Lake Charles State Park would like to thank the Northeast Arkansas Master Naturalists

On Saturday, March 9, 2013, the Northeast Arkansas Chapter of the Arkansas Master Naturalists held their business meeting at Lake Charles State Park. After the meeting

was concluded the group joined park staff in rerouting a section of the Mockernut Trail that was washed away by repeated flooding. The staff of Lake Charles would like to

thank them for all of their hard work! This group has volunteered numerous hours helping to make our park better. Thank You!

The mission of the Northeast Arkansas Master Naturalists is to develop a corps of

well-informed volunteers to provide education, outreach, and service dedicated to the

beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities.

If you are interested in learning more or joining the Northeast Arkansas Master

Naturalists, please contact Claire Daniel via email at or

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 park events contact the park at (870) 878-6595

or visit

Photo credit : Lucy Kelley