Things to do near Lakeport
Things to do around Chicot County & Greenville, MS
Lake Village Chamber of Commerce: Resources for your trip to Lake Village. The site includes chamber businesses and activities associated with annual Fall Fest, held every October.
J. Austin White Cultural Center: Located in Eudora, the J. Austin White Cultural Center provides exposure to music, art, theater and other activities to the children and youth of Southeast Arkansas.
Lake Chicot State Park: Lake Chicot State Park is located at the north end of Arkansas’s largest natural lake, Lake Chicot. Cut off centuries ago from the main channel when the Mississippi River changed course, this 20-mile long oxbow lake is a peaceful setting for fishing, boating, and bird watching. Nestled in a pecan grove, the park offers 122 campsites, 14 cabins with kitchens, a swimming pool, picnicking, standard screened pavilions, laundry and playground. The store/marina offers food, gifts, fuel and bait for sale. The visitor center features interpretive exhibits that tell of the area’s history and natural resources.
WWII Japanese American Internment Museum, McGehee, AR (Desha County): The museum is located at 100 South Railroad Street in the renovated south building of the McGehee Railroad Depot. Hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Sunday and Monday visits are also possible. Please contact the museum for details.) For additional information, please contact the museum directly during business hours at (870) 222-9168. Also visit: Rohwer Japanese American Relocation Center, Rohwer, AR: Between 1942 and 1945, up to 8,000 Japanese Americans were interned at Rohwer—a 500-acre camp surrounded by barbed wire and armed guards. Today all that remains is a cemetery and the smokestack from the camp’s hospital. Though most physical evidence has been wiped from the landscape, important stories remain to be shared. The Arkansas Heritage Sites office has installed interpretive exhibits along the gravel road adjacent to the cemetery.
Greenville Convention and Visitors Bureau: Resources for your trip to the Greenville, Mississippi. The site has listings for museums, lodging, historic sites, and restaurants.
Winterville Indian Mounds and Museum: Winterville Mounds is a 42-acre site near Greenville, Mississippi operated by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. It features 12 prehistoric Native American mounds, two large plazas, and a museum. Winterville Mounds, named for a nearby community, is the site of a prehistoric ceremonial center built by a Native American civilization that thrived from about A.D. 1000 to 1450. The mounds, part of the Winterville society’s religious system, were the site of sacred structures and ceremonies.
Belmont Plantation A “sister home” to Lakeport, Belmont was built ca 1857 for William and Elizabeth Worthington. Belmont offers tours and lodging. 3498 Highway 1 South, Greenville, MS 38701. (901) 652-1390 (About 15 min from Lakeport)
Greenville Cypress Preserve Trust: Greenville Cypress preserve is a sixteen-acre tract of land that protects three stands of ancient Cypress trees in sloughs, a block of mixed woodland and a meadow opening. There is an open pavilion and walking trail on sight. The trail goes through the open meadow and over the slough and through the mixed woodlands, with an observation deck and signage.
Greenville Arts Council: The Greenville Arts Council, a nonprofit organization, works to promote the arts in Washington County, Mississippi. Located in the former E. E. Bass Junior High Schoo, GAC exhibits local, regional, and national artists in the Roger D. Malkin Gallery, holds art classes and workshops for all ages, and is the home of the 1901 Armitage Herschell Carousel.
Main Street Greenville: Main Street Greenville promotes events and quality of life issues in Greenville. Events sponsored by Main Street include the Annual Delta Dragon Boat Regatta, Greenville Farmer’s Market, and the Delta Hot Tamale Festival.
Doe’s Eat Place: Started in 1941, Doe’s Eat Place still serves its famous steaks and tamales in its original location near downtown Greenville.
Jim Henson’s Delta Boyhood Exhibit: Leland, “Birthplace of Kermit the Frog,” celebrates the legacy of Jim Henson with exhibits located at 415 SE Deer Creek Dr, Leland, MS. (662) 686-7383.