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Address: 3705 Highway 25, Powhatan, AR 72458-9010
Phone Number: 870-878-6595

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Great day trip

Great trails, picnic areas, lake, and playground. Bathrooms needed serious attention. Overall, fun visit for the day. Don't forget to stop at Powhatan historic state park, too!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2016
Laura B
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Jonesboro, Arkansas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed for 3 days. They were improving the campsites during our stay so i can see they are trying to make things better but......There was a huge dumpster for trash by the bath house that was overflowing the entire time we were there. There was trash all 3 days on the ground. Lots of staff came by it but it... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

My group were traveling through the area on our way home from a road trip and stayed at Lake Charles. We arrived a bit after 7 pm and were looking forward to the last night of our trip. Within an hour, the mosquitoes arrived and were relentless. Even after applying two different types of bug spray, lighting citronella candles, and... More 

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Jonesboro, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

Great trails, picnic areas, lake, and playground. Bathrooms needed serious attention. Overall, fun visit for the day. Don't forget to stop at Powhatan historic state park, too!

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Thank Laura B
Black Rock, Arkansas
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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.

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2 Thank tricia12557
Benton, Arkansas
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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 

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Ozark, Missouri
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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.

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3 Thank ConnieJo12
Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas, United States
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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 

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3 Thank 182TimT
Paragould, Arkansas, USA
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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 

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6 Thank Lisa C
Mountain View, Missouri
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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.

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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 

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