kayak for some scenic paddling. The park campground includes 96 campsites [24 Class AAA, five Class A, and 67 Class B sites (for RVs, tents, and horse campers)] around Lake Dunn. Nestled on a nearby ridge are the park's 10 fully-equipped cabins that feature kitchens and wood-burning fireplaces–ready for a comfortable weekend stay. At Lake Austell, picnic sites are near a sandy beach and sun deck. The park also includes four standard pavilions (one is enclosed), playgrounds, baseball and multi-use fields, and a driving range. Horseback riding is a popular activity at this park. Twenty-five miles of multi-use trails wind through the rolling hills of Crowley's Ridge. The horse trails are open throughout the year. Call the park for current trail conditions. The horse camp features 30 campsites with water and electric hookups, an asphalt parking pad, picnic table and grill; a modern bathhouse; horse wash bays; and 66 stalls inside the camping area. The horse stable's 10' x 10' stalls include water, electric, and ceiling fans. The park visitor center includes an A/V theater, store, gift shop, and bicycle rentals. The interpretive center offers a large meeting facility and The Discovery Room featuring exhibits of prehistoric artifacts and information about the wildlife of Crowley's Ridge. Our helpful park interpreters offer education-focused programs, concerts, and special events throughout the year. Golfers will enjoy The Ridges at Village Creek, the park's 27-hole, Andy Dye signature course. This public course features the rolling terrain of Crowley's Ridge, dramatic elevation changes, and the backdrop of the seasonal beauty of the surrounding hardwood forest. These combine with the PGA-caliber championship layout for an aesthetically pleasing and challenging level of play. Since 1923, the Dye family designs of resort and public courses have included world-ranked championship-class courses including 17 of the world’s top 100 courses. Dye designs have a worldwide reputation for their creative, unique designs, and environmentally sensitive integrity. Depending on the configuration of the two nines you choose to play, the yardage could stretch to over 7,400 yards. The course features MiniVerde Bermuda greens and Tiff 419 Bermuda tees and fairways. Four teeing areas make the course accessible for golfers of any skill level. Three distinct nines offer outstanding golf opportunities. Water comes into play on 12 holes. The course is open daily and includes a full-service clubhouse with pro shop, dressing rooms, snack bar, and full driving range. Golf carts are included with greens fee.
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201 County Road 754, AR 72396
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Reviewed yesterday

This state park offers boating, fishing, swimming, and hiking trails. There are cabins for rent, RV parking, in addition to camping spots for tents. There is also a store with limited supplies and a museum with exhibits of local wildlife.

Thank mrsmwright
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We camped in Loop C (Horse Camp) Site 79. Site 79 is a double site, meaning 2 campers on the same pad side by side. Site 79 is on a hill and we had to use levelers on the left side and we couldnt get...More

Thank Morgan P
ADPT-Region3, Manager at Village Creek State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are so glad you had a enjoyable stay with us and thank you for helping spread the good word about our park! We will be sure to pass these praises on to our staff. If there is anything we can do to make your...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Village Creek State Park is very beautiful! We took a weekend camping trip just to relax and it was wonderful. They offer full hookups which make camping just like being home without all the house work!

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ADPT-Region3, Manager at Village Creek State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are very excited that you enjoyed your visit at Village Creek. We hope that you will make Village Creek a regular stop for your camping excursions. If there is anything that we can do to make your stay more enjoyable, please let us know.

Reviewed May 16, 2017

Village Creek SP sits atop Crowley's Ridge. A unique ridge of mountain that runs through Arkansas delta. Nothing huge, but a fun spot. There are lakes Dunn and Austell for swimming and fishing. We happened to go the 1st weekend in May (and most years)...More

Thank Glnin T
ADPT-Region3, Manager at Village Creek State Park, responded to this reviewResponded May 18, 2017

Thank you for visiting Village Creek. Our Pickin’ in the Park’ Weekend has been a very popular event for the last 20 years. We really appreciate the positive comments and hope you continue to make Village Creek a regular stop for your camping trips.

Reviewed March 28, 2017 via mobile

This is normally our favorite quick get away campground. New on-line reservation system had our site double booked so we got kicked from site. Upon receiving a phone call before arriving we booked another site only to find there was a mistake and the 2nd...More

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ADPT-Region3, Manager at Village Creek State Park, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2017

To the Guest: We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience you experienced during your last visit with our new reservation system. Our guests are very important to us and we want to make sure your next visit is the best it can be. We also apologize...More

Reviewed March 20, 2017

This was a excellent park for our family camping weekend. The quiet campground is somewhat wooded with water, electricity, and clean restrooms with showers. The trails were fantastic and included some for hikers and bikes. A short loop from campground A to Lake Dunn took...More

Thank Evelyn C
ADPT-Region3, Manager at Village Creek State Park, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2017

Thank you so much for your great reviews of Village Creek State Park and our trail system. It means a lot to the staff at Village Creek for our visitors to have the best quality experience ever. Please let us know if there is anything...More

Reviewed March 17, 2017 via mobile

Really nice park entrance and little Visitor Center here. We only had time to do the Austel Trail, but we will definitely be back to do others. The fall was a great time to go too. Well shaded and lots of places for three boys...More

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ADPT-Region3, Manager at Village Creek State Park, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2017

Thank you so much for the positive comments about Village Creek State Park. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. Plan you next visit soon and please let us know if there is anything we can do for you.

Reviewed October 19, 2016

I love the park in the spring and the fall with all the Leaves! The camping area and cabins are nice. The trails are long and beautiful!!

Thank jandkf00te
ADPT-Region3, Manager at Village Creek State Park, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2016

Thank you so much for your wonderful and positive comments. We really appreciate you taking the time and effort to help us get the word out on our amazing facilities and natural resources. We are looking forward to your next visit.

Reviewed October 17, 2016

Has to be one of the top 10 state parks in Arkansas. Located on Crowley's Ridge, the park has lots to offer a variety of visitors. Golfing, hiking, fishing, camping and much more make it a great place to visit. During our stay we stayed...More

Thank Terry D
ADPT-Region3, Manager at Village Creek State Park, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2016

We so pleased you enjoyed your visit to Village Creek. The staff is very proud of Village Creek and your comments will be most welcome. The fall colors are just around the corner and the park is at its most colorful the first two weeks...More

Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

We sure wish we had more time at this place! It's got a wealth of nature trails, walking paths, biking and horse trails too. The bathrooms are awesome! They are clean, updated, smell nice and have lots of room. This really was amazing for us...More

Thank Elena M
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marlenemobile
We are concerned about the mosquitoes . Bringing two small children who are allergic to the bites. How bad are they? Coming next week
September 14, 2016|
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Response from HRunyan | Property representative |
Thank you for your interest in Village Creek State Park. The mosquitoes are starting to die down from the normal summer amounts, however they are still active in the park.  Only you will be able to decide if the numbers are... More
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