Lake Charles 5th Annual Living History event welcomed reenactors portraying the roles of WWII service men and women, living historians, and veterans all came together to tell the story of Arkansans’ military triumphs and trials.
An outdoor mess kitchen was set up and served hamburgers, chips, and drinks.

Living History at the Lake featured WWII vehicles, home front displays, anti-aircraft weaponry and museum displays. At 1:00 pm allied forces clashed with Axis troops for control of a portion of the Siegfried Line in a reenactment. The Mid-South Navy Ceremonial Band entertained the crowd and performed at 2:00. Marines stormed the beach at 3:00 during the Makin Atoll Assault.

Lake Charles State Park is one of the 52 state parks administered by the State Parks Division of the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism. The park offers camping,boat launch ramp, a standard pavilion, picnic sites, swim beach, nature center, playground, restrooms and 3 bathhouses on 645-acre Lake Charles. Along with the visitor center and gift shop, the park offers three nature trails and year-round interpretive programs. For more information about the Intro to Kayak or any park events contact the park at (870) 878-6595 or visit