Welcome to Cane Creek State Park!
Cane Creek State Park is located just outside of Star City, about 40 minutes south of Pine Bluff. Situated where the Gulf Coastal Plain meets the Delta, this 1,675 acre lake was developed as a joint project between the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, the United States Department of Agriculture Soil Conservation Service and the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism. In 1983, a 4.75 mile levee was built that dammed Cane Creek at its confluence with Bayou Bartholomew...the longest bayou in the world. The lake area was flooded and stocked with fish in 1986 and the park officially opened on May 18, 1992.
The lake is heavily timbered, making it a perfect place to catch a lunker. You can find largemouth bass, channel catfish, crappie, bluegill, sunfish and even alligators. Wildlife is everywhere you look and this park is also an eagle watch park.
Cane Creek State Park offers guests 29 hookup campsites with a modern bathhouse and a 40 foot Rent-An-RV. Campers also get access to a private fishing pier! There are numerous shaded picnic spots, as well as a playground and 2 pavilions available to rent for groups...one screened in and one enclosed climate-controlled. There's also a sand volleyball pit and a large open green space perfect for games. Use the boat ramp to get out on the water or bring your fishing gear and enjoy one of two barrier-free fishing piers.
You can swing by the Visitor's Center to see exhibits on wildlife and the history of the park and pick up park gifts, fishing gear, firewood or snacks. Bikes, kayaks and canoes are available for rent and there's also a full-service bait shop!
Now, let's talk about trails...
The 2.5 mile Delta View Trail is a perfect short hike through rolling hills and hardwood forest.
Or bring your mountain bike and take the 15.5 mile Cane Creek Trail. It travels around the lake, across3 suspension bridges and over the levee.
There's also a 2.5 mile kayak trail. Pick up a map at the Visitors center and follow the yellow markers through the ghost tree forest, bald cypress and water lilies. And plan on exploring Bayou Bartholomew while you're out on the water!
We hope you’ve enjoyed this look into Cane Creek State Park and we encourage you to get out and experience The Natural State! For more information on the park, visit ArkansasStateParks.com and make sure you follow Arkie Travels on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube for more Arkansas adventures!