Notice: Many GPS and online mapping programs (including Apple Maps) send drivers on the levee. It is not necessary to take the levee road to get to Lakeport, or when starting from Lake Chicot State Park. Highway 142 is the best road (it’s paved) to access Lakeport. See correct directions from Google maps below.
- Recommended route from Lake Chicot State Park to Lakeport (Hwy 144 to Hwy 82 & Hwy 142–avoids the Levee Rd)
Avoid these flawed directions to Lakeport:
Monday to Friday from 9 am – 3 pm. The last tour begins at 3 pm.
Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day Weekend
May 29th, 2021 to September 4th, 2021
Tours begin on the hour at the visitor’s center.
Monday to Friday from 9 am to 3 pm. The last tour begins at 3 pm.
Summer Saturdays from 11 am to 2 pm. The last tour begins at 2 pm.
New Years’ Day (Closed)
Memorial Day (Closed)
Independence Day (Closed)
Labor Day (Closed)
Please note that we do not accept credit cards.
General – $10 per person.
Senior Citizen/Military/School Age – $5 per person.
Group Rate (6 or more) – $5 per person.
Museum Member – Free
How to get here
Lakeport Plantation is located in Chicot County, Arkansas, a few hours from Memphis, Little Rock, Jackson or New Orleans. It serves as the southern anchor for the Arkansas portion of the Great River Road, a National Scenic Byway that spans 10 states on both sides of the Mississippi River. Lakeport is convenient to the new Hwy 82 Bridge. The bridge spans the Mississippi River to connect Lake Village, Arkansas to Greenville, Mississippi and is just 2 miles from Lakeport.
Notice: Many GPS and online mapping programs (including Apple Maps) send drivers on the levee road, especially when traveling east from Greenville, MS or from Lake Chicot State Park. It is not necessary to take the levee road to get to Lakeport. From U.S. Hwy 82, take Arkansas Highway 142 for 2 miles and then take the gravel entrance Lakeport. See directions from Google maps below.
Traveling from Lake Village, AR
|1||Head west on Main Street toward S. Duval Street|
|2||Turn left onto Commerce Street|
|3||Turn right onto US-278/US-65/US-82|
|4||Turn right onto State Hwy 142|
Total: 12.5 mi – about 19 mins
Traveling from Lake Chicot State Park, AR
(Note: These directions from the Lake Chicot State Park to Lakeport intentionally route you through Lake Village, instead of the unpaved Levee Road. The route provided here is recommended but is NOT THE DEFAULT FOR MANNY MAPPING PROGRAMS.
|1||Head northeast on State Hwy 257 toward AR-144 E|
|2||Turn left onto AR-144 W|
|3||Continue onto AR-159 S/S Lakeshore Dr|
|4||Turn left onto US-278 E/US-65 S/US-82 E|
|5||Turn right onto State Hwy 142|
Total: 19.6 mi – about 28 mins
Traveling from Greenville, MS
|1||Head west on US-278 W/US-82 W toward Martin Luther King Jr Blvd|
|2||Turn left onto State Hwy 142 (signs for Arkansas 142/Lakeport)|
Total: 14.4 mi – about 21 mins
Traveling from Jonesboro, AR
|1||Get on US 49 N/US-63 S from S Church St, S Main St and Harrisburg Rd|
|2||Continue on US-63 S. Take US-61 S to State Hwy 142 in Carlton|
|3||Merge onto US 49 N/US-63 S|
|4||Take exit 1A for Interstate 55 S toward Memphis|
|5||Merge onto I-55 S. Entering Tennessee|
|6||Take the exit to stay on I-55 S toward Jackson Miss|
|7||Take exit 7 to merge onto US-61 S/S 3rd St toward Vicksburg. Continue to follow US-61 S. Entering Mississippi|
|8||Merge onto US-278 W/US-82 W via the ramp to Greenville. Entering Arkansas|
|9||Turn left onto State Hwy 142 (signs for Arkansas 142/Lakeport). Destination will be on the left.|
Total: 232 mi – about 3h 56 mins
Traveling from Little Rock, AR
|1||Get on I-630 E from Woodlane St|
|2||Follow I-530 S and US-65 S to State Hwy 142 in Carlton|
|3||Merge onto I-630 E|
|4||Take exit 139A-139B for I-30 W/I-30 E toward Texarkana/N Little Rock|
|5||Take exit 139B to merge onto I-30 W toward Texarkana|
|6||Continue onto US-167 S/US-65 S|
|7||Continue onto I-530 S|
|8||Continue onto US-425 S/US-65 S|
|9||Continue onto I-530 S. Continue onto US-278 E/US-82 E|
|10||Turn right onto State Hwy 142. Destination will be on the left|
Total: 140 mi – about 2h 20 mins
Traveling from Memphis, TN
|1||Beginning at the Memphis International Airport|
|2||Head west on Winchester Rd|
|3||Continue onto E Mitchell Rd|
|4||Turn left onto US-61 S/S 3rd St|
|5||Continue to follow US-61 S. Entering Mississippi|
|6||Merge onto US-278 W/US-82 W via the ramp to Greenville. Entering Arkansas|
|7||Turn left onto State Hwy 142 (signs for Arkansas 142/Lakeport). Destination will be on the left.|
Total: 161 mi – about 2h 51 mins
Traveling from New Orleans, LA
|1||Get on I-10 W from Poydras St|
|2||Head north on Carondelet St toward Union St|
|3||Take the 1st left onto Union St|
|4||Turn left onto Baronne St|
|5||Take the 2nd right onto Poydras St|
|6||Slight left to merge onto I-10 W toward Baton Rouge|
|7||Take I-55 N to MS-27 N in Copiah County. Take exit 72 from I-55 N|
|8||Merge onto I-10 W|
|9||Take exit 210 for Interstate 55 N toward Hammond|
|10||Merge onto I-55 N. Entering Mississippi|
|11||Take exit 72 for MS-27 N toward Utica|
|12||Get on I-20 W in Vicksburg from MS-27 N|
|13||Turn left onto MS-27 N|
|14||Turn right onto MS-18 E|
|15||Turn left onto MS-27 N|
|16||Turn left onto US-80/Clay St/Old U.S. 80|
|17||Slight right to merge onto I-20 W|
|18||Follow I-20 W to Broadway St in Delhi. Take exit 153 from I-20 W|
|19||Merge onto I-20 W. Take exit 153 toward Delhi|
|20||Take LA-17 N and US-65 N to State Hwy 142 in Planters|
|21||Turn right onto Broadway St. Continue onto LA-17N/Main St.|
|22||Continue onto AR-159 N/S Archer St. Turn right onto W. Lee St.|
|23||Take the 1st left onto S Main St. Turn right onto E Armstrong St|
|24||Turn left onto US-65 N. Turn right onto US-278 E/US-82E|
|25||Turn right onto State Hwy 142. Destination will be on the left.|
Total: 292 mi – about 4h 41 mins